Technology Construction Technology

Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
Upper Grand District School Board
Course Outline
Department: Technology
Course Title: Construction Technology
Course Type: College Preparation
Grade: 10
Course Code: TCJ20
Credit Value: 1
Department Head: W.V. Harcourt
Teachers: D. Sernasie
Teacher email: (not mandatory)
Date of Development: 2015
Curriculum Document: (copy subject-specific
document from secondary curriculum
Course Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Description:
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge
and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will
be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related
to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools,
and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of
environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and
education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
Term Work (70% of the final mark)
Unit Title
Big Ideas
Unit Culminating Tasks
Daily use evaluation
Hand Tools: Identification, Techniques & Applications
Hand tools have a specific purpose and technique for proper use
Stationary & Portable Power Tools: Safety and Applications
Machines can make specific jobs more accurate, faster and much easier to accomplish
Project Design & Fabrication
Woodworking projects require several common steps for successful completion; concept,Several
design creation
and refinement,
of appropriate
techniques, assembly, finishing and evaluation
small projects
will be constructed
with an
increasing depth
of complexity
Demonstration of safe and appropriate use throughout the course
Culminating Tasks/Exams (30% or the final mark)
Course Culminating Task/Exams
Multiple practical projects for completion
Several wood projects exploring increasingly complex woodworking techniques
A written final exam
A written reflection of several aspects of the course
Based on the range of students’ learning needs, a selection from the strategies listed below may be
utilized. Refer to list of teaching and assessment strategies.
Teaching Strategies:
Selections from the following may be considered for use.
• cooperative learning • field trips
• lectures • guest speakers
• simulations • experiments
• media presentations • case studies
• surveys • seminars
• home assignments • independent research assignments
• demonstrations • debates
• interviews • mind mapping
• journal writing • problem solving
• learning centres
Assessment and evaluation strategies:
Selections from the following list may be considered for use
• tests • quizzes
• demonstrations • technical reports
• presentations • group work
• oral reports • research
• rubrics • data searches
• chart completion • self assessment
• portfolios • peer assessment
• report summations • mind maps
• media review • creation of products (poster, pamphlet,...)
• response journals • conferencing
• equipment performance • summative work
• safety performance
Textbooks/Learning Resource Materials (align with Policy 603)
The URLs for the websites were verified by the writers prior to publication.
Given the frequency with which these designations change, the teacher will always verify the websites prior to assigning them for student use.
General Resources:
How Things Work –
Intel’s “The Journey Inside” –
An online training and education system whereby you can create an online virtual classroom with your students to learn about computers
Marshall Brain’s How Stuff Works –
IT Careers –
Microsoft Educational Resources –
Operation of Computer and Components –
Fees for Learning Materials/Activities
Learning Materials/Activities
Extra activities or expanded assignments at the students request
As per materials needed
Please refer to the GCVI Student Handbook for our school policies on:
● academic integrity
● late and missed assignments