Information & Communications Technology SHSM

Sector profile

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is about processing information (which includes capturing, transmitting and displaying information) using electronic systems. ICT is increasingly becoming an essential part of many industries. There are requirements to save time and increase efficiency, advance technology and innovation, for electronic access to finances or online shopping, creativity, marketing, and communications. ICT includes both the hardware and information technology skills, as well as the creative, communications and graphic arts expertise.

Program requirements

In the Information & Communications Technology major, students will take 8 credits in grade 11 and 12:
  • 4 Information & Communications Technology major credits
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Science or Business Studies or Art credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 co-operative education credits to gain workplace experience that helps you refine, extend and practice your Information & Communications Technology knowledge and skills
Additionally, students will have opportunities for
  • Experiential learning, career exploration and reach-ahead activities in Information & Communications Technology
  • Certifications and training programs in arts and culture, including:
    • 3 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED
    • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide
  • Engaging with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

Future career paths

For Information & Communications Technology majors, possible career paths include:

  • Apprenticeship – computer network technician, help desk technology support analyst, telecommunications line and cable worker
  • College – film and video camera operator, web designer and developer, systems testing technician, audio and video recording technician
  • University – software or computer engineer, information systems analyst, software designer
  • Entry level workplace – desktop publishing operator, satellite dish installer, retail salesperson

Get more information

Call the guidance department at the following schools that offer the Information & Communications Technology SHSM program:

  • All Saints High School – 613-271-4254
  • Immaculata High School – 613-237-2001
  • St. Mother Teresa High School – 613-823-1663
  • St. Patrick’s High School – 613-733-0501
  • St. Paul High School – 613-820-9705 (Closing as of June, 2022)