Welcome to the Technology Education Department. The WGSS Technology Education Department has one of the largest “Tech Ed” programs in the province and is accessible to all Walnut Grove students at any grade level. We offer many courses and programs for students that are looking for hands-on experiences to enhance their learning. Learn more about our programs with our feature videos here.
- Entry to Technology Education courses is determined by prerequisites or skill level.
- Grade 8 level courses are open to all grade 8 students.
- Level 1 courses (Grade 10 credit earned) are open for all Grade 9 or 10 students.
- Level 2 courses (Grade 11 credit earned) need the Level 1 prerequisite or can be taken by any Grade 11 or 12 Student
- Grade 12 courses (Grade 12 credit earned) must have the Level 2 prerequisite before enrolling. Multiple grade 12 courses in the same program can be taken simultaneously.
**All Technology Education Department courses use special Ministry of Education course codes, therefore the names of course codes may not match with what you see on your transcripts.
This is an introductory course for students interested in the art of woodworking. Students will safely learn to create their own free “take-home” projects by using: measuring and marking tools, basic hand tools and woodworking machines. This course is designed for creative girls or boys who like to design & build things by hand and work with tools. No experience is necessary. Projects may include: The T-Puzzle, Gatorball desktop basketball game, the PING PONG shooter and possible bonus projects. Projects may vary by term or by year.
Prerequisite: in Grade 9 or 10
Woodwork Level 1 is an introductory program that involves various aspects of wood technology and cabinet construction. Students will gain the skills, knowledge and experience with both hand tools and machines to safely design and construct several projects. Emphasis will be given to shop safety, designing with wood, wood properties, construction and joinery techniques and wood finishing. Woodworking Level 1 sets the foundation for future woodworking programs.
Prerequisite: Woodwork Level 1 or in Grade 11 or 12
Woodwork Level 2 is an extension of the knowledge and skills learned in Woodwork Level 1. Grade 11 or 12 students may enroll without any prior experience. Students will have the opportunity to understand the maintenance and operation of tools and equipment and the use of assorted materials and finishes. This experience will enable students to design, build and appreciate the benefits of creating projects constructed from wood. Students will start with a small project to develop the skills needed before commencing a major furniture project. Essential project materials are provided to the students to meet the course’s learning outcomes. Optionally, students may purchase additional supplies if they would like to upgrade the materials and/or complexity of their projects.
Prerequisite: Woodwork Level 2
Woodwork 12 is intended to offer the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes expected by employers and post-secondary institutions. Students will learn advance woodworking skills and techniques covering all tools and machines found in a cabinet shop. Advanced theory of cabinet construction will be covered throughout the year and will include measurement and layout tools, material calculations, material identification, advanced hand tool and power tool techniques, basic and advanced cabinet construction, fasteners, and product finishing. Students will be encouraged to research and build a major take-home project or a multiple of smaller projects. Costs: Project materials provided to the students to meet the outcomes of the course. Students may wish to pay for additional supplies if they would like to upgrade the quality of materials and size of the projects to fit their own specific needs.
Prerequisite: Woodwork Level 2 or combined with Woodwork 12
Furniture and Cabinetry 12 can be taken after Woodwork 12 or simultaneously with Woodwork 12. Furniture and Cabinetry 12 is for woodworking students that are looking to further their skills either as a hobby or potential career in the woodworking industry. Students will read drawings and operate woodworking machines to cut and form parts designed for cabinets or furniture projects. Students will be required to operate all hand tools, including portable and stationary woodworking machines including the laser cutter/engraver before the completion of the course. Costs: Project materials provided to the students to meet the outcomes of the course. Students may wish to pay for additional supplies if they would like to upgrade the quality of materials and size of the projects to fit their own specific needs.