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W. J. Mouat has some of the most cutting-edge technology courses and opportunities for students in Canada!

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3-D Drafting & Design

Design your own cars, jets, houses or jewelry, with the latest 3D modeling software. Take your models home after printing them in the 3D printer. Use the latest current industry standard 3D modeling software used by engineers, architects and designers. Learn drafting skills and be a part of one of the most advanced design and modeling programs in the province. The focus of this course is creative problem solving and personal design.  Visit Ms. Beck's Website

3D Computer Drafting & Design 9 (TED9) (Beginners Level 1) 
See Mrs. Beck’s website: http://mouatonline.com/Teachers/PBeck/DR11OL/index.html
Design your own cars, jets, houses or jewelry, with the latest 3D modeling software. Take your models home after printing them in the 3D printer. This course will be an introductory course using the latest current industry standard 3D modeling software used by engineers, architects and designers. Learn drafting skills and be a part of one of the most advanced design and modeling programs in the province. The focus of this course will be creative problem solving and personal design.

3D Computer Drafting & Design 10 (TEG10) (Beginners Level 1) Applied Skills  
Open to grade 10 students. See  Mrs. Beck's website: http://mouatonline.com/Teachers/PBeck/DR11OL/index.html
Design your own cars, jets, houses or jewelry, with the latest 3D modeling software. Take your models home after printing them in the 3D printer. This course will be an introductory course using the latest current industry standard 3D modeling software used by engineers, architects and designers. Learn drafting skills and be a part of one of the most advanced design and modeling programs in the province. The focus of this course will be creative problem solving and personal design.

3D Computer Drafting & Design 10 Advanced (TED10) (Level 2) Applied Skills
Open to grade 10 students. See  Mrs. Beck's website: http://mouatonline.com/Teachers/PBeck/DR11OL/index.html
Prerequisite: Drafting 9
In this course we will build on skills learned in level one. While the main focus of this course is individual design and interest, students will learn to formalize designs and drawings as required by industry. Students will be using the latest 3D modelling software to learn current industry standard drafting skills. This is an excellent course for those who are looking at careers in design drafting or looking to add technical drafting skill to creative artistic designs. There is a growing demand for students with skills in 3D modeling in the fields of architecture, engineering, interior design, 3D animation, product design and construction.

3D Computer Drafting & Design 11 (DD11) (Beginners Level 1) Applied Skills
Open to grades 11 & 12
Design your own cars, jets, houses or jewelry, with the latest 3D modeling software. Take your models home after printing them in the 3D printer. This course will be an introductory course using the latest current industry standard 3D modeling software used by engineers, architects and designers. Learn drafting skills and be a part of one of the most advanced design and modeling programs in the province. The focus of this course will be creative problem solving and personal design. This is an excellent course for those who are looking at careers in design drafting or looking to add technical skill to creative artistic designs.

3D Computer Drafting & Design 11 (DDF 11) (Level 2) Applied Skills
Open to grade 11 students. See  Mrs. Beck's website: http://mouatonline.com/Teachers/PBeck/DR11OL/index.html
Prerequisite: Drafting Level 1
In this course we will build on skills learned in level 1. While the main focus of this course is individual design and interest, students will learn to formalize designs and drawings as required by industry. Students will be using the latest 3D modeling software to learn current industry standard drafting skills. This is an excellent course for those who are looking at careers in design drafting or looking to add technical drafting skill to creative artistic designs. There is a growing demand for students with skills in 3D modeling in the fields of architecture, engineering, interior design, 3D animation, product design and construction.

Drafting & Design 12: Advanced Design (DDA12) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Drafting Level 1
Career Prep and dedicated technology students will complete their pre-college drafting training with these courses. Students will be responsible for designing their own projects, choosing from the wide range of possibilities: mechanical, architectural or engineering. Students bound for a career in engineering, architectural design or presentation graphics should seriously consider the benefits this course offers. This course also provides scholarship and bursary opportunities.

Drafting & Design 12: Architecture & Habitat Design (DDH 12) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Drafting Level 1
This course is for students with interest in the growing fields of architecture, engineering, interior design and building construction. The students will use computer programs such as AutoCad and Solid Edge and learn how to design houses and commercial buildings. These projects would include their own designs and development of a full set of plans to include floorplans, elevations, cross sections, wall details, site plans, and modeling. The use of 3D computer programs allows the students the opportunity for a computerized walk through or a 3D presentation. This course also provides scholarship and bursary opportunities.

Drafting & Design 12 Engineering & Mechanical Drafting (DDE12) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Drafting Level 1
Learn how to design and draw parts that would be manufactured and assembled to complete larger projects. Learn computer programs such as Solid Edge and AutoCad. Learn advanced orthographic drawing skills, isometric drawing, 3D drawing and rendering, advanced modeling, and production techniques. This is an excellent course for those who are looking at careers in the engineering, design, and manufacturing industries. This course also provides scholarship and bursary opportunities.

 

Automotive

Learn what it takes to service and repair cars, find trustworthy specialty shops and more. You will learn the basics in car maintenance including oil changes, tune-ups, brakes, tires, exhaust and computer diagnostic testing. Yes you need to get a little dirty at times, but that’s part of the process. Students are encouraged to work on their own or parent’s vehicles when possible.~ We start with the basics in shop safety and tools and move up from there, so if you know absolutely nothing then you’re at the right place.

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will be useful to future courses as well as everyday situations. You might even choose to become an Automotive Technician like many previous Mouat students, but at the least you will know the inside workings of your car and become your car’s best friend. Mr. Johnson’s Website

Technology Ed: Mechanics 10 (TEC10) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Grade 10 student
Examines the diverse sources of power which include internal and external combustion engines. The disassembly, inspection, repair and successful reassembly of small two and four stroke engines will enable the student to gain proficiency with safe use of hand tools and with theory and operation. This will be expanded upon to include preventive maintenance and basic operational theory of the automobile. Students are expected to supply their own project work for credit in this course.

Automotive Technology 11 (AT11) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Gr. 11 or 12 student
Introductory course designed to enable students to achieve a good understanding of fundamental concepts of the automobile. Students will be required to achieve a basic competency in the fundamental skills of automobile repair and maintenance. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will be useful to future courses as well as everyday situations. It is intended that this course will give an insight into the basic construction and repair of the automobile that will prove invaluable in later life. When possible, students will work on their own vehicles. Theory work accounts for about 50% of the year’s work. Topics to be covered include: a) Safety in the shop; b) Shop tools and equipment; c) the engine - 2 & 4 stroke cycle: engine design (why engines are made the way they are), engine performance and capacities; d) the automobile: how to change oil and filters, checking and adding fluids to the battery, transmission, differential, cooling system, inspecting brake linings for wear, how to do a tune-up, how to change and balance a tire, lubricate the chassis; other areas of auto service that students wish to know.

Automotive Technology 12 (AT12) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: AT11 with C+ minimum.
Recommended: ATD12 to be taken during the same year
Detailed instruction concentrating on specific procedures and processes of automotive repair and maintenance. Students will learn the function and repair of components of the automobile. Emphasis is placed on mastery of specific skills, stressing quality as well as work habits. Students are expected to work independently and to undertake a major project during the semester. Because of the practical nature of this course considerable emphasis is placed on participation. Theory work accounts for about 30% of the year’s work. Topics to be covered include: the automobile’s electrical/charging/ starting/emission control systems, trouble shooting (diagnostics), and other areas of auto service that students wish to know.

Automotive Technology 12: Engine & Drive Train (ATD12) Applied Skills Prerequisite: AT11 with C+ minimum
Practical and theoretical experience in engine rebuilding. This project-driven course spends extensive time on disassembly, measuring, machining and reassembly of automotive engines. Engines will be supplied for student projects, or students may supply their own. Because supplied engines are pre-sold, ONLY students with a serious work ethic should apply. Guest speakers from a few professional trades will be giving presentations. Time permitting, students might be involved in engine replacement.

Automotive Technology 12: Extended Day (ATE12) Applied Skills
Extended Day Course - 1 day - three hours per week (September-June) on Thursday afternoons.
Prerequisite: AT11 with C+ and instructor's permission.
Designed for students who wish to continue learning automotive mechanics, but don't have space in their daily schedule. Also for students who wish to take more than one block of mechanics. This course will involve EXTENSIVE hands-on in shop work and the opportunity to visit career related businesses and shows. Emphasis is placed on mastery of specific skills, stressing quality as well as work habits. When possible, students will work on their own vehicles. The school's involvement in motorsports with its dragster program will also be a part of the course. Possible special guest visits from Automotive Specialists and Race Teams. Because of the extensive practical work, ONLY students with a serious work ethic should apply.

Automotive Technology 11: Women Only (AT11) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Gr. 11 or 12 Female student
Ladies, take control of your car service!!! Don’t get ripped-off by a slick salesman or mechanic. Learn what it takes to service and repair cars, find trustworthy specialty shops and more. You will learn the basics in car maintenance including oil changes, tune-ups, brakes, tires, exhaust and computer diagnostic testing. Yes you need to get a little dirty at times, but that’s part of the process. Also part of car care maintenance includes washing and detailing cars and maybe applying some stickers from the Vinyl Graphics room. Theory work accounts for about 50% of the semester’s work and the rest is all shop. Students are encouraged to work on their own or parents’ vehicles when possible.  We start with the basics in shop safety and tools and move up from there, so if you know absolutely nothing then you’re at the right place. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will be useful to future courses as well as everyday situations. You might even choose to become an Automotive Technician like many previous Mouat students, but at the least you will know the inside workings of your car and become your car’s best friend.

Automotive Technology 12: Women Only (AT12) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Female students with a C+ minimum in AT11.
Ladies wanting more advanced automotive skills and less theory work (about 30%) then this is the class for you. A quick review of tools and safety (in case you forgot) and then we’re off to newer topics, like the starting and charging systems. Students are again encouraged to work on their own or parent’s vehicles when possible. We will start with the oil changes and maintenance inspections and then expand to more advanced servicing depending on individual desires and abilities. Because of the practical nature of this course considerable emphasis is placed on participation.

 

Woodwork

The main objective of this course is to expose students to the many different areas in the Woodworking Industry. This course will balance hands-on practical work with the necessary accompanying theory. Students of all abilities are encouraged to apply their enthusiasm and creativity to create projects unique to them.

In the Woodworking program at Mouat students are able to use the latest CNC (Computer Numeric Control) routers and CNC laser engravers. With these machines students are taught to design parts of their projects on a computer using Cad software and have the computer controlled machines cut these parts out for them.

Woodwork 9 (TEW9)
This is an introductory woodworking course providing students with the opportunity to use the latest woodworking equipment and computer controlled machines (CNC).  Safe use of hands and power tools will be heavily emphasized. Being a project centered course, students will make a variety of projects. Some project examples are skateboards and long boards, candle holders, picture frames, yoyos, pens, bowls, cups, jewelry boxes, household furniture, gumball machines.

Woodwork 10 (TEW10) Applied Skills
Open to all grade 10 students. Woodwork 10 will provide students with the opportunity to use the latest woodworking equipment and Computer Controlled Machines (CNC). Safe use of hand and power tools will be heavily emphasized.  Being a project centered course, students will make a variety of projects. Some project examples are  skateboards and longboards, candle holders, picture frames, yoyos, pens, bowls, cups, jewelry boxes, household furniture (side tables, coffee table, entertainment stand), CNC design signs and projects.

Woodwork 11 (CJ11) (Woodwork) Applied Skills
This course is designed to meet the beginning and advanced woodworking student. This class will familiarize and/or upgrade the student with the correct use and safe operation of power equipment and hand tools.  Emphasis is place on traditional cabinet/furniture making techniques augmented with current Computer Controlled Machine (CNC) technology production methods. Projects can include but not limited to furniture ( coffee tables, end tables, beds, entertainment stands), lathe turning- bowls, goblets and pens, skateboards and long boards, CNC machining of signs.

Woodwork 12A: Cabinet Construction (CJC12) Applied Skills
This course is open to all grade 12 students.  This class will familiarize and/or upgrade the student with the correct use and safe operation of power equipment and hand tools. Emphasis is placed on traditional cabinet/furniture making techniques augmented with current computer controlled machine technology (CNC) production methods. Projects can include, but not limited to furniture ( coffee tables, end tables, beds, entertainment stands), lathe turning- bowls, goblets and pens, skateboards and long boards, CNC machining of signs. This course also provides scholarship and bursary opportunities.

Woodwork 12B: Woodcraft Products (CJP12) Applied Skills
Prerequisites: one other woodwork course
An emphasis on more advanced cabinet making and wood joinery is studied in this course. This course enables students to create a wood-working project of their choice from start to finish. Students are encouraged to include the use of Computer Controlled Machines (CNC) to complete parts of their projects. Students will be expected to construct a project from a set of plans using a variety of joints, design and build a project with traditional as well as CNC machinery, estimate materials lists, evaluate their own workmanship. Projects may include, but not limited to: furniture like desks, coffee tables, coat racks, cedar chests, grandfather clocks etc. This course also provides scholarship and bursary opportunities.

Woodwork 12: CAM Design (CJW12) Extended Day
120 Hours; Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Woodworking 9
This course is open to all grade 10-12 students after school one day per week, usually Thursday (2:30-4:30). This course enables students to create a wood-working project of their own choice from start to finish. Students will use stationary power tools such as the table saw, jointer thickness planer and computer controlled machine (CNC) to complete their projects. This course also provides scholarship and bursary opportunities.

 

Technology 9 (TEG9) Applied Skills
Technology 9 is an introductory course that allows students to explore areas of design, electronics, woodworking, metalwork and computer controlled machines (CNC) through design challenges. In this course students must come up with solutions to the design challenges they are given. This class is a hands on project based course. Some of the projects that students might design and build are: tethered airplanes, CO2 cars, catapults and trebuchets, pop bottle rockets.

Technology 10 (ID10) Applied Skills
Technology 10 is an introductory course that allows students to explore the areas of design, electronics, woodworking, metalwork and computer controlled machines through design challenges.  In this course students must come up with solutions to the design challenges they are given. This class is a hands-on project based course.  Some of the projects that students might design and build are tethered airplanes, CO2 cars, catapults and trebuchets, pop bottle rockets, sumo robots.

Women in Tech 9 (TEG9F)
This is an introductory course that will introduce female students to jewelry making, woodworking, art metal, and computer controlled machines (CNC). Being a project centered course, the students will make a variety of projects. Some examples are jewelry, candle holders, picture frames, yoyos, pens, bowls, goblets, jewelry boxes, stained glass, CNC made signs.

Women in Tech 11 (ID11F) Applied Skills or Fine Art
This course is open to grade 10 students.
This is an introductory course that will introduce female students to jewelry making, woodworking, art metal and CNC machines (Computer Controlled Machines). Being a project centered course, students will get to make a variety of projects. Some project examples are jewelry, candle holders, picture frames, yoyos, pens, bowls, goblets, jewelry boxes, stained glass, CNC made signs.

Women in Tech 11(ID11) (Level 1) Applied Skills or Fine Art
This course is open to grade 11 and 12 students.
This is an introductory course that will introduce female students to jewelry making, woodworking, art metal, automotive maintenance and computer controlled machines (CNC). Being a project centered course, students will get to make a variety of projects. Some project examples are jewelry, candle holders, picture frames, yoyos, pens, bowls, goblets, jewelry boxes, stained glass, CNC made signs, vehicle oil change and basic maintenance.

Women in Tech 12 (ID12) (Level 2) Applied Skills or Fine Art
Prerequisite: ID11 or a grade 9/10/11 woodworking or metal course
This is an advanced course open to grade 12 students with one previous shop course. This course will build on students' shop experience. This is an excellent opportunity for girls who may find well paid careers in trades and technology. Projects will include designing projects using both wood and metal. Students will gain experience and knowledge in the following areas computers in technology, project design, woodworking, metal art and jewelry, stained glass, car maintenance, safe operation and maintenance of tools.

 

 

Drag Racing

In 1992, W.J. Mouat Auto Instructor, Richard Johnson, helped found the British Columbia Secondary School Motorsport Association (BCSSMA) which is a registered non-profit organization, with 6 other founding schools.

The purpose of the association is to encourage students to learn and develop skills by staying in school, to raise students' self-esteem and improve social skills by their involvement in the racing program, and to promote safe and responsible driving by participation and/or attendance at an N.H.R.A. (National Hot Rod Association) sanctioned racetrack.

Students can race their own vehicle or the school's vehicles if they participate in team activities. There are approximately 60 member schools and more schools are getting involved each year as they see the success the program brings to member schools.
Visit the Race Team Website

 

Metal Work

This course involves general metalworking and the study of various branches of the metal working industry.  The course includes theoretical and practical studies in the following areas: design, bench work, shop sketching, oxy-acetylene, mig welding and machine operations.  In addition, the course will include the use of computerized cutting with the Plasma Cam and advanced fabrication project work.

After completing the basic requirements of the course, students may study or complete projects in any area of metalwork under the guidance of the teacher.  Basic supplies are provided, however the student should expect to pay for project materials.

 

 

 

 

Textiles, Home Economics, & Family Studies

Design your own clothes using digital pattern making programs, sew leather, canvas and denim, or make an heirloom quilt for your family. Textiles classes offer an opportunity to explore and learn skills in your area of interest.

Textiles (TXT10) Applied Skills
An introductory course for Grade 9-12 students, where you will learn some basic sewing techniques, including using and fitting patterns. Projects may include a platypus and reindeer or bunny, as well as: 1. bear with dress or overalls; 2. pajamas; 3. garment of your choice. Also covers some aspects of clothing selection. Note: Basic patterns, fabric and notions will be supplied. Most students will want to personalize the course and should expect a cost of $50-$100.

Textiles 11(TXT 11) Applied Skills
If you are just learning to sew or have completed Textiles 10, this is the course for you! Learn about design and how to make it work for you, then apply it as you create and sew your own design, using computer-aided drafting. You will also learn more advanced sewing techniques and use of commercial patterns, and study fibers and fabrics. Projects may include: 1. Pants or jeans (commercial pattern); 2. Quilted project; 3. Skirt or pant of own design; 4. Major project of own choice - use of difficult pattern or fabric. Note: Basic patterns, fabric and notions will be supplied. Most students will want to personalize the course and should expect a cost of $75-$150.

Textiles 12 (TXT 12) Applied Skills
Recommended: TXT 11 or teacher’s permission
Expand your design, pattern drafting and clothing construction skills in this course! Advanced construction and fitting techniques will be explored, using computer-aided drafting and/or commercial patterns. Projects may include: 1. Lined jacket or coat (commercial pattern); 2. Advanced sewing machine and Serger use (pin-tucked pillow); 3. Shirt, hoody, or top of own design; 4. Project of own design or commercial pattern using difficult fabric. Note: Basic patterns, fabric and notions will be supplied. Most students will want to personalize the course and should expect a cost of $100-$200.

Fashion Design 12 (YVHE 12A)
Prerequisite: TXT11 & 12 or teacher permission
For the Grade 12 student who has completed Textiles 10-12 and would like to further explore fashion design and pattern development. Projects will be determined in consultation with the teacher, and may include a skirt, dress, grad dress, tailored jacket, or other garments. Students will draft patterns and/or use computer- generated slopers. Technical and croquis sketches, and some exploration of the fashion industry will also be included. Basic patterns, fabric and notions will be supplied. Most students will want to personalize the course and should expect a cost of $75-$200.

The Foods program at W.J. Mouat begins by focusing on foundational cooking skills and then focuses on a variety of topics including international cuisine, basic nutritional meals, holiday cooking, and much more.  These classes will help you build practical skills to use throughout your lives.

Foods & Nutrition 9 (FDN9) Applied Skills
Learn food preparation basics such as proper measuring, different types of equipment, recipe format, and safety and sanitation. Students will work through units of baking, nutritious eating, local food fair, and the things that influence how and what we eat. You will make a variety of foods with and without recipes including things such as tacos and quesadillas, muffins and scones, pizza, and much, much more!

Foods & Nutrition 11 (FDN11) Applied Skills
Introduces Grade 10 -12 students to more advanced techniques in food preparation, meal planning and meal presentation. Students will develop an understanding of global issues in nutrition. Students will learn to make fresh pastas, more advanced yeast bread preparations such as pita pockets and French bread. A variety of foods will be prepared such as scones, crepes, frittatas, gourmet burgers, orzo, pies, cheesecake...and the list goes on.

Foods & Nutrition 12 (FDN12) Applied Skills
Begins by reviewing some cooking basics. After a brief re-introduction to the foundational skills of cooking, you will work through various units based on Healthy Living. Food Safe Level One is also provided for those wanting to become involved in the food industry. You will learn how to make pasta and various breads, along with international foods and baked goods. This course concludes with students planning and cooking a complete meal based on specified criteria.

 

Family Studies allows exploration of Adolescence, Love, Marriage, Child Development, Parenting, Finances and Homebuilding.

Family Studies 11 (FM11) Applied Skills
An interactive two module course with lots of opportunity for group activities and discussion, as well as personal reflection. The focus is adolescence and child development. You will study topics relating to personality development, relationships, and the stresses of the teen years, conception to birth and parenting. Taking care of a computerized baby for 3 days (and nights!) is a project in this course.

Family Studies 12 (FM12) Applied Skills
An interactive two module course that will cover interpersonal relationships and housing (design and finance). You will be given an opportunity to consider your future while focusing on personal development within relationships, independent living, commitment and marriage, family life, and living environments. This class provides many opportunities for discussion and interaction, and incorporates 'real' life activities and experiences as much as possible.

 

Vinyl Graphics

The Vinyl Graphics / Sign-Design Program is unique to W.J. Mouat. They are multiple level programs designed to provide students with a broad range of computer CNC design, sign-making, manufacturing & processing skills.

The course is focused on several pieces of state-of-the-art technology: Vinyl Cutters, Roland SolJet Pro II EX, Mutoh ValueJet, AXYZ Millenium Router, and the Universal Laser Engraving System.

Students are taught how to use the software to design their projects, and process them using the appropriate and available technology. Student projects are based on real-life problem solving and professional experiences. By the end of the course student will be involved in projects ranging from t-shirt design to vehicle wraps.

Vinyl Graphics & Digital Imaging 11 (YCCT11B)
Students will learn about the industry of sign making using state of the art technology. Learn how to make vinyl cut signs, vehicle graphics, banners, posters and stickers. For students wanting to earn extra income there are employment opportunities and work experience available within the community and within the class.

Vinyl Graphics & Digital Imaging 11 Extended Day (YCCT11B)
Students will learn about the industry of sign making using state of the art technology. Learn how to make vinyl cut signs, vehicle graphics, banners, posters and stickers. For students wanting to earn extra income there are employment opportunities and work experience available within the community and within the class.

Vinyl Graphics & Digital Imaging 12 Extended Day (DDT12)
Students will learn about the industry of sign making using state of the art technology. Learn how to make vinyl cut signs, vehicle graphics, banners, posters and stickers. For students wanting to earn extra income, there are employment opportunities and work experience available within the community and within the class.

Vinyl Graphics 12 (DDT12) Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Students taking this class must have taken one of the following courses: Vinyl Graphics, Drafting, Woodwork or have teacher's permission.
A multi level course designed to provide a broad range of computer manufacturing & processing skills. Focuses on three pieces of state of the art technology, the Roland SolJet Pro II EX, The AXYZ Millenium Router, and the Universal Laser Engraving System. Learn how to use the software to design projects, and process them using the appropriate and available technology. Projects are based on real life problem solving and professional experiences. By the end of the course students will be eligible for certification on the software and equipment used in the program.