Grade 10 Web Design Course

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a complementary program designed for Alberta’s secondary school students. As a program of choice, CTS offers all students important learning opportunities to:

  • develop skills they can be applied in their daily lives, now and in the future
  • refine career-planning skills
  • develop technology-related skills
  • enhance employability skills
  • apply and reinforce learnings developed in other subject areas
  • prepare for transition into adult roles in the family, community,
  • workplace and/or further education.

The course structure of CTS enables schools to design unique programs that meet the needs of students and take advantage of community resources. Developed across levels rather than grades, CTS has multiple entry points and provides secondary students with access to a common curriculum. As a competency-based curriculum, CTS recognizes prior learning from formal schooling and personal initiatives.

The CTS program centres around five clusters and more than 1000 1-credit courses in 28 occupational areas.

A cluster is a group of CTS courses that represent occupations with broad industry commonalities. Clusters in CTS are aligned with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and function as an organizing tool for the CTS program.

Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)
The MDC cluster is designed to provide students the flexibility to adapt to various situations relating to design, communication and esthetics. This cluster includes courses related to art and culture, such as the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, fashion, libraries and museums.

The pathway of the term will consist of 5-6 courses related to the Web Design career.

5 courses(1 CU each) selected from the “Communcations Technology(COM)” strand of the “Media,Design, and Communication Arts(MDC)” cluster of the CTS Program of Studies. 1 course(1CU) from the “Information Processing(INF)” strand of the “Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology(BIT)” cluster of the CTS Program of Studies.

In addition to the courses offered, ambitious students may be interested in pursuing credentialed pathways in Adobe CS4.

Course Outlines:

  1. COM1005 Visual Composition
    Students learn to employ fundamental elements and principals for various media and gain a strong foundational multidisciplinary experience in preparation for other Communication Technology courses.
    • 70% Assignment Portfolio
    • 20% Tests on knowledge of various media, materials, processes
    • 10% Short Oral/Visual presentation where student discusses his/her projects with peers
  2. COM1055: Web Design 1
    Students research the characteristics of effective web pages and learn World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) conventions and accessibility concerns to construct a simple web page. Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition
    • 70% Assignment Portfolio
    • 20% Tests on knowledge of various media, materials, processes
    • 10% Short Oral/Visual presentation where student discusses his/her projects with peers
  3. COM2055: Web Design 2
    Students learn intermediate coding and software applications to produce a web site. Prerequisite: COM1055: Web Design 1
    • 70% Assignment Portfolio
    • 20% Tests on knowledge of various media, materials, processes
    • 10% Short Oral/Visual presentation where student discusses his/her projects with peers
  4. COM3075: Cascading Style Sheets
    Students develop accessible and standards compliant web pages using current techniques for advanced cascading style sheets. Prerequisite: COM2055: Web Design 2
    • 70% Assignment Portfolio
    • 20% Tests on knowledge of various media, materials, processes
    • 10% Short Oral/Visual presentation where student discusses his/her projects with peers
  5. COM3085: Content Management Systems
    Students expand their skills from Web Design 2 by learning how to install and administer a content management system. Prerequisite: COM2055: Web Design 2
    • 70% Assignment Portfolio
    • 20% Tests on knowledge of various media, materials, processes
    • 10% Short Oral/Visual presentation where student discusses his/her projects with peers
  6. INF2020: Keyboarding
    Students enhance their occupational level keyboarding competence of all keytroke functions, using unedited, edited, and straight copy material. Prerequisite: none
    • 20% Assignment Portfolio
    • 70% Tests on keyboard all keys between between 30 and 50 words per minute
    • 10% Workstation Routines

Each course and its final grade will be listed on the student report card.

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