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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Computer Technology Grades 9/10

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT490
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Computer Technology is an exciting mixture of hands-on technological education combined with theoretical aspects of computer science, binary number manipulation, and hardware concepts. Teaching students to appreciate and understand the foundations of computer technology will prepare them for future studies and careers. In the Additional Qualifications course Computer Technology, Grades 9 and 10, you’ll learn strategies to plan, teach, and assess concepts ranging from computer programming, electronics, and hardware to networking and binary numbers to prepare your students for the future.

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Application Requirements

1) OCT MEMBERSHIP We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member.

2) WORK EXPERIENCE LETTERS (not required if you already have Technological Education qualifications)

**Work experience letters must include a start and end date, as well as confirm if the work was part or full time.

For one year of related post-secondary or less you must have five years of full-time wage-earning experience or 10 years of teaching experience in the subject.


For a two year related program you must have three years of full-time wage-earning experience or six years of teaching experience in the subject.


For a three year related program you must have two years of full-time wage-earning experience or four years of teaching experience in the subject.

Acceptable Experience:

  • Computer Hardware & Systems (CPU, mainboard, disc drives, RAM, video and sound cards)
  • Computer Assembly (essential functions of operating system, upgrading, function of BIOS)
  • Network Assembly, Programming and Development (bandwidth, throughput, full/half duplex, TCP/IP addressing, firewalls, encryption)
  • Data Representation and Digital Logic (binary, hexadecimal numbers)
  • Installation and configuration of Windows and Linux
  • Programming (basic computer programming including variables, input-output, if-statements and loops)
  • Electronics (theory and construction of circuits, breadboarding, soldering)
  • Interfacing (connecting electronics to the computer and controlling it from software, input and output, such as switches and LED lights)
  • Teaching Computer Technology

*One year of work experience can be interpreted as 1,700 hours of work experience.

**If you are using Secondary School Teaching Experience to be eligible for this course, your principal must sign a letter that includes the length of time you taught in total, the course codes for each Tech Course you taught, as well as the length of time (in semesters) that you taught each course.


***If you were self-employed you must submit a sworn affidavit, a business license, proof of income and a letter from a major supplier/customer to confirm your 5 years of work experience.

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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