Technology, Computers and Business

For the various Business and Technology courses offered at St. Mary, please visit the COURSE CALENDAR on myBlueprint.


The Business program offers a variety of courses to help students develop a deeper understanding of the world of business and to focus their area interests. We offer the following courses: 

  • Grade 10 - Introduction to Business (BBI2O1)
  • Grade 11 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M1)
  • Grade 11 - Entrepreneurship: The Venture (BDI3C1)
  • Grade 11 - Marketing: Goods, Services, Events (BMI3C1)
  • Grade 12 - Financial Accounting Principles (BAT4M1)
  • Grade 12 - International Business Fundamentals (BBB4M1)
  • Grade 12 - Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (BOH4M1)
  • Grade 12 - Analysing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U1)

Business Applications and Web Design

We offer Grade 9 and 11 courses to students who are interested in learning business software applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Students will also learn web design using HTML and CSS. These courses will also introduce 3D design software and 3D printing.

  • Grade 9 - Information and Communication Technology in Business (BTT1O1) 
  • Grade 11- Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (BTA3O1)

Computer Engineering

Computer engineering courses focus on computer hardware, software and networking, as well as programming, electronics, interfacing, and robotics. We offer the following courses:

 For more information, speak to Mr. O'Connor in room 257.

Computer Science

Computer science courses focuses on programming, software development, and computer environments and systems. We offer the following courses: 

For more information, speak to Mr. O'Connor in room 257.

Communications Technology and Yearbook

The Communications Technology and Yearbook course examine communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Visit Mr. Pisani's YouTube channel to watch videos from the Media Arts and Communications Technology students. We offer the following courses:

  • Grade 10 - Communications Technology (TGJ2O1)
  • Grade 11 - Communications Technology: Multi-Media (TGJ3M1)
  • Grade 11 - Communications Technology: Broadcast and Print Production - Yearbook (TGJ3O1)
  • Grade 12 - Communications Technology: Multi-Media (TGJ4M1)

For more information, speak to Mr. Pisani in room 208.

Construction Technology

Construction Technology courses focus on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment. We offer the following courses:

  • Grade 9 - Exploring Technologies (TIJ1O1)
  • Grade 10 - Construction Technology (TCJ2O1)
  • Grade 11 - Construction Technology (TCJ3C1)
  • Grade 12 - Construction Technology [1 or 2 credit] (TCJ4C1/TCJ4C2)

For more information, speak to Mr. Di Fonzo in room 144. 

Green Industries

Green industries courses offer students opportunities to investigate how to care for and sustainably manage our natural and living resources. Students will explore a variety of areas within green industries, including agriculture, floristry, forestry, horticulture, and/or landscaping. Students will gain practical skills and knowledge by completing a variety of authentic, industry-relevant activities and projects, such as plant propagation and greenhouse maintenance activities; landscape design and planning exercises; assignments that include farm or forestry management plans; and various construction projects. We offer the following Dual Credit course in partnership with Durham College:

  • Grade 11 - Green Industries (THJ3MD)

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to design, process planning, control systems, and quality assurance. Students will use a broad range of tools and equipment and will combine modern manufacturing techniques and processes with computer- aided manufacturing as they develop critical decision-making, problem-solving, and project- management skills. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about pathways leading to careers in the industry.

  • Grade 11 - Manufacturing Engineering Technology (TMJ3M1)
  • Grade 12 - Manufacturing Engineering Technology (TMJ4M1)

For more information, speak to Mr. Sorbilli in room 142/143.

Transportation Technology

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. We offer the following courses:

  • Grade 9 - Exploring Transportation Technology (TTJ1O1)
  • Grade 10 - Transportation Technology (TTJ2O1)
  • Grade 11 - Transportation Technology (TTJ3C1)
  • Grade 12 - Transportation Technology [1 or 2 credit] (TTJ4C1/TCJ4C2)
  • Grade 12 - Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance (TTJ4E1)

For more information, speak to Mr. Sorbilli or Mr. Gangl in room 142/143. 


Business or Transportation Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Specialist High Skills Major course is a Ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector, while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma (OSSD). A Specialist High Skills Major program enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in the context of engaging, career-related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursuing their postsecondary goals.

For more information, speak to Mr. Pisani (Business SHSM), Mr. Sorbilli or Mr. Gangl (Transportation SHSM).


Robotics Team

The St. Mary Catholic Secondary School's robotics team competes in two - three competitions per year against other school teams. Team members must plan construct and program an autonomous robot to complete a specific task, and/or compete head to head against other robots.

For more information, speak to Mr. O'Connor in room 257.