Electives

Media Arts 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Media Arts 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

Visual Media Arts will help you develop your creative voice, exploring the artistic and technical skills related to digital photography.  You will learn about artists and careers in these fields while expanding your understanding of hardware and software, the elements of good photography, organizing and editing your work, and how to express yourself in authentic ways.  By the end of the course you should have a body of work that highlights your skills, ideas and passions.

 

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
0
Proctored Exams: 
No
Resources: 

Textbook: Digital Photography, Michael Wright, 2004 Hylas Publishing.
Digital Camera: It is suggested that you provide your own camera, however, a limited number of basic digital cameras are available to students that require them.
Digital Editing Software: Free digital editing software available for download or for use directly on the Internet will be used in this course. If you have your own version of Photoshop you are permitted to use it unless specifically directed otherwise.

 

No. Modules: 
3
Course Modules: 

Module 1: From Negatives to Pixels
Module 2: Digital Basics: Photography and Editing
Module 3: Styles and Beyond

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

DL Work Experience 12B

Course Info
Course Title: 
DL Work Experience 12B
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Hayes
Teacher(s): 
Course Description
Description: 

The primary goal of work experience is to help students prepare for the transition from secondary school to the world of work. Through work experience, students have the opportunity to observe and practice generic employability skills required in the workplace and/or the technical and applied skills relating to specific occupations or industries.

Proctored Exams: 
No

Piano, Intro Online (FNA11B)

Course Info
Course Title: 
Piano, Intro Online (FNA11B)
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

This course covers information a beginning piano player needs to know to become familiar with the instrument. C major scale and the relative chords are introduced. All music is notated and can be accessed by video. Basic chord progressions are introduced in C, F, and G major. Elements of musicianship and musical notation are also introduced as the student learns the standard way of reading music. This helps to prepare the musician to be a proficient sight-reader.  The elements of rhythm, harmony, and dynamics are taught in this classroom.  Many details relating to these topics are
demonstrated. This comprehensive course is perfect for learning the fundamentals of playing the piano.  Students successfully completing this course receive 2 Fine Arts 11 B (FNA11B) credits toward graduation.

 

Proctored Exams: 
No
Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

Guitar, Instrumental Music 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Guitar, Instrumental Music 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

Most of our modern guitar music stems from styles relating to Blues music concepts from Jazz, Country, and Rock n’ Roll to the latest music fads. Chord shapes, progressions, rhythm patterns, and other essentials are vital in all genres of guitar music. This course goes into a detailed study of playing guitar in relation to modern music: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, and related styles originating from 12-bar chord progressions. You must have a guitar for this course.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Guitar Music 10 recommended
Proctored Exams: 
No
Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

Guitar, Instrumental Music 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Guitar, Instrumental Music 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

This course has the most popular repertoire for classical guitar written in tablature. Students will need to become fluent in reading tablature to progress through this course. In addition, this course demonstrates the more popular open tunings and gives ample material to practice them.  Advanced players frequently tune the guitar in various open tunings to facilitate their technique in more challenging repertoire. You must have a guitar for this course.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Guitar Music 11 recommended
Proctored Exams: 
No
Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

Business Information Management 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Business Information Management 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
D Miller
Course Description
Description: 

This interactive online course is one of three business-focused courses teaching business concepts while working on projects in Microsoft Office. While students can choose which specific modules in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access to work on, the suggested focus in this course is on Microsoft Excel. Spreadsheets are used extensively in financial type occupations like banking, investment advising, and in particular, accounting. This course is a great partner with Accounting 11.

Please Note: Students will need a computer program called Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred) which is not provided by this school.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
No
Resources: 

PC - Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred)
Mac - Microsoft Office (Office 2004 Preferred)
Please note: FVDES does not provide this software

No. Modules: 
4

Accounting 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Accounting 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
P Conrad
Course Description
Description: 

This course will cover the essentials of accounting, using the double-entry method utilized by all businesses to track money. While most introductory courses have traditionally utilized a paper and pencil approach prior to utilizing accounting software, this course is unique. Excel templates will be utilized which automate a lot of the arithmetic, making it easier for students to learn the concepts instead of trying to find small errors. Accounting is a fundamental aspect of every business from retail stores, restaurants, and heavy industrial occupations to movie productions, professional sport teams and the music industry.

Pre-requisites: 
Grade 10
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Text: Accounting 1 - Syme & Ireland
Detailed up-to-date online Notes

* Must have Microsoft Excel installed on student's computer (part of MS Office Suite)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

There are 4 modules divided into 11 sections in this course covering the following topics:

Module 1

1.  Accounting and Business (MRA)

2.  The Balance Sheet

3.  Analyzing Changes in Financial Position

Module 2

4.  The Simple Ledger

5.  The Expanded Ledger

6.  The Journal and Source Documents

Module 3

7.  Posting

8.  Completing the Accounting Cycle

Module 4

9.  Accounting for a Merchandising Business

10. Modifying Accounting Systems

11. Business Organization and Decision Making

Each module will require approximately 25 - 30 hours to complete.

There are objectives listed at the beginning of each lesson that you will be expected to know at the conclusion of that lesson. Section assignments appear at the end of each section. You will be
tested at the end of each module. The module tests are taken online and require a proctor.

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Business Computer Applications 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Business Computer Applications 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Hayes
Course Description
Description: 

This online, interactive course is one of three business-focused courses teaching business concepts while working on projects in Microsoft Office. While students can choose which specific modules in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access to work on, the suggested focus in this course is on a variety of applications. Students will cover the following skills: prepare business letters with images, merge documents with database address files, work with newspaper style columns, format reports with comments, proofread comments and footnotes, prepare resumes, create web documents and brochures, create slideshows, use spreadsheet formulas in financial documents, sort and fill data, calculate percentage, markups, and learn other financial information. Please Note: Students will need a computer program called Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred) which is not provided by this school.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
No
Resources: 

PC - Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred)Mac - Microsoft Office (Office 2004 Preferred)Please note: FVDES does not provide this software

No. Modules: 
4
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