Course Description

The Additional Qualification course in Technological Design Grades 11 and 12, serves a diverse group of previously qualified Technological Education teachers or general studies teachers who meet the requirements of the definition of Technological Qualifications in the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation. Candidates include teachers who want to become qualified to teach another Broad-Based Technology (BBT) or become qualified for the Honour Technological Studies Specialist course. Candidates enter the Additional Qualification course in Technological Design Grades 11 and 12, with 12 months of related work experience and/or academic background in this field of technology as per regulatory requirements  Teachers qualified in Technological Design Grades 11 and 12 facilitate active learning by combining knowledge of student development and learning with knowledge and understanding of subject matter and technological expertise. Successful candidates are required to demonstrate technical proficiency in each of the technologies identified in Part 7, Demonstrated Competence in Technological Design Grades 11 &12

Course Outline

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in:
  • demonstrate the use of the design process and apply it in the design and construction of a prototype or model
  • demonstrate project management skills
  • research and analyze pertinent information from appropriate resources to help in the design of a model or prototype
  • demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of tools and equipment used in the construction of a prototype or model
  • identify and use established criteria to test and evaluate the prototype or model
  • provide a portfolio that provides evidence of their skills and achievements
  • use drafting standards, conventions and guidelines to create 2-D and 3-D hand-drafted and computer-based technical drawings of appropriate design ideas of prototypes or models
  • create freehand sketches to help brainstorm initial design concepts for curriculum
  • create presentation-quality drawing using a variety of principles and elements of graphic design
  • create a technical report and an oral presentation substantiating the decisions made in each of the stages of the design process.



Textbooks and Software

There are no textbooks required for this course.  Students must have access to AutoCAD software.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.


Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date.  OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.



Teachers who were accepted to the 9/10 course based on having the Technological Studies 9/10, 11/12 in one subject area listed on their Ontario College of Teachers' Certificate of Qualification and are now applying for the 11/12 course must meet the following prerequisites:
  • 5 years of related full-time wage-earning work experience, OR;
    • See below for the combination of post-secondary education and related work experience that would be considered equivalent.
    • Work-related experience must be wage-earning, full time, in the related field, documented on company letterhead outlining the duties performed, OR;
  • 2 years of wage-earning work experience, at least 4 months of which were continuous, AND;
  • post-secondary education consisting of a program leading to an acceptable post-secondary degree in the related field  OR an apprenticeship program in a related field  acceptable to the University of Windsor

Teachers who DO NOT have the Technological Studies 9/10 and 11/12 in one subject area listed on the Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification and therefore required to meet the 9/10 prerequisites for the same course are eligible to take the 11/12 level course with no further prerequisites after successfully completing the 9/10 level in the same area. 


Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

This course is offered by the Faculty of Education. For inquiries you can contact the Continuing Teacher Education Program team directly at aq@uwindsor.ca.
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