The District School Board of Niagara offers innovative, hands-on learning in 10 broad-based subject areas:

  • Communications Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hairstyling and Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology

The philosophy that underlies broad-based technological education is that students learn best by doing. This curriculum therefore adopts an activity-based, project-driven approach that involves students in problem solving as they develop knowledge and skills and gain experience in the technological subject area of their choice. Broad-based technology courses enable students to develop a variety of transferable skills that will serve them well in a complex and ever-changing workplace. As students hone their interests and skills, they make also take focus courses that concentrate on more specific knowledge and skills in each broad-based area. For example the communication technology curriculum can be focused in areas such as photography, graphics design, and TV, video and film.