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Career & Technology Studies

Prepare yourself for life after high school! With all these interesting courses the hard part is choosing which to take. Career & Technology Studies allow you to embark on serious exploration of your future career options while you develop technology-related and employability skills that you can use to get a head start on your post-secondary studies or direct entry into the working world.

After Dark Photography
After Dark Photography is an introduction to the exploration of the science of light. Using a camera in a dark world, students create interesting images. This course explores methods of capturing and designing images through painting with light. The only requirement for this course is you are interested in using your imagination in a fun atmosphere!

Animation
Bring those doodles to life. Discover the mystery behind creating an animation by using Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Audition, as well as industry techniques in the development of 2D animated short films. Elements of 3D are added at the intermediate and advanced levels of this program. No experience necessary!

Computer Applications (Information Processing)
Utlize databases, spreadsheets, presentations, & word processing in solving complex real world problems with professional looking outcomes. Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Office, with a continued focus on file management and keyboarding.  Students will be ready for entry-level positions in the business world.

Computer Science and Robotics
Students will design and build their own robot. Integrate electrical, mechanical, and programming knowledge in a practical and authentic setting Computer Science & Robotics is a subject and sport for the mind that challenges students’ critical thinking, reasoning, imagination, and innovation.

Design Studies
Interested in a career in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscaping or housing? Imagination and mathematics come together in this course. Learn how to create engineering and architectural drawings using computer assisted drafting software.

Fashion Studies
It's Project Runway at Shep! Increase your knowledge of the fashion industry. Plan, practice and achieve competencies in designing and constructing fashion projects. And not to worry - you won't be asked to leave the runway.

Financial Management
Gain relevant skills to become financially literate in today’s world. Students will sharpen their entrepreneurial skills. They will manage and balance their personal and business cash flow while learning to build their own investment portfolios.

Film and Media Art
Students study the artistry of filmmaking techniques and then create short films that demonstrate effective use of lighting, sound, music, camera composition, editing, visual special effects, and makeup. This course provides access to HD cameras, Adobe Premiere and After Effects for editing.

Food Studies
Who knew there was so much to know about food? Develop, utilize and implement knowledge and skills related to the many aspects of food. These include nutrition, safety and sanitation, preparation techniques, multicultural food and food ecology. Students will also get to eat their creations!

Photography (Photography Instragram)
Discover the ultimate combination of art and science. Photography is an investigation into how students perceive and interpret their world. From camera operation to editing, students create images that inspire. Students learn camera basics, post production editing, using studio and off-camera flashes on the way to becoming a competent and proficient photographer.

Iceland 2017 - Photography Trip

Photojournalism
Take part in the art of publication. Capture and publish “WE ARE SHEP” in the Yearbook during students’ stay here. Students blend their writing with photography in a collaborative team setting while experiencing the full spectrum and depth of Shep culture from a new angle.

Web Design
Students will study the latest in design techniques as they learn to build creative, functional websites. Create interactive computer-based projects, working with sound, graphics, text, animations, and video files.