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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) SHSM

Interested in becoming an ICT SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

  • The information and Communications Technology sector includes a broad range of careers related to: computer hardware, software, systems, and networking; graphic design; photography; animation; multimedia; audio; video; broadcasting; and more!

  • In the Specialist High Skills Major – Information and Communications Technology program, students can focus on a career pathway that matches their skills and interests. 

  • Students will get a better understanding of the ICT sector through course selections and opportunities
    to connect their in-school learning to real world environments, including Co-op work experience, postsecondary reach aheads, industry-based experiential learning, trainings and certifications. 

  • At graduation, students will receive a specially designated diploma.

The SHSM - ICT program may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Computer Network Technician
  • Help Desk Technology Support Analyst
  • Telecommunications Installation and Repair/Network Cabling Specialist
  • Telecommunications Line and Cable Worker


  • Audio and Video Recording Technician
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologist and Technician
  • Electronic Service Technician
  • Film and Video Camera Operator
  • Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Animator
  • Systems Testing Technician
  • User Support Technician
  • Web Designer and Developer


  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer and Interactive Media Developer
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer and Designer
  • Technical Sales Specialists


  • Desktop Publishing Operator
  • Residential and Commercial Installer and Servicer - Satellite Dish Installer
  • Retail Salesperson and Sales Clerk
  • Telecommunications Cable Installer Helper and Splicer Helper

The ICT SHSM program will also provide students with opportunities to earn an assortment of trainings and certifications specific to the sector. These may include:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - Level A
  • Counterfeit detection
  • Customer service
  • Computer hardware
  • Digital lighting
  • Electrical safety
  • Electronics - basic
  • Equipment interfacing
  • Elevated work platforms
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall protection
  • Health and Safety - basic
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet security
  • Lighting and sound equipment maintenance
  • Network cabling
  • Network configuration
  • Photography
  • Recording equipment
  • Software
  • Technical support