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.

An 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

An ICT SHSM will 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