Technology Classes and Certifications

Technology is used in many T+ classes, and we also offer a range of courses, from basic skills, through college classes and professional certifications. 

Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate
Transition Plus is proud to be a sponsor of the Northstar Digital Literacy Project, which provides key technology skills for work, school and life. The program provides evidence of students' skills, in the form of a recognized certificate. Two classes at Transition Plus, Digital Literacy and Emerging Technology, cover the ten Northstar modules: Basic Computer Skills, Worldwide Web, Windows Operating System, Apple Operating System, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, PPT, Microsoft Excel, Information Literacy. 

Career and Technical Education Program
T+ offers a Program of Study in Computer Science and Information Technology. Classes include the following. For more info, see the CTE teacher's page.

  • 91001 Emerging Technologies - provides tech skills that are useful in any post-secondary program or career, and serves as bridge to higher-level classes in the technology field. Students produce work examples suitable for a professional portfolio.
  • 91006 Internet Computing Core Certification (IC3) - prepares students for three separate learning credentials: Key Applications, Living Online, and Computing Fundamentals. College credit is possible via exams.
  • Computer Science Essentials - engages students in developing new technology solutions, focusing on mobile apps, self-driving vehicles and web applications. Project Lead The Way provides an internationally-recognized curriculum. College credit is possible through exams and coursework. 
  • MCTC ITEC classes - provide transcripted college credit toward a post-secondary certificate or degree. ITEC 1100 Info Tech Concepts and ITEC 1110 Info Tech Skills are both offered at T+ on alternating years. Accuplacer testing is required.

Scan Lab Work Training Site
The Scan lab is located within the Transition Plus building, but is run similarly to a Community Based Vocational Training (CBVT) site. Training in the lab exposes students to computer employment skills. The lab has 6 computer work stations where students use digital scanners to scan photos, slides, and other materials. Images scanned are then color corrected, cropped, and saved to files and burned to a CD/DVD/Flashdrive.  Students learn scanning software, basic image correction techniques, terminology used in the industry, procedures for creating files and saving images.
Other work tasks include laminating, creating documents with Microsoft Office or Publisher. Students also work on learning employment skills such as punctuality, work endurance, accuracy, production speed, teamwork, and positive work attitude.