Wood and Metal Programs 9-12
Royal Bay Secondary houses both specialized wood and metal shops offering well organized work areas with modern, well maintained equipment. Students in every grade level can expect that classes will begin by learning or revisiting general shop safety, and will require safety certification on each piece of major equipment before use. All class levels also will feature one or more skill building mandatory projects that are designed to advance skill and introduce an array of constructive processes. Wood and metal shop programs teach progressively more complex skills and procedures with the intention to allow time and space for exploration of personal projects and interests following the completion of the mandatory works. Please review the course calendar for more detailed information regarding the classes offered in these specialized shops.
Drafting and Electronics/Robotics Programs 9-12
Royal Bay Secondary offers drafting and electronics in a combined mezzanine space. The lab is equipped with CAD equipped computers, large format colour plotter, 3D printers, printed circuit board production equipment, soldering stations, and access to a computer numerical control gantry router (CNC machine). The selection of equipment makes it an excellent space for designing and prototyping ideas relevant to the mechanical and architectural problems introduced in drafting classes, but also are useful in the exploration of electronic circuits, programming and the robot production found within the electronics/robotics programs. Both drafting and electronics/robotics programs teach progressively more complex skills and procedures with the intention to allow time and space for exploration of personal projects and interests following the completion of the mandatory works.
Careers Focused Programs 10-12 – Trades Explorations and TASK
Trades Explorations and TASK (Trades – Awareness – Skills – Knowledge) are two trades based career programs that operate out of the Royal Bay shops. They are available to students in grades 10-12. Grade 10 students are invited to enroll in Trades Explorations. Trades Explorations works through four different trades areas within one block of the regular school schedule. It is a good sampler for those students who are not yet sure if a trade is for them, or allows students to get a head start in trades training ahead of enrollment into TASK. TASK enrolls grade 11 and 12 students for an entire day for one of the two semesters. Like Trades Exploration, TASK explores a variety of trades but its more flexible schedule allow for being onsite in Royal Bay shops, taking students to real jobsites, and allowing them to regularly explore the shop spaces that Camosun College has to offer. Task is a duel credit program with Camosun and offers a selection of Camosun College credits, along with some academic and elective secondary credits. TASK offers a more extensive look into a variety of trades that helps build a path toward an apprenticeship or trades based career path. Please review the course calendar for more detailed information regarding the classes offered in these specialized shops.