iCan

iCan = Innovative Computer Applications and Networking program. 
A computer concentration for high school students.









Overview

The iCAN program at Heritage Regional High School is the first computer technology focused curriculum at the high school level in Quebec. The program prepares our students for a path in computer sciences, software engineering and Web Design at the CEGEP level, University level, for Technical Programs and the Job Market.

The focus of the iCan program is to gradually teach programming skills to our students. From Logo writer and Scratch to start in secondary 1 to a progression to HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Java, Python, PHP, etc, at every grade level until secondary 5.
A sample of what the students learn include: Taking a computer apart and rebuilding it, Installing an OS, Networking skills, including servers, switches, routers, etc. 
Software and Web 2.0 application design and programming, 3d animation design for the video game and movie industry and device development for iOS and Android devices, etc. Digital Arts and Photography, CS6, etc.

The students are taught by qualified instructors with very specific skill sets in one of the field listed above.
Students will focus on the iCAN program for 2 hours a day, Monday to Thursday, with a regular school day on Friday. The program is designed for students who excel at problem solving and learning with a high level of interest in computer science and technology.

Program

The iCAN program started in the fall of 2011. Entrance requirements include entry exams (French, English and Math) and the latest report card. Students in the iCAN program follow the same courses as students in the regular path and will complete all high school graduation requirements.

Louis Larouche
HRHS Innovative Computer Applications and Networking Program Coordinator
iCan Dept. Coordinator
Tel: (450) 678-1070 ext. 6617
Email: llarouche@rsb.qc.ca

Jeffrey Jordan 
HRHS Interim Vice Principal and Technology Leader
Tel: (450) 678-1070 ext 6612
Email: jjordan@rsb.qc.ca