Level 1 Pathways Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Enriquez
01PTECH This course will teach the students Industry based skills in Digital Technologies through mentoring from IBM and The Warehouse Group. Learning entails field trips, University visits, online and traditional classroom learning. Students will learn:
- Content creation
- Mobile and Web Development
- Mobile game development
- App development
- Database & Programming
- Media outcome i.e. Online Magazine and Vlogs
- Infographics i.e. designing online posters
P-Tech is a high school / early tertiary program focusing on developing digital and creative skills that will enable students to be readily employable.
They will learn basic to advanced information systems management such as creating interactive web sites, managing database, programming and creating media outcomes. This will include industry practices such as AGILE and project management skills.
P-Tech is a three-way partnership between industry, high schools and further education, working together to address current youth unemployment rates and create an industry talent pipeline with the digital skills NZ industry needs.
PTech will be delivered under the Digital and Visual Arts Learning Areas and is designed to enable students to be creators of digital technologies by focusing on developing digital and creative skills.
The level one course 01PTECH gives the students the following practical skills and knowledge:
• File management and web site development
• Foundation in the efficient, culturally responsive and and ethical use digital information
• Understanding of the trends and emerging standards digital media developments and web content
• Understanding of Human Computer Interaction
In term 3 students will develop a computer program, design authentic and industry required digital outcomes such as 3D, online information technology such as database management and data representation.
In term 4 students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the culmination of their knowledge through an external report. They will demonstrate their understanding of how we humans can efficiently interact with our computers and devices.
Recommended Prior Learning
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.