NCEA L1 Digital Technology

DTY1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Searle

Recommended Prior Learning

Students benefit from having studied DTY010, because they will have developed some understanding of programming with Python.


This is a full-year course. It is designed for those planning to progress in business computing, computer science or information management.

Students will develop an understanding of computer science principles that underlie all digital technologies. They’ll learn core programming concepts so that they can become creators of digital technology. Preparing students for digital assessments means ensuring that they are comfortable working in digital environments, undergo cycles of improving their outcomes and have experience with a range of digital tools.

 There is a huge shortage of basic IT skills in the workforce, and students with Good Digital Technologies skills are valued. Students who wish to go to study Computer Science at University can discover rewarding and well-paid careers.





Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91885 v1 Digital Technologies 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms
Level 1, 3 Credits, Internal
Due W6

Term 2
A.S. 91879 v1 Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data (Infographic)
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due W2

A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome (Desktop Publishing)
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due W10

Term 3
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due T4 W2

A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Level 1, 3 Credits, External
Due W6

Term 4
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due T4 W2

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 1, Technology - Hangarau



Pathway

NCEA L2 Digital Technology, NCEA L2 Media Studies

This course leads to subjects which develop digital media skills, programming skills, page layout skills, skills in summarising and presenting information, STEM subjects and subjects which require an IT input.

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Auditor, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Chemist, Electronics Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Biomedical Engineer, Meteorologist, Fashion Designer, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Systems Administrator, Engineering Machinist, Game Developer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students need a good laptop with a mouse.


Pathway Tags

Mining Engineer, Auditor, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Chemist, Electronics Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Biomedical Engineer, Meteorologist, Fashion Designer, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Systems Administrator, Engineering Machinist, Game Developer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst


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