This course requires 2 options.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAMMING 21F - Full Year
Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Gallop
Digital Technologies is the fastest growing industry and students that have a genuine interest and do well in this area are highly sort after.
Students will design and create a game to further develop programming skills which are sought after in the computing/technology industry. This subject is about problem solving and creating rather than just being users of digital technologies. Students work through the programme development lifecycle, problem solving, coding, documenting, effective testing, refining, evaluating and maintenance. It is an introduction to Computer Science and the use of digital data as the principal tool for data storage, manipulation and transmission.
Term 1 will be spent on students developing skills in Python or Unity and learning C#.
In Terms 2 and 3 students will spend this time planning, creating and sharing to produce a game.
Students are able to take both DTM21 and DTP21 should they wish to work on a bigger project by combining both areas.
CAD Draftsperson, Computer Systems Engineer, Database Development & Administration, Design/Product Development Engineer, Electronics Engineer/Technician, Food Technologist, Game Developer, Geospatial (GIS) Analyst, Graphic Designer, ICT Multimedia Designer Developers, IT Support Professional, Product Evaluator, Robotics or Automation Engineer, Software Developer/Engineer, Software Tester, Telecommunications/Network Engineer, UX/UI Designers, Web Developer.
Work for companies like: Kathmandu, Spark, Orion Health, Tait Communications, CerebralFix, Vodafone, Fonterra, SLI Systems.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students may have the option to purchase a student licence of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite through the school.
A removable USB drive maybe required depending on project and if working between home and school.
Recommended Prior Learning
Completion of DTP11F or had good Mathematics skills. Students who have not successfully completed the Level 1 Digital Technologies course will need to consult with Mrs Gallop.
Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.