NCEA Level 3 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Sunnex

Recommended Prior Learning

Requires a minimum of 8 credits from NCEA Level 2 digital technologies.

Students choosing digital technologies pathways for NCEA Level 3 will develop the more specialised skills that industry partners say are in high demand. Digital content covers two key areas, computational thinking and designing and developing digital outcomes.

Students are guided through an inquiry process to design and develop a digital outcome to meet the needs of a local or regional opportunity. The outcomes can range from apps, games, 3D augmented reality, web sites, movies, comic strips  or wherever the student's interest lies.

Course Overview

Term 2
This project will take two terms.
You will be doing the following project:

You will use:
> Industry standard tools, techniques and processes to research, design and develop your outcome

The standards that you will be doing for this project are:

AS91900 (6) Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
AS91901 (3) Apply User Experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
AS91903 (4) Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
AS91907 (6) Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

Term 3
See Above

Term 4
A.S. 91909 - Present a reflective analaysis of developing a digital outcome - this is an optional external standard for students wishing to gain a subject endorsement.



Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Electronics Engineer, Graphic Designer, Communications Professional, Telecommunications Engineer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Technical Writer, Systems Administrator, Information Technology Architect, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Office Manager, Tertiary Lecturer, Project Manager, User Experience Designer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Marketing Specialist, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Consultant, Data Analyst, Scrum Master

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB Storage Device

Pathway Tags

Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator, Energy

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