IT attracts students who know that IT skills are an essential requirement in almost every field of academic study. It also provides sufficient foundation for students wishing to continue studies in IT at university.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Semester one theory covers the fundamentals of how computers and computer networks operate. The practical side explores the manipulation of digital images using a variety of software applications. The second half of the semester looks at information systems starting with modelling database structure through to the building of an working database.
Semester two teaches the coding involved in creating web pages and the construction of a working webpage. The second half of the semester covers basic programming principles and leads to the construction of a variety of working programs. Semester two also looks at the social effects of computers on society.<./p>
This subject teaches to and assesses students on their competence in respect of the following units of competency:
In addition, students' work is graded in accordance with the following table:
|Assessment ||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|IM Practical Test|
|IM Ethics Worksheet|
|IS Practical Tests|
|CF Written Tests|
|Assessment||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|WC Practical Tests|
|PR Practical Tests|
|SI Short Tests|