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Applied Technology Faculty

A dynamic, high profile faculty offering a wide range of practical subjects in state of the art facilities, including a Design and Visual Communication department which is recognised as one of the best in New Zealand. NCEA and competition successes feature regularly with students gaining some of the top awards locally and nationally.

Applied Tech

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $50

Course: This a practical based course that introduces the student to all aspects of Design and Technology. Students are encouraged to be creative across a range of different materials and processes and the emphasis is on developing design and practical skills within these areas. These include designing and making projects using wood, metal, plastics and some basic electronics. The course will incorporate the use of modern technologies - 3D printers, laser cutters and computer aided design for example, along with developing basic design and drawing skills. This course is a good start for students who wish to specialise product design leading to a practical university approved route.

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $50

Course: An introduction to the practical and theory elements of working with wood and metal. This is a hands on course which aims to introduce and develop practical skills by constructing a variety of projects in the workshop. This is a good start for those considering Wood Technology and Engineering at Level 1.

  • Credit: 24 (Unit Standard)
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $100
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: This is a practical skill-based course in light Engineering and Woodwork. This involves students in designing, making and documenting processes. Students will take home a project made from both materials at the conclusion of the course. The course caters for those wishing to pursue an apprenticeship or an Engineering/Construction career.

  • Credit: 19 credits at Level 1, 12 credits at Level 2
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Year 1 $80, Year 2 $120
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: This is a NCEA Unit Standard Technology course using wood-based products as a materials medium. Students will gain credits for success with design, brief development, individual production of a prototype, and documentation of processes. This course is designed as a skills and knowledge prerequisite for Level 2 Wood Technology. An article of furniture will be made to take home. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 21 credits at Level 2
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $130
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: Level 1 Wood Technology

Course: This is a full NCEA Unit Standard Technology course using wood-based products as a materials medium. Students will gain credits for success with design, brief development, individual production of a prototype and documentation of processes. An article of furniture will be made to take home. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons

  • Credit: 19 credits at Level 3
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $130
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: Level 2 Wood Technology

Course: This is a full NCEA Unit Standard Technology course using wood-based products as a materials medium. Students will gain credits for success with design, brief development, individual production of a prototype and documentation of processes. An article of furniture will be made to take home. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 15 for L1A; 14 for L1B (Unit Standard credits) + 14 L2 credits
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $90 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1 - National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Level 1)

Course: L1A: Other Costs: A small financial outlay in addition to the materials fee may be required depending on individual finishing/polishing requirements. This is a practical skill-based course in light Engineering involving students in designing, making and documenting processes. Students will take home a project at the conclusion of the course. The course will lay the foundation for the Engineering Training Organisation Unit Standards course in Level 1 which caters for those wishing to pursue an Engineering career or apprenticeship. L1B: The course consists of a combination of written and practical work. Students will be assessed on their competence in using tools and machinery in the Engineering workshop. Understanding of materials and safe working practices will also be assessed. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 21 Level 2 Unit Standard credits
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $90 to $330 depending on project chosen
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: 24 Level 1 Engineering credits

Course: This course is part of a two year programme which leads to the engineering industry recognised National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2). Students will need to demonstrate skills and knowledge in practical, written and graphic assignments. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 15 Level 2 Unit Standards; 20 Level 3 Unit Standards
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $90
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: 20 Level 2 Engineering credits

Course: In this course students will build on their work in L2 gaining credits towards the National Certificate in Engineering (Level 3). Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $35

Course: This course serves as an introduction to Electronics. It will introduce basic understanding of how circuits work by students building working projects that can be taken home. Students will see different ways circuits can be put together as, all whilst gaining experience in soldering components. This course is a good start for those considering studying Electronics at NCEA Level 1 and beyond

  • Credit: 17
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $80 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: This course is a university approved Achievement Standards course. L1A: This is the start of the Level 1 course covering basic Electronics. Students will learn the skills of circuit construction as well as understanding basic components. The course is aimed at students building individual projects that can be taken home. The course will be made up of theory and practical elements, and includes an introduction to Eagle CAD and Picaxe programming software. L1B: This follows on from the Year 1 course. Students continue to work on individual projects using these to increase understanding of electronics and individual components. Students are also required to program chips, build working devices and write reports for NCEA based on subject knowledge. There is no final exam. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 17
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $60
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: 14 credits Level 1 Electronics

Course: This course is a university approved Achievement Standards course in Electronics. Students build on the work in Level 1 with more in depth knowledge of individual components and programming Picaxe to a higher level. Students complete a variety of projects during the course and write reports for NCEA based on subject knowledge. There is no final exam. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 16
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $60
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: 14 Level 2 Electronics credits

Course: This course is a continuation of Level 2 Electronics. It is a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. During this course students build more complex projects, test and modify them, as well as understanding the underlying electronics behind the project. Projects are written up during the course of the year as well as a research assignment. There is no final exam. This course is a university approved Achievement Standards course. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $40

Course: Students use the Technological process to design and make a basic item and then a bag. Students learn about different fabric properties and sewing techniques. Students learn how to use a sewing machine efficiently and draft basic patterns. Students are encouraged to be creative. All other consumables are provided.

  • Credit: 22
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $60 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: L1A: Students use the technological process to design and make specified items of clothing. Students gain skills and knowledge to enable them to use sewing equipment effectively. Students learn about basic pattern drafting, and working with a variety of fabrics, using patterns and symbols. Students will use the specialised machinery and equipment as required for their assignments. L1B: Through the technological process and the use of practical skills, students develop textile products that address the needs of clients. They also learn about the theory of the principles and elements of design. All other consumables are provided.

  • Credit: 22
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $60 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: 16 Level 1 credits in Fabric
    Technology

Course: Students will complete two projects; the first one is practical skills based. The main project is based on selecting a client and working to a design brief to design and make a prototype for a textile outcome to meet the client's needs and specifications. For the external report they will investigate the issue of sustainability as it relates to fashion and textiles. All other consumables are provided.

  • Credit: 20
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $60
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: 16 Level 2 credits in Fabric
    Technology

Course: Students will complete two projects; the first one is skills based. The main project is based on selecting a client and working to design and make a prototype for a textile outcome to meet the client's needs. An external report will investigate what good design is and the criteria we judge it by. All other consumables are provided.

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $150

Course: With a strong focus on health and safety, this course consists of theory driven practical tasks designed to develop student's skills in executing a range of recipes. These will cater for diverse cultural and nutritional needs with a great emphasis placed on teamwork.

  • Credit: 25 Level 1, 10 Level 2
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $380 per year
  • Qualification: 7 Level 1 Standards including skills based Unit Standards

Course: Students will have the opportunity to achieve some Level 1 credits (all gained by continual internal assessment) by applying knowledge of hygiene and safety and demonstrating the use of equipment consistently throughout the year. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $380 per year
  • Qualification: A minimum of 14 Achievement Standards credits including 4 Literacy credits plus health and safety based Unit standards.

Course: This course is a University approved Achievement Standards course in Food Technology. Students will be expected to have a base of core skills learnt in year 10. They will complete a series of projects throughout the year which they will be expected to submit written work to support their Technological practice. Some key skills will be based around baking, problem solving, product development and working with a client. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Trips: 1
  • Cost: $380 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2 and Hospitality Standards Institute Certificate
  • Prerequisites: 14 Level 1 Technology credits

Course: This is a University approved Level 2 Achievement Standards course in Food Technology. Students will complete a series of projects throughout the year which they will be expected to submit along with written work to support their Technological practice. Some key skills will be based around producing, tasting and developing International foods and working with a client. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Trips: 1
  • Cost: $380 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3 and Hospitality Standard Institute Certificate
  • Prerequisites: Unit Standard 167 and 14 Level 2 Technology credits

Course: This course is a University approved Achievement Standards course in Food Technology. Students will complete a series of projects throughout the year which they will be expected to submit written work to support their Technological practice. Students will develop existing skills and learn new techniques driven by their interests to complete a Major Project where they will be expected to produce food for a client in a real life situation. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 25 Level 1, 10 Level 2
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $380 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Hospitality Standards Institute Certificate

Course: This is a practical based course which includes units of learning recognised and linked with Polytechnics and Hospitality Institute Standards. This course is ideal for those seeking employment in this field or going on to advanced studies in Chef work, Hotel Management, Tourism or starting their own catering business. Students will be expected to cater for functions. Appropriate covered footwear is needed in all practical lessons and chef jackets must be worn in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 16
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $380 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2 and Hospitality Standards Institute Certificate
  • Prerequisites: 14 Level 1 Hospitality credits

Course: This is a practical based course which includes units of learning recognised and linked with Polytechnics and Hospitality Institute Standards. This course is ideal for those seeking employment in this field or going on to advanced studies in Chef work, Hotel Management, Tourism or starting their own catering business. Students need to wear appropriate covered footwear which is required in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: 19
  • Trips: 1
  • Cost: $380 per year
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3 and Hospitality Standard Institute Certificate
  • Prerequisites: Unit Standard 167 and 12 Level 2 Hospitality credits

Course: This is a practical based course which includes units of learning recognised and linked with Polytechnics and Hospitality Institute Standards. This course is ideal for those seeking employment in this field or going on to advanced studies in Chef work, Hotel Management, Tourism or starting their own catering business. Students will be expected to cater for functions. Appropriate covered footwear is needed in all practical lessons and chef jackets must be worn in all practical lessons.

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Students are required to pay a $15 subscription per subject (maximum $30 per student) for the use of the Adobe Suite at school
  • Prerequisites: Internet and computer access at home. 2Gb+ Flash Drive

Course: This is a two semester course offering an introduction to web design, animation, robotics, programming, data management and computer hardware. Students will: • Create a simple website using html and CSS • Create a simple Flash animation • Program a Lego NXT robot to accomplish a series of mini challenges • Use Scratch programming to create a game • Create apps using App inventor • Learn basic skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word • Follow correct procedures when producing, accessing and storing data (computer misuse, copyright and piracy, the Data Protection Act, file management and backup, cybersafety) • Create a database and carry out a mailmerge • Look at computer science concepts such as binary numbers, image representation, text compression, error detection correction, search algorithms and programming languages • Brief look at augmented reality • 3D modeling and printing

  • Credit: 18+
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Students are required to pay a $10 Code Avengers subscription and a $15 subscription per subject (maximum $30 per student) for the use of the Adobe Suite at school
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: This two year course offers tuition in web design, animation, programming, data management and database development. Home internet, computer and a 2Gb+ Flash Drive required. L1A: Students will learn how to: • Create a website using html and CSS • Database design • Introduction to Python (programming language) • Develop skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint • Use correct ethical procedures when producing, retrieving and storing data • Understand the fundamentals of computer science • Opportunity to gain a Microsoft Certification (Exam costs apply - $30 per exam) L1B: Students will learn how to: • Effectively integrate applications in Microsoft Office 2010 • Effectively use design elements • Understand correct ethical procedures when producing, using and storing data • Use planning tools to guide the technological development of an outcome • Create a website using html and CSS • Create a program using Python • Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts from computer science. This includes algorithms, programming languages and user interface design. This course leads to Level 2 DIT.

  • Credit: 20-23
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Students are required to pay a $10 Code Avengers subscription and a $15 subscription per subject (maximum $30 per student) for the use of the Adobe Suite at school
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: 14 credits from L1 DIT

Course: This course offers more advanced tuition in web design and animation, programming, database and data management. Home internet, computer and 2Gb+ Flash Drive required. Students will learn how to: • Use correct ethical procedures when producing, using and storing data on a network • Plan and create a relational database • Develop a conceptual design for an outcome • Create a digital media outcome (website using html5 and CSS3) • Plan and create a computer program using Python (optional). Students will also look at advanced concepts in computer science. Topics include data representation, compression, error control coding, encryption and usability heuristics. This course leads to Level 3 DIT

  • Credit: 19 (includes 3 Unit Standard credits)
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Students are required to pay a $15 subscription per subject (maximum $30 per student) for the use of the Adobe Suite at school. Industry certification costs - $30-$100 per certification
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: 14 credits from L2 DIT

Course: This course offers more advanced tuition in web design, programming, and database management. Home internet, computer and 2Gb+ Flash Drive required. Students will learn how to: • Create a relational database • Manage a project using project management tools • Develop a conceptual design for a client • Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose (this can be any digital outcome, websites, apps, database etc) • Students will also study two areas of computer science, software engineering and artificial intelligence • Option to complete industry certification - Microsoft Office Specialist, Adobe etc

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $50

Course: This course introduces students to design and drawing through a variety of freehand and instrumental drawing systems. Some natural ability to draw, and an interest in design are helpful. A product kit, which the materials costs cover, is supplied to every student at the beginning of the course. A device that meets the school Student Own Device Specifications, such as a tablet, netbook or laptop, is recommended.

  • Credit: 22
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $25 Year 1 and $45 Year 2.
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: L1A: The course develops and expands the skills introduced in Year 9. The focus is on design, instrumental and freehanddrawing systems, rendering techniques and presentation of work. L1B: There are two areas of study: • Spatial Design - architecture, landscape graphics, perspective drawing • Product Design - engineered products, consumer products, media products and associated drawing systems A selected body of work will be promoted to an audience. There is no examination. All work for Achievement Standards will be from two design assignments. Work for the external standards will be sent to NZQA in November for marking. A device that meets the school Student Own Device Specifications, such as a tablet, netbook or laptop is recommended.

  • Credit: 19
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Students are required to pay a $15 subscription per subject (maximum $30 per student) for the use of the Adobe Suite at school
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: 19 credits or more from Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

Course: A natural ability and sound skills from previous years are essential. A high degree of detail, complexity and analysis of work are required. There will be two sections: • Spatial Design - architecture, landscape graphics and perspective drawing, interior design, etc. • Product Design - engineered products, consumer products, media products and associated drawing systems There is no examination. Students will complete two portfolios that will contain evidence for internal and external Achievement Standards. The portfolio will be sent to NZQA in November for marking the external standards. A device that meets the school Student Own Device Specifications, such as a tablet, netbook or laptop is recommended

  • Credit: 16 - 22
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Students are required to pay a $15 subscription per subject (maximum $30 per student) for the use of the Adobe Suite at school
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: 16 credits from Level 2 Design and Visual Communication

Course: An extension to the Level 2 course. A natural ability and high quality skills from Level 2 are essential at this advanced level. A higher degree of detail, complexity and critical thinking is required. Students will have the option of working in one of two areas of study: Spatial Design or Product Design. A portfolio of work will be produced in the chosen area of study. This will contain evidence for both external and internal Achievement Standards. An optional visual presentation may be developed to exhibit the design outcome to an audience. There is no examination. The Design and Visual Communication Level 4 Scholarship Standard is available. A device that meets the school Student Own Device Specifications, such as a tablet, netbook or laptop is recommended.

 




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