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Course Aim and Description: ICT Vision and Philosophy

Our ICT students will achieve excellence, within a positive learning environment, so that they develop into lifelong learners who are motivated, respectful and caring citizens. Our students should be the 21st Century learners.This vision will allow our ICT students to become confident, connected, lifelong learners who are actively involved in our country.The ICT Department recognise the fast changing needs for education moving into the 21st Century. We believe ICT literacy is a shared lifelong experience, which should be provided in a safe supportive environment.

The ICT Department is preparing students to live in a global information- based society, and therefore see the need to develop in the students the following aspects:

ICT Learner Skills

Flexible and adaptable thinkers

Students who are ready to accept and move with the change, and apply learning confidently and successfully to new and different situations.

We need to encourage our students to become:

  • Intellectual processors
  • Multi skilled
  • Lifelong learners
  • Maintain physical fitness
  • Able to manage stress and meeting the deadlines for the assessments
  • Adaptable
  • Problem solvers
  • Risk takers
  • Creative

Effective collaborators

Students who have the skills to work effectively with diverse individual and groups to solve problems.

We need to encourage students to become:

  • Comfortable working with others
  • Dependable
  • Co-operative
  • Considerate
  • Active participant

Self-directed and reflective learners

Students who are able to work independently and reflectively

We need to encourage students to become:

  • Intellectual processors
  • Motivated learners
  • Competent thinker
  • Skilled in other subjects eg. Maths and Science
  • Evaluate
  • Able to scan for relevant information
  • Effective time managers

Effective Communicators

Students who are able to convey their ideas to others in a variety of ways.

We need to encourage students to become:

  • Confident speakers
  • Good listeners
  • Confident in using ICTs

Course Information

Level 1 Computer Studies

Course Title: Computer Studies

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: COM102

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to improve their ICT skills. Students will learn Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint and Web Page creation skills. The course will allow the students to gain 18 credits which will go towards NCEA Level 1.

Course Details:

StandardOfferedLevelAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
5041USInt2Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)
107921USInt3Write formal personal correspondence
27921USInt2Produce simple desktop published documents using templates
187341USInt2Create a web page using a template
59461USInt3Use computer technology to create and deliver a presentation from given content
187431USInt2Use a word processor to produce documents for a business or organisation
128831USInt4Enter and manage text for generic text and information management
1011USInt3Develop and use keyboarding skills to enter text
TOTAL:21

This course leads to:

  • Computer Studes L2
  • Preparing students for vocational training course at MIT
  • Level 2 Workplace Administration and Customer Service course

Level 1 Computer Studies (Vocational Pathway)

Course Title: Computer Studies

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: COM103V

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to improve the students’ ICT skills. Students will learn Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint and web page creation skills.The course will allow the students to gain 18 credits which will go towards NCEA Level 1.

Course Details:

StandardsOfferedLevelAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
US 187431USInt2Produce a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data
US 59401USInt2Use computer technology to create and deliver a presentation from given content
US 27921USInt2Produce simple desktop published documents using templates
US 1011USInt3Develop and use keyboarding skills to enter text
US 1021USInt3Consolidate keyboarding skills and produce accurate text
US 128831USInt4Enter and manage text for generic text and information management
US 187341USInt2Create a web page using a template
TOTAL:18

This course leads to:

  • COM Level 2
  • Prepare students for vocational training course at MIT
  • Level 2 Workplace Administration and Customer Service course at MIT (24 credits)

Level 2 Computer Studies

Course Title: Computer Studies

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: COM202

Course Aim and Description:

The course aims to cover all the aspects of computer skills required in the workplace and provide the initial doorway to future ICT and Workplace Administration and Customer Service related career opportunities. Students will achieve their first qualification in Computing (National Certificate in Computing Level 2).

Course Details:

StandardsOfferedLevelAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
US 27862USInt3Create and use a simple computer flatfile database to solve a problem
US 27842USInt3Produce and use computer spreadsheets to solve a problem
US 1112USInt5Use a word processor to produce documents for a business or organisation
US 27912USInt3Integrate spreadsheet and database data into word processed documents to meet a set brief
Wrokplace Course at MIT every Tuesday23
Students will also have the opportunity to achieve additional Level 2 credits from MIT through the Workplace Administration and Customer Service course throughout the year.
TOTAL:37 Level 2 credits

This course leads to:

  • COM L3
  • Prepare students for vocational training course at MIT
  • Level 3 Workplace Administration and Customer Service course at MIT (23 credits). See below for more information.

Level 2 Computer Studies

Course Title: Computing and Work Experience (Vocational Pathway)

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: COM203V

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to improve the students’ ICT and office/customer service skills. Students will learn word processing, design, workplace administration and customer Service skills which include interview techniques, telecommunication systems and responding to customer enquiries skills.

The course will allow the students to gain 17 credits which will go towards NCEA Level 2.

Course Details:

StandardOfferedLevelAS / USInt /ExtCreditTitle of Standard
US 1112USInt5Use a word processor to produce documents for a business or organisation
US 27842USInt3Create and use a computer spreadsheet to solve a problem
US 572USInt2Provide customer service
US 622USInt3Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact
US 1212USInt5Demonstrate and apply knowledge of office equipment and administration processes
US 3272USInt4Document business financial transactions for an entity
US 3762USInt2Employ customer service techniques to accommodate customer behavioural styles in a workplace
US 34882USInt3Write business correspondence for a workplace
US 123552USInt3Describe stress and ways of dealing with it
TOTAL: 30 Level 2 credits
Students will also have the opportunity to gain 23 Level 2 credits from MIT through the Workplace Administration and Customer Service courses throughout the year.

This course leads to:

  • COM Level 3
  • Prepare students for vocational training course at MIT
  • Level 3 Workplace Administration and Customer Service course at MIT (23 credits)

Workplace Administration and Customer Service Course at MIT (23 L2 credits)

The ICT students will have the opportunity to do the MIT course in order to get vocational training and practical skills so they can find success and move forward on a different vocational pathway.

Year 12 students will undertake a Workplace Administration and Customer Service course at MIT’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology in their simulated office, the Ricoh Administration Centre.

The Ricoh Administration Centre is a simulated office environment which functions as a real business. Ricoh provides the corporate image, framework and resources such as photocopiers, faxes and printers for the centre.

The Ricoh Administration Centre includes practical duties and tasks such as working on reception, answering phone calls, photocopying binding, completing accounts and practicing workplace health and safety.

One of the focuses of the course which is beneficial is team work. Students will also be developing a greater understanding of business practice and the use of equipment.

Level 3 Computer Studies

Course Title: Computer Studies

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: COM302

Course Aim and Description:

Computer Studeis is an advanced level of ICT skills for both personal and vocational use. This provides students with the expertise and understanding necessary for using a range of applications.

Students will achieve a second qualification in Computing (National Certificate in Computing Level 3). The credits contribute towards NCEA Level 3.

Course Details:

StandardsOfferedAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
US 2785USInt5Create a computer spreadsheets to provide a solution for organisation use
US 2787USInt6Produce a computer flatfile database to provide solutions for organisation use
US 24872USInt3Produce documents for a workplace using a computer
US 112USInt5Produce information using word processing functions.
TOTAL19

This course leads to:

  • Tertiary study in ICT/Business Administration.
  • Employment relaed to computer skills required in most work places.
  • National Certificate in Computing Level 3.

Level 3 Computer Studies

Course Title: Computer Studies (Vocational Pathway)

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: COM303V

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to improve the students’ ICT and office/customer service skills. Students will learn word processing, design, workplace administration and customer Service skills which include interview techniques, telecommunication systems and responding to customer enquiries skills.

The course will allow the students to gain 17 credits which will go towards NCEA Level 3.

Most vocations require employees to be computer literate. This course aims to cover all the aspects of computer skills required in the work place and is the doorway to future career opportunities.

Course Details:

StandardOfferedUSASIntExtCreditTitle of Standard
US 112USInt5Produce information using word processing functions
US 122USInt5Provide office reception services
US 123USInt5Use office information, copying, and telecommunication systems
US 11815USInt3Answer customer enquiries on the telephone in a wide range of contexts
US 11816USInt4Respond to customer enquiries by writing in a range of contexts
US 9681USInt3Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
US 24872USInt3Produce documents for a workplace using a computer
US 12887USInt6Integrate text and images and manage multiple files for generic text and information management
Students will also have the opportunity to gain 23 Level 3 credits from MIT through the Workplace Administration and Customer Service courses throughout the year.
TOTAL:34 L3 credits

This course leads to:

  • Tertiary courses in ICT/Business Administration.
  • Employment related to computer skills required in most work places.

Workplace Administration and Customer Service Course at MIT (24 L3 credits)

The ICT students will have the opportunity to do the MIT course in order to get vocational training and practical skills so they can find success and move forward on a different vocational pathway.

Year 13 students will undertake a Workplace Administration and Customer Service course at MIT’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology in their simulated office, the Ricoh Administration Centre.

The Ricoh Administration Centre is a simulated office environment which functions as a real business. Ricoh provides the corporate image, framework and resources such as photocopiers, faxes and printers for the centre.

The Ricoh Administration Centre includes practical duties and tasks such as working on reception, answering phone calls, photocopying binding, completing accounts and practicing workplace health and safety.

One of the focuses of the course which is beneficial is team work. Students will also be developing a greater understanding of business practice and the use of equipment.