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Technology

Welcome to The Technology Department

Technology is intervention by design: the use of practical and intellectual resources to develop products and systems (technological outcomes) that expand human possibilities by addressing needs and realising opportunities. Adaptation and innovation are at the heart of technological practice. Quality outcomes result from thinking and practices that are informed, critical, and creative.

Technology makes enterprising use of its own particular knowledge and skills, together with those of other disciplines. Graphics and other forms of visual representation offer important tools for exploration and communication.

Technology is never static. It is influenced by and in turn impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day.

Within Technology other courses are also offered which are of a vocational nature.

Course Information

Automotive Engineering

Level 1 Automotive Engineering

Course Title: Automotive Engineering

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: AUT103

Course Aim and Description:

The Level 1 Automotive Programme is an introduction to the Automotive Industry.

This course combines both practical and theoretical aspects and students will be using machines and working on car parts to gain credits in the automotive industry domain. Tasks will be both practical and there will also be the chance to gain an achievement standard that contributes towards literacy.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
229261USInt2Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering

workshop

229231USInt12Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision
910731ASInt4Implement basic procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome
910571ASInt6Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
Total:24

Level 2 Automotive Engineering

Course Title: Automotive Engineering- Trades

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: AUT203

Course Aim and Description:

The Level 2 Automotive Programme builds on skills taught and learned in Level 1.

This course forms a part of the Trades academy and will be focussing on teaching skills and experience around the construction of a min motor bike or chopper.

Students on this course will be expected to provide overalls and boots for work in the workshop.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
219112USInt2Demonstrate Knowledge of Safety on Engineering Worksites
23952USInt4Select, use and care for, engineering hand tools
23962USInt4Select, use and maintain portable hand held engineering power tools
216712USInt4Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry
Total:14

Hospitality

Level 1 Hospitality

Course Title: Automotive Engineering- Trades

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: HOS103

Course Aim and Description:

This course is accredited by the Hospitality Standards Institute (HIS) and involves the students learning how to:-

  • Plan and prepare food to meet the nutritional needs of a chosen individual.
  • Apply knowledge of food hygiene and safety in preparation serving and storage of food.
  • Prepare and present meat, fruit and vegetables, egg and cheese dishes in a range of hospitality industry situations.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
910831ASInt4Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used in processing.
210581USInt2Identify career pathways in the hospitality industry
159001USInt4Prepare and present meat in the hospitality industry
159011USInt3Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the hospitality industry
197701USInt2Prepare and present egg and cheese dishes in the hospitality industry
641USInt2Perform calculations for the workplace
Total:17

Level 2 Hospitality

Course Title: Automotive Engineering- Trades

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: HOS203

Course Aim and Description:

A section of the course and achievable credits take place at the MIT Hospitality Kitchens. Students have to show a level of maturity and independence when representing the school at MIT learning the basic culinary skills. In this course the students will be able to:

  • Practice food safety methods in a food business.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of contamination hazards and control methods
  • Prepare fruit, vegetables, salads and preparation of sandwiches in a commercial kitchen.
  • Handle and maintain quality kitchen knives.
  • Prepare and plan nutritious food for your family.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
1672USInt4Practise food safety methods in food business
132842USInt2Clean food production areas and equipment
132802USInt2Prepare fruit and vegetable cuts
132832USInt2Prepare and present salads for service
132852USInt2Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen
13282USInt2Prepare and present basic sandwiches for service
912992ASInt5Analyse issues related to to the provision of food for people with specific food needs.
Total:19

Level 3 Hospitality

Course Title: Automotive Engineering- Trades

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: HOS303

Course Aim and Description:

A section of the course and achievable credits take place at the MIT Hospitality Kitchens. Students have to show a level of maturity and independence when representing the school at MIT learning the basic culinary skills. In this course the students will be able to:

  • Prepare and cook pasta dishes
  • Prepare and cook egg dishes
  • Prepare and cook hot desserts in a commercial kitchen.
  • Prepare and cook basic pastry dishes
  • Prepare and bake basic cakes, sponges, and scones in a commercial kitchen

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
133163USInt3Prepare and cook basic pasta dishes in a commercial kitchen
133143USInt4Prepare and cook egg dishes in a commercial kitchen
133103USInt5Prepare and produce basic hot and cold dessert items in a commercial kitchen
133223USInt4Prepare and cook basic pastry dishes in a commercial kitchen
133253USInt4Prepare and bake basic cakes, sponges and scones in a commercial kitchen
Total:20

Carpentry and Furniture

Level 1 Carpentry and Furniture

Course Title: Carpentry and Furniture

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: CYF103

Course Aim and Description:

In this course you build on the skills studied in Y10 and develop a level of independence that encourages you to make judgments about Carpentry and Furniture projects.

The Learning areas are:-

  • The focus is on safety and combines theory of tools in practical projects. You will learn sound woodworking principles, work ethics, teamwork, and workshop behavior. The main outcome is a piece of quality furniture, developed to address a brief.
  • -You again incorporate safety into the manufacture of a practical project, applying joints and fastenings in the manufacture of a second product.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
243521USInt2Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in the construction of a BCATS project
243561USInt8Apply elementary workshop procedures and processes for BCATS projects
259201USInt3Use Joints for BCATS projects
901571ASInt6Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product.
Total:19

Level 2 Carpentry and Furniture

Course Title: Carpentry and Furniture

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: CYF203

Course Aim and Description:

In this course you build on the skills studied at Level 1 and develop a level of independence that encourages you to make judgments about Carpentry and Furniture projects. You will learn the skills required for you to follow a career in any of the wood based trades, for example, carpenter or cabinetmaker. You will be assessed on your practical skills, and by assignments and tests. The main areas of study are:-

  • Producing high quality furniture items to specification. (Minimum 2 pieces of furniture)
  • Following safety rules and sketching carpentry projects.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
243542USInt4Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in a BCATS workplace
129322USInt6Construct timber garden furniture

and items of basic construction

equipment as a BCATS project

129272USInt6Use identify, select, use and maintain hand tools used for BCATS projects
Total:16

Trades

Level 2 Trades Academy

Course Title: Trades Academy

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: TRA203

Course Aim and Description:

In this course you will be earning credits towards 2 Vocational Pathways

It covers skills in communication, literacy, maths, quality standards, workshop procedures, freehand sketching, job specifications, health and safety, materials knowledge (including timber, metal), and hand tools, power tools, and fixed machinery.

Students will also be working towards a Site Safe qualification.

Students who take this course can only take English and Maths as their other two options. Students will be in the construction class for three or two hour blocks each day.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
24354, 24357, 24358, 24350, 129272USInt22Six compulsory standards that cover; safety, Communications, planning, hand & power tools
TBC2USIntTBCFurther construction standards will be offered that reflect projects to be completed
TBC2USIntTBCOther standards to be determined by projects
Youth Employability Passport
Work Placement 1 day a week
MIT 1 day a week
Total:40+

Level 3 Trades Academy

Course Title: Trades Academy

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: TRA303

Course Aim and Description:

A section of the course and achievable credits take place at the MIT Building School. Students have to show a level of maturity and independence when representing the school at MIT learning the basic skills.

Students will then be provided an opportunity to collect another third of their credits either at SEHC or again at MIT in the fields of either Engineering, Welding, Plumbing, Electrical, Refrigeration or any other domain offered by MIT at Level 3 in 2017.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
Students will attend MIT 2 days a week and achieve the Construction and Infrastructure credits available.
Students will attend SEHC 2 days a week and be offered a variety of unit standards to enhance the above curriculum OR they may be offered 2 further days at MIT
Students will attend a work placement ONE day a week with an employer.
Total:?