Digital Technologies 1

DGT1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Simpson

Prerequisites

Open Entry. However it is preferred that you took the 10DGT course, since this acts as an introduction to the DGT1 course



Digital Technologies is the study of how computers work; how they can be programmed; and how they can be used to manage, process and present information.

The DGT1 course focuses on:
Website development (using HTML and CSS)
Computer Hardware
Programming (using Python)
Computer Science Theory

The course is a challenging one and requires students to be self-motivated and to work independently. It will suit students who have an interest in understanding how computers work, and how website and programs are created.



Course Overview

Term 1
Programming a game using Python
Computer Hardware and Software | Build a computer, install software, update drivers, BIOS and error checking.

Term 2
Computer Hardware and Software | Build a computer, install software, update drivers, BIOS and error checking.
Creation of an HTML and CSS website.

Term 3
Creation of an HTML and CSS website.
Human computer interaction.
Compression coding for different media types.

Term 4
Creation of an HTML and CSS website.

Learning Areas:

Technology



Pathway

Digital Technologies 2

Career Pathways

Software Developer, Electrical Engineer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Systems Administrator, Game Developer, Secondary School Teacher, User Experience Designer, Network Administrator

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

No fees. No equipment required (although having access to a computer at home will be useful for continuing classwork at home)


Pathway Tags

Web Developer, Software Developer, Game Developer, User Experience Designer, Systems Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, IT Manager, IT Support