Year 10 Digital Technologies

10DGT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton

Digital Technologies is an exciting area that leads into the lucrative IT industry which is seeing massive growth and development! People skilled in this area are highly sort after as every industry has IT involved..... lots of opportunities.

Students are introduced to a variety of skills and knowledge across a range of Digital Technologies and will apply them to a personal project. Assessment is related directly to the evidence produced by a student while completing a project. Students are encouraged to help each other with learning technical skills, and will prepare them for any of the senior DT courses.

Areas covered are:

  • Coding in Python
  • Graphic Design
  • Image Creation
  • Green Screens
  • 3D Modelling and Printing
  • Laser cutting
  • Motion Graphics
  • Web design
  • Video editing
  • Computer Science
  • 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Game Development
  • Independent Project


Students will develop a wider skill set in:

  • Project management and communication skills
  • Problem solving individually and in teams
  • Creative expression
  • Algorithmic/computational thinking
  • Designing and developing digital outcomes
  • Establishing fundamental digital skills (specialist language symbols and texts)
  • Collaborative documents and advanced Google Drive
  • Information Management

This is a Year 10 optional course. Feel free to check out our Year 10 Digital Technologies Course for more course information. 

This course is well supported with cutting-edge equipment including laser cutters, CnC machines, 3D printers, resin printers, vacuum formers, airbrushes, Wacom Cintiq 16" drawing tablets, vinyl cutters, furnace to smelter and industry standard software such as Blender, Adobe Cloud and Fusion 360.   

 

 


Below are a range of examples of students work.

 

 

   



Learning Areas:

Technology


Detailed Course Outline
Pathway

NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Computer and Electrical Engineering, NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Interactive Game Design, NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Product & Digital Design, NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Software Engineering and Computer Science, NCEA Level 1 Practical Computing

Career Pathways

Software Developer, Electronics Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Electrical Engineering Technician, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Animator/Digital Artist, Business Analyst, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Game Developer, User Experience Designer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be an approximate $25.00 cost for consumables used in the course.