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Secondary Short Courses

Information technology is an exciting fast-paced industry for anyone who loves technology. Our short courses will give you an insight into the world of IT. The courses cover a variety of topics that are designed to give you an overview of what is to come in our full-time programs.

 

At Techtorium we believe in an innovative learning environment. Modern learning initiates critical thinking, this helps our trainers to deliver meaningful information across larger groups whilst still maintaining a high quality of understanding.

ICE

Introduction into Engineering 

CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES
Your PC anywhere, anytime, anyhow
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3
9 credits

Learn the basics of cloud technologies, what it supports, and how it is delivered. We’ll explore the different cloud platforms and discuss the future of the cloud.

What you’ll learn

  • Implementing security solutions on digital devices
  • Networking concepts
  • Routers and switches
  • Demonstrating knowledge of LANs and WANs
  • Provision of a desktop as a service in the cloud.

SERVERS
Run your server like a boss
Year 12 & 13 | Level 4
9 credits

This course will give you a basic understanding of a corporate network. Identifying the typical servers that would provide the necessary security, access to shared resources and the underlying infrastructure to allow the organization’s network to function efficiently.

What you’ll learn

  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • File Server, Active Directory Domain Services
  • Data communications

CYBER SECURITY
Protect and defend your network
Year 12 & 13 | Level 4
10 credits

This course will give you a basic understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, risks and solutions. You will learn how to assess an affected user as well as plan, and create a security approach for a wider organisation.

What you’ll learn

  • To disassemble and reassemble a computer
  • Install & configure an operating system and application software
  • Configuring network, security and storage options for computers

CODE

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

PROGRAMMING
Kick off with Code
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3
11 credits

This course teaches techniques for implementing scalable, resilient and responsive systems. By the end of the course you will be able to design to spec, write code, test and modify a program; and create simple end-user documentation.

What you’ll learn 

  • Investigate, plan and create a conceptual design to propose a software solution to an existing problem
  • Learn how to develop software using Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Basic
  • Create a simple Windows Application Form using a variety of tools
  • Apply Data Validation process
  • Practice testing, debugging and code modification
  • Create Simple end-user documentation for the program

GAMES
Be a game maker
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3 & 4
10 credits

An introduction to the concepts of gaming. You will learn how to move a game from concept through to design with basic programming too. By the end of the course, you will have designed a prototype and tested a simple game and created documentation for the game.

What you’ll learn

  • Investigate a given scenario and plan and create a digital solution (Game) for the given problem
  • Create, test and evaluate an integrated digital solution (Game) to meet the given requirements
  • Learn more about Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Basic programming language
  • Design a simple game using a variety of tools (PictureBox, Loop, conditional statement, Control, Timer, Panel, Events, form dimensions, move an object using a keyboard)
  • Create user manual and documentation for the game

Artificial Intelligence 
Make computers chat
Year 12 & 13 | Level 4
10 credits

Learn about AI; what it is and how it can be used. Find out about its real-world applications and how they relate to you. You will explore machine learning and the logic, ethics, and impacts of AI.

What you’ll learn

  • Creating a basic Artificial Intelligence application using Visual Studio IDE and Visual Basic
  • Logic in Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Fuzzy Logic, Heuristics and Gaming Logic
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

DIGITAL LITERACY

ICT PROGRAMME

L2 DIGITAL LITERACY
IT 101
Year 11 & 12 | Level 2
10 credits

This course is designed to introduce you to the world of Information Technology. You will acquire a basic knowledge of IT and develop an understanding of how computers work. 

What you’ll learn

  • To set up, personalise and use digital devices
  • Understanding and managing files and folders using digital devices
  • Identifying common computing components, devices and connectors
  • To demonstrate knowledge of common application and system software
  • Installing Windows 10 and certain applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of simple network technologies and concepts
  • Understanding of ergonomic principals
  • Select the right digital tool for specific purposes

COMPUTER ENGINEERING, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Year 12 & 13
30-60 credits

As part of our plan to create a clear pathway from secondary school right through to the IT industry. Throughout the ICT programme you will learn about technical and hardware support, business intelligence and analysis, and software development.

There are two options for you to study our ICT Programme.

1 day a week | Monday or Wednesday
2 days a week | Monday and Tuesday or Tuesday and Wednesday

Each course is 30 weeks

Where to from here?

At Techtorium our Short Courses allow students to discover if further study in Software Development or Computer Engineering is the right pathway for them. By completing one of the 6 Short Courses available to Year 12 & 13’s, students not only gain credits but will also have a head start into the New Zealand Diploma Level 5. Full time students will gain skills, knowledge and behaviors that are required for the workplace in our ILE (Innovative Learning Environment).

How do I register for Short Courses?

 

Great! Email us LoveIT@techtorium.ac.nz or when you are on campus ask for our Admin or Tertiary Pathways team. Or simply fill out an inquiry form below.

Ready to enquire for 2021 Full-Time?

 

Awesome! If you are ready to start the process for your 2021 enrolment, you can fill out the expression of interest form here to get started!

Have you got more questions?

 

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Can a Chromebook be used for Short Courses?

Yes for our ICE engineering courses, we will need to make arrangements for CODE.

What apps do i need to use for the Short Courses?

Zoom application, visual studio for code everything else will be provided.

Do i need a Zoom account?

Yes

Do we use Google Classroom?

No

Is Teams Education different to other Teams accounts?

No, only in terms of licensing

Do i need a webcam?

Yes it is required.

I have a camera but no mic, is this okay?

No, both a mic and webcam are required.

When do I get my login?

At the latest 2 days before the course

How is the Assessment done online?

Online word document

What happens if I can't login on the day?

Case by case – Maybe give them student services details to contact for login credentials

What happens if the student is late?

We give 30 minutes leeway. After 9.30am is too late to join the class.

Why do I need to do CODE Programming before I can do Games?

We require you to have prior knowledge of visual studio and the courses build on each other

STUDENT FOR A DAY

Spend a day with us to understand us. We want you to make an informed decision about your tertiary study. That’s why we developed “Student for a Day”. Here at Techtorium, we see education as the most important life decision you are going to make in the next 5 years. That’s why we want to give you the opportunity to ‘test the waters’. Techtorium’s Student for a Day is a chance for you to experience what it’s really like to be a Techtorium student, without having to dedicate yourself to an entire year of study. It’s a chance for you to find out what makes us so different and whether the exciting, innovating and forward thinking environment is right for them!