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HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SUPPORT, PLAN, AND BOOK YOUR STUDENTS ONTO OUR POPULAR SHORT COURSES

We have been delivering short courses to New Zealand Secondary Schools for 10 years. These courses have enabled countless secondary school learners to gain better insight into IT as a career path. Our courses are designed to “un-jumble the jargon” and offer learners a chance to immerse themselves in the work of computer engineering and software development. Our purpose is to help secondary school learner make more informed decisions about IT as a profession.

NOTICE BOARD

NOTICE BOARD

Keeping you up to date with everything that is happening here at Techtorium.

UPDATES:

28th May 2021

 

Kia ora koutou,  

 

As we reflect on Term 1 and the start of the school year, we were quickly reminded that COVID-19 is still in our midst. Techtorium introduced the new Tech Pathways programme to high schools in Auckland and it has been widely accepted with positive outcomes. Techtorium welcomed its first cohort of high school students onto the Tech Pathways programme in Term 1. The programme is taught over four days at our Newmarket location, and we were delighted to see the enthusiasm in the students as they started their Tech Pathway journey in their respective chosen pathway. Monday to Thursdays we had high school students participate in the programme keeping our IT trainers busy at Techtorium. 

 

The caliber of students enrolled in the Tech Pathways Programme ranged from your beginners in IT to high school students already familiar with Interactive Learning Environment (ILE) Techtorium offers. These students in previous years participated in our short courses and the previous ICT programme and there are very capable future IT specialists in the students enrolled this year on our programmes. In addition, Techtorium were able to collaborate with Manurewa High School Trades Academy to give students from alternative education programmes and the trades student the opportunity to experience Information Technology studies in our environment. The students were excited to be in a new education environment and from our observation most of the group had positive experiences with our IT trainers and the course content. We continue to try and create new ways to support our school communities and the alternative education group is an area we would like to work with in the future. The Tertiary Pathways team were kept busy with school lunchtime presentations and classroom engagements. The use of our virtual reality gear proved to be extremely popular amongst the students to the point where we would see students lining up to take turns. The relevance and importance of Technology in the lives of these young people, present and future can be seen and heard through our interactions with the schools as growing interest in IT, our short courses and full-time study increases. The senior high school students take the initiative to discuss various areas of IT with the team and we can see firsthand that these students are proactively planning their tertiary study pathways from the queries and comments shared, great! 

 

Term 1 school period saw the start of careers and expo events across the country for our secondary school communities. The Tertiary Pathways staff participated in the Northland Whangarei Roadshow. The schools in this region were highly organized with the roadshow and we were able to successfully engage with the staff, students, and parents. We would like to acknowledge and thank all the wonderful secondary school contacts in the Northland/Whangarei region for hosting Techtorium at you respective schools. Our short courses are offered online for all the schools outside of the Auckland region and we look forward to continuing our commitment to the students in the Northland schools. During the April School Holidays, we ushered through our doors over two hundred wonderful tech enthusiasts from Year 11 to 13 students from all around Auckland region and even further afield via online learning. The level of engagement with our Techtorium staff onsite and online during the holidays was incredible, and we cannot wait to have them back in the July school holidays. 

 

We farewelled Victoria Smith from Techtorium as she moved on from Techtorium to pursue her passion in teaching and IT. Victoria had a positive impact on increasing the number of female IT students at Techtorium through the Women in IT initiative she created at her time with us. She also helped to develop the Junior Program which Techtorium introduced last year to the Year 7-10 students. She will be missed by the schools she managed and the staff at Techtorium. 

 

Margaret Moala

Tertiary Pathways Manager

Margaret Blue Circle

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INFORMATION

SHORT COURSES AVAILABLE

We offer short courses in Computer Engineering and Software Development

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
  • 1st Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

  • 2nd Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per course

  • 3rd or more course

  • NZ$210+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

CODE

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

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

*Required to complete Games and Artificial Intelligence courses*

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

*Programming Short Course must be completed first*

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

*Programming Short Course must be completed first*

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
  • 1st Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

  • 2nd Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per course

  • 3rd or more course

  • NZ$210+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

For more detail information about these short courses and their content, please contact Victoria or Margaret

team

OUR TEAM, HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM

Our team is passionate about delivering leading education and pathways solutions for your students. We are here to help.

Vaine Blue Circle

VAINE BEN

TERTIARY PATHWAYS ADMINISTRATOR

Margaret Blue Circle

MARGARET MOALA

TERTIARY PATHWAYS MANAGER

2021 SHORT COURSE CALENDAR

Book your students into the right course that meets their career aspirations.

2021 SHORT COURSE CALENDAR

BOOKINGS

BOOKINGS

To book your student/s onto the next Techtorium ICE or CODE courses, please complete the form below and the team will be in touch with your booking confirmation.

SHORT COURSES BOOKINGS
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Cyber Security Dates
Cloud Technologies Dates
Servers Dates
Programming Dates
Games Dates
Artificial Intelligence Dates *student MUST have completed Programming Short course to attend this course*
Digital Literacy Dates
Will the student be completing the course onsite or online? *

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