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 realizing opportunities. Adaptation and innovation are at the heart of technological practice. Quality outcomes result from thinking and practices that are informed, critical and creative.
There are two main areas to Technology
Designing and developing material outcomes, where students design and develop their own technological outcomes/ products using a range of different materials & processes such as, wood, fabric, electronics, resin, laser cutting, 3D printing, casting & CAD.
Courses that relate to this are: Product Design Technology, Furniture making & Mechanical Engineering
Designing and developing in a digital environment, where students design and develop digital outcomes and also develop their computational thinking skills. Students experience learning in wide range of digital areas such as, computer programming, web development, animation, 3D modelling, robotics, information management and how computers work.
Courses that relate to this are: Digital Technology and Computer Science
Students can choose to specialize in just one form of Technology or select a combination of technology based courses based off their areas of interest.
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Courses in this Learning Area
Mobile Application Developer, Database Administrator, Software Engineer, Video Game Designer, Network Administrator, IT Security Specialist, Computer Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Health Information Technician, Technology Manager, IT Technician, Architect, Consultant, Designer, builder, project manager, engineer, furniture maker, mechanical engineer, joiner,