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Computer Application Technology

WHAT IS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY?

Introduction

Computer Applications Technology is a new subject. It draws from aspects of subjects such as Computyping and Computer Studies. It further originates from and is a subset of the broader knowledge domain of information and communication technologies (ICTs). ICTs are the combination of networks, hardware and software as well as the means of communication, collaboration and engagement that enable the processing, management and exchange of data, information and knowledge. ICTs develop and change rapidly, and as a knowledge domain include the following broad knowledge categories that impact on Computer Application Technology:

Personal computer hardware and software

  • Personal computer hardware and software
  • Networked environments
  • Use of ICTs to solve problems
  • Impact of ICTs on society and the environment
  • ICTs and legal, ethical and security issues
  • Communication technology

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY?

Computer Applications Technology is learning about ICTs, working with ICTs and using ICTs in an end-user environment to solve problems relating to the processing, presentation and communication of information. It will teach learners:

  • Technology skills – the ability to use the facilities of technology in an end-user environment and operate it purposefully and effectively
  • Information skills – the ability to access, retrieve, store, organise, manipulate, evaluate, maintain, analyse, interpret, present and communicate information, as well as using end-user computer applications and ICTs to process and present information
  • Problem-solving skills – the application of an authentic methodology for solving problems in a range of cases
  • Higher order thinking skills – the ability to reason and reflect, pose and answer questions, interpret and adjust solutions and transfer skills from familiar to unfamiliar context
  • Creative skills – the ability to design, develop and produce creative and elegant solutions
  • Collaborative skills – the ability to develop multi-facetted and multi-levelled systems through collaborative teamwork
  • Lifelong learning skills – the ability to achieve and maintain the knowledge, skills and values required in a dynamic knowledge domain

Computer Applications Technology will equip learners with:

  • Knowledge and understanding – conceptual knowledge plus applied knowledge regarding hardware, software, networked environments, social and environmental issues as well as legal, ethical and security issues
  • Applied competence – the ability to implement solutions using end-user application software together with productive methods, procedures and techniques
  • Communication competence – using communication modes and tools including Internet and email
  • Information management – the process of research and information management
  • Decision making skills – the ability to make informed decisions

 

Course Outline:

1 Computer Architecture and Software:

-History of Computers
-Computer Generations and Computer classifications
-Computer Architectures, Logic Gates and Configurations
– Input and Output devices
-Algorithm Design and Programming Concepts
-Software types: Server, Operating System, Application and Mobile Platforms
-Emails and Internet Browsers
-System Analysis and Design
-New Technology (plus field trip)
-Computer Management and Trouble Shooting
-Software Engineering (basics)
-Business Information Systems (basics)

30%

2 Communication and Network Technology

-Network types: LAN, WLAN, WAN, MAN, PAN
-Networking Topologies
-Network Models (basics)
-Concepts in IP Addressing (basics)
-Internet and World Wide Web
-Mobile technology
-Web Design (fundamental)
-E-communications

20%

3 Systems Analysis and Design:

-Systems development life cycle Generic model
-Problem identification
-Fact finding and Feasibility Study
-Analysis and Design
-Development and Testing
-Documentation and user-training
-Implementation, evaluation and maintenance

10%

4 Algorithm Design and Programming:

-Algorithm tools
-Pseudo code structures
-Interpreting and testing algorithms
-Programming language concepts

10%

5 Social and Economic Implications of Computers:

-Commercial and general data processing
-Industrial, technical and scientific uses
-Monitoring and control systems
-Automation and Robotics
-Expect systems and Artificial Intelligence
-IT Personnel
-Privacy, data integrity, ethics and data protection legislation
-System security and reliability

10%

6 Application Packages (Practical):

-Microsoft Office 2016 (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and PowerPoint)
-Web Design Project (HTML5 and CSS3 Basics)

20%

Study Resources:

-Access to internet
-Personal Computer (Optional)
-Smart Phone (Optional)

COMING SOON:

1 Networking CCNET & CCNA (Get certified by CISCO)
2 Graphic Design Full Course (Master Adobe)

Course Fee : R500.00