ITC 502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
ITC 502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving

ITC 502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)

Discover a career in IT with the ITC 502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving as a Blended Learning option.

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Key Details
Queenstown
Qualification:
Short Course
Level:
5
Credits:
15
Duration:

10 weeks part-time

Blended Delivery

Study Modes:
Blended Delivery
Dates:

2021 Semester 2: 23 July to 24 September

Applications close 2 July

2021 Semester 3: 19 November to 28 January

Applications close 29 October

Fees:

$130.00

Discover a career in IT with the ITC 502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving as a Blended Learning option.

This is a foundation paper that will teach you the foundations of programming using Java Script.

You’ll have access to a full suite of software development resources and applications, including the latest programming tools, cloud servers and storage from Microsoft and AWS, as well as the opportunity to gain further industry recognised accreditations.  
IT502 is a required paper for all IT programmes at NZQA Level 5 and above, and you will gain 15 credits towards any Diploma or Degree programme in IT. It’s a great way to get a flying start into further study, or simply learn some programming skills.

You’ll have access to a full suite of software development resources and applications, including the latest programming tools, cloud servers and storage from Microsoft and AWS, as well as the opportunity to gain further industry recognised accreditations.

This is a blended delivery paper incorporating modern learning, remote working and a mixture of instructor led and self-study. You will need to come to class one day per week which will be held on-campus or remotely on Friday's.

IT502 is a required paper for all IT programmes at NZQA Level 5 and above, and you will gain 15 credits towards any Diploma or Degree programme in IT. It’s a great way to get a flying start into further study, or simply learn some programming skills.

Blended study is the best of both modes – online learning using SIT2LRN’s proven Distance Learning delivery, plus a hands on, in-person block course in stunning Queenstown at SIT’s Remarkables Park campus.

ITC502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications.

School Leavers

All applicants should be over the age of 16 years and have achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 2
60 credits at Level 2 or above, preferably including English, mathematics and science plus 20 credits from any level. In addition, the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1 must be met as follows:

Literacy requirement
Minimum of 10 credits through either specified assessment standards - available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751, or unit standards - package of three literacy unit standards 26622, 26624, 26625 (all three required).

Numeracy requirement
Minimum of 10 credits through either achievement standards - specified assessment standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627 (all three required), and/or

Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or equivalent programme of study, knowledge, skills and experience.

Mature Applicants (20 years of age or above)
Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or equivalent programme of study, knowledge, skills and experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE) 
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14) 
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill 
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests 
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment) 
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36 
Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill 
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

For this course you will need to:

  • Provide a suitable working computer including a web cam and microphone and ensure this computer is in a working condition throughout the course.
  • Attend class remotely once per week on Fridays 
  • Be able to attend class remotely from a suitable location, e.g. quiet bedroom or study by yourself.
  • Be willing to share your screen and web camera.
  • Agree to install additional software on your personal PC for example Microsoft Teams, Atom, Lock Down browser and Respondus Monitor (for exams).