Computer Science General

  • Course Code - GECSC
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $70.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change.

Course Outline

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to computer systems, covering key concepts related to hardware, software, and networking. Students will learn about the role of hardware components within a computer, including the essential parts needed to build one. They will also gain knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques to ensure the optimal functioning of computer systems.

Additionally, the course provides practical skills in working with database and spreadsheet software packages, which are vital tools for managing and organizing data effectively. Students will have the opportunity to learn simple programming using GameMaker, a user-friendly software, as well as Python, a versatile programming language. Moreover, they will learn how to configure a basic home network, enabling them to set up and connect devices within their own network environment.

By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in computer hardware, preventive maintenance, database and spreadsheet software, programming, and basic networking skills. These practical skills will equip them with a better understanding of computers and enhance their abilities in various aspects of computer systems and technology.

Skills Outline

Some of the key concepts which will be covered include:

  • The role of hardware inside a computer

  • Parts required to build a computer

  • Preventative maintenance techniques

  • Learning Database and Spreadsheet software packages.

  • Simple programming with GameMaker

  • python programming

  • Configuring a basic network for home

Minimum Entrance Requirements


Further Study

Year 12 - Computer Science General
Course Code GTCSC
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