Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

Computer Programming 400 (TCP400)

Students say...

"You are only limited by your imagination" Tayla Brown Sweatman "A very helpful class to learning the basics of programming" Nathan Booth

The Course:

This course will introduce students to the world of programming using Visual Basic.NET, a widely used computer programming language. You will get to build programs including a currency converter, an interactive quiz, a working sketch pad and your very own web browser. You will also have the opportunity to explore and build a number of interactive games. Students that grasp concepts quickly can be challenged with phone App development. Through these you will learn a range of programming techniques, the logic behind programming and how to apply your skills to a design brief.

This unit will focus on...

* Building programming basics using blocks in an application named Scratch. * An introduction to the Visual Studio Environment with an emphasis on Visual Basic. * Programming rules and conventions. * Introducing event driven programming and decision making. * Designing user friendly software interfaces. * Using the Problem Solving Methodology to design a piece of software from scratch.

Learning and Assessment Activities

* Project - Programming blocks with Scratch * Project - Advanced programming blocks (Game development) * Project - Interactive Quiz * Project - Custom Built Web Browser * Project - Text Editor * Project - Simple Game Development * Potential Phone App Development * Exam

These units lead to

* VCE IT Computing Units 1-2 * VCE Informatics Unit 3-4 * VCE Software Development Units 3-4 * Web designer * Game developer * University studies in Information Technology

Special considerations

Completing the 8/9 Digital Imaging or Introduction to Software Development will give you a great lead in with understanding some core knowledge and skills. It is not compulsory to have completed any 8/9 IT subjects.

Costs involved


Materials required

USB memory stick

For further information see...

Mr Cox

Study design link

Digital Technologies VicCurric Progression Points (Level 9-10)