Information Processes and Technology (2 Unit) - Course will be discontinued at the end of 2024 (replaced with 2 Unit Enterprise Computing)

General Overview

Teacher 2024: Julie Neill

Information Processes and Technology is the study of computer-based information systems. It focuses in information processes performed by these systems and the information technology that allows them to take place. Different types of information systems are studied. Through project work, students will create their own information system to meet an identified need. IPT is a computing course with a focus on Information Systems. 

Students will learn about:

  • Hardware and its function
  • Software and its uses and how to use the software effectively
  • Information processes that take place within any given system.

Main topics covered:

  • Information skills and systems
  • Tools for information processes
  • Developing Information Systems
  • Information systems and databases
  • Communication systems
  • Project work and development

Optional electives (two of):

  • Transaction processing systems
  • Multimedia
  • Automated manufacturing systems
  • Decision support systems

Students who are interested in learning about both the hardware and software components required to put together an information system will be suited to this course. You will develop knowledge and understanding of information systems, information processes and a variety of computer based technologies which could be used in industry or for further study. It produces students who demonstrate skills that are akin to a system analyst.

Career path options could include:

  • Software Applications Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Management Analyst
  • Computer Network Architect