Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Electronics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Napier.

This course is for those students who want to build on their interest and knowledge gained from the Science course in the 1SCI or 1SCO. It focuses on
• Components, how to identify, test, and assemble.
• Making several types of circuit boards and learn to solder.
• Calculate and make predictions on how circuits work.
• Using a programmable chip like Picaxe and Arduino to design circuits.
• Completing an open-ended project.

It is a hands-on course which allows for plenty of practical work.

Students will complete 4 Unit standards with an optional 5th standard to gain the New Zealand certificate in electronics technology.
This course provides a foundation for further study at tertiary level in fields such as computer science, electronics and engineering, and for students who are interested in the electrical trades.

Learning Areas:

Putaiao - Sciences

Assessment Information

This course is assessed using Unit Standards.


Level 3 Electronics

Career Pathways

Locksmith, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Line Mechanic, Telecommunications Engineer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Electronics Trades Worker, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Retail Manager, Importer/Exporter, Electronics Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician