Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Digital Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960511

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry – Digital Technology at level 1 and mathematics skills are an advantage. Learners with no prior web design or programming experience may take this course.

Learners will create advanced responsive websites and connect their websites to a database using PHP / MySQL. They will also learn how to plan and construct advanced programs using JavaScript. 

Main Topics: • Programming • Website development • Database development

Screenshot from an Adventure Game

Screen shot of an adventure game for the programming topic

Course Overview

Term 1
Create a website

Term 2
Create a database and manage data via the web.

Term 3
Programming with JavaScript

Term 4
Computer science concepts

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

All assessments are internally assessed.

Career Pathways

Software Developer, Information Technology Architect, Game Developer, User Experience Designer, Data Analyst

Course Costs and Equipment

Cost $0.
Learners will be expected to have their own laptops capable of running the following software:
- Google Docs/Sheets
- Google Chrome
Whangaparaoa College utilises an online code editing environment and database management system where all learner work can be completed through the Chrome browser. Tablet based devices are not suitable for this course.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.