Graphics and Materials Technology
Welcome to Graphics and Materials Technology
Graphics and Materials technology at Avondale College is broken into three main pathways:
· Hard Materials
Graphics is a four year course of study, starting in Year 10 and following through to Year 13. This pathway allows students to continue their course of study at tertiary level concentrating on graphic design and/or spatial design.
The Vocational pathway is a Unit Standard based course of study. The students are offered courses in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Carpentry. These courses link into Industry Training Organisations, industry certificates, and Gateway. This allows students the ability to flow seamlessly into tertiary institutions, or securing an apprenticeship. This pathway replaces the old woodwork/metalwork craft based courses as some of us would have known them.
Finally, Hard Materials
is a pathway compiled of Achievement Standards, beginning in Year 9 and following through to Year 13. This course is designed for students wanting to continue study in Engineering (such as civil, mechanical and structural) and product development, and is aimed at university entrance. More information regarding this course of study can be found by using the following link. http://www.techlink.org.nz/info-for-parents/