Higher Certificate in Information Technology

The qualification aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of information technology principles.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support

About

The Higher Certificate in Information Technology is a one year programme and provides a structured programme for persons wishing to work as information technology support staff in public and private sector organisations. The qualification aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of information technology principles.

It will also develop communication and project management skills, and provide students with skills in information technology support. This qualification covers fundamental concepts and components into the technology and operation of modern information systems.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the information technology environment of an organisation.
  • Utilise technology to communicate effectively.
  • Operate as information technology support staff.
  • Undertake basic information technology tasks in an organisation.
  • Apply, implement and maintain the basic principles of information technology systems.
  • Compile information for business decision making.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Modules:

  • Computer Hardware and Architecture
  • Web Development
  • Essential Business Mathematics
  • End User Computing
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Networking Fundamentals

Assessments:

  • Knowledge Checks
  • Short essay questions
  • Project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English.

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