SAQA ID|58338|DIPLOMA|INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, NQF LEVEL 6 | 240 CREDITS

Information Technology is a growing field that operates in world where, the only constant is change. Information technology studies ways to develop and create computer-based information systems like software applications and computer hardware. Students who study Information technology walk out prepared to manage, distribute and process information through multiple smart devices such as mobile, laptop, tablet and PC. Completing a course in information technology is the first step toward a lucrative career in the technology industry. The goal of our IT course is to educate our students with the knowledge to improve the efficiency and capabilities of information systems so that computer networks function properly without interruption. Some of these skills include upgrading computer software, handling office computer networks, working with internal applications, customizing software, building websites and maintaining databases. Information technology is an broad field, so the title of the job depends on the area of specialization.

Students can maintain their general education or choose to specialize early in areas such as computer systems, programming and network administration. Website production, systems analysis and quality assurance are just some of the exciting fields someone with an information technology degree can enter. Since IT is so broad and has job potential at any company in any industry. Principal areas of study within information technology include web design, databases, programming skills and networking, using each in a range of different fields. The main difference between a major in information technology and computer science is that students are expected to study management and information theory. Computer science focuses on the science of computers, while information technology concentrates on the business and communication aspects.

The course is designed with the same intensity and quality as our on-campus learning, with the added flexibility of studying from anywhere in the world. Making use of the latest technologies in virtual learning, we are able to deliver to you the experience that makes AACA the best. The lessons are delivered though our App and live online class lectures.

This course is perfect for anyone, young or old, student or employed, passionate about the discipline of Information Technology.

COURSE INFO:
Course Start Date: 25/01/2021
Duration: Two Years
Number of Lessons: +/- 200

Curriculum

The two-year online course, is delivered in 4 cycles, per year. Each cycle offers a unique approach and is designed to take the student through an exciting experience of gaining skills of upgrading computer software, handling office computer networks, working with internal applications, customizing software, building websites and maintaining databases.

The course is designed to equip students with skills in web design, databases, programming, networking, management and information theory, business and communication aspects.

Requirements

a) Minimum Qualification Requirements
• ID or Valid Passport
• Proof of residence
• NQF Level 5 or Equivalent qualification
• Curriculum Vitae
• Competence in Communication, Mathematical and Computer literacy

b) Course Requirements
• Laptop
• Smartphone
• Internet connection

Modules:
• Computer software: Customizing software
• Office computer networks: Networking:
• Internal applications
• Web design and development: HTML, Javascript and E-commerce:
• Database maintenance
• Programming
• Networking
• Management and information theory
• Business communication
• End-User Computing
• Business Management
• Information Systems
• Fundamentals of Computer Science
• PC Hardware
• Systems Analysis and Design
• Software Engineering
• Computer Architectures
• Operating Systems
• Managing the IT Environment.

Certification

SAQA ID:58338: NQF LEVEL 6-Diploma: Information Technology: 240 Credits
AACA certificate of completion.

CAREER PATH

  • Hardware engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Solutions architect
  • Data architect
  • Web developer
  • Site reliability engineer
  • Technical support specialist
  • Computer system analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Information Technology Consultant