Diploma in Information Technology

DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • NQF: 6
  • SAQA ID: 24419
  • Credits: 360

COURSE OVERVIEW

Information Technology professionals are responsible for the study of computer systems and telecommunication from storing, retrieving, and sending information. The qualification enables students to gain skills in problem-solving, observation, communication, analysing, critical thinking, decision making, computer literacy and to gain competence in the application of knowledge through research methods and practice. The programme also allows students to critically evaluate information. Understanding how networks operate, written and spoken communication and competence in applying knowledge through basic research methods and practice are some of the prerequisites in this field.

Admission Requirements
  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • NQF level 4 qualification or equivalent
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is considered on merit
    and circumstances

Career Fields

Systems Analyst and Designer
Programmer
Web Developer
Software Developer
IT Analyst
Certification & Examination Authority

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Berea College of Technology Diploma in Information Technology. All Examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.

Duration and Work-Integrated Learning
  • Three (3) years full-time or 4 years part-time
  • This 3 or 4 years includes 200 hours to be completed within 3 months
Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guides are available on the Student Portal
Pricing

Enquire at Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.

PROGRAMME TITLE
NQF
SAQA ID
CREDITS
DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
6
24419
360

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
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Information Systems
101
Development Software
101
Web Page Design
101
Systems Software
101
Technical Programming
101
Software Training
101
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects
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Information Systems
201
Development Software
201
Web Page Design
201
Systems Software
201
Technical Programming
201
3rd Year 1st Semester Subjects
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Information Systems
301
Development Software
301
Web Page Design
301
Business Communication
101
Internet Programming
101
Projects
101
Work-Based Learning
301
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
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Information Systems
102
Development Software
102
Web Page Design
102
Systems Software
102
Technical Programming
102
Software Training
102
2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects
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Information Systems
202
Development Software
202
Web Page Design
202
Systems Software
202
Technical Programming
202
Software Training
202
3rd Year 2nd Semester Subjects
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Information Systems
302
Development Software
302
Web Page Design
302
Business Communication
102
Internet Programming
102
Projects
102
Work-Based Learning
302
Articulation
  • Students can further their studies both horizontally and vertically
  • Credits obtained can be used to study at our institution or other institutions subject to the admission requirements of that institution
  • Credits obtained can also be used as evidence for RPL for entrance into other qualifications
Student Support Services
  • Job readiness skills
  • CV writing, interview training and workshops
  • Campus Counsellor
  • Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.

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