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Higher certificate : Information Technology

HC_ITC

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Welkom Campus

1 Year

Semester 1

132

5

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 and before:

A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, with language proficiency in English at NQF level 4.  Candidates with a score of 22 to 26 on the CUT scoring scale must successfully complete the selection process for admission, which include the writing of an admission selection test. 

For candidates who matriculated in 2008 and thereafter:

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, with language proficiency in English at NQF level 4. Candidates with a score of 22 to 26 on the CUT scoring scale must successfully complete the selection process for admission, which could include the writing of an admission selection test.

Remarks

The Higher Certificate Information Technology is an entry-level higher education qualification that is primarily vocational in nature and has a strong industry-oriented focus. The qualification also serves to provide students with the basic introductory knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools, and practical techniques for higher education studies in the field of IT user support. It emphasizes selected general principles, together with more specific procedures and the application thereof. It is content and exit level outcomes are aligned to the HEQSF and the level descriptors specifically at NQF level 5.

Career Opportunities

A graduate will be competent in:

  • Supporting users using ICT systems;
  • Ensuring the efficient functioning of modern ICT systems; and
  • Meeting specified industry needs.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

Semester 1

Semester 2

LCS5011


Academic Literacy and Communication Studies IA

INL115C


Information Systems IA

ITS115C


Information Technology (IT) Technical Support IA

SYS115C

 
System and Application Software IA

USS115C


User Support IA

LCS5012
Academic Literacy and Communication Studies IB

INL125C
Information Systems IB

ITS125C
Information Technology (IT) Technical Support IB

SYS125C
System and Application Software IB

USS125C
User Support IB


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