Certificate in Information Technology
Certificate in Information Technology
The Certificate in Information Technology (CIT) is designed to educate students and help them understand the theoretical and practical application of Information communication and technologies. CIT is a day, evening and weekend Program that targets A’ Level leavers and Certificate holders and other Professionals who would wish to advance their skills in ICT (Information Communications Technology) skills needed in the current digital age. The learners will be introduced to basic principles of software and hardware applications particularly in the various knowledge areas that include but not limited to networking, database systems, computer troubleshooting and maintenance.
- To develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in Information Technology;
- To strengthen capacity and institutional building in tertiary institutions, the private and public sector;
- To prepare students to undertake further studies in related fields with an aim of ICT standards
By the end of the programme, students will be able to;
- Apply IT basic principles in solving challenges like software installations , setting-up simple computer network for business organizations
- Troubleshoot, repair and perform general maintenance of computers and other related computer peripheral devices.
- Learn Software Testing and Automation basics from a professional trainer from your own desk.
- Asses and analyze the IT environment and make recommendation to the clients regarding their IT Systems.
- Direct Entry: Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five (5) passes and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes or its Equivalent
- Mature Age Entry: Mature Age Entrance Examinations Certificate awarded to a person aged at least 25 years and has passed with at least 50% marks. For purposes of admission, the Mature Age Entrance Certificate shall be valid for no more than two years. The mature age entry examinations centre must have been authorized by NCHE.
- Certificate Entry: A certificate in any related field of study or its equivalent from a recognized institution,
The National Council shall determine qualifications equivalent to Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) as for Higher Education in consultation with the Uganda National Examinations Board.
Award / Certification
The institution’s Academic Board, upon satisfaction that the standard required under relevant regulations for the award of a Certificate in Information Technology has been attained by the Candidate in the instruction examinations shall be recommended for the award of a Certificate in Information Technology.
- Lectures 16
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 Years
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
Introduction to Website Design
Course Code: CIT 1101 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:1
Computer Applications I (Theory)
Course Code: CIT 1102 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:1
The course has two themes. The first theme introduces computer concepts. Topics include hardware and software fundamentals; computer and information systems; data communications and computer networks; World Wide Web and the Internet; social impact of computers including discussions on privacy, security, civil liberty, risk of computers, intellectual properties, and computer related legislations. The second theme makes students get familiar with leading application software such as Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Web design programs. Practical computer problem-solving skills are emphasized through intensive hands-on exercises
Introduction to Information Systems
Course Code: CIT 1103 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:1
This course is meant to expose students to the fundamentals of information systems such as the components of an information system, Organizations and how they relate with information technology, impacts of information systems on business and general features and applications of information systems. It provides students with skills to appreciate the role of Information systems in business/organizational development.
Fundamentals of Economics
Course Code: CIT 1104 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:1
The course introduces students to micro and macroeconomics concept. It is intended to enable students understand the theories and concepts in business economics that will enable them explain and interpret economic behavior and phenomenon in business environment.
Course Code: CBA 1201 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:2
This course provides an introduction to business communication that is needed for learners to succeed in the complex business world. It is designed to help learners build language confidence through improved comprehension and to develop fluency and accurate pronunciation.
Introduction to Database Languages
Course Code: CIT 1201 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:2
The course is to provide students with a strong foundation in systematic approaches to design and implementation of database applications. Preliminarily operations like requirements gathering and database planning will be covered. The course will also introduce students to developing of application programs that talk to the database. These applications may be online or off line.
Computer Repair and Maintenance
Course Code: CCS 1202 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:2
This course enables students to develop skills required to become a proficient personal computer (PC) support technician. The course guides students through the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrading, and repairing of PC's. Other topics included in the course are system boards, floppy drives, essentials devices, hard drive installations and support, troubleshooting fundamentals, power supplies, and diagnostic software. Students build a personal computer. This course prepares students for Comp TIA A+ certification.
Computer Applications II (Practical)
Course Code: CIT 1202 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:1 | Semester:2
Computers now pervade business, education, work, home and social life. It is vital to industry commerce and entertainment. We can scarcely avoid interacting with computers, whether we want to or not. This course introduces the learner to computer expertise that will enable him/her to compete favorably in the dynamic technology – bases business world and to fit adequately in the information economy.
Introduction to Networking Technologies
Course Code: CIT 2101 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:1
This course is meant to expose students to the fundamentals of computer networking with a focus on OSI and TCP/IP Models. Students will be introduced to various media of networks. They will also practically learn how to create some of them like twisted pair copper cable using simple tools like crimping cables and RJ- 45. It will equip students with networking troubleshooting and prepare them to undertake other courses like CCNA, Network+ etc.
Introduction to Research Methods
Course Code: CPM 2101 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:1
This course will provide students with basic concepts and practices of research. It will equip learners with essential knowledge on overview of research and development, its importance, aims, types, purpose, elements of research (variables, hypothesis, proposition, research process, problems, objectives, questions, literature review, design data collection, sampling, proposal, references and citation.
Principles of Management
Course Code: CBA 2102 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:1
This course will provide students with basic principles and practices of management. It will equip learners with essential knowledge on different theories of management, management functions, management roles, management skills and modern approaches to management issues.
Systems Analysis and Design
Course Code: CIT 2102 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:1
This course provides the student with a practical approach to systems analysis and design using a blend of traditional developments and current technologies. The student will learn how to apply the six phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC).
Elements of Statistics
Course Code: CAF 2205 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:2
This course introduces students to basic principles of statistics, sampling techniques, statistical distribution and the theory of probability. It prepares students to organize, tabulate, analyze data and test hypothesis and make inferences, estimation and predictions from data obtained from the field of study.
Introduction to Computer Programming
Course Code: CCS 2201 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:2
The course is to create a strong base in the principles and practice of functional programming. A high level programming language like C is to be used. The students are to cover both theoretical principles and hands-on practical skills. The main concepts to cover include programme structure, data structures, syntactical and semantic correctness, planning and segmentation in programming as well as working with data files.
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Course Code: CBA 2201 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:2
This course tackles the obstacles and constraints faced by entrepreneurs, and surfacing new strategies for them. The course will equip the learner with knowledge on how to become a successful entrepreneur and avoid common pitfalls.
Course Code: CIT 2201 | Credit Units: 5 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study:2 | Semester:2
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom, to a real-world work environment. It is normally one of the most valuable courses that students take because of the synthesis between work and school. It also gives students an opportunity to display their abilities to a potential employer or, to obtain expanded responsibilities from a current employer. Supervised field attachment for work experience in Information Technology-related firm/industry in a relevant organization for a minimum of two months.