The Diploma in Computer Systems Technology (DCST) programme is designed for students who wish to gain knowledge of computer hardware systems and networks with some basic programming principles. It provides a wider knowledge base of the overall computer system both hardware and software. The programme also provides the basic skill for a Computer Network/Technician, System Administrator or programmer, resulting in a sound technical foundation to better facilitate more advanced levels of studies. Students successfully completing the programme may matriculate into the second year of the Associate Degree in Computer Systems Technology.
(Certified by The Computer Technology Industry Association)
*Blended - a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching.
- Full Applicants - Full acceptance requires a minimum of 4 subjects at the CXC level or equivalent. Subjects in English Language and numeric (Mathematics or Principles of Accounts) are compulsory to be considered for this entry category. Applicants with credentials that exceed CXC qualifications may also be granted acceptance into the DCST programme.
- Provisional Applicants – Individuals who do not meet all the requirements for full status admission. These applicants must possess only one subject less than the required number for the DCST programme or one less than the required compulsory subjects. Which are 3 subjects at the CXC level or equivalent may be accepted on a probationary basis under the conditions governing matriculation requirements of the College Policy.
- Mature Applicants – Individuals over the age of 25 years may matriculate under the mature status, where acceptance is based on their work experience, job responsibilities, technical qualifications and competence. The applicant is required to submit; a recommendation letter, an updated resume displaying proof of possessing minimum 5 years working experience in the field of IT. A job description letter including name of applicant, his/her job tile, duration of employment and the letter must be signed and stamped by their superior. The applicant will also be required to sit an English Language and Mathematics entry examination set by the Institution.
Acceptance into the programme is subject to the conditions governing matriculation requirements of the College Policy.
To satisfy the requirements of the Diploma in Computer Systems Technology, all students admitted to the programme should complete a minimum of 510 hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. The programme of study consists of both theory and practical modules.
All candidates MUST be computer literate and have access to a computer and the internet.
For more information, kindly contact our admissions office.
|DT131||IT Essentials Part 1||4|
|DT133||IT Essentials Part 2||3|
|DT134||IT Applications & Troubleshooting||2|
|DT124||IT Network Technologies||4|
|DA110||Computer Applications Pt. 1 (Microsoft Word / Excel / Internet Explorer)||3|
|S101||Research Techniques & Study Skills||1|
|BU120||Information Technology in Business||3|
Students who complete this programme may consider career opportunities as but not limited to:
- Field service technicians
- IT support technicians
- IT support administrator
- IT support specialist
This programme furnishes students with skills that allow them to further earn these international certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
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