Diploma in Software Programming

About the Programme

The Diploma in Software Programming (DSP) prepares individuals with fundamental programming skills to develop, maintain and troubleshoot simple programs. The curriculum also prepares individuals with the foundation for developing further skills in addressing more complex programs.

The DSP programme is designed for students who wish to enter the field of computer programming. Graduates will be expected to demonstrate a thorough understanding of computer hardware and software principles and functions, write programs that apply to a variety of business and other applications of intermediate complexity, and explain the client-server model for program design and implementation.

Who is this For:

  • High school students seeking an alternative to university

  • University students interested in a Computer Science career

  • Persons interested in switching careers to the field of Computer Science

  • Persons interested in furthering their skills in Software Programming or Engineering

  • Corporate institutions interested in additional Computer Science training for their team

How to apply ( your application will be processed within 7 working days of receiving)

  • Fill out the application form which is available on our website and also available on campus

  • Provide all required documentation

  • Pay the admission fee

  • Submit the application

Requirements:

  • A completed Application form (See the PDF below)

  • A Valid Government issued ID

  • Proof of Qualifications (present original documents)

  • 1 Passport Size Photo

  • Application fee $1000 JMD (non-refundable)

Classes

Classes are designed with a balance between flexibility and physical interactivity.

Students meet once a week for face-to-face interaction with classmates and the instructor, and between these class meetings, continue online to learn at own pace, with individualized focus on the learning material.

Total Class hours – approximately: 1,160 hours (50% online + 50% face-to-face)

    Career Opportunities

    Students who complete this programme may consider career opportunities as:

    • Web Site Designers
    • Computer Graphics Designers
    • Database Designer
    • Software Procurement Analysts

     

    Programme Requirements for Enrollment:

    Full Enrollment

    Applicant must have the minimum 4 CXC subjects including English A and numeric (Math/Accounts). Other qualifications accepted include GCE, City & Guilds or any certifications assessed by the Registrar as being equivalent.

    Provisional Enrollment

    If a student falls short of the full matriculation entry requirements he/she may be accepted on a probationary basis until the outstanding subject(s) is or are achieved/passed.

    The student has one year to attain the outstanding subject (through sitting and passing a prescribed developmental course, or achieving relevant exam passes) and will not allowed to complete the programme until the matriculation status is satisfied. This may result in the student being asked to withdraw from the programme if the additional pass is not completed within the probationary time period.

    Mature Enrollment

    An individual may be accepted under the Mature provision, where the applicant must be 25 years old or over. The applicant must present an updated resume, and a letter from his/her employer/manager outlining the exact job description and two(2) character references.

    Additional Benefit

    Students successfully completing the programme may matriculate into the second semester of the Associate Degree in Software Programming.