Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics)

Programme overview:

Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics) next start date Next start date: 24 May 2021
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics) study mode Study mode: Full-time and online part-time options
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year full time and 2.5 years part-time.
Maximum: 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics) support Support: Fully supported
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics) learning type Learning type: Real-world learning

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate

Data analytics is the science of drawing insights from raw information sources. Data is the foundation of the digital age; hence, it is important to inspect, cleanse, transform, and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, inform conclusions, and support decision-making.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics) is a career focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It provides you with the fundamental and technical knowledge as well as the applicable skill set in Databases, Python Programming, Importing and Cleaning Data, Data Manipulation, Data Visualisation, and Statistical Thinking in Python. You will also cover topics such as Computer Literacy, Program Design, Processing and Logic Concepts.

Throughout the qualification, you will complete technical projects “challenging problems” that will prepare and empower you for the future world of work.

Intake:
Mastery Learning Method - Students can start any week of the month during January and February. Thereafter, the first Monday of each month for the remainder of the year.

Lecture Based Learning - Must be completed in 1 year. 
Block 1 - February
Block 2 - April
Block 3 - July
Block 4 - September

More information:

Entry requirements
• National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or Higher Certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification or international school leaving certificate on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA.
Or
• National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General, Further Education, and Training.
And
• You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.
Pricing
Price:
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Annual Price Tier 1 R 62400 R 0 R 0
Annual Price Tier 2 R 74000 R 0 R 0
Monthly Price Tier 1 R 5691 R 0 R 0
Monthly Price Tier 2 R 6749 R 0 R 0
 
  Annual Monthly
Part Time Modular R 0 R 0
Part Time Upfront R 0 R 0
 

Tier 1 Campuses: Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark

Tier 2 Campuses: Midrand, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Pretoria, Bedfordview, Durban

Programme accreditation
• Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA
Possible career options
The career choices and jobs for you as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Data Analytics) graduate include junior positions in:

• Database administration
• Python for Data Science
• Data Business Analysis
• Business Intelligence Analysis
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
Qualification structure
Year 1
• Computer Literacy (Microsoft)
• Personal Skills Development
• Processing and Logic Concepts
• Program Design
• Hardware Essentials
• Database Design Concepts
• Database Management
• Python for Data Science
• Data Analysis with Python
• Final - Information Systems (Data Analytics)