Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source)

Programme overview:

First Intake for 2024 is still accepting late applications until 26th of February.
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Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source) next start date Next start date: 26 February 2024
25 March 2024
15 April 2024
6 May 2024
3 June 2024
24 June 2024
15 July 2024
5 August 2024
26 August 2024
23 September 2024
Next New Students Orientation Date:
20 February 2024
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source) study mode Campuses:
Bedfordview
Bloemfontein
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay
Potchefstroom
Pretoria
Vanderbijlpark

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source) 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 (Open Source) support Support: Fully supported


Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate | Degree: Higher Certificate in Information Systems | Saqa Id: 120688

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source) isa rigorous, comprehensive and career-focused qualification that prepares you for working across the software environment as an open source database developer or administrator. Given that many IT companies are now using open source software, this higher certificate is highly relevant to the information technology space.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source) provides you with a solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in the basics of two programming languages and one database language, where the emphasis is on application. The core subject areas are: development and administration of the open source database MySQL, and developing programming skills in the two languages: PHP and Python. You also cover topics such as Computer Literacy and Database Design, Personal Skills Development, Processing and Logic, and using the Linux Operating System. We attribute much of the success of our Higher Certificate programmes in Information Systems (IS), to our unique Mastery Learning Methodology (MLM). This modular self-directed learning approach, gives you the flexibility to start and progress through the programme at a pace that best suits you.


More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for diploma or certificate purposes and placement assessment.
Or
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate or a foreign secondary qualification, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).
Or
• National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training.
And
• Obtain the required results in the Placement Assessment.
Pricing
Price:
From R42 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Possible career options
The career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source) graduate, include junior positions in:
• Programming
• Database administration
• Linux administration
This qualification is offered at the following campuses


Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark


International students


International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions


Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 26 February 2024

    Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source)
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission Fee
    Database Management (MySQL) (ITMDA0-M00) - Core
    Linux Administration (ITLIA0-M00) - Core
    Python Programming (ITPGA0-M00) - Core
    Basic Java Programming (elective) (ITEJA0-M00) - Elective Module 1
    Basic PHP Programming (ITEPA0-M00) - Elective Module 2
    Linux Operating System (ITLXA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Mathematical Problem Solving and Reasoning (ITMMA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Program Design (ITPRA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Software Engineering (ITSEA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Database Design Concepts (ITDCA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Computer Literacy (Open Source) (ITOSA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Personal Skills Development (ITSDA0-M00) - Fundamental