Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source)

Programme overview:

Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Open Source) next start date Next start date: 6 February 2023
13 February 2023
20 February 2023
27 February 2023
6 March 2023
13 March 2023
20 March 2023
27 March 2023
3 April 2023
17 April 2023
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

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.

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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 R40 200 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
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 - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
Qualification structure