Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development)

Programme overview:

Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) next start date Next start date: 6 February 2023
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13 March 2023
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27 March 2023
3 April 2023
17 April 2023
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) 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 (Software Development) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate

Develop 21st century skills that go beyond the lecture hall. The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) is a career-focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It will develop your programming ability and mobile development skills so that you can work in a range of areas in the IT industry.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development)provides you with solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in one programming language and one database language, where the emphasis is on application development. The core subject areas are Programming Language and Databases. You also cover topics such as general Computer Literacy, Program Design, Processing and Logic Concepts. Throughout the qualification you will complete technical projects so that you are able to troubleshoot problems.

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.

This learning methodology, together with our cutting-edge facilities such as computer labs, IS open learning areas, hardware pods and smart pods, will prepare you for the real IT work environment of the future. In addition, you also have the opportunity to study through the Lecture-Based Learning

(LBL) approach using the trimester structure plan. Over and above this, you will develop essential skills for the world of work, especially for the IT industry, such as analysing and solving real problems, logical thinking, being innovative and adaptable, working in teams and communicating effectively.

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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:
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
• Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA
Possible career options
The career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) graduate, include positions in:
• Programming
• Database administration
• Mobile application development
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