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+-2 Years Part-Time

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1st Monday of every month (MLM)

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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.

Are you curious about the inner workings of programme design and  do you wonder how you would install software, administer application development?

The career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) graduate, include junior positions in:

Programming, Database administration or Mobile application development

Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

There’s a popular myth that part-time online study equals lonely study. However, at Pearson Institute of Higher Education, we’ve busted this myth by creating our unique Virtual Learning Environment.

Even though you’ll be studying in your own time and space, we provide you with on-going support and motivation to ensure that you meet your goals and objectives.

This includes:
– Regular communication with our trained consultants
– Lecture communications and success-focused support
– Small group discussions on online forums
– A direct line of contact with your designated lecturer
– A live weekly lecture – online or on campus

  • SEQUENTIAL MODULES: Once you finish, the next module is delivered to you. This ensures that you never lose track or get overwhelmed by what’s to come.
  • FOCUSED LEARNING: The courses are structured to take up less time, because you only focus on one module at a time, it helps you stay focused.
  • LOGICAL PROGRESSION: Each module builds on the last one to help you progress through the course swiftly and easily.
  • LECTURER SUPPORT: A dedicated course lecturer supports you throughout the course to ensure that you finish within the allocated time.
  • SUCCESS FOCUSED: The model is structured in a way that allows you to progress quickly and achieve success.
  • CLEAR GOAL POSTS: Every module concludes with an exam. Only once the exam is completed will the next module be released.
  • Please note that modules vary in duration – see course brochure for details.

 

Total fee: R62 340,00
Discounted upfront full fee: R52 000,00
Monthly upfront payments: R2 212,82

When can I start? We kick off a new class on the first Monday of every month. That effectively means students have 10 opportunities throughout the year to enroll. For more information on the weekly module breakdown, please download the course structure.

Available start dates for 2021:
1st Monday of every month (MLM)

Admission 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.

National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training.

You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.

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