• Award:Associate Degree
  • Study Mode:Full-Time
  • Duration:2 Years


This programme is designed for students pursuing either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degrees. The programme is offered for two (2) years full time. The programme comprises of eight (8) courses.

This programme is particularly suitable for students who plan to continue their studies at the University level in the areas of Sciences, Social Sciences, Business or Technology, since it is inevitable that students in these areas must interact considerable with the com-puter in their university programme.

The Information Technology Module affords students greater flexibility in the choice of their subjects for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences pro-grammes.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into the College are:

  • Four (4) passes at CXC General Proficiency Level with Grade 1, 2, or 3 (from June 1998 only) OR
  • Four (4) passes at GCE Ordinary Level with Grades A, B or C OR
  • A person who has reached his/her 25th birthday may be admitted as a maqture student where the requirements are waived.
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the above mentioned.

NB English Language and Mathematics are compulsory.


Graduates of this programme may find employment opportunities as:

  • Microcomputer Consultants
  • Systems Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Programmers/Analysts
  • Systems Support Specialist
  • Software Engineers
  • Web Designers
  • Systems Programmers
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Systems Supervisors
  • Systems Support Specialists

Description of Courses

In addition to Computer Studies Division courses, stu-dents must take four (4) General Education core courses for a total of 12 credits. These are English and Communi-cation, Caribbean Politics and Society, Ethics and Citizen-ship and Practical Mathematics. The student must also take one Elective for three (3) credits) from the relevant discipline.

Elective courses are in these three (3) categories:

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Physical/Biological

NB Students who are taking three (3) majors take ONLY COMP250 Major Project in Semester 2, Year 2.

Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1CodeCredits
Computer Concepts COMP1003
Algorithm & Programming Concepts COMP1523
Semester 2CodeCredits
Object Oriented Programming & Design COMP1053
Operating Systems COMP2043
Year 2
Semester 1CodeCredits
Systems Analysis & Design COMP1093
Intro Spreadsheet & Database Design COMP2033
- OR -
Programming for Mobile Applications COMP2443
Semester 2CodeCredits
Major Project COMP2503
Computer Communications COMP2013

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Computer Concepts


The course aims to give students a basic knowledge of the components and functions of a computer system, and an awareness of information technology and its implications in every day life and the society in general. Students will be able to explain how the various hardware components and software interact for the computer system to function; and describe the benefits and applications of data communication and the Internet technologies.

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Object Oriented Programming & Design


This course is designed to provide a general understanding of the object-oriented paradigm using an object oriented programming language. Topics include objects, classes, inheritance, overloading and polymorphism. Object oriented program design will also be addressed.

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Systems Analysis & Design


This course is designed to cover the main principles of systems analysis and design. It requires the study of information systems, with special attention being paid to the methods by which a problem is analyzed, to lead to a successful solution as well as the design principles involved. It also includes practical work in which an appropriate system, or subsystem may be produced. A variety of case studies are used to highlight the various aspects of systems analysis and design.

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Operating Systems


This course is designed to provide a general understanding of an operating system and the services it offers to computer users. Students will develop operational expertise with at least one widely used commercial operating system. Students should also be able to describe in general terms the need for, the use of and the operation of particular pieces of system software and packages.

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Programming for Mobile Applications


This course is designed to provide an introduction to mobile application development using the Android Operating System. Topics include: an overview of the features of the Android Operating System, working with the Android Standard Development Kit (SDK) to create mobile applications and publishing applications to the Android Marketplace.

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Major Project


This course is designed to integrate all the skills, which have been imparted to the participant in the areas of Systems Analysis, application software packages and English communication. Participants will be required to develop a workable system, incorporating all the phases of the project life cycle. It is also expected that a verbal presentation of the total system will be made so that individuals will have the opportunity to explain actions taken and the results obtained from the project.

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Intro Spreadsheet & Database Design


This course introduces students to spreadsheet management techniques, including creating, modifying, and performing operations on a spreadsheet. Students will be introduced to aspects such as functions, charting and working with macros. It also introduces students to the fundamentals of a database management system (DBMS). Students will learn how to create a database, tables, forms, reports, labels and queries. They will also learn how to link tables and index records. Students will be exposed to relational database concepts such as relations, data validation and data integrity

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Computer Communications


This course is designed to expose students to the concepts of communication and networking as well as to the basic structure of a computer system. It also exposes students to the functions of the computer

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Algorithm & Programming Concepts


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