• Award:Certificate
  • Study Mode:Part-Time
  • Duration:1 Year


The Division of Computer Studies offers a certificate programme which targets those individuals who want to be proficient in the use of the computer in applications that are necessary for today’s world.

The programme is designed to enable students to know and use the hardware and software components of a computer system as well as to enable students to develop an awareness of the impact of computers on today’s society. Some of the courses offered include topics like Introduction to Internet Technologies and Hardware Fundamentals.

The programme is geared towards those persons who want to get “hands on” experience in computer applications and is designed to enhance their efficiency in the workplace. The programme is offered in two (2) semesters.

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be awarded the Certificate in Information Technology.


Student Profile

Students in this programme may come directly from Secondary School, or they may be persons who need a
condensed course of study in Information Technology to enhance their efficiency in the workplace.

Some students may be holder’s of Bachelors’ Degrees in non-computer Science disciplines, who require an intro-duction to the use of Information Technology.

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
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the abovementioned.

NB English Language is compulsory.

Mature Applicants

Persons 25 years or older who do not satisfy the above academic requirements may be admitted to the College as mature students. Such persons may be required to attend an interview to determine their eligibility for admission.


Graduates of this programme may find employment opportunities as:

  • Data Processing Operators
  • Junior Accounts Clerks
  • Computer Assistants

Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1CodeCredits
Computer Concepts COMP1003
Principles of Database Management COMP1043
Presentations Using Productivity Tools for the Digital Age COMP1203
Accounting Applications I COMP1133
Semester 2CodeCredits
Accounting Applications II COMP1143
Hardware Fundamentals COMP2123
Systems Analysis & Database Design COMP1123
Introduction to Web Page Design COMP2063

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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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Accounting Applications I


This course is designed to provide the Student with an understanding of the basic accounting principles and concepts, and a sound foundation in accounting methods, which will enable him/her to progress to computerized accounting. It is also designed to provide the Student with, an understanding of the major features of a computerized accounting package, and to enable them to utilize these features to maintain the accounts of any economic entity from start-up through the production of annual financial statements. The computerized accounting package chosen is QuickBooks Premier 2013

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Accounting Applications II


This course is designed to provide the Student with, a further understanding of the basic accounting principles and concepts, and a sound foundation in accounting methods. The course also introduces students to the use of a microcomputer and current application software to introduce the accounting, arithmetic, and analytical capabilities of the electronic spreadsheet. Spreadsheet construction, arithmetic and logical operations, formulas and functions will be done. Printing, graphics capabilities and data management will also be done.

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Principles of Database Management


This course is designed to introduce 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, data integrity and normalization.

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Introduction to Web Page Design


This course is design to teach web page design from the ground up, providing every skill necessary to create great web sites. Coverage includes: Using most HTML tag and attribute, working with images, setting up and manipulating tables, using frames, building and processing forms, incorporating scripts and applets, adding multimedia to pages, dynamic HTML, controlling your page’s presentation with cascading style sheets JavaScript, Choosing Web authoring tools, Linking your page around the web, Understanding business and design issues and publishing your site.

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Hardware Fundamentals


This course gives the student a general introduction to the hardware of a microcomputer. The architectural design of microprocessors, memory chips, motherboard capability, secondary storage and other peripherals will be considered during the course. This course will bring students, through ‘hands on’ experience, to a level of competence where they can perform problem localization and diagnosis on an IBM compatible computer.

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Presentations Using Productivity Tools for the Digital Age


This course seeks to assist students in using productivity software to develop or enhance presentation and public speaking skills for the digital age. The course explores the communication process and prepares students for effective communication, including the preparation and presentation of speeches and business documents. Students learn to use a word processor and its interconnectivity with a presentation tool to extend their competence in delivering highly effective and successful presentations

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Systems Analysis & Database 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. The student is allowed the opportunity to design a solution to a problem, by the use of a project.

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