False Bay College

Higher Certificate in Information & Communication Technology

About the programme:

The Higher Certificate in Information & Communication Technology is a formal, NQF Level 5, CPUT qualification. This course prepares students for professional careers in Information Technology and specifically in the field of ICT Service Management.

Career Information

There is an ongoing need for a wide range of highly skilled information technology personnel in SA. As the field is subject to rapid technological change, it requires professionals who are well trained in IT Service Management. A career path in this field ranges from an IT Service Desk Trainee to IT Service Manager.

How is the programme structured?

  • The Higher Certificate in Information & Communication Technology is a formal, NQF Level 5, CPUT qualification.
  • As a student registered for the Higher Certificate in Information & Communication Technology, you will be a valid CPUT student and will be registered as such.
  • You will have the same institutional accesses enjoyed by all other CPUT students, including NSFAS, library, student counselling, etc.

What will I learn?

Compulsory subject(s) for the duration of the course:

Information Technology Services Practice (SSP100S)
Information technology Services Project (SPR100S)
Information Technology Services Theory (SST100S)
Computer networks (CPN100S)
Computer hardware (CHW100S)
Computer applications (CAP100S
Computer software (CSW100S)
Strategic communications (SCO100S)
Personal communication (PCO100S)
Business practice (BSP100S)
Quantitative techniques (QNT100S)

Semester 1 Only

Compulsory subject(s):

  • Information Technology Services Theory 1 (SST100S)
  • Computer Hardware 1 (CHW100S)
  • Computer Software 1 (CSW100S)
  • Personal Communication 1 (PCO100S)

Semester 2 Only

Compulsory subject(s):

  • Information Technology Services Practice 1 (SSP100S)
  • Computer Networks 1 (CPN100S)
  • Computer Applications 1 (CAP100S)
  • Strategic Communication 1 (SCM100S)

 Can I further my studies?

Yes,50% of subject credits of the Higher Certificate in Information & Communication Technology can be carried over to the first year of the Diploma in ICT in the following academic year.

Conditions to continue to the Diploma

  • Students must obtain a 65% aggregate in the Higher Certificate in Information & Communication Technology in order to apply for the Diploma in ICT in the following academic year.
  • The top 20 academically performing students at each of the colleges in the Higher Certificate in Information & Communication Technology), will automatically get accepted to the Diploma in ICT in the following academic year.

What are the entrance requirements?

Applicants with a High School Umalusi Matric:

  • Home Language 50%,
  • First Additional Language 40%,
  • Mathematics 40% or
  • Mathematical Literacy 60%.
  • In the instance of a high school Umalusi Matric qualification, these afore-mentioned subjects, plus three additional subjects (excluding Life Orientation) should amount to an Academic Point Score of 30.0
  • In all instances one language must be English

Applicants with a TVET NCV

  • English Language 50%,
  • Mathematics 40% or
  • Mathematical Literacy 60%.
  • In the instance of a TVET NCV qualification, these afore-mentioned subjects, plus four additional subjects (excluding Life Orientation) should amount to an Academic Point Score of 30.0
  • In all instances one language must be English

How do I enrol?

You will be required to register at False Bay TVET College Fish Hoek or Khayelitsha Campus.

Please note that a student cannot be guaranteed acceptance if he/she qualifies with the minimum score of 30, as successful candidates will be chosen on a ranking system from the pool of applicants.
Contact the relevant campus for further information.

Where is this course offered?

This programme is offered at Fish Hoek (Tel: 021 782 0144) and Khayelitsha Campus (Tel: 021 361 3430/021 360 5000)