National Certificate (Vocational) : Information Technology and Computer Science

About this programme 

The National Certificate (Vocational) offers Grade 9 learners a vocational alternative to an academic Grade 10-12 by offering specialised training on NQF levels 2-4.

If you would like to qualify with a specialised NQF level 4 certificate that will enable you to find relevant employment once qualified, the National Certificate (Vocational) is for you.

If you enjoy working with computers, this NCV Information Technology programme will give you a foot into the 21st century.  IT is a critical part of our modern world and provides a vast choice of lucrative career opportunities.

Admission requirements:

Grade 9 Certificate or NQF Level 1 equivalent.

Career opportunities:

Qualification: 

Upon completion you will receive a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 which is equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (Matric). 

Duration: 

This is a three-year qualification made up of three certificates obtained at NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4. 

Campus 

This programme is offered at Fish Hoek Campus and Khayelitsha Campus.

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What subjects will I be taking? 

Fundamental Subjects (Levels 2,3,4)

English First Language 

Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy 

Life Orientation 

Vocational Subjects

LEVEL 2 

Introduction to Information Systems

This subject provides the student with the necessary understanding of the value that information systems add to the business organisation & economy. It also deals with the various components of information systems, input, output and secondary hardware.

Electronics

This subject covers the safe use of electrical equipment, handheld electrical test equipment and the care thereof. It teaches learners about the construction of basic electronic circuits and their measurement. Learners are introduced to basic programmable logic controllers and advances in technology within in the telecommunications and information technology fields.

Introduction to Systems Development

This subject teaches the student about computer software development, computer programming and data storage. It also covers the Internet and the World-Wide –Web.

Multimedia Basics

This subject teaches conceptual understanding of digital multimedia and basic skills and knowledge required for multimedia content development and application such as storytelling, sound production, sound editing, photographing and editing and computer-based production of 2D and 3D graphics and animation

LEVEL 3

Systems Analysis and Design

This subject teaches the student how information systems support the various departments in a business organisation, how to conduct an organisational systems analysis and the design and implementation and maintenance of information systems.

Computer Hardware and Software

This practical subject gives the student the know-how to provide technical assistance for both hardware and software of the computer.

The learner is required to build a PC or hand-held computer and install and fix hardware and software errors. Preventative maintenance and safety issues in the computer environment are also part of the programme.

Principles of Computer Programming

This subject teaches the student how to use the principles of computer programming and electronic logic to design a computer programme. Error handling in a computer programming environment is also covered.

Multimedia Content

This subject teaches core skills required for multimedia content such as designing, editing of videos and moving pictures, electronic publication, producing multimedia products and the ability to plan multimedia content

LEVEL 4

Data Communication and Networking

This subject focuses on the computer network environment, computer architectures and standards. This subject requires the learner to design, install, apply software and support a local area computer network (LAN).

Computer Programming

This subject deals with the designing and programming of well-tested and user-friendly computer-based solutions to meet specific requirements. The student is required to plan a database to provide solutions to a given problem, extract data and provide a report as the project requires. The learner will also design and build a website using simple HTML.

Multimedia Service

This subject teaches skills and theoretical knowledge required for creating multimedia products served on the Internet such as Window servers, databases, web design, web programming and Internet security.

Systems Analysis and Design

This subject teaches the student how information systems support the various departments in a business organisation, how to conduct an organisational systems analysis and the design and implementation and maintenance of information systems.