Varsity College IT Courses Details
These days, IT – or Information Technology – is a vital component of just about every industry. From manufacturing to design, retail to banking and accounting systems, computers play an integral role. As a result, an IT course is extremely useful.
There are many job opportunities in IT, which is an ideal field for people who enjoy systematically analysing and solving problems. A position in IT typically requires the employee to be a jack of all trades, setting up and managing networks, doing some basic computer programming and providing technical support. The requirements of the job vary from company to company.
Information Technology is a bit different from Computer Science. While Computer Scientists are typically involved in designing and developing computer programs, software and applications, an IT professional will use and troubleshoot the same software developed by the Computer Scientist. An IT course should equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to analyse and support the systems created by the Computer Scientist.
Another way to think of Information Technology is that it is all about digital data management. An IT professional is usually involved in the storage, protection, transfer and processing of information as necessary to make a company’s operations possible. Because of this, the IT professional will need to be familiar with, and work closely with, servers, database management systems and even encryption tools.
With an IT qualification you could find yourself working as a system administrator or advance in your career to become an IT manager, overseeing the entire department of a big organisation.
Varsity College offers tuition support for full-time programmes like the Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development and the Diploma in Information Technology in Network Management. Both of these qualifications are conferred by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), South Africa’s leading private provider of higher education.
IIE Bachelor of Computer & Information Sciences in Application Development
Introduction to IIE Bachelor of Computer & Information Sciences in Application Development
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The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development provides candidates with a thorough theoretical grounding and knowledge base in the key principles of information technology (IT), programming, mobile application development across platforms, web development, database design, troubleshooting, testing, connectivity, customisation and project management. Graduates will develop meaningful software development acumen grounded in a deep understanding of holistic application programming and development. This qualification has been designed to develop graduates’ abilities to design, implement and manage solution‐focused, systemic thinkers who can develop software solutions for any device or platform in the South African economy.
The outcomes for this qualification were identified as critical to drive a successful career in software development providing competent desktop and mobile application developers in the private and the public sectors. By understanding business processes in the context of business rules, graduates will be able to solve business problems and meet business needs through software application development. Graduates will be suitably prepared to demonstrate competencies in application development, and to contribute to the economic well‐being of their organisation in a responsible manner.
What is this Degree’s accreditation status?
The IIE’s Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development (BCAD) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 365 credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID:97600).
Who is the Bachelor’s degree aimed at?
This Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development (BCAD) degree is aimed at students who are keen to the emergence of Cloud Computing as a technology, mobile application as well as web development processes. This degree addresses both the need for mobile application development and the need for Cloud Computing development on both the server and the clientside.