Ordinary Diploma in Computer Science

Duration: 2 years Semesters: 4  

The Ordinary Diploma in Computer Science (ODCS) intends to enhance the provision of service skills that meet standards of service excellence within the field of Computer Science, Information Technology, or information Systems. Specifically, the objectives of the qualification are to:

(a) Apply mathematical and information system principles to manage business problems
(b) Develop mobile and web based applications using various Information and Communication Technology tools
(c) Develop Computer Software using current ICT technologies
(d) Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern ICT tools to manage networked computer based systems

Modules

- Introduction to management principles
- Introduction to Business Mathematics and Statistics
- Introduction to Computing Mathematics
- Introduction to Computer Hard ware
- Introduction to Electrical and Electronics

- Introduction to Financial Planning and Budgeting
- Communication Skills and Office Practice
- Computer software installation
- Introduction to computer programming
- Simple LAN technology
- Industrial Training

Modules

- Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
- Principles of Network Design
- Introduction to principles of Programming
- Principles of Software Development
- Principles of Web design and management

- Supervisory Communication Skills
- Principles of Database System Design
- Discrete Mathematics
- Project Work
- Fundamentals of Software Deployment
- Server Operating System Administration

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • Form VI (six) with at least one principal pass in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Biology with total points not below 1.5 obtained from the scoring A= 5, B+ = 4, B=3, C=2, D=1, E=0.5, F=0 for those who completed studies in year 2014 onwards
  • Form VI (six) with at least one principle pass in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Biology with total points not below 1.5 obtained from the scoring: A=5, B=4, C= 3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F=0 for those
    who completed studies before year 2014
  • An appropriate equivalent Certificate with second class or B Average
  • NTA Level 4
  • Any other equivalent qualification e.g. Full Technician Certificate (FTC) with an average minimum pass of D
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