Information and Communication Technology

Kentrac College

Diploma 3 years Fee: on application

Overview

Information and Communication Technology is the integration of telecommunications in computing for effective access, storage, transmission, and manipulation of information. Information Technology has emerged as a major sector in many economies across the world. This dynamic industry has tremendous scope for growth and innovation, offering a multitude of exciting and challenging job opportunities.

If you are looking for a job in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, then this Information Technology course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and practices of business management and IT as preparation for a rewarding career.

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills in IT that they need to meet the challenges of today’s workplace and embark upon rewarding management careers in this highly respected and in-demand field.

Objectives

This diploma in Information and Communication Technology program is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable the student to understand and perform Information and Communication Technology operations.

By the end of this program, the trainee should be able to: –

  • Appreciate the role of Computers in our society
  • Appreciate various components of computer system
  • Acquire basic Information and Communication Technology skills
  • Appreciate computer software
  • Appreciate computer networks
  • Understand the Internet and Web related applications
  • Apply the acquired knowledge and skills in Information and Communication Technology at the place of work

Entry requirements

The minimum Entry Requirements for the Diploma in Information and Communication Technology course are:

  • KCSE C Minus;
  • Pass Craft Certificate in Cooperative Management;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

Course content

Module I

  • Introduction to Information communication technology and ethics
  • Computer application I
  • Communication skills
  • Structured programming
  • Computational mathematics
  • Operating systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Life skills

Module II

  • Research project
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Object oriented programming
  • Visual programming
  • Database management system
  • Quantitative methods

Module III

  • Data communication and networking
  • Internet based programming
  • Business plan
  • Management information system
  • Principles and practice of management

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Entry requirements

The minimum Entry Requirements for the Diploma in Information and Communication Technology course are:

  • KCSE C Minus;
  • Pass Craft Certificate in Cooperative Management;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

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