Information Technology offered by Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development

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Information Technology at Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development

Information and Communications Technology (ICT), is an extended synonym, an umbrella term which contains both Information Technology (IT) as well as Communications Technology under its fold. Information Communication Technology is the integration of telecommunications in computing for effective access, storage, transmission, and manipulation of information.

If you're 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.

Graduates will:

  • be able to develop IT solutions to address practical business problems using a technological approach.
  • have ability to use industry standard computer software and hardware.
  • be equipped with problem solving skills and can adapt in a fast changing technological world.
  • be able to assist in system administration and networking in an organization.
  • be employed in service industry, financial institutions, production organizations, research and consultancy and educational institutions.

Career Opportunities

  • IT Consultant
  • Web developer
  • IT specialist
  • Data modeler

Objectives of Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) is a fast-growing field and effective use of it enables companies to serve customers better, access more information, be more flexible in responding to business changes, and increase employee productivity. What this creates for experts who understand computer science and Information Technology is a huge amount of opportunities, and even wealth.

This course is intended to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes which are responsive to the challenging needs in the computing industry.

The course will allow the graduates to work in a salaried employment or self-employment. To achieve this, units such as entrepreneurship, communication skills and life skills have been included in the course work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Plan and implement computer applications in IT industry.
  • Use Information Technology effectively in the work environment to analyse, identify and define organisation requirements and opportunities.
  • Design, install and manage computer networked systems.
  • Analyse the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal and policy issues.

Entry requirements for Information Technology

  • KCSE D plain and above

Information Technology Course Subjects

Module I (computer operations)

  • Communication skills
  • Life skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to information communication technology
  • Computer application I
  • Mathematics
  • Operating systems
  • Basic electronics
  • Industrial attachment

Module II (ICT assistant)

  • Structured programming
  • Computer maintenance and support
  • Computer application II
  • Business plan
  • Research methodology
  • Trade project

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