Each N-Level takes eleven weeks (approximately three months). Grade 11s may be admitted into N3 Level. To be admitted into N4 level, grade 12 or N3 is a requirement. One can proceed to the next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed. On successful completion of each level the candidate will be issued with a National Certificate by The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Quality assured by The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).It is recommended that students enrolling on the National N4 Certificate programme complete the N5 and N6 as well as the 18-month workplace experiential training in order to qualify for the National Diploma. Students can then enter into either a University of Technology to complete a degree qualification or into a workplace that requires the qualification. Registrations are on going.

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Electrical Engineering (N4 -N6)

Course Description:

The Electrical Engineering field of study consists of two main fields, namely Electrical Heavy Current and Electrical Light Current. At Whitestone College we offer Electrical Engineering heavy current and light current. There are three levels N4 to N6. Each level runs for a semester and consists of four subjects. The subjects are: Electrotechnology, Industrial Electronics, Mathematics, Engineering Science

Entry Requirements:

Grade 12 Pass with Mathematics and Science. Grade 11s pass may be accepted into N3 level or lower.

Career Opportunities:

Electrician, Electronic technician, Computer technician, Master electrician, Electrical Designer, Management & Inspection Technologist, Radio Engineering, Rader/Satellite/Television and Microwave Technician

Final Examinations:

Final examinations are in April, August and November.

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Mechanical Engineering/Fitting & Turning (N4 -N6)

Course Description:

This course deals with design, manufacturing and maintenance of a wide variety of industrial appliances. There are three levels N4 to N6. Each level runs for a semester and consists of four subjects. The subjects are: Mathematics, Engineering Science Mechanotechnics & Mechanical Draughting.

Entry requirements:

Grade 12 Pass with Mathematics and Science. Grade 11s pass may be accepted into N3 Level.

Career opportunities:

Maintenance Engineer, Fitter and Turner, Motor Diesel mechanic, Mechanical draughtsman, Tool and Die maker, Millwright.

Final Examinations:

Final examinations are in April, August and November.

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Electrical Engineering (N4 -N6)

Course Description:

The Electrical Engineering field of study consists of two main fields, namely Electrical Heavy Current and Electrical Light Current. At Whitestone College we offer Electrical Engineering heavy current and light current. There are three levels N4 to N6. Each level runs for a semester and consists of four subjects. The subjects are: Electrotechnology, Industrial Electronics, Mathematics, Engineering Science

Entry Requirements:

Grade 12 Pass with Mathematics and Science. Grade 11s pass may be accepted into N3 level or lower.

Career Opportunities:

Electrician, Electronic technician, Computer technician, Master electrician, Electrical Designer, Management & Inspection Technologist, Radio Engineering, Rader/Satellite/Television and Microwave Technician

Final Examinations:

Final examinations are in April, August and November.

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Chemical Engineering (N4 -N6)

Course Description:

This is a branch of engineering that applies the natural (experimental) sciences and life sciences together with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and properly use chemicals, materials and energy. Subjects are Mathematics, Engineering Science, Chemistry & Chemical Plant Operation.

Entry Requirements:

Grade 12 Pass with Mathematics and Science. Grade 11s pass may be accepted into N3 level.

Career Opportunities:

Chemist, Pharmacy technician, Water and waste treatment, Lab assistant, Process Controller.

Final Examinations:

Final examinations are in April, August and November.

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Mining Engineering (N3)

Course Description:

Mining Engineering is only offered at N3 Level. The N3 National Certificate will give you an opportunity to enroll at a University for further studies. Subjects offered are Metalliferous Mining, Mining Planning, Mining Shaft and Engineering Science

Entry Requirements:

Grade 12 Pass with Mathematics and Science. Grade 11s pass may be accepted into N3 level.

Final Examinations:

Final examinations are only in November, limited spaces available.