A career in Information Technology opens up an increasing world of opportunities. The Information Technology industry includes telecommunication equipment manufacture, computer hardware manufacture, packaged software development, and information technology professional services (e.g. consulting). The following full qualifications and short courses are offered at Whitestone College by the Department of Information Technology. At Whitestone College, You may register for any of these full qualifications and receive a free Matric Rewrite course.

IT1

End User Computing (Level 3 : SAQA ID 49077)

Course description:

End User Computing offers students with a deep study of ICT concepts, modern productive use of the computer in a business and office environment; it covers MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Outlook and Power Point

Entry requirements:

Pass in Grade 11 or equivalent (SAQA level 2)

Career opportunities:

Front desk support, Call center help desk, Data capturing, Receptionist, Office administration

IT2

Systems Development (Level 4 : SAQA ID 29294)

Course description:

Systems Development deals with development, installation, maintenance and upgrade of Computer systems; students acquire skills in computer systems, networking, programming principles in java, c++, web designing and development in HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.

Entry requirements:

Matric Pass or NQF Level 3 IT qualification

Career opportunities:

System developer, Junior programmer, Database developer, Desktop support specialist

IT4

Systems Support (Level 5 : SAQA ID 48573)

Course description:

The course empowers the student to give specialist support to computer systems, admin systems, network systems and database systems

Entry requirements:

Matric Pass or IT qualification on NQF Level 4

Career opportunities:

Network support specialist, Operating system and Applications support, Hardware support specialist, Information system specialist

IT3

CompTIA Networking N+

This is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician’s competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure and is considered by many employers as a prerequisite for entry-level IT employment in the area of IT networks.