Information and Communication Technology (ICT) continues to change rapidly, creating new opportunities and challenges. The discipline is relatively new and areas formally thought not possible to apply computer technology continue to provide new opportunities. The Certificate in Computer Science prepares candidates for a career in the ICT industry. It is designed to meet the increasing demand in the work place for ICT professionals with technical skills and the capacity to offer support in the implementation of IT-based solutions in business. The course is made up of 14 units. It focuses on issues surrounding developing, implementation and management of computer software as well as introduction to principles that are core to computer science. The programme introduces students to physics and mathematics which are crucial to better understanding of computer science fundamentals.
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
Candidates must have obtained a minimum mean Grade of D+ (Plus) at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent. OR Candidates must have obtained a minimum of mean Grade D (Plain) at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent plus 2 year‘s relevant work experience. In addition, candidates must have obtained D (plain) in English or Kiswahili.
The programme is offered for a period of 2 semesters and seven units are taught in each semester. In semester one, students are introduced to physics and mathematical concepts relevant in the computer science discipline. This is in addition to core computer science units. The mode of delivery shall be Full time, Part time; The method of delivery shall be lectures, demonstrations, discussions and practicals.
Full Time Ksh = 30,000/ per Semester
Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:
Bank Name Account Name: Branch Account Tharaka University
Co-operative Fees Collection
Bank Account Chuka 0112972400000
Equity Bank Fees Collection Chuka 021 0277753588
KCB Bank Fees Collection Chuka 1240985967