National Certificate: IT: Systems Development (Computer Programming Specialist)

SAQA ID: 48573 I NQF Level: 5 I Credits: 147 I Course Type: NQF Programme *
*This is an accredited NQF programme with MICT SETA

Why this course is perfect for you?

Can you easily spot a glitch in a system? Do you enjoy working with discs, drives, apps and software? If so give your future an upgrade and join the field of Systems Development: Computer Programming.

A computer programmer is someone who writes code for computer software. In order to achieve this, individuals who fill this role must have an analytical mind and an excellent understanding of algorithms.  Since PC’s cannot work without software, it is the responsibility of the Computer Programming Specialist to create software that allows a computer to do what is desired of it. Although their primary responsibility is writing code, Computer Programmers also write programmes in a variety of different languages, debug systems, update existing programmes and design system interfaces.

Effective programmers exercise superior problem-solving and troubleshooting skills; which are necessary for those who wish to specialise in software development technologies. Through this course you will have a solid understanding of computer industry concepts, and develop the ability to work in areas of Systems Development with technical complexity. Take the fast track to becoming a Computer Programmer with this highly specialised course

Course content and modules

  • Database Design & Implementation
  • Introduction to Visual Basic .Net Programming
  • C# Programming
  • Internet and Web Design
  • Introduction to Java Programming
  • Information Technology in E- Commerce
  • Applied Project Management in an Information Technology Environment ​

Why study with Pine Valley Institute ?

As soon as you join the Pine Valley Institute family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Pine Valley Institute with an unforgettable campus experience.


Careers benefits of this course

  • System Developer/Internet and Web Designer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Project Manager

The strength in your qualification

This course  is accredited by the Council on Higher Education at a level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the SAQA ID No: 48573.On successful completion of the course, you will receive the National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support accredited by MICT SETA.  We also  assist you to sit for Oracle (click here to see advantages of oracle certify developers)

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