Center For Professional Certifications

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About the Department:

The Centre for Professional Certification (CPC) department deals with internal and external certification, allowing current and incoming students with an opportunity to enroll for skill-based courses that can set them apart in the market. The courses are available to trainees who want to build their knowledge on skills required in a digital expanding society. The courses range between 2 weeks to 6 months, and the areas of specialization cover IT, design and financial accounting. The target market includes form four leavers who want to get a head start on learning and professionals eager to sharpen their skills.

Objectives:

  1. Ensure learners acquire the necessary skills after training in order to effectively implement them in the market
  2. Help learners identify specific areas of specialization
  3. Produce students who are adequately equipped with skills usable in the market

Head of Department

The Department is headed by Samuel Kinuthia who holds a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science from Kisii University and anAdvanced Diploma in Computer engineering fromAphaxCollege. He also holdsCisco CertifiedNetwork Associate (CCNA), ICDLCertifications, HCNA, HCIP, and other Cyber Ops. He also heads the Huawei ICT Academy and was awarded the Best Lecturer in the country during the HuaweiICT Competition 2018-2019 Southern Africa.

 Our Programmes:

The following are the courses offered in the Centre for Professional Certifications.

Programmes:

  • End User Professional -Part I and Part II
  • Wed Design specialist- Part I and Part II
  • Computer Programme Specialist- Part II
  • Technical Support
  • International Certifications (CISCO)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Graphic Design Professional
  • Financial Applications
  • Operating SYSTEMS/Serves
  • Statistical Packages
  • International Computer Driving License (ICDL)

Short Courses: (2 weeks)

  • Project proposal development and writing skills
  • Effective management of CBOs/NGOs
  • HIV/AIDS Guidance and Counseling
  • Research, methods Skills
  • Drugs and Substance Abuse
  • Volunteer Counseling and Testing
  • Effective Leadership Skills and Development
  • Resources Mobilization and Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning and Management of Projects
  • Conflict Management and Peace Building
  • Maternal Nutrition and Childcare practices

 

ICT Courses

End User Professional Part 1 and 2

This course is suitable for the following groups:
1. Students who have just completed their ‘O’ level and have chosen a career in IT.
2. College students who wish to upgrade their skills courses.
3. People who are working and want to learn IT skills.

End User Professional Part I

Ms Windows- Gain the skills to expertly install, configure and manage Windows OS or empower users to confidently navigate the interface with Windows training courses.

Ms Power Point- Learn how to design and deliver compelling, professional presentations with PowerPoint training courses.

Ms Word- Learn how to create, edit, proof and format documents in Microsoft Word. Get hands-on Microsoft Word training to accelerate your skills with this industry-standard application.

Concepts of IT -learn about different parts of a computer, as well as some of the key concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), such as those relating to networks and security

 

Course Total Cost Duration
Ms Windows 1,500 10 Hrs
Ms Power Point 2,500 10 Hrs
Ms Word 2,500 10 Hrs
Concepts of IT 2,500 10 Hrs

 

End User Professional Part II

  • Ms Excel- Here you will be trained from the basic to the most advance level in the version 2010.

Internet- This module trains in the use of electronic mail and information retrieval.

  • Ms Access- Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Acccess 2016 and including how to create and manage databases
  • Ms Outlook- students learn to create and edit professional-looking emails, maintain calendars and schedule tasks.

 

Course Total Cost Duration
Ms Excel 2,500 20 Hrs
Internet 2,500 10 Hrs
Ms Access 2,500 20 Hrs
Ms Outlook 2,500 10 Hrs

 

Web Design Specialist Course Part 1 and 2

Web Design Specialist course is ideal for you if you’ve always wanted to create your own website but lacked the skills or knowledge to do so. This course explores the essential tools for Web page development including HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and Adobe Dreamweaver. Major study areas include: design, design theory, digital art and design, graphic arts, design process, drawing techniques, typography techniques, design theory practice, web design, graphic pre-press, design concept, digital imaging and print processing.

 

Career opportunities
Newspaper Publisher

Retail advertising

Web Designer

Web Programmer

Website Administrator

Web Writer

PART 1 SINGLE UNITS

HTML- In this course you will learn fist hand by building your very own website! We take a step by step approach to ensure each student receives a valuable learning experience.

Dreamweaver- We offers a full selection of Adobe Dreamweaver courses and training for beginning to advanced web developers.

Flash- Learn how to make a game or create a Flash animation with our expert-taught Flash Professional video tutorials.

Fireworks-

JOOMLA

CSS

COURSE CONTENT Charges (Ksh) DURATION
HTML 5000 20 hrs
Dreamweaver 6000 20 hrs
Flash 10,000 30 hrs
Fireworks 6000 20 hrs
JOOMLA 9000 50 hrs
CSS  6000 30 hrs


PART 2 SINGLE UNITS

 COURSE CONTENT  Charges (Ksh) DURATION
JavaScript 6000 20 hrs
PHP 9000 30 hrs
ASP 9000 30 hrs
SQL Server 9000 30 hrs
MYSQL 9000 30 hrs

 

Target

Web authors, marketing and communications professionals, PR professionals, Webmasters, graphic designers, desktop designers, technical writers, and library scientists.

Computer Programmer Specialist

 COURSE CONTENT  Charges (Ksh) DURATION
Fundamentals of Java 8000 30 hrs
Java Standard Edition 6 25000 100 hrs
C++ 7000 30 hrs
Visual Basic 6.0 7000 30 hrs
Visual Basic.net 10000 40 hrs
Python Programming 10,000 40 hrs

 

Technical Support

This course is the first of a series that aims to prepare you for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist. In this course, you’ll be introduced to the world of Information Technology, or IT. You’ll learn about the different facets of Information Technology, like computer hardware, the Internet, computer software, troubleshooting, and customer service. We’ll go through what a technical interview could look like, and provide tips on how to best prepare for one. This course covers a wide variety of topics in IT that are designed to give you an overview of what’s to come in this certificate program

Target

  • Recently hired support staff at all levels
  • Any members of the organization that interact with customers
 COURSE CONTENT  Charges (Ksh) DURATION
A+ 18,000 80 hrs
N+ 15000 50 hrs

 

Expected learning outcomes

  • By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
  • Understand how the binary system works.
  • Assemble a computer from scratch.
  • Choose and install an operating system on a computer.
  • Understand what the Internet is, how it works, and the impact it has in the modern world.
  • Learn how applications are created and how they work under the hood of a computer.
  • Utilize common problem-solving methodologies and soft skills in an Information Technology setting.

International Certifications

  1. Cisco
  2. Huawei
 COURSE CONTENT  Charges (Ksh) DURATION
CCNA 8000 30 hrs
IT Essentials 25000 100 hrs
Intro to Cyber Security 7000 30 hrs
(HCNA) 7000 30 hrs
Visual Basic.net 10000 40 hrs
Python Programming 10,000 40 hrs

 

International computer driving license ICDL

 

ICDL is a comparison course that covers seven modules, designed to discover the key concepts of computing. It’s practical applications and their use in the workplace and society in general. To receive this certification, all seven modules must be passed. ICDL is the world’s fastest growing certification of basic IT skills.

 

The modules include: 

Basics of IT

Using the computer managing files

Word processing (MsWord)

 

Spreadsheet (Ms Excel)

Database (Ms Access)

Presentation (Ms PowerPoint)

Information and communication

 

STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS

 

STATISTICAL theory

This is an introductory could for students lacking prior knowledge in statistics. It is done in 50hrs.

 

SPSS-statistical package for social sciences SPSS is a data management and analysis program. It computes statistics far more complex than Excel and is about analysis of very large amounts of data. 50hrs

MsProject – Microsoft office package standard 2007 gets users robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power and flexibility so as to manage projects more effectively. 30hrs.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN ANIMATION

Flash- a program specifically designed for the creation of a wide range of animations from the web. It contains powerful tools which allow users to create animations after a short time 50hrs.

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

Auto CAD- this is a comprehensive 2 and 3D drawing software that uses lines to come up with complex structures and drawings. Its most powerful feature is that it can generate any kind of drawing be it architectural or mechanical.50hrs

 

ARCHI CAD

For architects, interior designers and quantity surveyors who wish to add flair into their work or students wishing to get into these professions. It is suited for mechanical drawings. 50hrs

 

General Guidelines:

It is expected that students undertaking these courses will make good use of the facilities and activities available to them. They are required to undertake assigned projects and attend all sessions, to reap maximum benefits. Trainees are encouraged to be:

  • Disciplined
  • Creative
  • Research-oriented
  • Self-Driven
  • Able to work in groups

 

Career Prospects

Undertaking these courses allow for trainees to get employment opportunities; some of the jobs they can secure include:

  • Network Administrators
  • Data Analyst
  • System Administrators
  • IT Support
  • Programmers
  • Self – Employment

Those doing certification as professionals can benefit from promotions at work and/or diversify.

 

Professional Progressions

Trainees taking these courses can advance to join University programmes, as long as they meet the necessary qualifications and pursues courses in Business, IT, Software Engineering, Media, Web design.

Moreover, students are encouraged to do additional industrial certifications to further their skills.

 

Department Activities:

Our trainees are encouraged throughout their time of study through activities e.g.  Hackfest, where they can learn, network and engage with peers. In addition, they are allowed to make use of equipped computer labs at designated times so as to research and practice their skills. They also benefit from specialised career talks and can join the varsity ICT Club.

Clubs

The IT Faculty hosts an interactive ICT Club which allows active students with to participate in insightful talks with IT experts, excursions to expose students to the real world of IT practice, Boot camps to build creativity and boost innovation among eager learners as well as monthly engagements to build on knowledge gained in class.

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