National Certificate: Systems Development NQF 5 – SAQA ID : 48872
Today’s world of information technology is constantly changing and moving rapidly with almost all industries having large components of their operations becoming digital.
Systems Developers are required to create, maintain, audit and Improve IT Systems in organizations. Systems Developers can also be involved in database management, web programming, multimedia, writing code, e-commerce and other programming functions.
The process of systems development includes defining, designing, testing, and implementing new software applications or programs. It could include the internal development of customized systems, the creation of database systems, or the acquisition of third party developed software.
This qualification is designed to provide learners with an undergraduate entry into the field of Information Communication and Computer Sciences, specialising in the Systems Development area.
Learners will have a solid understanding of computer industry concepts and the ability to work in areas of Systems Development with intermediate technical complexity.
Learners will learn how to create software solutions using popular software development tools, technologies, platforms, internet architectures and databases.
Systems Development has been identified as one of the skills in demand or scarce and critical skills, thereby increasing the chances of employment upon successful completion.
- Programming Principles
- Business Application Development
- Business Systems Analysis
- Programming (C#, Java, HTML5, SQL)
- Business Environment for IT Research Techniques
- Database Management
- Object Oriented Program Design
- Standard and Documentation Techniques
- Web Graphic Design & Animation Techniques
- Server & Client sever Side Scripting
- Managing IT Projects
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Grade 12/NQF Level 4, Ability to use a computer competently, Understanding of English & Mathematics
Some Possible Career Opportunities:
- System Analyst
- System Designer
- System Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Data Analyst
- Web Development & Design
- Computer Support Technician
- Project Planner
- ICT Project Manager