The course deals with computer hardware and support techniques wherein candidates develop advanced skills in Networking, Data Communication, Hardware Installation and Maintenance. The course practically helps candidates to develop their skills necessary for the present environment.
The course is made up of core and optional units. Each unit has a credit value and it is linked with the number of contact hours per semester required for the study.
To complete Advanced Diploma in Computing Technical Support the candidate has to achieve 30 credits in total, out of which 18 credits are core (mandatory) and the remainder 12 credits are optional. The framework is divided into three semesters in which units are divided into 5 credits per semester. The academic adviser will advise the candidate while choosing the units during the beginning of each semester and monitors the progress of the each candidate
Duration: The course would normally be undertaken on a 2– year full-time basis. The academic year comprises 3 semesters.
College Requirement Course
All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.
The potential areas of employment for candidates completing their Advanced Diploma would be: Network Administration in major organisations involving local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), Installation and maintenance of Computer Server equipment in private organisations and ministries.
After the successful completion of the program requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the Scottish Qualification Authority.