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Certificate in Computing (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate user) (Level 3)

EF1805

Course Details

  • Feb 2019
    Jul 2019
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fee Free
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton City Campus or Online delivery

Summary

This is a hands-on course where you will learn intermediate computing skills to prepare you for work or further study.

Your learning experience takes place within a simulated project, so computing skills are gained in a real-life context. You will become
part of a student technology design team and learn skills in project management, web development, branding and design. The course also introduces you to professional ethical practice, security risks and how to fix common hardware and software problems.

Tutors will support you at every step on your journey and extensive online support is provided. All classes take place in computer labs.

Students can enrol full time or there is an online option. With this national qualification, students can improve their job prospects or go onto further study.  

What You'll Learn

Your learning experience takes place within a simulated work project so computing skills can be gained in a real life context. As part of a technology design team you will learn skills in project management, web development, branding and design. The course also introduces you to professional ethical practice, security risks and how to fix common hardware and software problems.
Tutors will support you at every step on your journey and extensive online support is provided. All classes take place in computer labs. 

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BUAD305​File Management22  
BUAD306​Word Integration34  
BUAD307​Spreadsheets33  
BUAD308​Database33  
BUAD309​Desktop Publishing44  
BUAD310​Project Plan Tools33  
BUAD311​Collaboration37  
BUAD312​Ethics & Compliance35  
BUAD313Interactive Website35  
BUAD314​Presentation33  
BUAD315​Digital Media Integration33  
BUAD316Design Solutions35  
BUAD317​Schematic Diagrams22  
BUAD318​Risk & Security35  
BUAD319​Use Digital Devices23  
BUAD320​Synchronise Data32  
BUAD321​Troubleshoot and Fix33  
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Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will boost their job prospects and may be employed in a range of entry-level roles.

This qualification provides a pathway into a range of qualifications. Graduates may progress to further study in a variety of areas at Level 4 or above, such as:

This qualification can complement other qualifications related to specific industries. Graduates may also be equipped to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level.

 

Entry Criteria

Candidates are required to have gained:

  • 12 credits at NCEA level 1 in either English, Māori or Maths; or
  • Equivalent; and
  • Demonstrate the motivation and skills to succeed in the programme

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection Criteria

Students may be required to have an interview.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) academic score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

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Pathways

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Your First Day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students starting February 2019
Date:  8 February
Time:  11am - 2.30pm
Venue: The Atrium - City Campus

 

Year 1 students starting July 2019
Date:  20 July
Time:  11am - 2.30pm
Venue: The Atrium - City Campus

(Online students are invited and encouraged to attend if possible but not mandatory)

On Induction Day, come to the Atrium in Wintec house at 11.00am to meet your tutors and new classmates, be given an overview of your programme of study and receive a personalised timetable.

It is essential that you attend Induction Day because your participation sets you up for successful study at Wintec.

You are invited to bring whanau and friends to Induction so they can support you on your first day of study and find out what your study is all about.

Get prepared before induction day and make all necessary arrangements for childcare, work, and transport.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

What you need to know
1. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 2 WINTEC (0800 2 2946832) extension 3140 or come to the Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways Office, D Block, Lower Ground Floor. Please keep us updated about any changes to your enrolment.
2. You can view your provisional timetable via the Wintec website once you have accepted your enrolment agreement. This timetable may be subject to change and you will receive your finalised timetable and class at Induction.
3. Bring a pen and paper on your first day. There are no required text books.
4. You have the option of bringing your own device (laptop, tablet). All students also have access to computer labs and computers in the HUB.

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Course Guide

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