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Centre for Information Technology

Information Technology is a dynamic, ever-changing world, and the speed of change is rapid. Businesses today are looking for more than just a qualification; they want graduates who can use information and communication technology to assess the pros and cons and determine the best approach.

This is what makes the Centre for Information Technology unique. Not only will you gain a highly relevant qualification, but you will also gain industry-relevant skills that will see you excel in the IT environment.

We offer several technology programmes that have been designed in conjunction with industry. Our aim is for students to develop both technically and professionally, with interpersonal and work-related skills being essential components of the course content and delivery. The topics taught cover a broad range of computing and information technology areas.

Students can transfer between programmes of study and select specialities within individual programmes. Specialities include programming, user support, network support and implementation, multimedia, database development and administration, project management, and computer technician. Graduates of these programmes can enter a range of careers from technical and support roles to information systems management positions.

Depending on the chosen pathway, students can access a range of specialist laboratories - computing, electronics, electrical, industrial measurement and control, network, and training. They will also have access to an extensive range of relevant books, journals, videotapes, and databases located in the Wintec Library.

The Centre consults directly with many commercial and industrial organisations to ensure our teaching is relevant to New Zealand business's current needs and demands. We have many study options available on a full-time, part-time, or short term (block course) basis, all of which contribute to a variety of nationally recognised and well-established qualifications.