- NQF: 5
- SAQA ID. 101408
- CREDITS: 282
What is a Computer Technician?
A computer technician installs, maintains and repairs computers and networks. They also ensure that adequate IT infrastructure is in place.
Did you know?
Overall employment of computer technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. With many different opportunities, computer technicians often have a variety of positions to choose from, can earn competitive salaries and may qualify for other employment benefits.
The qualification outcomes cover types of software, hardware, components, upgrading and troubleshooting a computer, formatting and partitioning hard drives, and network topologies. Green technology, maintaining records of daily problems and remedial actions, and how to prepare evaluations for systems performance. It enables students to identify the potential green technologies and processes and procedures to create a sustainable computer environment to reduce e-waste in an organisation.
- NQF Level 4 qualification.
Certification and Examination
On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Computer Technician from the QCTO.
EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates. It is an integral and critical component of QCTO’s quality assurance system, as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. Qualifying for External Assessment: To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience.
Duration and Work-Integrated Learning
2 YEARS FULL TIME
- Prescribed textbook lists will be provided by the academic department at your campus. Students will receive electronic versions of the study guides for this programme. Study material is also available online on the learner management system, Moodle.
Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a current programme pricelist.
Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides etc.
For more information on this course and for further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ?
Introduction to data communication and networking
Basic of Computer Architecture: Hardware
Basic of Computer Architecture: Software
Basic concepts of sustainable computer environment and green technologies
Social media and digital literacy
End user computing
Business communication and customer services
Ready for work standards
Troubleshoot computer and network faults
Maintain computer and network security
Provide support to end users
Install computer software and hardware
Work Experience Modules
Respond to user inquiries regarding fault request
Set up equipment for users, check operating system performance and ensure proper installation of cables and software
Processes of maintaining computer systems and peripherals
Identify the potential green technologies, processes and procedures for cost-effective applications and create a sustainable computer environment to reduce e-waste
Maintain records of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial actions taken, or installation activities
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)
The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.