Background of Program (Purpose of Program)
Information systems and technologies are required in every industry in the world. The ability to leverage technology in the performance of everyday tasks is of the essence as individuals and businesses are constantly looking to cut cost and increase returns or satisfaction. A good understanding of Decision Support Systems, databases and web and computer technologies is what you will acquire in this program. The program aims to equip you with the basic skills and knowledge to utilize information technology for professional practice. Graduates from this program are employable in all workplaces. Some graduates also go ahead to apply their skills and knowledge from the program as entrepreneurs.
Modules and courses
Mode of course delivery
The programme is offered through distance education, a learning oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular professional work. The programme is offered in a mixed mode format. The approach uses print and electronic media in order to be responsive to the needs of the learner and also maximize the use of technology in course delivery.
At the heart of the programme is excellent online learning materials developed by capable and competent resource persons from KNUST and other recognized institutions.
Academic Support Systems/Services
Limited face-to-face facilitated sessions are provided at all the Learning Centres. These sessions are supported by print and electronic materials, and local learning facilitators who also support and direct students as they work through the resources provided.
The Centres provide learning support to students living in different parts of the country, thus reducing travel expenses.
Head of department
Dr. (Mrs) Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah
- For SSSCE/WASSCE Candidates: Preference will be given to those with both Elective Mathematics and ICT.
- For SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants (irrespective of option) who have done additional certificate courses in accredited institutions like NIIT, IPMC, Blue Crest, etc may apply.
- ‘A’ Level Candidates: Must have GCE ‘O' level certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including Mathematics and English Language. Must also have Two passes at the Advanced Level.
- MATURE Applicants Must be at least 25 years at the time of applying; should possess GCE ‘O’ Level Certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including English and Mathematics. Possession of ‘A’ Level Certificate will be an added advantage. Applicants will be required to show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof date of birth which is at least five years old. Applicants will take entrance exams.