Diploma & Certificate Courses

Below are some of the courses we offer;

DIPLOMA COURSES

  • DIPLOMA IN WEB DEVELOPMENT (DWD)

    The diploma in Web Development combines the latest trends and development in the field of web design and development with a rich mix of courses from the wider IT field and the critical business areas.

    This exciting and unique course immerses the student in the art of web designing, Database Programming for the Web using MySQL, Dynamic Pages Programming, creating Websites for Mobile Devices, Web Graphics and Photo Editing using various web development tools.

    OBJECTIVES

    To:

    • Equip students with the competence to design and develop dynamic, database-driven web pages with hands on practice in MySQL database
    • Produce competent and confident students with firm understanding of the process of defining and planning the implementation of a web service.
    • Produce competent, confident and well-rounded students capable of self-employment in the ICT industry & Business
    • Give students a comprehensive view of communication, its scope and importance in business specific to IT Industry
    • Prepare students for progression to related ICT degree courses

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Should have passed with a mean grade of C in KCSE
    • KCE Division III OR
    • Relevant certificate qualification in relevant field from a recognized Institution

    DURATION:  Four semesters

  • DIPLOMA IN INTERNET SYSTEM AND SECURITY (DISS)

    The Internet has grown from the simple desire to network computers to a phenomenon which is leaving few aspects of our daily lives untouched.

    It offers an abundance of opportunities and technological developments that are moving at an astounding rate. Millions of people world-wide have been exposed to the World Wide Web of computers and the information they provide.

    The explosion in the use of such technologies is continuously challenged by new security loopholes, threats and attacks. With a growth in computer users and networks, the scale and sophistication of cybercrimes has increased, thus creating a high demand for Internet Security. Viruses, trojans and hackers are some of the dangers lurking on the Internet.

    OBJECTIVES

    To:

    • Produce competent and confident students who can evaluate the opportunities and threats created by interconnecting computers via the Internet
    • Equip students with strong IT expertise and specialized knowledge to strategize, research, develop and deploy effective security solutions
    • To develop an understanding of the modern internet and network technologies in common use today
    • Produce competent, confident and well-rounded students capable of self-employment in the ICT industry & Business

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Mean grade of C in KCSE
    • KCE Division III OR
    • Relevant certificate qualification from a recognized institution

    DURATION: 2 Academic Years

  • DIPLOMA IN ICT MANAGEMENT – DICTM

    DICTM combines essential aspects of information technology with the key facets of business and management as they relate to ICT, with a view to producing technically proficient diploma holders who also understand business and management issues. This combination of skills and knowledge will prepare the diploma holders to fit productively in formal or self-employment.

    OBJECTIVES

    Prepare diploma holders for progression to ICT degree courses.
    Equip students with the competence and confidence to evaluate ICT requirements in Business and implement effective ICT solutions.
    Produce competent, confident and well-rounded students capable of formal and self-employment in the ICT industry, research Institutions or any other relevant private and public sectors.

    CAREER POSSIBILITIES

    • PC Support
    • Network Administration
    • Web Designer
    • Programming
    • Database Administration

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    KCSE aggregate of C & C - or above in Math & English.
    Any other qualification approved by IAT Academic Board

    DURATION: 2 Academic Years

  • DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

    The Diploma in Business Administration and Management (DBAM) provides a broad introduction to business and relevant practical business skills in areas such as accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resource management and computing.

    DBAM ensures that students have the widest possible range of career, employment and higher education options open to them on completion of their studies. The course has a strong entrepreneurial flavor.

    OBJECTIVES

    To produce diploma holders who:-

    • Have appropriate knowledge and core skills necessary to manage and lead a business unit within a larger organization.
    • Clearly describe and apply the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to start and run a business.
    • Evaluate, interpret and present data to develop lines of argument and make sound judgments in areas of business and management.

    CAREER POSSIBILITIES

    • Administrative assistant
    • Bank Clerk
    • Human Resource Officer
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Accounts Clerk
    • Office Manager
    • Office Administrator
    • Business Development Officer

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Mean grade of C in KCSE and C - or above in Mathematics and English.
    Have worked for a period not less one year after High School
    Any other qualification approved by IAT Academic Board.

    DURATION: 2 Academic Years

  • DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS & ICT – DBICT

    The Diploma in Business Information & Communication Technology (DBICT) is a Diploma program developed by the Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT). The program is approved by IAT's academic board and offered at IAT?s learning Centers.

    The Diploma in Business Information & Communication Technology (DBICT) combines the essential aspects of Information & Communication Technology (covering areas such as IT applications, programming, technical support, networking, and web design. etc.) with the key facets of Business fundamentals (covering areas such Business Communication and organization, business accounts, entrepreneurship, business law, etc) with a view to producing diploma holders with technical proficiency and business acumen.

    This combination of skills and knowledge will prepare the diploma holders to fit productively in formal or self-employment. Successful students may also join relevant degree courses with exemptions.

    DBICT equips you with: -

    Equip students with skills necessary to use ICT proficiently in day-to-day business.
    Equip students with the competence and confidence to evaluate ICT requirements in Business and implement effective ICT solutions
    Prepare students for progression to ICT and Business degree courses
    Produce competent, confident and well rounded students capable of formal employment in the ICT industry, research Institutions or any other relevant private and public sectors
    Produce competent, confident and well rounded students capable of self employment in the ICT industry & Business

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • C- in KCSE with C  or above in English and Math or
    • Credit pass in stage 1 (CBICT) or
    • Work experience for a period not less than one year
    • Any other qualification approved by IAT academic board

    DURATION  2 Academic years

CERTIFICATE COURSES

  • CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT (CBAM)

    The Diploma in Business Administration and Management (DBAM) provides a broad introduction to business and relevant practical business skills in areas such as accounting,

    This Certificate course is designed to produce well trained certificate holders in Business Administration and Management. The programme is aimed at students who aspire for positions of professional leadership and responsibility. The course approach allows students to later follow specialized study to develop their understanding in various Management fields.

    2.0. OBJECTIVES

    The courses are aimed at equipping students with knowledge to enable them to;

    (i) Apply the principles of Administration and Management in their work environment.

    (ii) Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical framework of various aspects of the Administration and Management.

    (iii) Utilize communication principles in various fields of Administration and Management.

    3.0 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    To be eligible for the admission into the Certificate in Business Administration and Management, the applicant must have:-

    KCSE Mean Grade D+ (plus) with D+ in English and D in Mathematics or Business Studies.

    4.0. PROGRAMME DURATION

    The duration of the programme shall normally be two (2) Academic Semesters

    entrepreneurship, marketing, human resource management and computing.

    DBAM ensures that students have the widest possible range of career, employment and higher education options open to them on completion of their studies. The course has a strong entrepreneurial flavor.

    OBJECTIVES

    To produce diploma holders who:-

    • Have appropriate knowledge and core skills necessary to manage and lead a business unit within a larger organization.
    • Clearly describe and apply the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to start and run a business.
    • Evaluate, interpret and present data to develop lines of argument and make sound judgments in areas of business and management.

    CAREER POSSIBILITIES

    • Administrative assistant
    • Bank Clerk
    • Human Resource Officer
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Accounts Clerk
    • Office Manager
    • Office Administrator
    • Business Development Officer

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Mean grade of C in KCSE and C - or above in Mathematics and English.
    Have worked for a period not less one year after High School
    Any other qualification approved by IAT Academic Board.

    DURATION: 2 Academic Years

  • CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CBIT

    The Certificate in Business information technology is intended to introduce the fundamental concepts and practices of business management and information technology as preparation for a rewarding career in business and information technology or advanced study.

    On successful completion of the Certificate with a Credit or above one is eligible to join the IAT Diploma in Business Administration and Management (DBA) or Diploma in Business and ICT (DBICT).

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Acquire appropriate knowledge, skills and research abilities to pursue further studies in business areas and information technology
    Acquire appropriate preparation for employment at entry level business and information technology positions in corporate and SME world
    Add business value by effectively applying the business and information technology skills learnt

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    An aggregate grade of D+ (D PLUS) in K.C.S.E. and D in Mathematics
    Any other equivalent qualifications approved by the IAT academic board.

    DURATION: 1 Academic Year

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