School of Computer Studies

Diploma in Information Communication Technology - ICT (KNEC)

The Diploma of Information Technology addresses significant market demand for skills associated with the design of distributed computing environments and the networks that underpin them. Learn about computer technology, hardware and software, as well as computer communications and network management. Study the fundamentals of programming and theoretical knowledge of computing.

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Diploma in information technology – DIT  also encourages the learner to be versed with the current trends in ICT and it equips the learner with Knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform system operations, system analysis, design and development besides performing network system and support duties

Career Opportunities (What you can Become by studying DIT

There are several reasons to get a Diploma in  Information technology (DIT). First, the continuos  need for information technology specialists means that organizations  are constantly on the lookout for specialists who have been through a quality DIT program. Having completed an IT diploma shows prospective employers that students are knowledgeable in their field and will be able to solve problems without an issue.A successful DIT graduate can work in the following fields:

  • Data Entry clerk

  • End user support

  • System Analyst

  • system developer

  • Network specialist

  • Webmaster

Admission Requirement(What is required to enroll for DIT)

To be eligible for the admission into the Diploma in Information Communication technology (DICT), a candidate must satisfy any ONE of the following academic qualifications:
An aggregate grade of C- in K.C.S.E.

Division Four in O-Level or Any other equivalent qualifications approved by the Kenya National Examination Council

Diploma in Information Communication Technology  -Course Structure

Module 1

  • Introduction to ICT & ethics
  • Computer applications I (Theory & Practical)
  • Structured Programming
  • Communications Skills
  • Operating System
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Entrepreneurship (Business Plan)

Module 2

  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Computer Application II (Theory & Practical)
  • Object Oriented Programme
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Visual Programming
  • Database Management Systems
  • Quantitative Methods

Module 3

  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Management Information System
  • Principles & Practice of Management
  • Internet Based Programme
  • Course Specialization Project


18 months


Minimum qualifications  KCSE C-  

Certificate in information Technology KNEC

Certificate in Information Communication Technology  KNEC Course is intended to provide students with a wide range of software, technical and technological ICT skills required by industry. A graduate will be expected to develop an IT solution to a practical business problem using a technological approach.
This qualification provides the graduates with an avenue to proceed to diploma level and finally a chance to do a bachelor course from  any  university in Kenya
Career Opportunities
  • Data Entry clerks

  • Computer technician

  • Junior system analyst


    12 months

Minimum qualifications are KCSE D or
KCE Div. 3 or the equivalent

Cert in IT systems Support

The qualification provides from a basic level skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in IT or related areas, as well as underpinning other educational sectors to higher levels of competency for those required to work independently or supervise others. For those moving into their first job role,  IT can provide the confidence to work effectively in ICT and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine.

Career Opportunities

  • Application support assistant

  • Application support officer

  • Data entry clerk

  • Assistant application specialist

  • Social media/digital marketing assistant

  • Web developer

  • Software help desk assistant



Examination Body

City & Guilds


6 Months

Diploma in IT Systems Support

The purpose of this qualification is to provide entry to the ICT sector for learners wanting to become good all-rounders with a grounding in basic hardware maintenance, software installation and configuration, and general troubleshooting in order to provide support for the IT Small Office/Home Office Support. Holders of this qualification will be to deal with the day-to-day aspects of maintaining the IT infrastructure of small businesses, home workers, and the consumer market. Much of their services will be delivered remotely, but there will be a need for timely physical interventions when required.

Career Opportunities

  • IT product development
  • website designer  & Developer
  • database developer
  • network Engineer
  • programmer
  • systems analyst


12 months

Entry requirement


Examining body

City and Guilds


Certificate in Computer packages

  • computer
  •  Ms powerpoint
  • Ms word
  • Ms Publisher
  • windows
  • Internet & email
  • keyboarding
  •  Typing skills
  • Ms Access
  •  Ms Excel

Duration-1 month

PC Maintenance

  • system installations & diagnostics
  • Network Basics






Duration-3 months

A+Certification, N+/I+

  • PC support skills 1
  • Network configuration
  • PC support skills 2
  • Server systems
  • Networking
  • Internet & applications




Duration -4 months

Architectural programs (Design Oriented)

  • Auto CAD
  •  Archi CAD

Duration-6 weeks each

Computerized Accounting programs

  • Quick Books
  • Pastel
  • Sages L50

3 weeks each

Statistical program

  • SPSS



2 months


Graphic Design

  • Adobe PageMaker          Adobe Photoshop
  • Corel Draw                     Adobe illustrator


Duration-2 weeks

Web Design/Application Programming

  • HTML 5/6               CSS
  • Flash                         Java script
  • PHP                          My SQL
  • Python                     ASP


Duration -1 month


Mobile application development

  • C                            C++
  • Visual Basic        Java
  • V.B.Net

Duration-1 months

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