Funded Courses

The courses below are funded by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism to stimulate the Digital Economy and future workforce. Click on Apply Online after you have reviewed the objective, modules and certifications of a interested course.

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

Objective: IC3 Spark is the ideal solution for helping teachers / students ignite a passion for technology and for helping them create a brighter future. This module includes the knowledge and skills required to identify different types of computers, the components of a personal computer (including internal components such as microprocessors) and how these components work together. The module also includes the knowledge and skills relating to computer storage as it applies to hardware components like floppy and hard disks and performance as it applies to processor speed and memory.

Course Modules covered:

Computing Fundamentals is based on the following criteria:

  • What is an OS and what does it do?
  • Manage computer files and folders
  • PC configuration, Control Panel, OS drivers
  • Common computer terminology
  • Types of Computers & Mobile devices
  • Computer performance
  • Installing/Uninstalling Software
  • Understanding SW licenses
  • Types of software applications & tools
  • Troubleshooting basic software problems
  • Troubleshooting basic hardware problems
  • Devices and Peripherals
  • Backup and Restore

Living Online is based on the following criteria:

  • Internet, Browsers, and WWW
  • Navigation on the internet using a browser
  • Internet Connection
  • Network types and features, capabilities
  • Network connection troubleshooting
  • E-mail communication
  • Real-Time communication
  • Digital citizenship /”NETIQUETTE”
  • Communication standards
  • Legal and responsible use of computers
  • Secure online communication or activity
  • Ergonomics
  • Research fluency
  • Using Search Engines
  • Evaluate search results
  • Using advanced features of search engines

Key Applications is based on the following criteria

  • Common Application Features
  • Basic Text Formatting
  • Navigating Files and Folders
  • Working with multimedia files
  • Word processing activities and methods
  • Tables & Lists
  • Page Layout
  • Spreadsheet components
  • Worksheet Layout
  • Working with Data
  • Presentation activities
  • Inserting content
  • Slide Management
  • Slide Design
  • Basic Database Interactions
  • Record Managements
  • Collaboration
  • Sharing files

Duration: 7 Weeks

Certification: IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (Globally Recognised Certification)

IT Fundamentals

Objective: The CompTIA IT Fundamentals course is aimed at individuals whose jobs require them to have a foundational level understanding of IT terminology, but are not necessarily involved in the same day-to-day, hands-on work as an IT professional. It is also relevant for organisations that want to promote and verify basic fluency in IT terminology and concepts among their employees.

In this course students will cover a range of IT topics and provides a solid grounding in the terminology concepts and practices today.

CompTIA IT Fundamentals course is also relevant for students and adult career changers considering a career in IT. It is also serve as a springboard to more advanced IT skills certifications such as the CompTIA A+.

Course Modules covered:

Lesson 1: Identifying Computer Hardware

  • Topic A: Identify types of Computing Devices
  • Topic B: Identify Identifying Components of Motherboards
  • Topic C: Common Computer Connector Types
  • Topic D: Identify Common Peripheral Devices

Lesson 2: Identifying Computer Software

  • Topic A: Compare Functions and Features of Common Operating Systems
  • Topic B: Identify Application Software

Lesson 3: Setting Up a Basic Workstation

  • Topic A: Connect Hardware
  • Topic B: Install and Configure Operating Systems
  • Topic C: Install and Configure Applications
  • Topic D: Configure Accessibility Options

Lesson 4: Configuring Network Access

  • Topic A: Network Connection Types
  • Topic B: Install and Configure a SOHO Router
  • Topic C: Network and Alternative Technologies
  • Topic D: Sharing and Storage Methods

Lesson 5: Working with Files, Folders and Applications

  • Topic A: Create Files
  • Topic B: Navigate a File Structure
  • Topic C: Manage Files and Folders
  • Topic D: Compress and Extract Files
  • Topic E: Create Screen Captures

Lesson 6: Configuring and Using Wireless Devices

  • Topic A: Configure Wireless Devices
  • Topic B: Use Wireless Devices

Lesson 7: Securing Computing Devices

  • Topic A: Identify Security Threats
  • Topic B: Apply Security Best Practices
  • Topic C: Perform Secure Web Browsing

Lesson 8: Supporting Computers and Users

  • Topic A: Environmental and Safety Concepts
  • Topic B: Back Up and Restore Data
  • Topic C: Manage Software
  • Topic D: Implement Basic Support Measures

Duration: 7 Weeks

Certification: CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification

 HTML 5 Programming

Objective: In this course, you will gain an understanding of fundamental HTML5 concepts, including managing the application life cycle, building the user interface with HTML5, formatting the user interface by using CSS, and developing code using JavaScript.

This course is designed to help you prepare Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-375 – HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals.

Course Modules covered:

Module 1: Overview of HTML and CSS

Module 2: Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages

Module 3: Introduction to JavaScript

Module 3: Introduction to JavaScript

Module 5: Communicating with a Remote Data Source

Module 6: Styling HTML5 by Using CSS3

Module 7: Creating Objects and Methods by Using JavaScript

Module 8: Creating Interactive Pages using HTML5 APIs

Module 9: Adding Offline Support to Web Applications

Module 10: Implementing an Adaptive User Interface

Module 11: Creating Advanced Graphics

Module 12: Animating the User Interface

Module 13: Implementing Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets

Module 14: Creating a Web Worker Process

Duration: 7 Weeks

Certification: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

Cyber Security Essentials

Objective: The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

Course Modules covered:

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

Duration: 7 Weeks

Certification: Certificate from Netacad

Microsoft Office Specialist

Objective: .Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.

Course Modules covered:

Microsoft Office Word

  • Create a Document
  • Navigate Through a Document
  • Format a Document
  • Customize Options and Views for Documents
  • Print and Save Documents
  • Insert Text and Paragraphs
  • Format Text and Paragraphs
  • Order and Group Text and Paragraphs
  • Create a Table
  • Modify a Table
  • Create and Modify a List
  • Create and Manage Reference Markers
  • Create and Manage Simple References
  • Insert Graphic Elements
  • Format Graphic Elements
  • Insert and Format SmartArt Graphics

Microsoft Office Excel

  • Create Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Navigate in Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Format Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Customize Options and Views
    for Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Configure Worksheets and Workbooks for Distribution
  • Insert Data in Cells and Ranges
  • Format Cells and Ranges
  • Summarize and Organize Data
  • Create and Manage Tables
  • Manage Table Styles and Options
  • Filter and Sort a Table
  • Summarize Data by using Functions
  • Perform Conditional Operations by using Functions
  • Format and Modify Text by using Functions
  • Create Charts
  • Format Charts
  • Insert and Format Objects

Duration: 7 Weeks

Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (Globally Recognised Certification)

 

Game Development 

Objective: This is an introductory course in game design and development. This course covers many of the concepts involved in game design, This course will start you down that path. Making games is a creative and technical art form. In this course you will familiarize yourself with the tools and practices of game development. You will get started developing your own video games using the industry standard game development tools,

Course Modules covered:

  • A Brief History of Video Games
  • Games and Society
  • Game Design
  • Teams and Processes
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Debugging Games
  • Game Architecture
  • Graphics

Duration: 7 Weeks

Certification: Gaming Development Certification