Business Information Technology
||Diploma in Business Information Technology
||Our Information Technology course gives deep knowledge about creation, design, support, management and utilization of information system that are computer-based, especially computer hardware and software applications. The information technology industry is a dynamic one with a tremendous scope for growth and innovation.
||Full time - 2.5 years
||9 January, 9 April, 28 May & 13 August (flexible intakes available on demand)
SPM / UEC with three credits
Diploma / Pre-University or equivalent qualification
- Introduction to Database Management System
- English Proficiency
- System Analysis and Design
- Computer Software Application
- Fundamental of Financial Management
- Computer Programming
- Fundamental of Insurance
- Principles of Management
- Introduction to Multimedia
- Principles of Marketing
- Principles of Operation Management
- Business Communication
- Consumer Behavior
- Discrete Mathematic
- Visual Programming
- Multimedia Authoring
- Operating System
- Investment Analysis
- Introduction to Accounting
- Introduction to Web Design
- Management Information System
- Business Law
- Organizational Behavior
- Human Resources Management
- Data Communication and Networking
Information technology has emerged as a major sector in many economies across the world. IT is all-pervasive; there are core IT businesses, software developers, software and hardware distributors, software publishers, and even non-IT businesses have IT departments today. A multitude of job opportunities in the IT sector await students. Armed with the right knowledge and understanding, IT students can embark upon rewarding careers in this highly respected and in-demand field. The IT programs offered by Victoria International College help students meet the challenges of today’s workplace. Comprehensive training by excellent faculty, cutting-edge software, top-notch infrastructure and a nurturing environment make VIC the top choice of IT aspirants.
IT or Information Technology refers to the study, creation, design, support, management and utilization of information system that are computer-based, especially computer hardware and software applications. In the modern world IT has expanded to include PDAs, cellphone and other types of mobile technology. The information technology industry is a dynamic one with a tremendous scope for growth and innovation. It is no wonder then that IT jobs are much sought-after and IT professionals are considered ‘highly skilled’ labor force the world over.
What are some of the job opportunities that IT opens up?
Software and web development
Software engineers and developers have the all-important task of creating software for clients in a host of fields, such as finance, banking, telecom and insurance, to name a few. Application development involves converting client’s software requirements into codes and executing programs. System analysts provide solutions aimed at greater productivity and efficiency for businesses while web developers manage all aspects of clients’ databases and web-based systems.
Software testing refers to checking and ascertaining the quality of the company’s software. The tester’s job is to suggest solutions to rectify the fault(s) as part of a three step process that includes verification, error detection and validation. It is not merely a test, but an exploration and assessment of quality to minimize or eliminate the risk of product failure.
Explained in simple terms, computer programming involves the creation of source codes that are used for configuring computer systems. A computer programmer may be involved in a specific aspect of software development, or a wide range of functions.
Networking and support
It is difficult to picture a company that doesn’t have an IT staff or at least one or two IT specialists to handle its network and computer systems. From setting up and ensuring the smooth functioning of the company’s computer systems and network to troubleshooting problems on a day-to-day basis, IT technicians, database managers and network administrators all work towards ensuring that the company’s technology assets ate performing as they should.
Combining creativity and technical skill, web designing involves creating, developing and maintaining client websites. Knowledge of internet technology and proficiency with software tools helps web designers successfully meet the requirements of businesses that want an effective web presence.
This apart, knowledge of IT opens up job avenues in the fields of technical writing and education. Technical writing, as the name implies, involves the creation, design and maintenance of technical documentation. This could be user guides, online helps, IFU manuals, system manuals and white papers, among other documents. IT lecturers teach information technology subjects in universities and schools. Many IT experts who have a passion for teaching may choose careers as IT professors, or even set up IT coaching centers for students.
Over the years, jobs in IT have witnessed a huge upward spike. Even in this frail world economy and a gloomy employment outlook, IT has weathered the storm much better in comparison to other professions. The fact is that IT jobs continue to be in high demand, something that will continue well into the future. In this regard, it is also interesting to note that there exists a shortage of IT workers, which means that the IT jobs market has not reached a saturation point. Job boards are replete with available IT positions, across various roles and responsibilities.
IT jobs are here to stay
Changes in the IT sector occur at an extremely fast rate. An industry that is based on innovation and caters to governments, businesses and individuals is always transforming and ushering in something newer, more efficient and certainly more exciting. In this regard, IT is also a challenging field where one of the attractions is the chance to work with the latest technology and hone new skills. Industry observers have seen that regardless of how challenging the economic environment is, companies do not shy way from investing in new technologies for improving business applications, gaining a competitive edge, and reducing risks. Business leaders also depend on technology to streamline processes, bring in new efficiencies and cut costs.
- Technology professionals will find employment opportunities in the private and public sectors.
- A large majority of IT jobs are full-time jobs
- Technology jobs pay better, with wages being up to 25% higher (on an average) in comparison to other occupations
- Even as IT employment opportunities are spread across a country there is a heavier concentration of these jobs in cities, with a majority of IT workers being city dwellers.
Diploma in Information Technology at VIC
This program will lay a solid foundation in IT fundamentals. Encompassing subjects like word processing, spreadsheets and presentation programs, the diploma will introduce you to a number of key IT aspects, including web applications, software development, information systems and network systems, among others.
Career prospects: Equipped with a Diploma in IT from VIC, you can find employment in fields of application development, technical analysis, network administration, technical support, pre-sales and post-sales support. After completing this diploma, you can opt for higher studies in specialized fields such as network engineering, systems engineering and call centre administration, among other options.
Diploma in Business Information Technology at VIC
This diploma will enable you to become adept at understanding how IT can be used to meet critical business goals. Even non-IT professionals who want to acquire IT skills to enhance their career opportunities find such a certification extremely helpful. You will learn how to apply business skills and an IT mindset to meet the requirements of business enterprises. You will develop an understanding of how mobile applications and marketing campaigns can harness the power of technology and the internet to improve operations, meets goals and bring in greater efficiencies.
Career prospects: Armed with a Diploma in Business Information Technology, you can find employment in both IT and business domains. These include banking, logistics, manufacturing, trading and financials. You can flag off your career as a data miner, a business analyst, project coordinator, ERP analyst and pre-sales analyst, among a slew of other roles. You can also seek to specialize in a specific area of business IT and develop greater e-skills to make the most of fantastic employment opportunities.
Our IT courses deliver excellent value
The syllabus for our IT courses is prepared keeping both theoretical knowledge and practical applications in mind. It includes all the relevant and necessary material and lab training essential to a well-rounded learning experience. Our IT courses tell you how you can utilize software and computer systems to plan, install, customize, operate, manage, administer and maintain information technology infrastructure. They teach you how you can use business analytics techniques and tools to optimize resources and drive sales.
The lessons are tailored to the specific subjects in question, and include everything there is to know about them. This ensures that you do not have a half-baked knowledge, rather an in-depth understanding of critical IT topics. Equipped with this all-inclusive training, you will be able to adapt to and shine in your job with great success.
Our courses not only incorporate the essential, but they are also regularly updated with new information to keep students up-to-date with new techniques, software and happenings in the ever-changing IT sector. We focus on creating confident professionals who are always ready to take on workplace challenges with enthusiasm.
An environment that fosters learning
Research has demonstrated that small class sizes result in higher academic achievement. The low student-to-teacher ratio at VIC means that you get individual attention and benefit from a more focused learning approach. At the same time, the multicultural student environment fosters a fair and collaborative environment, and gives you the opportunity to interact with peers from different countries and across different ethnicities. This creates an ideal setting for the sharing and exchange of ideas and perspectives, thereby broadening your horizons and giving you an opportunity to embrace this diversity to the best advantage.
Victoria International College prides itself on its top-notch faculty members who are not only subject matter experts in their field, but also have a flair for teaching. Our friendly professors motivate you to perform to the best of your abilities. You will find our classroom atmosphere both engaging and challenging; one where participation is encouraged and students are asked to question without fear. Innovative learning techniques and a robust infrastructure ensure that your time at VIC is productive and fun.