In line with the expansion drive of the College, the Academic Board of the College approved the introduction of the
Nation Diploma in Computer Science in the 2015/2016 academic session. The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) is expected to visit the Department to carry out resource inspection later in 2017 or early 2018. The Department will after the resource inspection, admit its first batch of students. The Department also handles ICT related issues in the college which affords students of the department a rare opportunity of practising what they are thought in class.
This programme is designed to produce computer personnel capable of applying the use of computer in most areas of data analysis.
Diplomats of this programme should be able to:
- Solve simple hardware problems.
- Use various programming languages:
• Visual Basic
• OO FORTRAN
• OO COBOL
• C,C++ etc
- Know the Operation of Computer systems
- Use Computer packages
- Maintain hardware
The entry requirements into National Diploma Computer Science programme are as follows:-
a) Four credit level passes in GCE "O" level or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) at not more than two sittings. The four subjects must include mathematics, Physics, English language and any other subject.
b) Four credit passes in an NBTE recognized preliminary National Diploma course offered in a Polytechnic or similar post secondary technical institution. The credit passes must include Mathematics, Physics, English Language and any other subject.
c) A pass in Computer Foundation Examination (CFE) of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN). The student must be prima fascia qualified as in (a) above.
Admission into the National Diploma in Computer Science programme is through JAMB. The required JAMB subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Given the pervasive nature of computing, graduates of the National Diploma in Computer Science programme can be employed in almost all spheres of endeavour including banks, oil companies, software and IT firms, telecom companies, media and entertainment firms, federal and state civil/public service, hospitals, schools, etc. This is apart from becoming entrepreneurs or self-employed. They can also further their education if they chose to do so as their qualification affords them direct entry admission into the University or Higher National Diploma programme in Computer Science.