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Diploma in Information Technology (IT)

Diploma in Information Technology (IT) Course in Kenya Overview

The Diploma in Information Technology is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever-evolving field of information technology.

This course offers a broad range of subjects that cover various aspects of IT, including programming, software development, database management, networking, cybersecurity, and system analysis. Students will learn both theoretical concepts and practical skills, preparing them for a successful career in the IT industry.

Diploma in Information Technology (IT) Course in Kenya

Diploma in Information Technology Units

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1        

  • DAC 203    Financial Accounting I    
  • DCU 100    Communication Skills    
  • DCU 101    Information Communication and Technology And Ethics    
  • DIT 101    Computer Applications    
  • DIT 104    Basic Mathematics    
  • DIT 105    Desktop Publishing               

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2        

  • DCS 104    Electronics    
  • DIT 201    System Analysis And Design    
  • DIT 203    Database Systems    
  • DIT 205    Computer Networks/ CCNA    
  • DIT 206    Principles Of Computer Support And Maintenance    
  • DSE 101    Structured Programming                   

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1        

  • DBT 303    Research Methods In It (System Proposal)    
  • DIT 301    Object Oriented Programming    
  • DIT 303    Software Engineering    
  • DIT 304    Advanced Database    
  • DSE 306    Object Oriented System Analysis And Design    
  • DSE 403    Web Development I

YEAR 2  SEMESTER 2        

  • DCU 102    Entrepreneurship Skills    
  • DCU 300    Industrial attachment    
  • DIT 407    Advanced Object Oriented Programming    
  • DIT 409    Network Design And Administration    
  • DIT 410    Advanced Principles Of Computer Support And Maintenance    
  • DSE 505    Web Development II    
  • DSE 506    Research Project (Final Project)   


Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or with D+ in mathematics or Certificate in I.T. from a recognized institution.




3 years

Course Objectives

  1. Develop a strong foundation in fundamental IT concepts, principles, and technologies.
  2. Acquire practical skills in programming languages, software development, and database management.
  3. Understand computer networks, network administration, and troubleshooting.
  4. Gain knowledge of cybersecurity principles, practices, and strategies to protect digital assets.
  5. Learn system analysis techniques to identify and solve IT-related problems.
  6. Familiarize oneself with emerging technologies and trends in the IT industry.
  7. Develop effective communication and teamwork skills for collaboration in IT projects.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Diploma in Information Technology program can pursue various entry-level positions in the IT industry, including:

  • Software developer or programmer
  • IT support specialist
  • Network administrator or technician
  • Database administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Web developer
  • IT project coordinator

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Join NIE Technical College’s Diploma in Information Technology program and embark on an exciting journey to become a skilled IT professional. Gain a solid foundation in IT principles, learn cutting-edge technologies, and prepare for a successful career in the dynamic field of information technology.

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