Computer Courses

College SA’s computer courses are aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology. These industry-endorsed programs provide the appropriate expertise required to operate computer systems and software. We offer CompTIA, Adobe and Microsoft courses.

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Accredited courses
by CompTIA
Number of courses: 1

Study a CompTIA A+ course and obtain a well-known IT industry certification. Enrol today and become a trained IT technician.

Accredited courses
by Microsoft
Number of courses: 4

Become a Microsoft-certified IT professional; Fundamentals of Databases, Networks, Security; Development or Server Administration.

Accredited courses
by Microsoft
Number of courses: 9

Enrol for one of our Microsoft Office Specialist courses and equip yourself with the skills necessary to take full advantage of Microsoft Office features.

Non-accredited courses
by College SA
Number of courses: 3

Enrol for one of our Adobe Creative Cloud courses and equip yourself with the knowledge and skill to become a professional graphic designer.

Why should I study a College SA Computer Course?

Computer technology is a big part of our daily lives, and knowing how to use it, has become a necessity. Computer studies cover a wide field and include IT courses that show you how to use computers for personal or professional purposes.

These courses can range from basic computer courses, like Digital Literacy, to more advanced and specialised IT courses, like Microsoft Certified Solutions. It also includes design programmes, like Adobe Creative Cloud, and accounting programmes, like Pastel Partner.

What is an Accredited Computer Course?

An accredited computer course means that is certified by CompTIA and Microsoft, two of the world’s leading information technology organisations. There is a large variety of jobs available in the IT field; ranging from entry-level IT support to advance IT technology developers.

  • The employment rate for IT professionals is predicted to increase by 12% between 2014 and 2024.
  • IT skills are in demand and therefore skilled IT professionals can expect to earn good salaries.
  • IT professionals report high job satisfaction.
  • There is a variety of career opportunities within the IT industry and it is expanding.

What does an IT Professional do?

IT Professionals work with a range of computer technologies and have varying functions depending on their interests:

CompTIA

  • The A+ course is an entry-level IT course, and introduces you to the fundamentals of information technology.

Microsoft MTA

  • The Microsoft MTA courses are introductory courses for students who are new to information technology. These courses cover software and application development, networks, servers, security and databases.

If you’ve worked in the IT industry for a while and you would like to further your formal education through an IT course you could follow one of the following routes:

Microsoft Server

  • Design, develop, maintain and secure servers.
  • Completing your MCSA certification allows you to continue certification in either Private Cloud or Server Infrastructure.
  • Private Cloud allows you to become more specialised in working with cloud technology.
  • Server Infrastructure allows you to improve infrastructure and functioning of IT technology.

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Design, manage and maintain databases.
  • Completing your MCSA certification allows you to further your certification and specialise in either Business Intelligence or Database Platforms.
  • Business Intelligence involves gathering and analysing data to improve IT outputs of a business.
  • Database Platforms involves offering support to end-users, as well as managing, maintaining and improving databases.

Microsoft Developer

  • Developers create software and applications for mobile, desktop and the internet.
  • This path allows you to choose between software and application development.
  • You can choose between using HTML5 or C# applications.

What is a Non-Accredited Computer Course?

Non-accredited computer courses are not certified by another organisation, but they can still give you essential computer skills to use in your personal or professional life.

What are the Adobe Courses and what is Graphic Design?

If you are interested in entering the graphic design field, it would be highly beneficial to study an Adobe Creative Cloud course. Although our Adobe CC courses don’t currently carry accreditation, you can still register for external Adobe exams after completing the coursework. Getting an Adobe certification will look great on your CV, and also show your employer that you are proficient in the software.

Adobe CC computer courses:

  • Photoshop - for photo editing
  • Illustrator – for creating logos and other designs
  • InDesign - for publishing, brochures, pamphlets and more
  • Dreamweaver - for creating websites
  • Acrobat – for creating and opening PDF files
  • Flash - for digital animation

What is Microsoft Office?

Microsoft Office is used on most computers and in most businesses. These courses cover creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, setting up a database, as well as your email and calendar system. The Microsoft Office courses cover the following programmes:

  • Word – This is a word processing programme, and helps you create and format documents.
  • Excel – This programme assists you with organising data in a spreadsheet format.
  • PowerPoint – PowerPoint allows you to create and present presentations.
  • Access – Access is perfect for setting up and maintaining a database.
  • Outlook – Outlook is your email programme, it helps you set and remember meetings, as well as important tasks.