uniYAT Practical Institute (UPI) is the only school that truly gives 85% practical hands-on training, preparing you to acquire a top-notch skillset.
Other job titles used to refer to this kind of work include:
- Hardware technician;
- IT/systems support engineer;
- Industrial technical support;
- Hardware assembling technician;
- Computer and phone repairs expert;
What You Will Earn
- A competitive yearly starting salary ranging from GHS38,000 to GHS53,000 per annum
What You Will Learn
After completing the Computer Hardware and Repair program, students will be able to:
- Explain how to use and apply standard tools and essential electrical/electronic theory to service computer hardware in a manner that is safe for both the device and the technician.
- Identify the primary hardware components of a personal computer and describe the connection devices—both internal and external to the CPU—that integrate the components and allow for the proper function of the computer and its peripherals.
- Describe the methods by which personal computers connect and communicate with networks and Internet-based communication systems, both within and external to private user and business systems.
- Identify the many types of data storage devices used in personal computer technology, both for primary and secondary storage purposes, and determine the best methods and specifications for the application of memory based on user needs.
- Identify and describe common problems that cause personal computers to malfunction or to function below optimum performance levels and determine the repair solutions that will allow the restoration of proper operating conditions and maintenance techniques that will maintain those conditions.
- Identify and describe the critical user and administrator functions and commands of Windows operating systems.
- Interpret a variety of user service requests; choose effective corrective actions that resolve the user’s issues, and communicate those actions appropriate to the user.
- Select both Windows-based administrative tools and utilities and third-party solutions to effectively troubleshoot and correct common operating system malfunctions and as part of a regular maintenance, routine to maintain peak system performance levels.
- Identify and explain the processes and commands used to connect personal computers to various networks and Internet systems.
- Identify common viruses, malware, and other security threats and choose appropriate courses of action to prevent such attacks and remove threats that have already accessed a computer or computer network.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as a student, will be able to do upon completion of your programme, regardless of your level. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem-solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Use computers or related technology for practical and/or professional applications.
- Apply scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning to practical problems.
For current network engineering majors, internships provide a path to translate classroom-based instruction to real-world scenarios, get a sense of the industry and make connections for future employment endeavors. We enforce and make it very compulsory for every student to get at least a month of field experience in their chosen field of career.
Certifications were once the end game for any individual seeking employment in I.T career fields. Today, certifications are simply part of the game in general. In network engineering, certifications such as Certified Certificate of Competency (CCC) are ways to demonstrate practical competencies, a commitment to the profession, increase professional credibility, and improve employment marketability.
|Sessions||Weekdays, 8 credit hours (Monday to Thursday)
|Weekends, 8 credit hours (Saturdays and Sundays)
|Morning Session 1||9am to 11am||9am to 12 noon|
|Morning Session 2||10am to 12 noon||——|
|Afternoon Session||12pm to 2pm||2pm to 6pm|
|Evening Session||5:30pm to 7:30||——|
General Admission Requirement
- Focused and willing to make a change
- Must have passion for computers
- Willing to work in an office setting for long hours
- No computer knowledge is required (We will train you)
- Must have a laptop
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 200 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 110
- Assessments Yes