When you do our 2-year full-time software course, you will get more practical time learning and writing code than most 3-year degrees. This means no peripheral papers or unrelated subjects, as required in most university degrees.
This is a one-year level 5 diploma or the first year exit qualification of our two-year level 6 software development diploma.
This course is designed for those wishing to start their own web design business, want to work within an established organisation or up-skill their own level of understanding of web design. The programme takes you from determining client needs to choosing a CMS, utilising databases, designing the user experience and configuring a website.
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This course is very practical and will have you at a computer from the first day. You will learn a range of modern technology based office practices designed to make you work ready. The course is a combination of classroom tutorials and working your way through a series of workbooks. Hours of tuition can be flexible based on your lifestyle, but some daytime classes are required, and evening classes are available to catch up.
Absolutely. All of our qualifications are accredited and approved through the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and are internationally recognised.
We have two values that we use to guide our decisions:
God Honouring (He whakahonore i te Atua)
Client Focussed (He manaaki i te tangata)
We strongly recommend that you bring your own device. Bringing your own device allows you to continue to work when you are away from the college, on the projects and self-directed aspects related to the course. If bringing your own device is problematic let us know before you start, and we'll see what we can arrange for you in terms of providing a desktop PC.
Some students may wish to exit after completing the first year of the 2 year New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6), and gain the New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5). In order to gain full-stack development skills, we would strongly encourage you to complete both years of the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) qualification. The reason we encourage this 2 year journey of study is because the job prospects for Software Developers is greater than Web Developers. According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (http://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/manufacturing-and-technology/software-developers/), Software Developers are in higher demand than web developers.