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Certificate in Information Studies



Certificate in Information Studies(KNEC) meant to train learners in information collecting and analysis.Data collection and information gathering is key to any company.

Information Studies certificate programs cover a wide range of student needs and career goals. Their relatively short duration – often less than a year – allows students to quickly apply new skills to the workplace in both entry level and professional roles. Certificate programs generally include coursework centered on a specific topic. Depending on the level of study and goals of the program, students may be required to complete prerequisite courses in basic information studies or already have a degree

Certificate in Information studies is one of the most marketable course and highly demanded in the industry.

Key Interest Skills required to pursue a career in this field

  • Planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numerical abilities
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team spirit
  • Negotiation skills
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Integrity as a quality

Objectives

Objective of this program is to prepare students to think critically and invent industry -based approaches to accounting. Students get to understand the information studies techniques and market expectations. In addition,they learn how to communicate effectively.This course is also intended to prepare students for complex .mathematical and financial analysis in the market

Why study this program
This program prepares one to job market at lower level.It also a bridge to the advance level in the field.

Careers Opportunities

  • Information analysis
  • Record keeping
  • Receptionist
  • Secretaries

Career Progression

After successful completion of Certificate in Information Studies (KNEC) ,a student can proceed for Diploma ,bachelor’s degree,master’s degree and Phd in related field.

Career progression: KASNEB CPAs, CS, Diploma-PHD

Course Duration

This course takes an average of 4 terms (1 and half years ).

Mode of Study

  • Regular/full time
  • School based programme
  • Distance Learning
  • Weekend Classes
  • Part-time/Evening classes

Qualifications/Admission Requirements

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of D (plain) & Above,or any equivalent qualifications by KNEC

Examining Body

KNEC

Course Requirements

The following requirements must be met for a student to qualify for KNEC exams in this course:

  • Must sit for at least 2 cats marked out of 30% ,and an end term exams marked out of 70% each term.
  • The candidate will be expected to proceed for industrial attachment as a requirement by KNEC for successful completion of the course.
  • A student must attend at least 80% of all the tutorial lectures.

KNEC Units

1913– CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION STUDIES (MODULE I)

101-LIBRARY & INFORMATION CENTRE OPERATIONS

102-INFORMATION RESOURCES

103-COMPUTER APPLICATION IN INFORMATION

104-INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

105-COMMUNICATION

106-QUANTITATIVE METHODS

107-ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT

1913– CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION STUDIES (MODULE II)

201-RECORDS MANAGEMENT

202-ARCHIVES OPERATIONS

203-PRESERVATION & CONSERVATION OF INFORMATION

204-MAIL COURIER SERVICE

205-PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

207-COURSE SPECIALIZATION PROJECT

Other Units

  • Communication Skills
  • Computing/ICT

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