Basic Technician Certificate in Computing and Information Technology (BTCC&IT)


This qualification is intended to provide the basics of computers and train students to become basic technicians in information technology.

Programme Objective

The graduates of this programme will be competent and able to;

(i) install software and hardware

(ii) perform software and network troubleshooting

(iii) create simple databases and desktop publications,

(iv) design simple websites

(v) possess basic entrepreneurial skills

(vi) Enroll in an Ordinary Diploma in Computer Science, Ordinary Diploma in Information Technology or any related discipline of study at NTA level 5. Programme Duration The programme runs for one (1) year.

Tuition Fee Structure

i) For Tanzanians is Tshs. 800,000 payable in two installments.

ii) For Foreign Students is US $ 1,000 payable in two installments.

Entry Qualifications

Entry Requirement and Eligibility

Direct Entry: Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) D passes and above in non-religious subjects. One of the Passes should include either Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics


Curriculum Structure

Year I Semester I

Subject Code Subject Name
 GST04101  Elementary Business Communication
MTT04101 Elements of Business Mathematics and Statistics
ITT04101 Computer Applications
CST04101 Basics of Data Communications
ITT04102 Introduction to computer hardware and software
GST04101 Elementary Business Communication
Semester II  
CST04202 Introduction to programming concepts
CST04203 Essentials of Internet and Web technology
ITT04203 Basics of Computer maintenance and troubleshooting
CST04204 Database Principles
MST04201 Basic Entrepreneurship
ITT04204 Project


Carrier Opportunities

This qualification is intended for a person who will clearly understand computer systems and related devices, install software, hardware and software troubleshooting, network troubleshooting, create simple databases, create desktop publications, design simple website, possess entrepreneurial skills and communicate technical information in the field of computing and information technology; and develop ideas towards technical knowledge, skills and motivation in computing and information technology in pursuance of further knowledge and skills