A diploma in information technology is a 3 year course though some institutes also offer a 2 year course. This course is for anybody who cannot pursue a full time or distance education degree in information technology. The 3 year course is divided into 6 semesters. Successful completion of a semester would lead to progress to the next semester.
A student can chose to major in an option of their choice. Depending on where your interests lie you have the option to major in Information security, web technologies, operating systems, Mobile applications, IT sales and marketing, IT business management or game designing and development. Different institutes offer different options. So you can chose the institute based on the option that you wish to major in.
Some institutes also offer you the option and support to appear for tests that would lead to professional certifications by organizations like Cisco, Microsoft, red hat and comptia. These certifications are recognized internationally and by every IT organization.
The final semester usually includes internship at an IT organization where you can put the skills and knowledge you have gained to work and learn the job hands on. Which means by the time you have your diploma you already have a feel of the environment in which you will be working.
The requirements for a diploma in information technology is completion of high school level of education. There are institutes that also offer the diploma as a distance education course. Which means working professionals who cannot take time off to complete their diploma as full time option can still achieve a diploma. It is much easier and the logical approach for these individuals to opt for a diploma through this route. They can continue working full time at their current job and study from the study materials provided along with accessing video tutorials from the comfort of their home.
Which means there is no need to spend time in commuting to the institute every day when you are already exhausted from your day’s work?
You do have projects and assignments and discussion boards to participate on, but you can do all this at your own pace. You can complete your assignments and submit them on your day off from work. Which means you can have the satisfaction of paying for the diploma from you own pocket and achieving something that you probably always dreamt about.