Computer Courses

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in technology? Computer technology is very important in our jobs and daily lives. A large number of companies seek potential employees with computer skills. You can improve your knowledge and skills by studying one of our computer courses.
Computer Courses

Why are Computer Courses so Popular?

Nowadays most companies depend on computer technology. It helps the business to run faster. Computer courses can get you a higher paid job and improve your computer skills.

Not all computer courses are the same. Some focus on the hardware and software of the computer. Other focus on digital literacy or programmes to make work easier.

Computer Skills

Having computer skills are seen as a vital skill in the 21st century. Most employers require employees to have computer skills. You need to know how to enter data on a spreadsheet or type out a document. By improving your skills, you could land your dream job.

Why Should you Enrol for a Computer Course at Skills Academy?

Computer skills are needed in most parts of our lives. Almost everything is computerised and technology continues to develop fast. It would be wise to move with the times and not fall behind.

Students choose to study computer courses for endless reasons. One of those reasons are the job possibilities, growth, and development. More reasons why students study these courses include:

  • to keep up to date with technology
  • to enhance their CVs
  • for career advancement and to prove computer proficiency to prospective employers
  • to gain a new skill set and more knowledge
  • as a hobby
  • to explore the option of working with computers as a career.

Skills Academy is a distance learning college. Distance learning is a study method which means that you can study at your own pace and in your own time. With this said, we help you with your studies, by providing tutors, and you can form part of an online study group.


There are many components and aspects of computers that you can study. You can learn how to assemble a computer or how to repair a computer. Learn how to implement security features and how to use Internet-based applications. As modern technology grows and expands, so do the intricate workings of a computer.

Skills Academy Offer a Range of Computer Courses

Our Computer courses provide you with the skills and knowledge to help you step into any Networking, Programming, or Technical Career. We offer something for everyone with a range of accredited and non-accredited courses. Ranging from Skills Academy’s own courses to CompTIA and Microsoft.

Microsoft Office Specialist Courses

Study one of the Microsoft Office Specialist courses to sharpen your Excel skills.

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 - Proficient

A 12-month course that specialises in Microsoft Office Skills like Excel and Word. This course is for any corporate office job that requires fundamental computer skills.

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 - Expert

A 9-month course that requires you to have completed the “Proficient” level course. After you complete this course, you gain “Microsoft Office Expert” status.


Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Courses

The following courses can help you get an entry-level IT (Information Technology) job.

SQL Server 2012

It is a 12-month course that consists of server and database subjects. An excellent course for individuals pursuing a career in server or database.

Windows Server 2012

It is a 9-month course that covers all the fundamentals of Server Management and maintenance. A high-grade course for people working in IT.


Microsoft Technology Associate Courses

Get a better understanding and learn more about Microsoft products. If you want to pursue a career in technology, try one of these courses.


Database Fundamentals Certification

A short 3-month course that quickly covers all the core aspects of working with databases.

HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

A 3-month short course that quickly covers all the core aspects of working with HTML5 code.

Security Fundamentals Certification

It is a 3-month short course that covers all the core aspects of working with Security systems.

Software Development Fundamentals

A short course of 3 months, covering the core aspects of working with Programming Software.

Networking Fundamentals Certification

The course covers core aspects of understanding network structures. It is a 3-month short course.

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

It covers all the core aspects of working and maintaining a server. It is a 3-month short course.


Microsoft Windows Courses

Stay up to date with the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems. It will teach you the basics about the system and where to navigate.

Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 8

This course will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifically, the Windows 8 interface.

Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 10

You will become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and the Windows 10 interface.


Computer Repair Courses

If you consider yourself as a technical person, choose one of the Computer Repair courses. It focuses on the technical aspects of a computer.


Short Course in PC Repair

It is a 4-month course with three subjects. Here you will learn all the basics of working with a computer and its components.

Advanced Certificate in PC Repair

The 12-month course is where you will learn all there is surrounding Windows installation, component application and service excellence.

Certificate in PC Repair

It covers all the fundamentals of working with PC parts in a professional environment. It is a standard 8-month course.


Microsoft Office 2010 Courses

Learn all of the primary skills using the Microsoft Office 2010 programs.

Short Course Certificate in Microsoft Office 2010

A short 4-month course where you will learn the basics of working with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Advanced Certificate in Microsoft Office 2010

A 12-month course that is similar to the certificate course we offer, but this course also shows you how to operate Windows Outlook.

Proficiency Certificate in Microsoft Office 2010

This standard 8-month course will cover the more advanced functions of Microsoft Word and Excel.


CompTIA Courses

CompTIA stands for Computing Technology Industry Association. They certify the competency of computer service professionals. As per CompTIA South Africa, they focus on: “education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy.”

Computer Technician Home Study Course (A+)

CompTIA A+ is the essential IT certification for establishing an IT career. If you’re new to the IT industry, this will help you put your best foot forward in this career path.

Computer Networking Home Study Course (N+)

With a CompTIA Network+ certification, you will possess the skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage these systems and keep your company productive.


Careers in Computers or IT

Almost every business is dependent on computers and the internet. Jobs that used to be paper-based are now becoming digital. As computer technology develops, more computer specialists are required. Computer specialists and people with computer skills are in demand all over the world.

Will a Career in Computers Suit you?

There is something within the computer field for everyone. If you are a creative person, you could go into web development or graphic design. Maybe you are a logical person and enjoyed Maths and Science in school, so you could consider programming. Do you enjoy fixing things? A computer repair course might be your calling. The list of opportunities and options is endless. Here are a few examples of job titles in the computer industry:

  • Computer programmer
  • Database administrator
  • Computer repair technician
  • Web designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Helpdesk support administrator
  • Software consultant
  • Network administrator
  • Security specialist
  • Software developer
  • Web developer.


Last updated: 30 August 2018

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