The DOEACC ‘O’ level course is the foundation course of one year designed to provide students with an insight into the operational & programming aspects of computers. Being a course for beginners, it has been designed in such a way that students after completing this level will be groomed as an assistant programmer, thus can step into the world of IT industry.
The objective of the course is to enable a student to acquire the knowledge pertaining to fundamentals of Information Technology (IT Tools and Business Systems, Internet Technology and Web design, Programming and Problem Solving through ‘C’ Language, Application of .NET Technology, Introduction to Multimedia, Introduction to ICT Resources, a Practical and Project Work).
In order to serve the IT industry better, the DOEACC ‘O’ Level course has been designed to develop the basic skills for the above.
The career options available to a DOEACC ‘O’ level qualifiers are:
- Junior Programmer
- EDP Assistant
- Web Designer
- Lab Demonstrato
DOEACC ‘O’ Level Course consists of four theory modules (three compulsory modules and one elective module), one Practical and one Project. The structure of the ‘O’ Level syllabus is indicated below:-
DOEACC ‘O’ LEVEL COURSE STRUCTURE
|M1-R4||IT Tools and Business System|
|M2-R4||Internet Technology and Web Design|
|M3-R4||Programming and Problem Solving Through ‘C’ Language|
|M4-R4||Elective: (One Module out of the following three modules to be chosen)|
|M4.1-R4||Application of .NET Technology|
|M4.2-R4||Introduction to Multimedia|
|M4.3-R4||Introduction to ICT Resources|
|PR||Practical (Based on M1, M2, M3, M4 module syllabus)|
Minimum duration of the ‘O’ Level course is One Year.
The students have to devote half of the total time allotted to each module of the course for the practical session. Practical assignments have been worked out for each theory module. The Practical examination will be based on the syllabi M1-R4, M2-R4, M3-R4 and M4-R4 modules of ‘O’ Level course.
DOEACC curriculum has a project as an important component of ‘O’ Level course. The Project is carried out by the student under guidance and support of faculty and management of the respective Institute / Organization. It is felt that such a project provides an opportunity to the student to apply his / her knowledge and skills to real life problems (including oral and written communication skills), and as such the project should be given utmost importance and priority both by the students as well as institution faculty / management in respect of its identification, planning and implementation.
Objective of the Project
The aim of the project is to give the students an additional hand-on experience in solving a real life problem by applying knowledge and skills gained on completion of theory papers in a course at a given Level. It provides an occasion for students to develop written and communication skills, Project also helps the students to realize the importance of resource and time management, ownership of task towards deliverables, innovation and efficiency in task management apart from presentation skills. It also provides a good opportunity for students to build, enhance and sustain high levels of professional conduct and performance and evolves a problem solver frame of mind in the students. It is also felt that taking up the project by a student prepares him for a job in industry and elsewhere.