The Department cherishes to be a department with the best learning environment, excellent training programs and first-rate educational training curricula.
The Department seeks excellence in helping out the Preparatory Year students training them in computer skills and use of information technology core material.
The Department strives to:
1. Train students in the basic and advanced skills to handle information technology and employ it in the college environment, office and practical life;
2. Teach the students the basics of Information Technology, its types, tools and softwares;
3. Introduce the students to advanced education systems by providing them with the appropriate background of concepts and foundations of education systems and Tele-education-mail, etc.;
4. Impart practical training to students in labs equipped with the latest specifications in terms of hardware and software;
5. Create opportunities for students to appear in internationally accredited certification tests in information technology.
Message from the Head of the Department
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World, and peace and blessings be upon the prophet Muhammad and his followers .
On behalf of my colleagues in the Department of Computer Science, I would like to extend my greetings to all employees at the Northern Border University, faculty members, teachers, employees, and students in particular.
The department of computer Science is considered one of the four prominent leading departments at the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies. The department of computer Science is interested in keeping pace with the cutting edge of technology through the study plans and courses. It has succeeded during its long career since the establishment of the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies and even up to date in qualifying students both academically and scientifically with high efficiency in the domain of computer Science applications.
The academic program in the department of computer Science is keen to provide all the facilities that allow students an opportunity of mastering the computer skills by providing a learning environment equipped with the latest laboratories that contain modern computers, software of operation systems and computer applications at all the University campuses.
The role of the Computer Science Department is not restricted to qualifying and developing students, but, it also involves the faculty members as well through the use of Blackboard System in coordination with the Deanship of E-learning and the Department of Computer Science in order to promote the culture of e-learning which has become a necessity most Universities of Saudi Arabia.
The role of the department is not possible without the grace of Allah Almighty, and the support and encouragement of the scientific educational system represented in the Northern Border University in general, and the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies in particular.
Thanks and appreciation to all of you
Ashraf Faroug Abubakr
Supervisor of Computer Science Department
Speech of the head of the department Video Clip on PY Channel
Computer Skills Book:
Introduction to Programming Book:
Programs and services offered by the Department
Cambridge International Certificate Test for the Skills of Information Technology
Accredited by Cambridge University in the UK
The Department of IT offers training programs related to "Cambridge International Certificate Test for the Skills of Information Technology" in both Arabic and English. Students can appear for the test to get Primary and Advanced Cambridge International Certificate for the skills of Information Technology (based on the performance of the student in the test). The certificate is accredited by Cambridge University in the UK, and the certificate thus issued is equal to the completed Course in Computer Skills in the plan of the Preparatory Year. It is worth mentioning here that this certificate is endorsed by the Civil Service Office, as the Primary Certificate is equal to a three months session, and the Advanced Certificate is equal to a six months session.
Program of Cambridge International Certificate for the Skills of Information Technology:
The curriculum of Cambridge International Certificate for the Skills of Information Technology has been chosen because it is an internationally acknowledged and reliable standard of measurement in computer skills. The certificate is also considered the most acceptable certificate in its field in the academic environment, as the curriculum of the certificate course has been prepared in accordance with scientific base and accuracy, and it is accredited by the International Cambridge Board for Tests affiliated to Cambridge University, ranked as one of the best five universities in the world. That prompted many universities, academic foundations, international organizations, and work bodies, including the Ministry of Civil Service in KSA, to certify Cambridge International Certificate for the Skills of Information Technology as an official qualification in the field of Information Technology.
Objectives of the program
The purpose of this certificate is to prepare the trainees to use information technology in the best way when dealing with computer applications and the basic usage, through interactive tests that measure the training process outcomes accurately by measuring the level of obtained skills of the trainee.
Levels of the Program
The Cambridge International Certificate for the Skills of Information Technology consists of two levels: primary and advanced. The program has been designed to cover the basic information about and skills in information technology that students and employees usually need to develop their technical and practical expertise in the field of information technology. The trainee is awarded the Cambridge Certificate (primary level) after passing four tests covering four units of the program. Also, the trainee is awarded the Cambridge Certificate (advanced level) after passing the three tests left for the last three units of the program. At the end, the students will have done seven courses of the program. The program represents the first step towards the progress, in order to get more advanced computer certificates.
Description of the Program Units
For more information, please visit the Department of IT at the Deanship.