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, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
On behalf of all the members of the faculty at the Department of IT, I welcome you, and assure you that our students have the best opportunity to learn and train in using computer skills and the varied basic applications by eminent faculty members who are reputed for their academic, technical and research standards.
Our program aims to develop all the abilities that allow students to keep up with the fast developing science and IT applications by providing a learning environment equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories. The number of computer and English language laboratories at all the different branches of the Preparatory Year Deanship is 20. The laboratories are equipped with cutting-edge operating systems and computer applications which are indispensable to university students, in general, and in light of the continuing evolution and vast application of IT in all fields.
As for our students, who will finish their university studies in the disciplines related to computers and information technology, the program is very important and essential as it introduces them to the technicalities, basic IT terminology and the skills required in various majors for all university students.
The Department provides an opportunity to students to sit for the Cambridge International Diploma in IT Skills test at two test-centers at the Deanship, at Arar (Male & Female) in the labs equipped for this purpose.
Thus, we ask our students' cooperation and commitment to derive maximum benefit from the program by acquiring and practicing the said skills and knowledge that help them in their undergraduate studies as well as in professional life.
Speech of the head of the department Video Clip on PY Channel
Introduction of Programming 102-1004
Course Description 101-1004
Skills of Computer Science book:
Chapter I (An Introduction to Information Technology).
Chapter II (Windows 7 Operating System).
Chapter III (Black Board).
Introduction to Programming
Chapter I (An Introduction to Programming).
Chapter II (An Introduction to Programming).
Questions and Exercises:
Practical test drills for Computer Skills.
Final test training in Computer Skills .
Questions on the first chapter of the "Introduction to Programming" course.
Exercises for the third chapter "Blackboard".
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.