ICT Department

Partrick Menya

HOD ICT DEPARTMENT

Overview

The department of Information Communication Technology has been mandated to effectively conceive, develop, implement, utilize and manage appropriate information communication technology solution systems in order to provide integrated quality services to Kenya Coast National Polytechnic in line with vision, mission, core values and objectives besides offering teaching and learning services.

MESSAGE FROM HOD INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Welcome to the Department of Information Communication Technology page! This website provides an overview of the academic programs and details of activities in our department. We hope that whether you are a prospective student, a worker in industry, or a visitor, you will find this website informative.

FUNCTIONS

We hold the principal responsibility for all ICT-related projects of the Polytechnic. We are mainly in charge of systems, data, and network administration as well as computer laboratory maintenance.

We guide the Polytechnic in matters technology decision-making through effective ICT governance (ICT Policy) to ensure consistency with latest technologies.

In addition to the administrative functions, we also provide end- user technical support to staff and students in the Polytechnic.

 INDUSTRIAL LINKAGES

Establishing industrial linkages and collaborations has significantly become an important agenda in our department. We have existing linkages with the following organizations.

Cisco Systems: We are a Cisco Networking Academy offering Cisco Networking Curriculum

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd: We are a Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA)

Oracle Corporation: We are an Oracle Academy authorized to offer Oracle Academy Curriculum

International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Foundation: We have an existing collaboration with

ICDL Foundation, the world’s leading computer skills certification body

 PROGRAMS

Our training methodology is now geared towards Competence Based Education and Training (CBET). In the delivery of training our trainers are now focusing more on what the trainee should be able to do at the end of every learning experience.

  1. Diploma in Information Communication Technology examined by KNEC
  2. Certificate in Information Communication Technology examined by KNEC

Certificate/Short Programs

  1. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  2. Certificate in Computer Maintenance & Networking
  3. Certificate in Computer Applications
  4. International Computer Driving License (ICDL)

Proposed New Programs

  1. Certificate In Programming
  2. Huawei Certified Network Associate (HCNA)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Every year graduates of our diploma and certificate programmers find employment in various government departments, Parastatals, disciplines forces like the armed forces and police, NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, private sector. Many others opt for self-employment in most parts of the country as

  • Programmers
  • System Analysts
  • System Administrators
  • Computer Technicians
  • Tutors and Teachers
  • Network Administrators
  • Web Designers etc

INFRASTRUCTURE

We have installed a Fiber optic Internet connection delivering a bandwidth of 100 mbps to enhance research for both staff and students: coming from a renowned Internet Service Provider (LIQUID TELECOM)

We have commissioned a Management Information System (MIS) with modules for automating functions in departments such as registry, examinations, procurement, accounts, library, restaurant, etc.

We have enhanced our communication channels by establishing an E-Mail System, Website System, Students’ Portal, SMS Portal and a Polytechnic Mobile App.

Currently we have eight (8) ICT training laboratories equipped with over 200 Intel Core i3 desktop computers

We have introduced SMART Board Technology that is helping trainers in inspiring classroom experiences.

I feel greatly honored to be Head of a Department with highly motivated and dedicated personnel prepared to go the extra mile. We remain true to the vision on which the department was founded and in the process add value to our stakeholders and society in general in line with our quality policy

Have a nice stay here and please achieve the best.