Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology (QIT)

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Qualification

Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology


Duration

1,5 years


To whom

After upper secondary school


Time

Starts in January 2019. Admission decisions for January 2019 will be published on December 5th 2018.


Application period

Apply 24th September – 21st October 2018. Read Applicants’ Guide before filling in the application form. Apply »

Practical studies in international environment

Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology (QIT) is secondary level vocational education following the official Finnish national curriculum. QIT is a compact and practical program which lasts 1,5 years. The studies are centered around software development.

The learning environment is an international environment with people from all around the world. You will have the opportunity to study and work with people from many different countries and cultures and improve your English language skills.

It’s good to start from the basics of programming

QIT starts from the basics of programming so previous IT experience is not required. However, it is beneficial to have a solid understanding of basic use of a computer.

The methods of studying are focused on learning by doing. Learning will be done in classes and in online environments. An integral part of studies are also student’s own software projects.

The program also consists of on-the-job-learning period where skills learned in class are put to practical use. On-the-job-learning lasts for the whole third semester so one third of studies is training in real companies. You have to get the job by yourself but we will help you to do that.

The goal of the three semester long program is to get the skills required to land an internship and your first job in a quality organization. Students are also eligible to pursue higher ICT education after graduating.

The studying itself is free as well as lunch at school on school days. However, you have to finance your accommodation, local transport and living costs. You also have to prepare yourself for the monetary requirements for study permit if you are not a Finnish citizen. The college provides each student a laptop, which students will get after they graduate.

QIT programme content

The QIT 2019 programme mainly consists of modern software development practices with the following tools of the trade: HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, Drupal, FullStack JavaScript, React.

Course list of the QIT:

Spring 2019

  • Agile Software Development
  • UI Design and Prototyping
  • Programming JavaScript
  • Content Management Systems
  • Software Prototype Project
  • ICT Communication tools
  • Systems Deployment
  • Purchasing Systems

Fall 2019

  • FullStack JavaScript with React
  • Data Structures
  • Quality Assurance
  • Documentation
  • Software Development Project
  • Career Planning and Networking
  • Acquiring and Servicing Clients
  • Entrepreneurial Skills

Spring 2020

  • Training at the work place

Career in software development

If you are dreaming about a career in software development, the QIT program is a quick way to learn relevant development skills and to find a position at a software development company. The goal of the three semester long program is to get the skills required to land an internship and your first job in a quality organization. Students are also eligible to pursue higher ICT education after graduating.

No exam but interview

There is no entrance exam. In order for you to be accepted to this program you have to participate in and pass a mandatory interview on premise in our Helsinki, Finland campus.

Further information

Further information on application process

contact by e-mail liisa.kustura(at)bc.fi
or call +358 9 1489 0200 and ask for Ms Liisa Kustura

Further information on QIT program contents

contact by e-mail miikka.merikanto(at)bc.fi
or call +358 9 1489 0200 and ask for Mr Miikka Merikanto