Top 4 Courses To Study In Campus To Become A Programmer / Hacker / IT expert
In this digital era there are many opportunities for Computer and IT related graduates to grasp. While it is not a necessity to study some of this technical courses in order to become an IT expert. Studying the courses opens up doors for you to pursue your career in the vast world of computing. First It is a requirement by employers that you have at least a degree or diploma certificate that is IT related to secure the job in that department, secondly networking with fellow classmates who would challenge you during your course of study with different amazing projects and thirdly potentially find partners in a startup that you would form afterwards. The university as it is said to be a "Universal Diversity" will equip you with the diverse skills and knowledge to navigate various walks of life in future. So here are the four best courses that would "most likely" propel you to become a developer:
- Bsc. Computer Science: Computer science is the most common course offered in most kenyan universities (similarly worldwide) for students targeting to be programmers. The course introduces you to concepts of programming such as linear programming, object oriented programming and data structures. Additionally the course includes a number of mathematical units including Calculus 1 - 3.
- Bsc. Computer Technology: this course is offered at JKUAT, Computer Technology is closely related to Computer Science but is more practical based than the later, CT incorporates technical low level languages such as assembly language which is not offered in CS. Computer Technology also offers 2 units dealing with electronics. Both courses offer globally recognized IT units such as KBS and artificial intelligence.
- Bsc. Business & Information Technology: Not diving deep into either side, Bachelor of Business & Information Technology (BBIT) offers a number of IT related courses and a couple of business courses. At the final stages the student can choose whether to pursue a career in IT fully or venture into business with some concepts in IT.
- Mathematics and Computer Science: is a course that heavily dwells on statistics and research (crucially needed in IT), the course gives the learners a few concepts & skills to start programming, it is up to the learner to dig dipper into coding.
After all is said and done, gannas(passion) and determination is the only drive that gears one to be a good programmer. Days back when I was a student, one teacher used to say " his work is 25% the rest is upto us(students)". This principle applies to programming, the more you code/ learn to code the better you become at programming. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity & innovations, who knows some of your innovations would drive the world as facebook, whatsapp, google and our own M-pesa(invented by a kenyan) in the future.