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Computing Courses at UCOL Polytechnic

Become a successful and in-demand computer wizard!


UCOL Polytech offers a variety of computer courses. Get the computer skills you need to tackle tasks at home or work with confidence! UCOL’s Computing courses offer you the flexibility to study from home with learning support on or off campus and some face to face assessment sessions, while focusing on the most commonly used technologies and software applications in the industry.


UCOL also offers advanced courses, become a power user with UCOL’s  Advanced Computer Programme. This programme advances your skills in a variety of business computing software applications. On this programme you’ll learn advanced techniques in subjects such as computer programming where you’ll write code using vb.2008. You’ll also create relational databases using MS Access; become multimedia savvy with web creation using Dreamweaver, Flash and Mediator; and advance your business application skills using MS Word, Excel and MYOB. With a part-time option available, there’s every reason to step up your learning in information and communication technology.


At UCOL Polytech you can learn great new computing skills for FREE with UCOL's popular Free and Easy computer training course, available at the Palmerston North and Whanganui campus.



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Semester One 2015 starts in February. Semester Two 2015 starts in July. Apply 6 to 8 weeks before your programme starts to secure your place.



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UCOL programme information guides

Browse our 2016 Prospectus and International Prospectus to find out what you can study at UCOL.


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Financing your study

Various funding options may be available to you. Some links to information and tools are listed below to help you.


Studylink is a source of information for government assisted funding options for Aotearoa New Zealand students.


Breakout provides information and databases on scholarships, awards and grants available in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Sorted gives you information and tools to help you calculate the cost of your study and budget for your study.


Scholarship information is available for study at UCOL campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa.



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