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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

CAPE COAST POLYTECHNIC

ADMISSION BROCHURE
FOR 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

TERTIARY AND NON-TERTIARY PROGRAMMES

INSTITUTE OF OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING


The Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IODL) was established in 2013 to run professional
programmes and co-ordinate programmes ran through Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with both
local and foreign institutions. Currently the institute is collaborating with Kumasi Polytechnic, Chartered
Institute of Bankers (Ghana) and Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA) in United
Kingdom.
OBJECTIVES
The aim of the Institute is to provide the educational foundation on which any person can build a successful
professional and academic career in the areas of accountancy, banking, insurance, engineering etc. It also
aims at making education provision very flexible for workers to upgrade their skills while still at post.
FULL-TIME BACHELOR
COMPUTING

OF

TECHNOLOGY

(B-TECH)

IN

ACCOUNTING

WITH

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
a. Holders of HND Accountancy Certificate with a minimum of (2) years work experience. OR
b. ACCA and ICA Holders with passes in seven (7) or more subjects. OR
c. Holders of professional Diploma in Computerized Accounting with credit in Mathematics and English or
equivalent Diploma from a recognized University.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT STUDIES


INTRODUCTION
The School of Business and Management Studies was established in the 1992/1993 academic year to run
tertiary programmes. Currently the School has four academic departments namely Departments of
Accountancy Studies, Secretaryship and Management Studies, Marketing Studies and Purchasing and
Supply Chain Management.
VISION
To be a leading business School, training and equipping students with quality career-oriented technical and
professional education for national development.
MISSION
The mission of the School is to provide high-quality, career-oriented educational experience to business
students. The School prepares students for the rigorous demands of the ever-evolving business world. The
School takes a historic approach to education and, as such, does not only develop technical skills and a
strong knowledge base, but also gives attention to the person. Thus, the school also promotes character skills
such as honesty, integrity, responsibility, dependability, reliability and accountability.
A. FULL-TIME TERTIARY PROGRAMMES
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1. HND ACCOUNTANCY STUDIES


2. PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
3. PROFESSIONAL BANKING TECHNOLOGY & ACCOUNTING
4. HND MARKETING STUDIES
5. HND SECRETARYSHIP & MANAGEMENT STUDIES
6. HND PURCHASING & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

B.

NON-TERTIARY PROGRAMMES

1.

Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)

2.

Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting (DBTA)

3.

Diploma in Computerized Accounting (DCA)

4.

Diploma in Public Relations

5.

Diploma in Electronic Marketing

6.

Diploma in Procurement

7.

Diploma in Micro Finance and Credit Management

8.

Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting Option)

9.

Diploma in Business Studies (Secretarial Option)

10. Diploma in Business Studies (Marketing Option)


11. Diploma in Business Studies (Management Option.)
12. Diploma in Business Studies (Statistics Option)
13. Stenography Course.
DURATION: Two years
HND ACCOUNTANCY STUDIES
The Department of Accountancy Studies (DOAS), currently under the School of Business and Management
Studies was established in 1986 in the then Business Studies Department to offer Diploma in Business
Studies and Royal Society of Arts (Accounting option). It subsequently had accreditation in 1992 to run a
full-time Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy Studies.
Recently, owing to numerous calls from our alumni, some employers and other stakeholders, the department
has initiated activities aimed at getting accreditation for the introduction of Bachelor Technology (B-Tech)
degree programmes in Accounting & Finance, HND Banking & Finance, HND Micro Finance, and HND
Auditing & Forensic Studies to offer students with much more options for their desired career prospects.
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The Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kumasi Polytechnic to run a
Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) degree programme in Accounting with Computing, starting from the
2013/2014 academic year. The department has also received the approval from NABPTEX to run Diploma
in Computerized Accounting, Diploma in Banking Technology &Accounting, Professional Diploma in
Computerized Accounting, and Professional Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting.

OBJECTIVES
The department aims at providing hands-on competitive accounting education and skills to enable our
products undertake efficient career roles in their endeavours.

EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS
Graduates from the department are employed as Senior Accounting Assistants or their analogous grades in
both the private and public sectors of the economy of Ghana.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a) A Level, R.S.A., DBS Holders and Advance Business Certificate
1. Ghana Commercial Examination Stage III (RSA Stage Ill) passes in three subjects.
2. GCE A Level - Two (2) passes.
3. Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Certificate (Accounting, Marketing, Statistics, Managements,
and Purchasing and supply).
i. Distinction or Credit in DBS- Level 200
ii. All Passes- Level 100
4. Advanced Business Certificate - Two (2) passes.
(b) SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates & General Business Certificate Holders (New Structure)
SSSCE Applicant:
i. Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English language and Mathematics; and
ii. At least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credits should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science and General
Arts.
WASSSCE Applicant:
i.

Six Passes (A1-D7) including English language and Mathematics; and


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ii. Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credits should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science, General
Arts.
(c) Holders of General Business Certificates (New Structure including Social Studies and Integrated
Science)
(d) Holders of Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting (DBTA) Certificate level 200
(e) Holders of Diploma in Computerized Accounting (DCA) Certificate for level 200
(f)

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING AND PROFESSIONAL


BANKING TECHNOLOGY & ACCOUNTING PROGRAMMES

NABPTEX RUN 1- YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES


1.
2.

Professional Diploma in Computerized Accounting


Professional Diploma Banking Technology & Accounting

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
A.

Diploma in Computerized Accounting

B.

Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting

C.

Diploma in Accounting or Commerce from a NAB Accredited Institution

D.

Four Passes in ACCA or ICA

E.

Diploma from ICM

DURATION: One year


(g) Mature Applicants:
i.
Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.
ii. Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
iii. Pass a written Examination and an interview.

NON-TERTIARY PROGRAMMES
NABPTEX RUN 2- YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
i.

Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting (DBTA)

ii.

Diploma in Computerized Accounting (DCA)

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:
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Candidates must have five (5) passes in SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE including English Language and Core
Mathematics.

HND MARKETING STUDIES


The department was established in 1994/1995 academic year. It first started together with the department of
accounting studies. It therefore department became autonomous in 1997after it was accredited by the
national accreditation Board. The first batch of students was produced in 1997. They were twenty three in
number; second batch was forty six and the third batch was one hundred and two. Since then the department
has seen tremendous improvements in all spheres of its academic repertoire.
It is good to note that whatever your background, it is likely that you have experience of marketing or being
marketed to; you may have experience of paid marketing employment or voluntary marketing activity. Better
still you may have experience of witnessing companies marketing efforts. Thus, marketing permeates every
aspect of mans life. People continue to desire the best for themselves and the people they relate to.
Whatever your experience, you are bound to have ideas about what an effective and a good marketing
manager is; they make things happen. They are innovative, creative and continually matching the everincreasing dynamism of todays customers needs and preferences. This is quintessentially, what the HND
marketing programme prepares you to be.
The Cape Coast Polytechnic Marketing Studies will prepare you for the challenges of middle level marketing
management in whatever organization you choose.
Whether you go on to manage others, or are managed, HND marketing represents an essential investment in
your future career. Marketing managers need to be multi-takers. They need to understand how to motivate
staff and how to get the best performance from people; how to market their products or services and meet the
demands of their consumers; how to implement processes and systems; and how to manage budgets and
understand the impact that financial performance has on strategic marketing decision-making. Crucially, they
need to understand how all of these activities fit within the context of a rapidly changing, global market
place.

OVERVIEW OF THE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF MARKETING MANAGEMENT


STUDIES
Marketing management studies belongs to the behavioral sciences and encapsulates courses from
anthropology to zoology. The diverse nature of marketing management equips our graduates with very broad
knowledge of courses. Marketing spans almost every discipline and one author has quipped, marketing is a
span of aggregates and puts students on a very good pedestal to adapt to every social or human
situation past students encounter. Those who go through the course successfully have a lot of opportunities
open to them in both the civil and public services as well private firms and students can spot opportunities in
the boundless world of work, it is only a matter of switching ones mind to encounter a work situation. It is
only the lazy who has work opportunities closed to him or her. Students are taken through industrial
internships before they graduate. The internships are mandatory.
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME


HND Marketing Studies offers you a programme of learning which will expose you to the realities of the
managerial marketing experience in both the public and private sectors. The course covers the relevance of
both theory and practice for the solution of marketing problems in both national and international contexts

CAREER PROSPECTS
Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on the demands of employers for critical and analytical
problem solving skills, team working and the ability to present and communicate ideas, along with the
personal and professional skills that you require to keep pace with rapid changes in the workplace and an
ever-changing world. Many of our graduates have gone on to enjoy careers in a broad range of public and
private sector organizations nationally and internationally; others have chosen to further enhance their
employability by embarking upon other studies.
Our HND graduates have gone on to careers in the following:

Marketing management,
Micro Finance Business
Sales management,
Telecommunication Companies
Media and Advertising
Working in business administration,
Banking institutions and financial institution,
Distributions and Retailing,
District Assemblies,
Hospitals,
Consultancy, and
In a wide range of activities in industry, business, commerce and the public sector including
marketing and higher education
Procurement processes and systems
Stock Keeping and Replenishing of Stock
Issues relating to Public Relations
Entrepreneurship

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
i.

Ghana Commercial Examination Stage III (RSA Stage Ill) passes in three subjects.

ii.

GCE A Level - Two (2) passes.

iii. Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Certificate (Accounting, Marketing, Statistics, Managements, and
Purchasing and supply)
iv.

Distinctions or Credits in DBS- Level 200


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v.
(b)

All Passes- Level 100


SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates & General Business certificate Holders (New Structure)
SSSCE Applicant:

i.

Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English language and Mathematics; and

ii.

At least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credit passes should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science and
General Arts.

WASSSCE Applicant:
i.
ii.

Six Passes (A1-D7) including English language and Mathematics; and


Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credit passes should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science and
General Arts.

General Business Certificate Holders


(a)

Holders of General Business Certificates (New Structure including Social Studies and Integrated
Science)

(b)

Holders of Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting (DBTA) Certificate level 200

(c)

Holders of Diploma in Computerized Accounting (DCA) Certificate for level 200

(d)

Holders of Diploma in Business Administration Certificate for level 200

(e) Teacher Applicants:


Four-year Certificate A
OR
Three-year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate
OR
Diploma in Education
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(f)

Holders of General Business Certificates (New Structure including Social Studies and Integrated
Science)

(g) Mature Applicants:


i.
Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.
ii. Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
iii. Pass a written Examination and an interview.

HND SECRETARYSHIP & MANAGEMENT STUDIES


INTRODUCTION
The Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies was established in 1986 but started running HND
programme during the 1994/95 academic year. It also runs a Diploma programme in Business
Administration.
The population of students in the Department is four hundred and thirty (430) with three hundred and thirty
five (335) pursuing HND and ninety five students (95) reading Diploma programmes.
VISION
The Department has started a two-year Diploma in Business Administration.The Department has also
submitted a proposal to NABPTEX for approval to run a two-year Diploma in Human Resource
Management and public relation programme. It is expected to start in the 2016/2017 academic year
The Department will run a three-year HND programme in Business Administration during the 2016/2017
academic year as well.Plans are also far advanced to introduce a Bachelor of Technology in Corporate
Administration.
OBJECTIVES
It is the objective of the department to produce graduates with hands-on skill in ICT and Management.
a) To acquire communication and social skills which will enhance the smooth running of a modern
office and improve human relationships at the workplace.
b) To develop initiative awareness and decision-making skills in office management and administration.
c) To acquire working knowledge and skills of the office computer for intelligent application on
secretarial to management tasks.
d) To provideincreased access to career focused education and training.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The skills you acquire will be applicable to roles in almost any organization. Work areas may include:
Administration Project Officers, Company Secretaries, Confidential Secretaries, Private Secretaries, General
Management/CEO, Industrial Relations/Unions, Management (academia, human resource, sales, small
business and project), Occupational Health and Safety, Performance Management.
SPECIAL FEATURES
Develop skills (ICT, Management and Secretarial skills) to become a leader in small business and industry
(public, private and non-profit organizations), Gain a diploma that will complement previous studies or work
experience in almost any area.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Ghana Commercial Examination Stage III (RSA Stage Ill) passes in three subjects.
2. GCE A Level - Two (2) passes.
3. Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Certificate (Accounting, Marketing, Statistics, Managements, and
Purchasing and supply)
4. Distinctions or Credits in DBS- Level 200
5. All Passes- Level 100
6. Stenography Certificate.

(b)
SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates & General Business Certificate Holders (New Structure)
SSSCE Applicant:
i.
ii.

Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English language and Mathematics; and
At least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credit passes should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science and
General Arts.

WASSSCE Applicant:
i.
ii.

Six Passes (A1-D7) including English language and Mathematics; and


Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credit passes should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science and
General Arts.
General Business Certificate Holders
Holders of General Business Certificates (New Structure including Social Studies and Integrated Science)
(c)

Holders of Diploma in Business Administration Certificate for level 200.

(f)

Teacher Applicants:

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Four-year Certificate A OR Three-year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate OR Diploma in


Education
(g) Mature Applicants:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.

Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.


Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
Pass a written Examination and an interview.
Applicants with Stenography Certificate will be required to pass a special English paper.

OTHER NON-TERTIARY PROGRAMMES


NABPTEX RUN 2- YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:
Candidates must have five (5) passes in SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE including English Language and Core
Mathematics.
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES
i.
Diploma in Business Studies (Secretarial Option)
ii. Diploma in Business Studies (Management Option)
iii. Stenography Course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a)

Diploma in Business Studies programmes

i.

Four

ii.

ii.
(b)
1.

(4) GCE O Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics


OR
Ghana Commercial Examination Stage II (RSA II) passes in five (5) relevant subjects including
English Language and Mathematics.
OR
Four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE passes including English language.
Professional Secretarial Studies (National Examination in OfficeManagements
Stenography Course (Certificate II)
Three (3) GCE O Level credits including English Language
OR

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Ghana Commercial Examination Stage II (RSA II) passes in (3) three (3) relevant subjects
including English Language.
OR
Typist Certificate.
OR
Three (3) SSSCE/WASSCE passes including English Language
2.

Stenographer Secretary (Diploma)


Holders of Stenographer Certificate or Senior Stenographer or DBS or GBCE

3.

Private Secretary (HND)


Holders of Stenography Secretary Certificate

HND PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT


Cape Coast Polytechnic is delighted to announce the introduction of the HND Purchasing and Supply Chain
Management. This Business procurement programme has both academic rigour and commercial orientation.
It presents a step-by-step approach to the emerging field of purchasing and supply Management,
emphasizing the importance of a strategic approach to managing supply chains and networks.
Supply Chains not only involve fast moving consumer goods, but also involving complex product service
delivery to the public and private sectors. Essentially, the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
programme examines how and why organizations manage their supply chains to purchase goods and services
responsively, add-value to their customers, choose to sub-contract particular activities, and ultimately create
lasting competitive advantage. The programme provides a well-rounded approach to business procurement
and helps students to develop the key procurement competencies in strategic decision making, procurement
project management and leadership much sought after by employers in a global competitive environment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a) SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates & General Business Certificate Holders (New Structure)
SSSCE Applicant:
i.
ii.

Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English language and Mathematics; and
At least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credit passes should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science and
General Arts.

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WASSSCE Applicant:
i.
ii.

Six Passes (A1-D7) including English language and Mathematics; and


Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credit passes should be in any of the following programmes: Business, Science and
General Arts.

(c)

Holders of General Business Certificate

Holders of General Business Certificates (New Structure including Social Studies and Integrated Science)

(d) Teacher Applicants:


Four-year Certificate AOR Three-year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate OR Diploma in
Education
(e) Holders of Diploma in Business Administration Certificate for level 100
(f) Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Certificate
(g) Mature Applicants:
i.
Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.
ii. Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
iii. Pass a written Examination and an interview.

OTHER NON-TERTIARY PROGRAMMES


NABPTEX RUN 2- YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
1. Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)
2. Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting (DBTA)
3. Diploma in Computerized Accounting (DCA)
4. Diploma in Public Relations
5. Diploma in Electronic Marketing
6. Diploma in Procurement Management
7. Diploma in Micro Finance and Credit Management
ENTRY REQUIREMENT:
Candidates must have five (5) passes in SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE including English Language and Core
Mathematics.
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DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES

1. Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting Option)


2. Diploma in Business Studies (Secretarial Option)
3. Diploma in Business Studies (Marketing Option)
4. Diploma in Business Studies (Management Option)
5. Diploma in Business Studies (Statistics Option)
6. Stenography Course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a)

Diploma in Business Studies programmes


Five

(5) GCE O Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics


OR
Ghana Commercial Examination Stage II (RSA II) passes in five (5) relevant subjects including
English Language and Mathematics.
OR
Four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE passes including English language and Mathematics
(b)

Professional Secretarial Studies (National Examination in Office Managements

1.

Stenography Course (Certificate II)


Three (3) GCE O Level credits including English Language.
OR
Ghana Commercial Examination Stage II (RSA II) passes in (3) three (3) relevant subjects
including English Language.
OR
Typist Certificate.
OR
Three (3) SSSCE/WASSCE credit passes including English Language

2.

Stenographer Secretary (Diploma)


Holders of Stenographer Certificate or Senior Stenographer or DBS or GBCE.

3.

Private Secretary (HND)


Holders of Stenography Secretary Certificate.
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SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) IN FASHION DESIGN AND TEXTILES


STUDIES
BACKGROUND

HND Fashion Design and Textile Studies runs higher national diploma in design and textile studies
specialization in clothing and textile production.
The programmes offered by the Department enable students to have wide range of skills necessary
to be self-employed in Garment Production, Interior and Exterior Decoration. Successful
completion of the programmes also equips students to be employed in any of the garment
production industries and textile manufacturing industries
VISION
The vision of the department is to turn out students who will be able to create, design and produce
any fashion and textile related articles in the industry.
OBJECTIVES
The department has the aim to

Provide integrated academic and liberal studies invarious form to meet varying needs of
students and society
Develop broad technical and vocational training in fashion and textile studies.
Develop adequate practical and entrepreneurialskills to enable the graduates participate fully
in the social and economic development of the nation
Promote the study of local and international fashion design and textile studies as appropriate
for the development of the economy of Ghana.
Provide opportunity for supervised industrial practice through attachment and visit that is
pertinent to the option of the students field of study.
Students from the department aspire to attain positions of responsibility involving work in
garment production, artand craft making, interior and exterior decoration, fashion
forecasting, textile manufacturing industries and fashion shops and boutiques.

CAREER PROSPECTS
Students from the department aspire to attain positions of responsibility involving work in Garment
Production, Arts and Craft Making, Interior and Exterior Decoration, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion
Model, Fashion Promotion Specialist, Textile Restorer, Cutter, Textile Designer, Dress Maker,
Presser, Sewing Technician, Garment Production, Exterior and Exterior Decorator, Fashion
Forecaster, And Sales Personnel in a Fashion Shop or Boutique.
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a) SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates
SSSCE
Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Social
Studies/Science; and three (3) electives which must be relevant to the area of specialization :
Clothing and Textile, General Knowledge in Arts, Textiles, Graphics Design, Visual
Communication, Technical Drawing, Management in Living, French, Economics, Geography,
Accounting, Physics, chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics.
WASSCE
Six Passes (A1-D7) including English language and Mathematics; and Social Studies/Science and
Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.
The elective credit passes should be in any of the following: Clothing and Textile, General
Knowledge in Arts, Textiles, Graphics Design, Visual Communication, Technical Drawing,
Management in Living, French.
(b)

TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS


i.
Advanced certificate in fashion, plus SSSCE/WASSCE with credit passes in three
(3)core subjects in English language, mathematics, and science/social studies
ii.
Intermediate certificate in fashion plus five (5 )SSSCE/WASSCE/GCE ordinary
certificate passes in English language and mathematics and science
iii.
COTVET certificate II applicants: passes in six (6) subject comprising three core
subjects(English, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies) plus three(3)
passes in relevant elective subjects
(c) TEACHER APPLICANTS
Four year certificate A or three (3) year Post Secondary Certificate OR Diploma in
Education

(d) Mature Applicants


Must be twenty (25) years old and should provide a Birth Certificate. Must have a minimum
of two (2) years work experience and pass a written examination and an interview.

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HND HOTEL, CATERING AND INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT (HCIM)


The Department of Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management was established in 1998 to train
students to acquire knowledge and skills for managerial and supervisory roles in the hospitality
industry. Currently, the Department runs programmes in HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional
Management.
PHILOSOPHY
The hospitality industry is one of the worlds most dynamic industries and continues to grow year
after year. The World Travel Organisation predicts that it will triple in size by the year 2020,
becoming one of the largest industries in the world. This growth will provide many employment
opportunities people with the right qualifications, and HCIM, provides exactly the type of education
and skills that the future hospitality managers/supervisors require to succeed.
The Departments philosophy includes:
To provide a high quality vocational education, which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date,
relevant to the needs of future middle-level manpower professionals in the service sector;
To become the leading trainer of professionals in contemporary Hotel, Catering and
Institutional Management training in the country; to train students to boost the hospitality
industry in the country.
To better train students to boost the hospitality industry in the country.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Students who successfully complete the programme are employed as Hospitality Supervisors,
Domestic Bursars, Hotel Managers, Chefs, Diet Cooks, Teachers in the Technical/Vocational
Institutes or be Self Employed.

SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates
SSSCE
(i)

Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Social
Studies/Science; and three (3) electives which must be relevant to the area of
specialization : Food and Nutrition, Management in Living, French, Economics,
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, General Arts and Agric Science.

WASSCE
(i)

Three (3) passes (A1-D7) in the Core Subjects including English Language, Mathematics
and Integrated Science.

(ii)

Three (3) passes (A1-C6) in any of the following programmes: Food and Nutrition,
Management in Living, French, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics,
General Arts and Agric Science.
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Holders of Professional Certificates


Five (5) GCE O Level credits including English Language, Mathematics, Science and

(i)

Post Secondary Certificate with a minimum of 3 years work experience.


812/2 certificate with minimum of one (1) credits, Three (3) GCE O Level credits

(ii)

including English, Mathematics, General Science and a minimum of three(3) years


relevant work experience.
(iii)

818/2 certificate holders with SSSCE/WASSCE credit passes in English Language,


Mathematics and Integrated Science.

Teacher Applicants
Four-year Certificate
OR
Three-year Post Secondary Teachers Certificate
OR
Diploma in Education Certificate

Mature Applicants
Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.
Must have a minimum of 2 years experience and Pass a written Examination and an
interview

HND STATISTICS
Introduction
The functions of the Department can best be described in terms of its component parts.The
Department of Mathematics and Computer Studies was established in 1994. In November 1999, the
Department of Mathematics and Computer Studies was expanded to include the Department of
Statistics
Currently, the department provides services to the Schools of Engineering, and Business &
Management Studies in the areas of Applied Mathematics and Computer Studies. The department is
introducing a top-up programme this academic year (Bachelor of Technology in Statistics) for HND
Statistics graduates. The department is situated on the second floor of the New Building

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Vision
The vision of the Department is to provide practical training and to enhance the knowledge and
skills of statisticians. More specially, the Department seeks to equip students with the knowledge
and skills needed to perform professional duties as statisticians, and to work more effectively with
other specialists on statistical activities and programmes such as censuses, survey, quality control
and other statistically related projects and activities

Objectives
In line with the stated vision of the polytechnic, the objective of the department is to train students
who intend to qualify as statisticians in the industries. By the end of the programme, students would
have acquired skills to:

Solve problems in science, industry, commerce and business;


Teach in the Basic and Secondary, Schools;
To contribute to the countrys development needs in research institutions and
industry

STATISTICS PROGRAMMES
1. Bachelor of Technology in Statistics (B.Tech Statistics)
Duration for the B.Tech Statistics Programme is 18 months (3 Semesters).

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for the Bachelor of Technology degree in Statistics, candidates must hold at least a
good HND certificate (Second Class Division or better) from a recognized institution with one year
relevant post qualification field experience.

2. Higher National Diploma in Statistics (HND Statistics)


Duration for the HND Statistics programme is 3 years.

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Entry Requirements
A. SSSCE/WASSCE Graduate:
SSSCE Graduates
Category I: Candidates with Elective Mathematics
i. Passes in three Core Subjects (A - D): English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
ii Credit pass (A - D) in Elective Mathematics and any other two subjects.
Category II: Candidates without Elective Mathematics
i.
ii.

Passes (A - D) in English, and Integrated Science, and a minimum of C in Core


Mathematics
Passes (A - D) in three subjects, in any of the following: Accounting, Cost Accounting,
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Engineering Science, Applied Electricity and
Electronics, Agricultural Science and any other relevant subject(s)

WASSCE Graduate
Category I: Candidates with Elective Mathematics
i. Passes (A1 - D7) in three Core Subjects: English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
ii. Credit Passes (A1-C6) in Elective Mathematics and any other two subjects.
Category II: Candidates without Elective Mathematics
i. Passes (A1 - D7) in English, and Integrated Science, and at least C6 in Core
Mathematics
ii. Credit passes (A1-C6) in three subjects, in any of the following: Accounting, Cost
Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Engineering Science, Applied
Electricals and Electronics, etc.
B.
i.

Non-SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates:
Five (5) GCE O Level credits or (passes) including English Language and Mathematics
and Additional Mathematics/Statistics
AND

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ii.

Three (3) GCE A Level passes in any of the following subjects. Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, Geography, Economics and Accounting.

C. Teacher Applicants
Four-year Certificate
OR
Three-year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate
OR
Diploma in Education Certificate

D. Mature Applicants:
Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.
Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
Pass a written Examination and an interview.
E. Applicants from Other Tertiary Intuitions
i.
City and Guilds Certificate in Information Technology or Data processing plus credits
of 3 Electives at SSSCE/WASSCE including Mathematics.
ii.
RSA Ghana Commercial Examination Stage II AND three (3) credits of elective
subjects at the SSSCE/WASSCE Level, one of which must be a numerate subject.
iii.
RSA III plus one Elective numerate subject at SSSCE/WASSCE level.
iv.
The discount traditional track of five (5) relevant passes at the O Level AND Four (4)
Relevant passes at the A Level including the General paper will still be considered as
far as it will be practicable.
F. Applicants from Technical Institutions
i.
Mechanical/Electrical Engineering part I with credit passes in English Language and
Mathematics at the SSSCE/WASSCE.
ii.
Mechanical/Electrical Engineering part II/III with credit passes in English Language at
the SSSCE/WASSCE.
iii.
Ordinary Technical Diploma (OTD) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with credit
passes in English Language at the SSSCE/WASSCE.
iv.
National Technician Diploma (NTD) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with credit
passes in English Language at the SSSCE/WASSCE.

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Prospects of the HND Statistics Programme


Academic Prospects
Many careers in the field of statistics require a Masters degree or PhD in a specialized statistical
field. HND Statistics will provide you with the needed skills and practicality in the field of statistics
for future academic progression. With HND Statistics, you would be able to continue in the
Polytechnic (18 months top-up for a degree) or University (two years top-up) in the area of:

Statistics
Mathematics
Actuarial Science
Statistics and Economics
Statistics and Mathematics

Job Prospects
Statisticianscollect and analyze data, then calculate results using a specific design. They draw
conclusions and make decisions in the face of uncertainty. HND Statistics is recognized
everywhere and are employed in so many fields, such as National Statistical Service, Banks,
Insurance Companies, Health (Hospitals, Clinics, etc.), NGOs (WHO, FHI, GHAIDS, etc), Birth
And Deaths Registry, Educational institutions, Research institutions, etc.
In Medicine (as Biostatistician)
Statisticians work with medical teams to design experiments and analyse the complex data they
produce to improved medical treatments.
Environment (as Monitoring & Evaluation Officer)
Statisticians help in uncovering the meaning of incomplete or uncertain data on the abundance and
location of plants and animals, on the spread of pollution from its sources, and on the possible
effects of changes in human activities.
Industry (as Quality Assurance Officer)
The future of many industries and their employees depends on improvement in the quality of goods
and services and the efficiency with which they are produced and delivered. Improvement should be
based on data, rather than guesswork. More companies are installing elaborate systems to collect
and act on data to better serve their customers.
Government Surveys (as Government Statistician or Researcher)
How many people are unemployed this month? What do we export, and what do we import? Are
rates of violent crime increasing or decreasing? The government wants data on issues such as these
to guide policy, and government statistics agencies (eg. Ghana Statistical Service) provide them by
surveys of households and businesses.
Research Firm (work for already established firm or open your own firm)
-as Market Researcher
Are consumer tastes in television programs changing? What are promising locations for a new retail
outlet? Market researchers use both government data and their own surveys to answer questions
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such as these. Statisticians design the elaborate surveys that gather data for both public and private
use.
as Pollster
During election, most political parties normally seek the advice and services of pollsters to know
their faith in an upcoming election. This is normally done through opinion polls.

HND TOURISM
The Department of Tourism was established in October 2000 to run an HND programme in
Tourism and Hospitality Studies. In line with the vision of the Department, it offers various courses
to prepare students to work in middle-level management positions in tourism, hospitality and other
service industries or establish their own businesses in the field, and thereby contribute to the
economic and social development of the country.

Rationale for Setting Upthe Department of Tourism


Recognizing the immense contributions that the Tourism and Hospitality Industry can make to the
economic and social development of the country, especially in dealing with the problem of
unemployment, the Government of Ghana established the Ministry of Tourism (MoT)as a singleportfolio ministry in March 1993, providing the opportunity for tourism to be given proper direction
and management to become a leading economic sector of the country. Previously existing tourism
agencies were placed under the new MoT. These agencies include the Ghana Tourism Authority
(formerly, Ghana Tourist Board); the Ghana Tourist Development Company (GTDC); and the
Hotel Catering Tourism Training Centre (HOTCATT) (National Tourism Development Plan for
Ghana 1996-2010).

In order to ensure the proper development of tourism in the country with respect to both the public
and private sector, the National Tourism Plan then encouraged the setting up of both public and
private sector tourism and hospitality education and training institutions to train professionals for
the effective development of the sector. The foregoing, in addition to the Polytechnics location in
Cape Coast, dubbed as The Heartbeat of Tourism in Ghana, motivated the setting up of Tourism
Department in October 2000. It was established to train students to occupy middle-level positions in
tourism and hospitality in both government and private sector organisations such as the Ministry of
Tourism, Ghana Tourism Authority, Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies,
Environmental Protection Agency, National Parks, Theme Parks, Tour and Travel Agencies,
Information Centres, Convention Bureaus, Consultancies and Educational Institutions. Indeed, the
Department has played this role over the years and is still doing so; and has its graduates manning
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positions in tourism, hospitality, and other service sectors contributing to the economic and social
development of the country.

Focus of Training
Reflecting the Government of Ghanas master plan to strengthen technical and vocational education
and training (TVET) in the country, and the Polytechnics Strategic Plan, the education and training
of students has been tailored to the delivery of competency-based courses to ensure that students are
predominantly able to put the attitudes, values, knowledge, theories and skills taught into practice.
This would ensure that students come out of the Department as true professionals able to put all
they are taught into practice. All the courses in the programme have been chosen to contribute to an
optimal functioning of students in society and in their future workand careers because they have
practical relevance for the industry. Students are also taught problem solving, critical and creative
thinking skills, communication, presentation, and team building skills in the delivery of courses to
them.
The HND Tourism programme has been deliberately shaped to avoid a duplication of programmes
being pursued in other Polytechnics. The programme is unique because it blends associated
programmes that are not readily available in other polytechnics countrywide.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT


The objectives of the Department are to:
apply competency-based training in the field of Tourism and Hospitality in producing effective,
knowledgeable, competent and skilled professionals for the industry;
fulfil the needs and expectations of the Tourism and Hospitality sector regarding the training of
competent and effective middle-level manpower;
enhance collaboration between the Polytechnic and industry, thereby helping toenhance the
competency-based trainingof our students; and,
create an integrated and focused strategy to contribute to the effective development of Tourism
and Hospitality Education and Training in the country, which would enhance the successful
development of the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Ghana.

Career Opportunities
The programme offers students and graduates job opportunities in all sectors of the tourism and
hospitality industry including cabin crew, travel agents and advisors, tour guiding, tour operations,
managing hotels or restaurants and other tourism facilities including attraction sites, front office
persons or receptionists. There are opportunities also as tourism, research and quality assurance
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officers in national and regional tourism offices playing several roles in the sector. Research has
proven that our graduates apart from having various jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry also
get employed in service and other industries such as banking and finance, immigration, shipping,
local government, mining, education, security services and so on.

Entry Requirements
(a) Non-SSS/SHS
i. Five (5) GCE O Level credits including English Language and mathematics. A pass in
French/Geography will be an advantage. OR
ii. Four (4) SSCE passes (A-D)/WASSCE passes (A1-D7) including English Language and
mathematics. OR
iii. Ghana Commercial Examination Stage II (RSA II) passes in five (5) subjects including
English Language and Mathematics.
And Any of the Following
1. Two (2) passes at GCE A Level. A credit pass in French/Geography will be an advantage.
2. Ghana Commercial Examination Stage III (RSA III) passes in two (2) subjects.
3. Diploma in Business Studies Certificate. OR
4. Institutional Management or City and Guilds Parts I & II (812/1, 812/2)
5. Part II Technicians Certificate or City and Guilds with at least three (3) credits.
6. Ordinary Technician Diploma Certificate.

(b) SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates


SSSCE
(i)

Three (3) passes (A-D) in the Core Subjects including English Language, Mathematics,
Social Studies or Integrated Science.

(ii)

Three

(3)passes

(A-D)

in

any

of

the

following

Arts/Business/Science/ Vocational/Agriculture/Visual Arts.

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programmes:

General

WASSCE
(i)

Three (3) passes (A1-D7) in the Core Subjects including English Language,
Mathematics, Social Studies or Integrated Science.

(ii)

Three (3) credit passes (A1-C6) in any of the following programmes: General
Arts/Business/Science/ Vocational/Agriculture/Visual Arts.

(c) Teacher Applicants


i.

Diploma in Education Certificate

OR
ii.

Four-years Certificate A, OR Three-Year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate

(d) Mature Applicants:Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate,
Must have a minimum of two (2) years work experience, and,
Pass a written examination and an interview.
(e) Applicants from the Tourism Industry
Five (5) GCE O Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics
OR
Four (4) SSCE passes (A-D) /WASSCE passes (A1-D7) including English Language and
Mathematics
Any two (2) credit passes at the GCE A Level
OR
And Any of the Following
Institutional Management Certificate of appropriate standard (HOTCATT Intermediate
Certificate)
OR
City and Guilds Parts I and II
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OR
Diploma in Business Studies Certificate. Any of the above should be supported with a credible
testimonial or any attestation of at least a three-year work experience with a reputable Tourism
industry.

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
The School of Engineering was established in 1994 with three (3) Academic Departments: The Department
of Building Technology & Civil Engineering, The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and
The Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The Department of Building Technology & Civil Engineering was split into two autonomous Departments in
June 2006. The School now has four (4) Academic Departments, namely:

Department of Building Technology


Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Since 1994, the School has provided engineering and technological training for more than two thousand
(2000) Ghanaians, some of whom are occupying responsible positions in all fields of human endeavour.
Graduates of the School continue to excel in many careers.
In line with the Strategic Plan of the Polytechnic, the School started the Bachelor of Technology degree
programme in Building Technology in the 2008/2009 academic year. The Department has started preparation
towards the running of the Master of Technology programme.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has started the Bachelor of Technology degree programme in
Mechanical Engineering as a top-up programme for holders of HND in Mechanical Engineering. The
Department of Civil Engineering has started preparation towards the running of the Bachelor of Technology
programmes.
VISION
The vision of the School is to become a centre of excellence that provides practical training to students to
meet the ever increasing demand for engineering professionals to accelerate the nations technological
advancement.
OBJECTIVE
The objective of the School is to provide general education and practical training to prepare trainees to
occupy middle level management and supervisory positions in the engineering and construction industry.

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY


BACKGROUND
Since the establishment of the School of Engineering in 1994, the Department of Building Technology
operated alongside the Civil Engineering Department as one Department, and run HND programs in both
Building Technology and Civil Engineering. However, in June 2006, the Department was divided into two
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autonomous departments. The newly-formed Department of Building Technology continues to run the threeyear HND program in Building Technology in addition to Non-tertiary programmes.
In November 2008, the Department started the Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech.) Degree program in
Building Technology, following the Competency-Based Training (CBT) teaching and learning methodology.
This was to provide opportunity for HND graduates to upgrade and strengthen their knowledge, skills and
attitudes for the construction industry. The program is structured into three (3) semesters of eighteen (18)
months. It is structured such that students spend the first semester on campus, go out on an arranged
internship with the construction industry during the second semester and return to campus for the last
semester to complete the program. Thus, it follows an in-out-in system. Plans are also far advanced to start a
Master of Technology (M-Tech.) in Construction Technology in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

VISION
The vision of the Department is to become recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in
the provision of high quality teaching, learning and research in building technology
MISSION
To provide competent, practical-oriented professional training in Building Technology for the
Ghanaian construction industry to meet the increasing demand for middle and higher-level Building
Technologists to facilitate the realization of the countrys goals of industrialization and socioeconomic development.
AIM
The aim of the Department is to produce Building Technologists with the ability to perform professional
tasks that meet the needs of the construction industry of Ghana and the world at large. These are broadly in
the areas of quantity surveying, construction engineering and project management, and development control.

OBJECTIVES
- To provide opportunities for graduates from technical, vocational and secondary schools to
acquire and develop professional competencies knowledge acquisition, skills development and
formation of attitudes relevant to the construction industry.
- To help students develop entrepreneurial and managerial skills to provide the springboard for
going into small scale construction businesses in order to expand and improve the performance
of the private sector
- To create the enabling environment for teaching, learning, research and practical knowledge
application of research knowledge in building technology.
FUTURE PLANS AND PROGRAMMES
The Department would soon introduce the following programs/activities:
The Master of Technology (M-Tech) degree program in Construction Technology in
collaboration with the Department of Building Technology, KNUST
Competency-Based Training (CBT) at both the HND and B-Tech levels in Construction
Engineering and Management, Building Services Engineering and Architectural Technology
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Short refresher courses for Building Inspectors and other Technical Personnel at the District
Assemblies;
Distance learning programmes

CONSULTANCY SERVICES
The Department offers consultancy services in the following areas:
Construction Projects Management and Consultancy Services;
Supervision of Building Works
Contract document preparation Bills of Quantities, Material Schedule
Computer Aided Design;
Materials Testing; and
Land Surveying

PRODUCTS
In the world of work, graduates of the Building Technology programmes work as:
Quantity Surveyors
Estimators
Site Engineers/Supervisors
Project Managers
Maintenance Officers
Building Inspectors
District Engineers
Contractors
Building Merchants

PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES


In furtherance of the aim and objectives above, the programmes and activities of the Department
focus on:
Continuous Professional Development of Staff through further studies
Workshops/Internship
Collaboration with relevant stakeholders particularly industry through Seminars, Workshops
and our annual Sustainable Built Environment lecture Series
Semester-based Staff-Student Consultative Meetings
Collaborative Research & New Product Development
Construction Management and Consultancy Services

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FULL-TIME BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B-TECH) IN BUILDING TECHNOLOGY


The Bachelor of Technology (B-TECH) in Building Technology is a full-time Competency-Based Training
(CBT) programme designed to provide practically-oriented professional training for HND graduates who
wish to acquire further knowledge and skills to meet challenges in the modern construction industry.
The duration of the programme is eighteen (18) months. (3-Semesters)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

i.

Applicants should possess a good HND certificate (Second Class Upper Division or better) in
Building Technology, Civil Engineering, Architectural Technology or Quantity Surveying and
one year work experience in the construction industry.
Applicants with Second Class Lower Division may also apply but must pass a selection
interview.
Equivalent qualification in the case of foreign applicants.

ii.
iii.

HND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a) Non-SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates:
Applicants may qualify with any of the following groupings:
i. General Course in Construction (GCC), Construction Technicians Certificate I & II (CTC I & II)
ii. Final CTC 2/3 OR Advanced Craft Certificate, Applicants must pass qualifying examinations in
English and Mathematics organized by the Polytechnic.
iii. OTD Certificate in Building / Civil Engineering.
iv. NEW Scheme CTC 2: Candidates must have, in addition, a minimum of four (4) SSSCE/
WASSCE passes including Core English, Core Science and Mathematics or 4 GCE O Level
passes including English, Physics and Additional Mathematics.
v. All passes in CTC I or CTC II

vi. Craft Certificate in Block Laying& Concreting, Building Draughtmanship, Plumbing and
Gas Fitting or Carpentry and Joinery. Applicants must have in addition, a minimum of three
SSSCE/WASSCE passes in Core English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
vii.

Craft Certificate in Block Laying & Concreting, Building Draughtmanship, Plumbing and Gas Fitting
or Carpentry and Joinery plus passes in Access Course including English Language, Mathematics and
Science from NABPTEX.

viii. Certificate II Applicants


Passes in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects (English, Mathematics and Integrated
Science plus three (3) passes in relevant elective subjects.

ix.

Two (2) GCE A Level passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering


Drawing. If a pass in A Level Chemistry is not obtained, credit in O Level Chemistry
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will be a prerequisite. Applicants with two good passes in Mathematics and Physics at
GCE A Level may be considered.
AND
Five (5) credits at GCE O Level including English Language and Mathematics

(b) SSSCE Graduate

i.

Six passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science; and
At least three (3) of the passes must be in relevant elective subjects like Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science, Woodwork, Building
Construction, Economics, Geography and Agricultural Science/Biology.

ii.

(c) WASSCE Graduates:


i. Six passes (A1-D7) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and
Integrated Science; and
ii. Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) relevant elective subjects like elective
subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science,
Woodwork, Building Construction, Economics, Geography and Agricultural
Science/Biology.

(d) Teacher Applicants


(Applicable to all HND Engineering Programmes)

iii.

Diploma in Education Certificate


OR

iv.

Four-years Certificate A, OR Three-Year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate

(e) Craft Certificate in Block Laying and Concreting; Building Draughtmanship; Plumbing and Gas
Fitting; or Carpentry and Joinery. Applicants must have in addition, a minimum of three (3)
SSSCE/WASSCE passes in Core English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
OR
(f) Craft Certificate in Block Laying and Concreting; Building Draughtmanship; Plumbing and Gas
Fitting; or Carpentry and Joinery plus passes in English Language, Mathematics and Science
from NABPTEX.

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(e) Mature Applicants:

Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.


Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
Pass a written Examination and an interview.
(f)

Applicants with failures in SSSCE/WASSCE elective subjects could substitute passes in


Technician Part I and II courses and vice versa.

FULL-TIME BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B-TECH) IN CIVIL ENGINEERING


The Bachelor of Technology (B-TECH) in Civil Engineering is a full-time Competency-Based Training
(CBT) programme designed to provide practically-oriented professional training for HND graduates who
wish to acquire further knowledge and skills to meet challenges in the modern construction industry.
The duration of the programme is twenty-four (24) months. (4-Semesters)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

iv.
v.

Applicants should possess a good HND certificate (Second Class Upper Division or better) in,
Civil Engineering and one year work experience.
Applicants with Second Class Lower Division may also apply but must pass a selection
interview.
Equivalent qualification in the case of foreign applicants.

vi.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING


The Department of Civil Engineering was, until June 2006, part of the Department of Building Technology
and Civil Engineering which was established in 1993 to run non-tertiary courses: namely, General Course In
Construction (GCC) and Construction Technician Certificate Part One and Two (CTCI/II). The Department
currently runs Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering.
The Department started the Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in 1998 with fifty-six students,
comprising three females and fifty-three male students. The Department has graduated hundreds of students
who are currently occupying middle and senior management positions in both the private and public sector.
VISION
The vision of the Department is to become a centre of excellence that provides practical training to students
to meet the ever increasing demand for civil engineering professionals to promote the technological
advancement of the country.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of the Department is to provide theoretical education and practical training to prepare trainees to
occupy middle-level management and supervisory positions in the civil engineering and construction
industry. To achieve this aim, the following objectives are pursued to provide focus for the programme:
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To assist trainees improve upon and strengthen their backgrounds in general education and in
the engineering field
To provide opportunities for trainees to develop essential knowledge and skills in
communication, computing and information technology.
To assist trainees to acquire knowledge and skills in specific areas as they apply to the civil
engineering industry.
To develop the appropriate attitude and temperament required in civil engineering and
construction industry.
To develop entrepreneurial and management skills in order to encourage them to enter into
small scale construction enterprises to expand the private sector.

HND CIVIL ENGINEERING


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a) Non-SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates:
Applicants may qualify with any of the following groupings:
i. General Course in Construction (GCC), Construction Technicians Certificate I & II (CTC I & II)
ii. CTC I and CTC II certificate with passes in all subjects.
iii. OTD Certificate in Building/ Civil Engineering.
iv. Final Construction Technician Certificate (CTCII/III) candidates must have, in addition, GCE O
Level passes in English and Additional Mathematics or SSSCE/WASSCE passes in Core English
and Elective Mathematics or GCC four (4) credits.
v. Construction Technician Part 2 certificate (New Scheme): Candidates must have, in addition, a
minimum of four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE passes including Core English, Mathematics and Elective
Physics, or four (4) GCE O Level passes including English, Mathematics and Physics.
vi. Craft Certificate in Blocklaying& Concreting. Applicants must have in addition, a minimum of three
SSSCE/WASSCE passes in Core English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
vii. Craft Certificate in Blocklaying & Concreting plus passes in Access Course including
English Language, Mathematics and Science from NABPTEX.
viii. Certificate II Applicants
Passes in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects (English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science plus three (3) passes in relevant elective subjects

ix. Two (2) GCE A Level passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering
Drawing. If a pass in A Level Chemistry is not obtained, credit in O Level Chemistry
will be a prerequisite. Applicants with two A Level passes with a minimum of grade C in
Mathematics and Physics may be considered.
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AND
Five (5) credits at GCE O Level including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
(b) SSSCE Graduates:
i.

Six passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science; and

ii.

At least three (3) of the passes must be in relevant elective subjects like Elective Mathematics,
Physics, Chemistry, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Woodwork, Engineering Science
and Agricultural Science/Biology.

(c) WASSCE Graduates:


i.

Six passes (A1-D7) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science; and

ii. Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) relevant elective subjects like Physics, Chemistry,
Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science, Woodwork, Building Construction,
Economics, Geography and Agricultural Science/Biology
(d) Teacher Applicants

Four-year certificate AOR


Diploma in Education
(e)

Three-year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate OR

Applicants with failures in SSSCE/WASSCE elective subjects could substitute passes in


Technician Part I and II courses and vice versa.

(f) Mature Applicants:

Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.


Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
Pass a written Examination and an interview.
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
The Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering was established in 1985 with a mandate to run
technician programmes i.e. EET 1 and EET 2 (Power Option). In 1994, the Department started running
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Power Systems. Currently, the Department offers five specialized
options. The specialized options include:

Power Systems
Computer Operating Systems / Digital Computer Design
Telecommunication and
Control Systems
Medical Equipment Technology
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VISION
The vision of the Department is to produce graduates who will be capable of designing and maintaining
power systems, carrying out electrical installation, motor rewinding and installation services, trouble
shooting and fault diagnosis in all electrical systems.
OBJECTIVE
The Department aims at training students to qualify as engineers and technicians to improve the middle level
labour force in industries. After successful completion of programs, students will:

Acquire knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of electricity and
electronics.
Acquire the techniques in the use of tools and equipment.
Apply their knowledge in the correct use of electricity to promote safe working procedures and
safety precautions.
Develop skills in the use of appropriate tools and electronics instruments in measurement,
trouble shooting and repairs.
Acquire the ability to prepare layout, install and commission industrial equipment and offer
electrical services.
Meet the present demands of creating and using software in every aspect needed in the field.

HND ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a) Non-SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates:
Applicants may qualify with any of the following groupings:
i. EET Part II OR its equivalent OR Telecoms Part III with passes in all courses plus credit passes in
English, and any other two subjects at SSSCE/WASSCE/GCEO Level.
ii. EET I with passes in all three (3) subjects plus passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English
Language and Core Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE Level.
iii. Three passes in EET 1 and either two (2) or three (3) passes in City & Guilds Technician Diploma
(applicants who also have Advance Technician Diploma may have an added advantage)
iv. Part I & II or Part I, II & III Technicians Certificate (EET) with three (3) passes in each.
v. Ordinary Technician Diploma (OTD) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
vi. Craft Certificate in Electrical Installation works. Applicants must have in addition, a minimum of
three SSSCE/WASSCE passes in Core English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.

vii. Craft Certificate in Electrical Installation works plus passes in Access Course including
English Language, Mathematics and Science from NABPTEX.
viii. Certificate II Applicants
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Passes in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects (English, Mathematics and Integrated
Science) plus three (3) passes in relevant intermediate elective subjects.

ix. Two (2) GCE A Level passes in Mathematics/Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and any other
Science subject.
AND
Five (5) Credits at GCE 0 Level including English Language, Additional Mathematics,

Additional Modern Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects (at the Ordinary
Level).
(b) SSSCE Graduates:

i.
ii.

Six passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science; and
At least three (3) of the passes must be in relevant elective subjects like Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science, Applied Electricity,
Electronics and Agricultural Science/Biology.

(c) WASSCE Graduates:

i.
ii.

Six passes (A1-D7) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and
Integrated Science; and
Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) relevant elective subjects like Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science, Applied Electricity,
Electronics and Agricultural Science/Biology.

(d) Teacher Applicants

Four-year certificate AOR


Diploma in Education

Three-year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate OR

(e) Mature Applicants

Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.


Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
Pass a written Examination and an interview.
(f)

Applicants with failures in SSSCE/WASSCE elective subjects could substitute passes in


Technician Part I and II courses and vice versa.

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DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


The Mechanical Engineering Department was established in September 1994. The Department has produced
more than eight hundred and thirty (830) students including over ten females in Production, Automobile and
Plant Engineering options.
The departments programs are arranged to promote the creative power of each student to cope with
engineering problems encountered after graduation.
PROGRAMMES
At both HND and B-Tech levels, the Department offers the following options:

Production engineering
Plant engineering
Automobile Engineering

FOCUS OF PROGRAMMES
Engineering is the science and profession of applying and developing power and natural resources in ways
that are beneficial to man. Thus, Mechanical Engineering applies basic scientific principles to the design,
manufacture, operation and maintenance of mechanical devices such as machine tools, automobile and
aircraft engineering, pumps, compressors, heating and cooling devices.
Mechanical Engineering also deals with the efficient management of the human, material and natural
resources which are required for human existence. This Polytechnic places emphasis on practical learning by
using simulations to teach real working situations that are found in business, industry, government and nongovernmental organizations. Team-work and personal development are practical learning objectives.
The HND as well as the B-Tech Mechanical Engineering programmes are intended to produce highlyskilled, practical-oriented manpower with appropriate theoretical orientation for positions of responsibility in
the manufacture, design and plant maintenance sectors of the engineering industry.
OBJECTIVES

To develop creativity, clarity and effectiveness in technological communication.


To develop skill in Management and Workshop Practice.
To equip students for careers in Design, Production and Maintenance.

Students may specialize in Manufacturing Technology, Production Engineering, Management, Jig and Tool
Design, Plant Maintenance, Plant Engineering Management, Mechanical Technologies and Automotive
Engineering Management.
THE GRADUATES SHALL BE ABLE TO

Prepare and read engineering working drawings.


Design, manufacture and assemble components and engineering systems.
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Solve engineering problems by analysis and empirical methods including computer


applications.
Operate, install, maintain, and service plant, machinery, tools, equipment among others.
Prepare and present engineering reports.
Apply relevant social science principles to manage engineering organizations and maintain
cordial human relations

PROJECTIONS
Plans are advanced for the Department to run Master of Technology (M-Tech) in Mechanical Engineering as
well as Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
FULL-TIME BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B-TECH) IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must hold a good HND Certificate (Second Class Upper Division or better) in Mechanical
Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Air conditioning & Refrigerating Engineering and Metallurgy with
one year relevant post qualification field experience. Candidate with Second Class lower Division must pass
a selection interview to be conducted by the Polytechnic in addition to one year post-qualification experience
in a relevant field. Any other equivalent qualification is applicable.
The duration of the programme is twenty-four (24) months (i.e. 4- Semesters).
HND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(PLANT, PRODUCTION AND AUTOMOTIVE OPTIONS)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
(a) Non-SSSCE/WASSCE Graduates:
Applicants may qualify with any of the following groupings:

i.
ii.

iii.
iv.
v.

vi.

Part I or Part II and Part III Technicians Certificate (MVT or MET) with three (3) passes.
Intermediate Technicians Certificate (Machine Craftworks, Welding and Fabrication, Auto
Electronics, Auto Mechanics, and Agric Mechanization, Refrigeration and Air-Condition,
MVT Grade I and II, or I, II and II Certificates with passes in three core subjects (English,
Mathematics and Science).
MET I OR MVT I with passes in all three (3) subjects plus passes in five (5) relevant
subjects including English and Core Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE level.
OTD in Mechanical Engineering.
Craft Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics work and Industrial Mechanics. Applicants
must have in addition, a minimum of three SSSCE/WASSCE passes in Core English,
Mathematics and Integrated Science.\
Craft Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics work and Industrial Mechanicsplus passes in
Access Course including English Language, Mathematics and Science from NABPTEX.
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vii.

Certificate II Applicants
Passes in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects (English, Mathematics and Integrated
Science) plus three (3) passes in relevant elective subjects

viii.

Two (2) GCE A Level passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or


EngineeringDrawing. If a pass in A Level Chemistry is not obtained, credit in O level
Chemistry will be a prerequisite.

AND
Five (5) credits at GCE O Level including English Language, Additional Mathematics, Additional
Modem Mathematics and Physics.
(b) SSSCE Graduates:

i.
ii.

Six passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science; and
At least three (3) of the passes must be in relevant elective subjects like Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics, Metal Work, Auto Mechanics, Technical Drawing, Engineering
Science and Agricultural Science/Biology.

(c) WASSCE Graduates:

i.
ii.

Six passes (A1-D7) in all subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and
Integrated Science; and
Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) relevant elective subjects like Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics, Metal Work, Auto Mechanics, Technical Drawing, Engineering
Science and Agricultural Science/Biology

(d) Teacher Applicants

Four-year certificate AOR


Diploma in Education

Three-year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate OR

(e) Mature Applicants:

Must be 25 years old and should provide a Birth Certificate.


Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience and
Pass a written Examination and an interview.
(f)

Applicants with failures in SSSCE/WASSCE elective subjects could substitute passes in


Technician Part I and II courses and vice versa.

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