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CCA (Certificate in Computer Application) Course details

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The computer courses are widely offered in India by almost every government college, semi-goverment college or most of the private colleges in India as well. Computer education has become mandatory for everyone nowadays. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about the CCA (certificate course in computer application) Course details, We will get to know the details related to this course and required eligibility criteria to pursue this and complete admission criteria etc. Let’s see the blog below to get complete information about this.

The Certificate Course in Computer Application is also known as the Diploma course in Computer application. This is a very basic course in the field of computer technology. There are some other courses that are a bit higher or a bit lower than this course is ADCA (Advance Diploma in computer application), 0 level computer course, CCC (Common Concepts of Computer) etc. Let’s see the complete details about the CCA (Certificate Course in Computer Application).

What is CCA Course:

The CCA or DCA stands for Diploma in Computer application. This course has been specially designed for the graduate students to give them a practical knowledge as well as the theorectical knowledge about the subject. The duration of the course is six months and it is widely offered by the various institutes in India. Here are the some basic things that we will be studying in the diploma in computer application:

  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Advanced operating system
  • Computer graphics and Multimedia
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Web designing
  • Practical lab and Viva-Voce etc

Well, After the completion of the course, One becomes eligible to apply for the government jobs. There are mnay government vacancies that demands the computer knowledge atleast basics CCC but some posts requires diploma level knowledge like high court’s clerks vacancy and some other reputed posts etc. Let’s see the details about the required eligibility criteria to pursue this course and later we will see the complete admission process etc.

Certificate in Computer Application

Eligibility Criteria for Certificate in Computer Application Course:

Well, before looking for any other details, let’s see the details related to the eligibility criteria. Check the details below to see wheather you are eligible to apply for this or not.

  • A candidate must have passed graduation in any stream to apply for the admission in this course.
  • One must have mathematics in class 12th.
  • A Candidate must have scored atleast 50% marks in graduation.
  • There are some relaxation for the reserved category candidates.
  • Candidates are in final year or final semester also eligible to apply for this but they will need to submit the proof of passing certificate after the admission.
  • If candidate belongs to any reserved categories like OBC (Other Backward class), SC/ST (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes) etc.

These are the required eligibility criteria that is mandatory to have. tHe requiremnt is same in almost ever institutes, there may be some minor difference in some institute regarding  eligibility criteria either it is same everywhere. There is no age limit has been mentioned anywhere, so there is no age barrier, all age group candidates are eligible to apply for this. Now let’s see the admission criteria in the course.

Certificate in Computer Application Course Details: Admission Process:

The admission in the diploma courses are done three types. the reputed institute conducts their own Computer-based test and on the basis of the performance in the CBT, candidates will be enrolled for the admission. While some institutes offers the admission on the basis of the marks scored in the graduation.

Well, some private institutes also offers direct admission in the course without any entrance examination or Interview etc. Well, tee admission criteria varies from Institute to Institute. whichever Institute, you choose for the admission, make sure to check  the admission criteria of that particular Institute.

CCA Course Syllabus:

The Syllabus of the course may also be different as per the Institute but overall, it will be same in all manne. Here are the complete syllabus of the the Certificate course of computer application, that one has to study in this course:

Introduction to ComputersProject management
Principles of programmingUnix operating system
Programming language databaseManagement Information Systems
Work processing and SpreadsheetFinancial accounting system
System analysis and designC++
Computer Graphics –

Top Institute/Colleges for CCA Course:

Well, There are many institutes in India that are doing better in this field, One can choose the institute as per their interest. I am pormoting any college/institute here. All the names has been shared here on the basis the some news articles and educational blogs etc.

Name of the InstituteLocationAverage Annual Fees
Integrated Institute of Education TechnologyHyderabadINR 8,250
Bhagwati Educational TrustChandigarhINR 9,000
Maharaja Agarsen College for WomenJhajjarINR 7,100
Guru Nanak Dev UniversityAmritsarINR 3,500
Indira Gandhi Institute of Co-operative ManagementLucknowINR 5,325
Aarti Institute of Professional StudiesDwarkaINR 12,712
Acharya Narendra Dev CollegeGovindpuriINR 5, 505
Aplomb InstituteNew DelhiINR 11,000
Dr. Zakir Husain InstituteNew DelhiINR 6,500
Florence PolytechnicNew DelhiINR 14,225

The private institutes are available in almost every city. well, the course can be also pursued from their as well. Just do proper cross regarding the education quality, practicals availbility before the admission. The fees of the course, I have mentioned along with the college name. The local Institutes would also has the similar fees structure or may have a very minor different.

Career Prospects and Job Opportunities:

As I mentioned above as well that this course has been designed to give a bit of advance knowledge about the computer technology. This is the field that will be keep growing. It is very important for everyone to get complete knowledge about this. With just certificate, you may not have better career growth but it will definetly add some value to your resume. Well, There are still some opportunities that one can get with just this course:

Job Profile Fresher’s Salary (Approxx)
TroubleshooterINR 1.94-2.16 Lacs
System analyzerINR 2.21-2.55 Lacs
DBMS ManagerINR 2.24-2.57 Lacs
Network EngineerINR 2-2.25 Lacs 
Assistant ProgrammerINR 1.82-2.08 Lacs 

 Well, to make your career in this field, one should go for the higher level diploma programs or degree courses in this field etc. The career can be better in any field, one just need to pursue the course from any better college, institues that could provide quality education and training. There is no doubts that this course is value for money as well as the time. I Hopw this blog was helpful to you and you got the CCA (Certificate Course in Computer Application) Course details.

FAQs For Certificate Course in Computer Application

What are the job types available after the CCA Course?

One has an option to work as following. Software Engineer • Programmer • Internet Expert • Network Designer • Software Developer • Troubleshooter • System Analyzer • System Administrator etc

What Salary can I expect after the CCA Course?

Well, this is a basic level computer course, one should not expect a handsome salary. On average, one will get around 2,40,000/- annum to 3,20,000/- per annum or may be more or less depends upon the location and your duty timing etc.

Can I Pursue CCA while in final year?

Yes, you can apply for the admission while you are in final year or final semester etc.

Who recruits the CCA candidates?

The top recuiters for the CCA passed candidates are the following companies, IBM,  Polaris,  Wipro,  TCS, Satyam computers, etc.


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