CJC is a public Further Education and Training College that offers a wide range of qualifications, from NQF Level 2 to NQF Level 4 – from National Technical Education (NATED) programmes to the new and exciting National Certificate (Vocational) [NC(V)] to Skills courses and Learnerships. There are over fifty-six full time study opportunities, in four Schools, from which a student can choose. Prospective students also have an opportunity to study on a part time basis in some of these programmes.
The CJC scope of curriculum currently operates through the following five dynamic Schools at respective campuses and sites:
(a) The School for Enterprise and Business Development (EBD)
The School operates from Parktown campus and its mandate is to lead in the creation and facilitation of business incubation units and new venture creation projects. This is led by its students and alumni in partnership with service and production students from other CJC schools.
(b) The School for Engineering Technology (ET)
Engineering Technology programmes are offered at Ellis Park and Alexandra campuses and this School is linked to Alexandra’s Motsweding Training Centre. It leads in the consolidation and realisation of plans for the expansion of the construction and manufacturing incubation units.
(c) The School for Health and Human Services (HHS)
Its mandate is to consolidate Hospitality and Tourism through National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) qualifications and reconfigure the rest of former Report 191 (NATED) programmes into vibrant beauty and care as well as sports and creative industries. These programmes are offered at Riverlea, Smit and Crown Mines sites as well as Alexandra campus respectively.
(d) The School for Information Communication Technology (ICT)
The School consolidates the curriculum and expand it in areas of Telecommunications. ICT programmes are offered at Langlaagte site.
The Skills development programmess especially in ICT as well as the activities of the e-learning and technology innovation are available at Troyeville ICT Learning Resource Centre.
The new curriculum is offered in the following ten learning areas (sub-fieds):
A. UNDER THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ET)
• Electrical Infrastructure Construction
• Civil Engineering & Building Construction
• Engineering & Related Design
B. UNDER THE SCHOOL OF ENTERPRISE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (EBD)
• Finance, Economics & Accounting
• Office Administration
C. UNDER THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
D. UNDER THE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
• Information Technology & Computer Science
The introduction of the NC(V) results in the phasing out of Nated qualifications. This phasing-in and phasing-out is being done in the following manner:
DURATION OF STUDY
Each NQF level is offered as a ONE YEAR qualification, i.e. January to December.
Each NC(V) qualification has a total of SEVEN SUBJECTS per NQF level. THREE of the seven subjects are called FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECTS, i.e. they are common for all learning areas (sub-fields) and are also COMPULSORY. The three fundamental subjects are:
1. Life Orientation
3. Maths (ET & ICT students) or Maths Literacy (EDB & HHS Students)
The purpose of the fundamental subjects is to provide a foundation upon which to build the vocational subjects. Each student must enroll for FOUR VOCATIONAL SUBJECTS in each learning area. The four vocational subjects are compulsory and in some cases, a student will choose a fourth vocational subject from a few optional subjects.
To enroll for any of the NC(V) qualifications at NQF Level 2, a prospective student:
– must have a Grade 9 pass or a higher qualification; OR
– go through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2
To enroll for NQF Level 3, a student must have completed a relevant NQF Level 2.
Only ONE fundamental subject may be condoned for a maximum of 5%:
Please remember that this a year qualification and should you fail, you may be required to repeat the course or write supplementary exam.
EXAMINATIONS & ADDESSMENTS
The final pass mark is compiled from an Internal Assessment mark and an External Examination mark. Internal Assessment is continuous throughout the year and External Examination is written during November of each year.
A. INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Internal Assessment is comprised of Formative and Summative Assessments.
Summative Assessment includes class tests, standardized tests and performance tasks.
Formative Assessment includes class work, assignments, research projects, etc. Both
Formative and Summative Assessment work results in a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). This PoE is crucial as the Internal Assessment counts as follows towards the final pass mark:
Fundamental Subjects 25% of the final mark
Vocational Subjects 50% of the final mark
B. EXTERNAL EXAMINATION
The examination is external as the Directorate Examinations & Assessment sets the examination nationally. This means that all students write the same examination paper on the same day for a particular subject. This sets national standards for assessment and achievement. The external examination counts as follows towards the final pass mark:
Fundamental Subjects 75% of the final mark
Vocational Subjects 50% of the final mark