Wisconsin International University College is organising an intensive weekends only Professional Diploma course in Functional Security Management and Advanced Investigations.

This is a professional course designed to equip participants with a greater depth of knowledge and skills in the area of security management and investigations.

Participants will be exposed to and trained to plan and execute security-related strategies for preventing, minimising and solving problems relating to fraud, murder, theft, background checks, cyber-crime, threat and vulnerability through various types of investigations. Participants who wish to set up businesses in any of these areas will also benefit from lessons in entrepreneurship and small business management.

TARGET GROUPS

The course is for members of the state security agencies, law enforcement agencies, private security organisations, laboratory technicians and individuals seeking a career in the security services.

RESOURCE PERSONS

Our resource persons are high profile experts in the field of security and investigations.

Participants who have completed the Basic and Advanced Certificate courses in Security Management are eligible for the Professional Diploma in Functional Security Management and Advanced Investigations programme. However, those who do not have both certificates and wish to enrol on the programme will be required to write a standard exam in order to qualify for admission.

The course fee is 3500ghs. It includes course materials, certificate, snack, and lunch.

Graduates of this programme may work for any of the law enforcement agencies or in the security industry, in law firms, banking institutions, airport, seaport, school campuses, mines, hotels and hospitals as risk/ forensic managers.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Diploma in Information Technology programme will be able to:
  • Analyze and resolve basic information technology problems through the application of systemic approaches. 
  • Support the analysis, planning, design, development and implementation of computer systems and networks. 
  • Design, install, configure, troubleshoot and manage components of computer systems and networks. 
  • Apply basic knowledge of software application development. 
  • Apply basic knowledge of database connectivity issues and concepts. 
  • Apply principles of data management to ensure the integrity of information. 
  • Complete all work in compliance with relevant policies, practices, processes and procedures. 
  • Participate as an effective individual and member of a team. 
  • Interpret, produce, and present work-related documents and information effectively and accurately. 
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve job performance and promote personal and professional growth. 
  • Install, configure, and optimize microcomputer operating systems and network application software. 
  • Install, manage, and maintain web servers; design and develop websites. 
  • Implement cross-platform integration among PC/LAN and mid-range computing

HOD, Math Applications

Kyei Leonard has ten (10) years’ experience as a Lecturer in Statistics and Mathematics and lectures in many Statistical and Mathematical courses including Engineering Mathematics, Differential Equations, Calculus, Real Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Statistical Computing, Statistical Estimations, Design of Experiment, Bayesian Statistics, Trigonometry and Research Methods. As an Expert in Statistical Packages such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, Genstat and R, I have been consulted in teaching most of these statistical packages in Ghana and Overseas. I am adept at monitoring and evaluating projects and project impact assessments. Currently working of efficiency and Productivity study using D.E.A and S.F.A.

 

HOD, Business Computing

GEORGE K.S. AKORFU (PhD) has a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Ghana, a Licentiate for the Institute of Management Information Systems (IMIS) London, Masters in Business Administration (MBA-MIS option) from the University Of Ghana, Legon, Accra & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, and a Student of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He was a student at the School of Business, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) specializing in Information Systems and Decision Sciences on the Doctor of Business Administration (PhD) programme. He currently holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Information Technology (IT) which was obtained from Open University Malaysia (OUM) and Accra Institute of Technology (AIT).

 

He has over thirty five (35) years experience as a Mathematics and Science teacher in Ogun State Nigeria and a lecturer in Computer Science at Evelyn Hone College, Lusaka, Zambia where he was a Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of Computer Science Department. He is a result oriented Financial Controller with proven record of achievements in Financial and Management Accounting, Academic Programmes Development, Administration, Information Systems Management and implementation. He has also been involved in waste management and waste to energy projects. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of Business Computing Department at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana.

Entry requirements:

West African Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE & SSSCE)

Candidates require five credits (including English and Mathematics) in WASSCE (A1-C6) and SSSCE (A-D) to be admitted to the Diploma programme.

Candidates with less than five credits may be enrolled onto a Certificate programme. Such candidates would have to improve their WASSCE results to qualify for admission into a Diploma or Degree programme.

Mature Students

Candidates must be at least 25 years old and must write and pass an entrance examination in English, Mathematics, IT and General Business. They may also be required to attend an interview.

Others

Applicants with GCE, ICGSE, GBCE, ABCE, Baccalaureate, Professional Courses (ICA, ACCA, CIM etc) and HND, among others may contact us for levels of placement.

The course fees for Ghanaian students is 1690GHS per semester and $937 for International students per semester.

Benefits of studying this programme includes finding a career path in any of the following:

  • Information Systems Officer
  • Database Administrator
  • Applications/Software Programmer
  • Systems Analyst/Engineer
  • IT Systems Support Officer
  • Network Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Officer
  • Games Designer
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