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Ormlie Road, THURSO, Caithness, KW14 7EE
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Announcing Two New Courses In 2006
1 - Get Ready For Uni - Five Day Course - More Details
2 - Higher National Certificate COMPUTING  - More Details
incorporating Microsoft Desktop Support Technician


 Off to Uni or College in the autumn?
Want a head start?

Get ready for the challenges! Come along to
The NHC-Thurso from 19 – 23 June 2006.

Workshops on:
Helping you make the best use of your time;   Presentations - how to use software to make them more effective; Efficient research for projects;  Study skills – find the least painful way; Essay and report  writing - the final step - transferring your thoughts to paper

  •       It’s free and there’s a free bus from Wick

  •      To make sure of a place contact us before 14th June

For more information and booking form contact
Admissions The NHC-Thurso Ormlie Road Thurso
01847 889250
The NHC, a registered charity exists to provide further & higher education

The North Highland College is delighted to announce that it is now an accredited Microsoft centre able to offer many aspects of the Microsoft IT Academy Program.

This year therefore, for the first time, we offer the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) qualification as part of the newly restructured Higher National Certificate in Computing. This will mean that the students will not only gain a valuable academic qualification but that they will also receive an industry-standard, professional qualification.

The course is available on a full time basis over one academic year, but is also available on a part time or day release basis over a longer period. A range of units is available on a blended learning basis, which may include evening, twilight, flexible or home study. The course will be based in The NHC-Thurso and in The NHC-Alness.

The mix of units available has been designed to cover the needs of a modern computer professional, with the course content covering a range of computing subjects, and their application in the workplace. You are able to gain both academic and industry qualifications which are widely recognised as valuable by employers in the computing industry.

A course to give two
qualifications in one:

 Higher National Certificate COMPUTING

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

  • Based in The NHC-Alness and The NHC-Thurso

  • Full time over one academic year

  • Part time over a longer period

  • Day release over a longer period

  • Available by Flexible Learning

For more information contact
Admissions The NHC-Thurso Ormlie Road Thurso
01847 889250
The NHC, a registered charity exists to provide further & higher education

The MCDST certification ensures students have the skills to successfully troubleshoot desktop environments running on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Earning a Microsoft certification acknowledges their expertise in working with Microsoft products and technologies. The IT industry, employers, clients, and peers will recognize the MCDST credential as a symbol of the skills and knowledge they have gained.

Candidates who earn the MCDST certification receive many benefits: A MCDST Welcome Kit; access through the MCP Member Site to technical and product information directly from Microsoft; access through the MCP Member Site to exclusive discounts on products and services from selected companies; invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events and access to security-enhanced content on Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online.

The MCDST qualification, which can also be studied as a standalone programme, is made up of two Microsoft courses: ‘Supporting Users Running the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System’ and ‘Supporting Users Running Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System’. Candidates are then required to pass the two associated Microsoft core exams to achieve the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) and become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

For more information on this course contact Admissions, The NHC-Thurso on 01847 889253, email nhc.admissions@thurso.uhi.ac.uk