Short Programme in Visual Basic Programming

Damelin Short Programme in Visual Basic Programming

Certificate | Part Time

The Short Programme in Visual Basic Programming is designed to give students a practical and theoretical foundation in computer programming for the Windows environment. After completing the course students will be able to write Visual Basic.NET programmes easily, and they will be well prepared to develop their programming skills further, be it in Visual Basic.NET or in any other Windows programming language. Students will start with fundamentals and work through to advanced topics enabling them to plan and create interactive Windows applications, with little or no programming experience. This course is extracted from the Damelin Diploma in Information Technology. Students who wish to carry this course towards the Diploma in Information Technology must also meet all the programme admission requirements.

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The course duration is 40 hours and tuition is face to face. Damelin part-time tuition is scheduled per campus. Short programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings and/or Saturday mornings on a part-time basis.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Application Development
  • Web Programming
  • Applications Systems Analysis
  • Freelance Programming


On successful completion of the programme, students will receive a Damelin Short Programme in Visual Basic Programming.

+Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
  • English language proficiency
  • Intermediate level experience in using computers within a Microsoft Windows environment

+Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guide etc.

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+Course Outline

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Visual Basic programming language
  • Define the syntax of visual basic
  • Explain how code files are organised into projects and solutions
  • Define what an iteration statement is
  • Explain what arrays are
  • Define and call simple methods
  • Explain the difference between the ‘do while’ and ‘while’ iteration statement
  • Explain how to add and subtract values from dates