Why should you join the MAPS Advanced Certificate in Information Technology?

  • Shorter pathway to complete your Associate’s degree after completing O Level.
  • Affordable course fees with monthly installments.
  • Flexibility (course is also offered in block mode, which means you do not have classes everyday.)
  • No exams!
  • Many areas to choose from!

Course Description
MAPS Advanced Certificate in Information Technology qualification aims to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to GCE A Levels.

This qualification also prepares students to progress to MNQF Level 7 Bachelors Degree Programs.

MAPS Advanced Certificate in Information Technology provides further education path to enroll in Degree in the related field of study.

Awarding Body
Certificate for this course will be awarded by the MAPS College.

MNQF Level
Level 4 Certificate (view Approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicant must meet one of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • 3 O’ Level passes (C or above) including SSC or equivalent
  • MNQF Level 3 Qualification (related field)
  • MAPS Certificate 3 in Information Technology
  • 18 years old AND 1 year work experience AND ability to communicate in English language

Course Structure
Semester One 

  • MFS-414-109: Computer & Information Systems
  • MFS-415-110: Introduction To Programming Concepts
  • MFS-416-111: Introduction to Multimedia & Digital Graphic Design
  • MFS-404-99: Business Communication

Semester Two

  • MFS-417-112: Database Systems
  • MFS-418-113: Internet & World Wide Web
  • MFS-419-114: Data Communication & Computer Network
  • MFS-420-115: Office Automation Software

Duration: 8 months (2 semesters)

Intakes: Major intakes are in January and June but students can join the course anytime.

Mode of Study: Face to Face (Male’ Campus only)

Course Assessments
All subjects will be assessed by coursework (i.e. assignments, presentation, oral-test, case-studies, etc).

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

Students who complete the MAPS Advanced  Certificate in Information Technology may use it as a standalone professional qualification or progress on to the MAPS Associate’s Degree (in Business ManagementAccounting,  Marketing Management or Human Resource Management) or progress through the MAPS IT Study Programme as shown below.


How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.