NCVT ITI Course: Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA)

The Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA) course at DATATEC SKILL
ACADEMY is a comprehensive one-year program designed to prepare students for a
range of roles in computer operations and basic programming. Approved by the
National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), this course follows a semester-based
pattern, with two semesters each lasting six months. After completing the course,
students can participate in a six-month apprenticeship program, gaining valuable on-the-job experience with a stipend.

Course Overview

The COPA course provides a solid foundation in computer fundamentals, office
automation, and basic programming. The curriculum is designed to give students both
theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are essential for various IT-related jobs.

Curriculum Highlights

The COPA course covers a diverse range of topics, ensuring that students acquire a well-rounded skill set. Key areas of study include:

● Computer Basics: Understanding computer hardware, software, operating
systems, and peripherals.
● Office Automation:
Mastering essential office applications such as word

processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
● Internet and Email:
Learning internet fundamentals, safe online practices, and

effective email communication.
● Programming Basics:
Introduction to programming concepts and languages

such as C or C++.
● Database Management:
Basics of databases and database management

systems.
● Networking Fundamentals:
Concepts of computer networks and network

troubleshooting.
● Computer Maintenance:
Developing skills for computer maintenance and

troubleshooting.

Apprenticeship Program

After completing the course, students can engage in a six-month apprenticeship
program. This program allows students to apply their skills in a real-world setting,
providing hands-on experience and a stipend. The apprenticeship is an invaluable
opportunity to learn from industry professionals and build a network for future career
opportunities.

Additional Benefits

● Scholarship Opportunities: We offer scholarships for students from minority
backgrounds and fee concessions for those from SC/ST categories.
● Job Melas for Placements:
To facilitate job placement, we host job fairs (job

melas) where students can meet potential employers and explore career
opportunities.


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the COPA course are well-prepared for various roles in the IT and
computer operations sectors. Career paths include:

  • Computer Operator
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Technical Support Assistant
  • Office Automation Assistant
  • Junior Programmer

With the combination of coursework, practical training, and apprenticeship experience,
students are positioned for successful careers or further studies in IT-related fields.