Diploma in Secretarial and Office Administration

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirement to the Diploma in Secretarial and Office Administration is:

1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 passes

2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with 1 Principal pass and two subsidiaries obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

3. Qualifications equivalent to Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) as shall be determined by the National Council in consultation with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

4. A Certificate from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Duration of the Program
The minimum period to complete the Diploma in Secretarial and Office Administration is two years.

Year One Semester One

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DSOA 1101 Keyboard skills I

30

90

75

5

DSOA 1102 Shorthand I

30

90

75

5

DSOA 1103 Financial Accounting

35

20

45

3

DSOA 1104 Principles of ICT

45

30

60

4

DSOA 1105 Business Economics

35

20

45

3

DSOA 1106 Kiswahili Language

35

20

45

3

DSOA 1107 Computer Applications I

20

50

45

3

DSOA 1108 Secretarial Project I

10

130

75

5

Total

240

450

465

31

Year One Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DSOA 1201 Keyboard Skills II

30

90

75

5

DSOA 1202 Shorthand II

30

90

75

5

DSOA 1203 Communication skills

40

40

60

4

DSOA 1204 Business Law

35

20

45

3

DSOA 1205 Computer Applications II

20

50

45

3

DSOA 1206 Office Machines & Equipment

20

80

60

4

DSOA 1207 Secretarial Project II

10

130

75

5

DSOA 1208 Fieldwork

10

130

75

5

Total

195

630

510

34

Year Two Semester One

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DSOA 2101 Keyboard Skills III

30

90

75

5

DSOA 2102 Shorthand III

30

90

75

5

DSOA 2103 Secretarial Duties

45

30

60

4

DSOA 2104 Management Information Systems

50

20

60

4

DSOA 2105 Computer Graphics

20

50

45

3

DSOA 2106 Secretarial Project III

10

130

75

5

Total

185

410

390

26

Year Two Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DSOA 2201 Keyboard Skills IV

30

90

75

5

DSOA 2202 Shorthand IV

30

90

75

5

DSOA 2203 Office Management

45

30

60

4

DSOA 2204 Customer Care

45

30

60

4

DSOA 2205 Principles & Practice of Administration

45

30

60

4

DSOA 2206 Secretarial Project IV

10

130

75

5

Total

205

400

405

27

Program Load
To qualify for the award of the Diploma in Secretarial and Office Administration, a candidate must obtain 118 credit units distributed as follows:

Year One Semester One 31
Year One Semester Two 34
Year Two Semester One 26
Year Two Semester Two 27
Total 118