Professional Short Courses at CIPSD

The Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD), through which the College addresses various industrial challenges like skills development, incubation of new ideas and nurturing of new technology based business. The center offers Cisco Networking Academy for Cisco related courses, Microsoft IT Academy Program for Microsoft relatedcourses, Digital security, Office productivity like International Computer Driving License course, Oracle Certified Training center for Oracle and GIS Training center among others.

CISCO Academy Support Centre

CoCIS is approved as a Regional Cisco Networking Academy under a partnership with Cisco Systems Inc. The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a comprehensive e-learning program that provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy.


The ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) is an internationally recognised certificate. It certifies practical skills in the most commonly used computer applications such as Mircosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mircosoft Acess and much more.

Satellite Communications Workshop

College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere (CoCIS) in Conjunction with International Telecommunications Satellites Organization (ITSO) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) would like to invite participant in a workshop on Satellite Communications' for English speaking countries in Africa, to be held in Kampala, Uganda, from9 to 13 September 2013. The workshop will be hosted by CoCIS .

The workshop is part of a capacity building partnership entered into between the ITU and International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) for the delivery of satellite communications training, under the aegis of the Centers of Excellence network for Africa. This workshop will be facilitated by an expert with extensive experience in satellite communications.

This workshop is addressed to regulators and operators in the telecommunication sector. It covers a wide range of issues relating to satellite communications and regulatory issues, including the role of regional and international satellite communications organizations.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Basics of satellite communications
  • Policy and Regulatory guidelines for Satellite Services
  • Network planning and link budget analysis
  • VSAT installation and maintenance
  • VSAT Equipment and bandwidth procurement.

To participate in this workshop, please complete the attached Registration Form (Annex 1) and return it no later than 20th August 2013 by e-mail to the contact persons indicated on the form.

Please note that there is no attendance fee charged to participate in this workshop. However, participants are responsible for their travel, accommodation and related expenses in Kampala, Uganda.


  1. Information Note [PDF]
  2. Program [PDF]
  3. Registration Form [PDF]
  4. Hotel Reservation [PDF]

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