ITI COPA Course: Details, Eligibility, Fees, and Career

ITI COPA is one of the best trades offered through the ITI course. Most people out there do not know what this course is exactly. Perhaps the full form of COPA would provide insight. COPA stands for Computer Operator and Programming assistant. This course is all about computer operation and programming. The course is related to IT trade and the course is comparatively smaller when the duration is considered. Yes, ITI COPA has a course duration of only 1-year.

While ITI COPA does not get you a get a job in an IT park or program development firm, it is best for jobs that require minimum but basic knowledge of computer and internet functioning. So, what exactly does the ITI COPA course cover academically? The answer is simple, the course provides the candidate with maximum knowledge on basic function and programming in a computer.


ITI COPA course: Details 

ITI COPA also referred to as COPA ITI is a basic computer training ITI course for candidates who aim at gaining knowledge on using a computer, do basic programming, and surf the internet. Under this course, any candidate who has passed 10th could gain a comparatively good knowledge of computer programming, data entry, using Microsoft office. DOS, internet uploading, downloading, surfing, etc. Based on our experience, we recommend that people who love computers and aim at getting a job in a field related to IT should consider joining this course.

ITI COPA course: Eligibility 

Unlike other courses, the ITI COPA course is not for candidates who have just passed 8th but rather only for students who have passed 10th from a government of India recognized school board. Here are the general eligibility criteria.

  • The applicant should have attended and passed the class 10th board exam
  • He/she should have acquired at least 50% marks in the board exam
  • He/she should be at least 14-years old and the age should be not more than 40-years.
  • To enroll for this course, the applicant should have attended and passed in the entrance exam conducted by their respective governments.

ITI COPA course: Duration 

The duration of the ITI course is limited to 1-year and the 1-year course is split into 2-semesters. Each semester would cover a wide range of subjects and topics, which would include both theoretical and practical training.

Here is a general structure of the course and the distribution of course hours.

Element of the courseTraining hours
Professional trade practical skill1320
Professional trade theory knowledge264
Employability skill development and knowledge110
Extracurricular activity and library66
Project based on the course160
Revision and final examination160

Total 2080 hours of course.

ITI COPA course: Syllabus

The syllabus of ITI COPA course is split into 5 different elements, each element covers a wide range of basic, computer, programming, data entry, internet, and cyber security subjects. The syllabus followed by different institutes and universities could be different. However, here is a general subjects, topics, and training offered in this course.

Professional trade theory knowledge (Theory class)
Introduction to computer components
Introduction to Windows operating system
Introduction to Windows shortcut commands and methods
Basic software installation in Windows
Introduction to Linux and DOS
DOS internal and external commands (Basics)
Basic Linux commands
Introduction to open source software’s
Introduction to word processing software
Introduction to spreadsheet, their uses, and application
Spreadsheet shortcuts and commands (basics)
Image editing and creating presentations
Introduction to database management system
Introduction to macros and design object controls
Introduction to networking
A detail study on networking concepts
Computer networks, use, necessity, and advantages
Network topologies
Concept of DHCP server
Concept of ISO in IT trade
Introduction to internet
Basic internet concepts
Introduction to web browsers and search engines
Downloading and uploading basics
Introduction to web design concepts
Introduction to HTML and CCE
Open course Word press, Joomla, etc.
Introduction to Java and programming
Introduction of script language
JavaScript and basics
Data type, constants, conversion between data types in JavaScript
Arithmetic, logical, and comparison operation in JavaScript
Introduction to functions in JavaScript
Concept of using animation and multimedia files in JavaScript
Introduction to Visual Basic for application
VBA data types, variables, and constants
Introduction to debugging techniques
Using accounting software
Analysis if VAT, Cash flow, and fund flow accounting
Introduction to Tally
Implementing accounts in Tally
Double entry system in book keeping
E-Commerce concept
Introduction to Cyber Security
Professional trade practical skill (Practical class)
Identify computer components and peripherals
Assemble computer
Software installation and basic commands
Executing commands on DOS and Linux operating systems
Create, edit, and format word processing document
Use image editing and presentation software
Create and edit presentation
Using MS access
Compress and encrypt MS access database
Install, setup, configure network
Secure computer network
Configuring hub and switch
Perform subnet masking process
Using the internet
Create and send email with attachment of different kind
Use video chatting software
Creating account in various websites
Configuring Outlook mail service
Basic designing of static web pages
Developing web pages using JavaScript
Practice with arrays in JavaScript
Programming in VBA
Manipulate arrays in VBA
Write basic programs in VBA
Use MS excel and enter data
Open Tally and use tally for accounting
Open and use E-commerce websites
Setup tight cyber security for a computer
Protect an important file and data
Using ActiveX controls
Employability Skill development and knowledge
Improving English literacy
Improve communication skills, introduction to communication skill, motivational training, group discussion, behavioral skill, etc.
Concept of entrepreneurship
Designing and compiling programs
Introduction to E-commerce and its possibility
Capture and designing of images

ITI COPA course: Fees –

The course fees for ITI COPA could vary based on the college/university/institution. In general, like all the other courses, the ITI COPA course in a government college would have a course fee of around INR 6000. On the other hand, the private institution course fee would be between INR 15000 to 50000.

ITI COPA course: Career –

The career opportunities available for an ITI COPA graduate is almost unlimited. As the use of computer in all segments of life has increased, the career opportunities for people who are skilled in using computers have also increased.

  • Government block office
  • Police department
  • Welfare office
  • College and university
  • Akshaya centers
  • Data entry centers
  • Small scale accounting firms

These are a few of the places where ITI COPA graduate could get a job.

The key role that could be attained after the ITI COPA course

  • Data entry operator
  • Computer operator
  • Programming assistant
  • Computer instructor

ITI COPA Course: Salary 

After completing ITI COPA, a fresher could get a salary around INR 10000. However, with some experience and deep knowledge of a specific trade/field, he/she could get around INR 20000 to 25000.

After graduation ITI COPA, it is possible to peruse higher study. So, if you are aiming in growing more, consider perusing a polytechnic diploma, BCA, or mastering your skills in Tally or web-designing.

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