Information Systems

The Akilah Institute’s Information Systems Diploma program prepares students to innovate and excel in the fast-growing technology industry. Students learn to use software systems and build apps or platforms to solve business problems. Partnerships with leading technology companies, such as Cisco, ensure that students graduate with the certifications necessary to land competitive jobs.

Career Development

IS students receive internship opportunities, workplace readiness training, and assistance with career planning and job placement.

Leadership Development

Students complete over 80 hours of training in community leadership and design a Social Change Project in their final year of study.


The Akilah Institute has developed a programming-oriented diploma that will equip our graduates with skills in multiple software languages, including Java, Python, PHP, HTML, and VB.NET.


The Akilah Institute is a certified Cisco Networking Academy. Akilah offers six Cisco courses and issues certificates of completion for each one. Students are prepared to sit for Cisco’s official certification exam should they choose to do so.

Software Engineering

Our Systems Analysis Design and Software Engineering courses train our students to identify organizational and business problems and to analyze, design, and develop ICT solutions to overcome these problems.

Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application form
  • National exam results with two principal passes
  • Pass English assessment and interview
  • National ID (or passport for international applicants)
  • Academic background in math or science

Academics: Bridge Program

Akilah's Information Systems Diploma is a two-year program that starts with a two-month orientation called the Bridge Program. The Bridge Program begins in July and prepares students for a successful transition to academic life at Akilah. During the Bridge Program, students will meet their instructors and mentors and set academic goals for their future education and career. The program is designed to develop students’ skills in English, mathematics, and information technology. The Bridge Program is mandatory for all incoming students.

Evening & Weekend Courses

Akilah now offers an Evening & Weekend Program for working professionals and women with daytime commitments. Students receive the same benefits as daytime students, including access to career coaching, student loans, campus clubs, and extracurricular activities.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Akilah strives to make education affordable. We have partnered with CHANCEN International to develop a specialized program to help students pay for their education. As a student, you can apply for a socially responsible loan that covers up to 70% of tuition fees. Learn more here.