For more than 25 years, computing courses have been provided for students from various departments by the computer centre. With the recent developments and trends in the information technology (IT), the University of Cape Coast established an academic department known as the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. The primary focus of this department is teaching and research in computing. Furthermore the need for trained computer scientists and information technologists is one of the challenges that face the rapidly growing Ghanaian economy.
The worldwide shortage of qualified human resources in IT has been the main obstacles to the deployment, exploitation and development of ICT to accelerate socio-economic development. In Ghana there is an urgent need to meet this shortfall in computer science with graduate having the requisite skills. This programme is geared toward this major area of manpower requirement by preparing qualified SSS graduate for a career in IT. The programmes that the DCSIT runs are geared towards this major area of manpower requirement. In this regard, the department admits qualified SSS graduates and train them for a career in computing.