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There is no special talent required to do what I do and there are many capable of doing it. The first requirement is an ability to communicate with people, including listening skills. The second requirement is common sense. Unfortunately that can't be learned or purchased - you either have it or you don't. The third requirement is an interest in people.
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Course Code:
LC232
Title:
Business Computing
College:
Limerick IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
2 Years

 

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Accountant
Bank / Financial Manager
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Database Administrator
Front Office Junior Manager
Management Accountant
Network Administrator
Payroll Manager
Project Manager. Software Design
Software Production Co-ordinator
Taxation Consultant
Travel Agency Manager
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Engineer - Software
Engineer - Telecommunications
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This course offers a broad range of business subjects coupled with practical computer applications and programming skills through intensive practical and course assignments.



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On completion of this course, graduates will be well-equipped to work in small to medium sized industries. There is a great demand for people with a solid foundation in Business Administration Systems and with Computing skills

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

200

Change from 2012: 

20

History: 2012 - 180
2011 - 200
2010 - 200
2009 - 205
2008 - 200
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