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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 

Computer Systems & Networks


Course Code:  5M0536
Award Code(s):  5M17814
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The overall aim of the programme is to provide and equip the learner with the opportunity to equip them with the fundamentals to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks under supervision leading to employment in a range of sectors. It also aims to introduce the learner to the concepts involved in programming and to equip them with the techniques to design code and test efficient practical applications on their own and as part of a team.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Computer Systems Hardware
Networking Essentials
Operating Systems
Communications
Mobile Technologies
Work Experience
Maths For Information Technology
Programming and Design Principles
Work Experience

 

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M0536