Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Aidan Maher

Site Manager - Grad Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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  Aidan Maher
Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.
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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Course Information

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Architectural Technology - Advanced


Course Code:  6M4989
Award Code(s):  6M4989
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to provide students with essential skills in environmental design and technology associated with modern day construction.

You will study modules as listed below which cover the most up-to-date building regulations, and specifications for buildings. As part of your course work you will be future proofing your designs. The course will be delivered through classroom work and practical hands-on projects.

 

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.

Architectural Drawing Presentation 6N3625
Computer Aided Draughting 6N3652
Environmental Studies 6N4969
Building Technology & Design 6N4909
Surveying 6N4986
Communications 6N1950
Work Experience 6N1946
Optional Maths

Optional Modules
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Mathematics as an extra module.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Draughtsperson  
Metal Fabricator   Cabinet Maker  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer  
Engineer - Structural   Traffic Engineer  
Surveyor   Production Manager - Engineering  
Insurance Surveyor   Facilities Manager  
Industrial Insulator   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Stonemason  
Geomatics Surveyor   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Welder  
Building Technician   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Army Apprentice  
Construction Plant Fitter   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Electrician   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Tiler/Fitter   Scaffolder  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Plumber  
Painter / Decorator   Plasterer  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Officer    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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6M4989