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Rathmines College of Further Education

Rathmines College of Further Education

Computer Programming


Course Code:  CITXX 221
Award Code(s):  CITXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This Level 5 Computer Programming course gives students an excellent grounding in computer programming in C++ and Java.

Students develop practical skills and can progress to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development . This Level 6 course has an advanced entry links with Dublin Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. The Certificate in Computer Programming course also enables students to apply through the CAO to third level. This course has a high success rate in terms of students getting places on courses in DIT, ITT, NCI,, ITB and Maynooth University.

 

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.

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (5N0541)
Software Architecture (5N2772)
Maths for Information Technology (5N18396)
Communications (5N0690)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Data Base Methods (5N0783)
Web Authoring (5N1910)
Programming and Design Principles (5N2927)
Games Analysis Design (5N1651)

 

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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.

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