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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Killester College of Further Education


 

Security Systems - Installation & Maintenance


Course Code(s):  5M2109
QQI Award Code:  5M2109 Security Systems Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course would suit applicants with an ability for technical subjects, an interest in electronics and an aptitude for problem solving. You will be responsible for securing an appropriate off site work placement before the beginning of the course.

 

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.

Electronics
Cable & Pre-installation Techniques
CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) & Lighting
Communications
Intruder Alarms & Access Control
Work Experience
Security Industry Procedures
Engineering Drawing

 

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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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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