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Galway Technical Institute

Computer Aided Design & Architectural Technology


Course Code:  5M1940
Award Code(s):  5M1940
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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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.
Advertising Art Director   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Arts Administrator   Interior Architect / Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Screen Printer   Costume Designer  
Packaging Designer   Sculptor  
Digital Media Designer   Typographer  
Textile Designer   Photographer  
Fashion Designer   Dressmaker  
Animator   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Illustrator  
CAD Technician   Camera Operator  
Artist   Graphic Designer  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Industrial Designer  
Creative Director   Potter / Ceramicist  
Ceramics Technologist   Toolmaker  
Ergonomist   Cabinet Maker  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Printer  
Glassmaker   Textile Machinery Technician  
Musical Instrument Technician   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Draughtsperson   Carton maker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Metal Fabricator   Modelmaker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Carpenter / Joiner  
Information Architect - IT   Games Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Developer  
Android /iOS App Developer   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Producer  
Computer Systems Sales Manager   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Software Developer / Architect  
IT Security Specialist   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Computer Scientist   Engineer - Software  
Geographical Information Systems Technicians   Multimedia Writer  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Data Change Agent  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Theatre/Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Designer/maker  
Blacksmith   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Horologist   Engineer - Transport Design  

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.
Art, Craft & Design
Computers & ICT
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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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5M1940