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Portlaoise College

Portlaoise College

Information Technology


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

 
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Description...
This one-year course in Computer Science is designed to enable students gain a broad understanding of Information Technology. It is aimed at students of Leaving Certificate standard and leads to a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development.

Students typically go on to further study in colleges such as Carlow and Athlone I.T. and in some cases set up their own web business or go onto direct employment.

 

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

Computer Programming
Software Architecture
Communications
Work Experience
Database Methods
Web Authoring
Programming Design
Mathematics

 

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Games Tester   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer Programmer  
Data Change Agent    

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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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CITXX