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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce

Computer Science


Course Code:  5M0536
Award Code(s):  5M17814
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The objective of this course is to provide the learner with the core skills required in the computer science industry and to prepare the learner for a career demanding specialist knowledge of programming, networking and web page implementation.

 

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.

Operating Systems 5N2928
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548
Virtualisation Support 5N2434
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Database Methods 5N0783
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
MTA Networking Essentials

Students will also be given the opportunity to complete the VCA6-DCV Exam

 

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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   Data Scientist  
ICT Staff - EU   Network Engineer  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Administrator  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Database Administrator   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Android /iOS App Developer  
IT Consultant   IT Security Specialist  
Games Tester   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Geographical Information Systems Technicians   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Data Analyst  
Games Programmer   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Computer Systems Analyst  
IT Manager   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
IT Project Manager   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Big Data Specialist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Computer Programmer  
Engineer - Software   Software Localisation  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Statistician / Statistician EU  
Astronomer / Astrophysicist   Research Scientist  
Engineer - Nuclear   Laser Physicist  
Particle Physicist   Computational Physicist  
Scientist   Engineer - Nanosystems  
Science Communicator   Acoustics Physicist  
Mathematician   Physicist  

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.
Computers & ICT
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
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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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5M0529