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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Cabinet Making & Construction Studies


Course Code(s):  5M1940
QQI Award Code:  5M1940 Computer Aided Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to give the students essential skills in computer design, manufacturing and construction to enter the work place or continue to further education in Construction, Architecture, Furniture Design and Civil Engineering.

 

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.

 

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More Course Suggestions...
The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
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Construction Technology - Civil Engineering Galway Technical Institute 
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Architectural Technology - Advanced Galway Technical Institute 
Computer Aided Design & Architectural Technology Galway Technical Institute 
Construction Technology: Renewable Energies & Engineering Galway Technical Institute 
Apprenticeship Preparatory Programme - Carpentry-Plumbing-Electrical Galway Technical Institute 

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.
Packaging Designer   Graphic Designer  
Costume Designer   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
Architect - Conservation   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Artist   Textile Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Dressmaker  
Camera Operator   Architect  
CAD Technician   Ceramics Technologist  
Cabinet Maker   Printer  
Toolmaker   Metal Fabricator  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Instrument Craftsperson  
Carton maker   Ergonomist  
Musical Instrument Technician   Modelmaker  
Draughtsperson   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Glassmaker   Textile Machinery Technician  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Building Technician   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Army Apprentice   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Geomatics Surveyor   Bricklayer  
Welder   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Gas Fitter   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Industrial Insulator   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Tiler/Fitter   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Stonemason  
Insulation Workers   Surveyor  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Painter / Decorator   Carpenter / Joiner  
Scaffolder   Plasterer  
Plumber   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Insurance Surveyor  
Engineer - Building Services   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Electrician   Site Engineer  
Facilities Manager   Production Manager - Engineering  
Theatre/Television Designer   Blacksmith  
Horologist   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  

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
Building, Construction & Property
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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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5M1940