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Deborah Caffrey

Electronic Engineer

Intel

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For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Rossa College

Rossa College

Office Administration - Business Studies & Computers


Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course equips the student with the skills to work in all aspects of a fully computerised office. It is the perfect course for the absolute beginner and for the improver alike. Students are introduced to all necessary software: Microsoft Office, Computerised Accounts (SAGE 50 & TAS books) and Payroll Software (Quick Pay), Internet & Email etc.

The course also includes the European Computer Driving Licence as an introduction and with the FETAC Level 5 also offers ECDL advanced. If you want to master Information Technology, build on the skills that you have already or just want a Comprehensive Business Qualification as a stepping stone to further study, the Business Studies course is the one for you.

 

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.

E-Business Studies
The Internet
Web Authoring
Communications
Work Experience
Book-keeping Manual & Computerised
Payroll - Manual and Computerised
Spreadsheet Methods
Text Production
ECDL Modules
Internet & Email
File Management
Spreadsheet
Database
Word Processing
Presentation
Theory

 

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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5M1997