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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce

Software Development


Course Code:  5M17817
Award Code(s):  5M17817
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course focuses on the key skills required to design, develop and test software that behaves reliably and efficiently.

 

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.

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
Software Architecture 5N2772
Database Methods 5N0783
Web Authoring 5N1910
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Mobile Technologies 5N0580
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

 

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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.
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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.
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