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Central Technical Institute Senior College

Construction Technology

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Sample Careers 
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Builders' Yard Assistant   Geological Technician  
Architect   Architectural Technologist  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer - Structural  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Electrical   Engineer - Automation  
Engineer - Photonics   Engineer - Electrical Control  
Engineer - Environmental   Environmental Officer  
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver   Metal Fabricator  
Thatcher   French Polisher  
Cabinet Maker   Draughtsperson  
Carpenter / Joiner   Building Technician  
Surveyor - Building / Construction   Caretaker  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Building Labourer / Construction Worker  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Aerial & Satellite Installers  
Cleaner - Household   Scaffolder  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Geomatics Surveyor  
Radiographer - Industrial   Gas Distribution Worker  
Army Apprentice   Window Fitter  
Window Cleaner   Bricklayer  
Street Cleaner   Steeplejack  
Refuse Collector   Quarry Worker  
Security Attendant / Porter   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Industrial Insulators   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Engineer - Building Services   Gas Fitter  
Stonemason   Plumber  
Slater/Rooftiler   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Crane Operator  
Plasterer   Plant Operator  
Insurance Surveyor   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
General Construction Operative   Tiler/Fitter  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Concreter  
Electrician   Cleaner - Industrial  
Painter / Decorator   Engineer - Civil  
Facilities Manager   Demolition Operative  
Production Manager - Engineering   Construction Plant Fitter  
Surveyor   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Steelfixer   Engineer - Automotive  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Electronic Equipment Assemblers  
Telecommunications Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Engineer - Design & Development   Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson  
Electronics Service Engineer   Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson  
Technical Service Agent   Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Auto Electrician   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Engineering Technician - Electronics   Theatre Stagehand  
Electronic Security Systems Technician    

Career Sectors related to this course:
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.
Building, Construction & Property
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
This course leads to a FETAC 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:

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