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Greenhills College

Engineering Technology

Code:  CENGT
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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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.
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Engineer - Electrical Control   Engineer - Photonics  
Engineer - Electrical   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Aeronautical   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Process Development Scientist   Engineer - Mechanical  
Engineer - Nuclear   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Polymer   Engineer - Quality  
Upholsterer   Ergonomist  
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Printer   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Glassmaker   Metal Engraver  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Textile Machinery Technician  
Army Apprentice   Radiographer - Industrial  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Industrial Insulators   Metallurgist  
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Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Electronics Service Engineer  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Auto Electrician  
Engineer - Automotive   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Telecommunications Technician  
Electronic Equipment Assemblers   Technical Service Agent  
Engineer - Design & Development   Engineering Technician - Electrical   
Engineer - Sports   Mechanic  
Packer - Light Goods   General Assistant - Factory  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Patternmaker  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Packer - Heavy Goods  
Colour Technician, Textiles   Tyre/Exhaust Fitter  
Manufacturing Technician   Paint Sprayer  
Presser - Clothes   Plastics Process Worker  
Foundry Worker   Engineering Machine Operator  
Roustabout - Roughneck   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Light Industry Assembler   Locksmith  
Motor Vehicle Technician   Bottling Worker  
Brewery Worker   Horologist  
Engineering Technician - Mechanical    Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Sewing Machinist   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Warehouse Assistant   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Blacksmith   Polymer Technician  
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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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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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