The first year of this course is identical to the first year on CW207 and CW206, which allows for switching between them. The course takes a very hands-on and practical approach to learning in this common first year. Overall, the programme includes subjects such as maths, database management, programming, network systems, administration, technical sales, training and support, and multimedia systems.Students can opt-out after two years with a Higher Certificate, or proceed to a follow-on degree.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Graduates of this programme will be qualified to work across the IT spectrum in any industry sector. Types of roles available to graduates include systems administrator for Windows and Linux operating systems, database design and management, website design and development, design and administration of networked systems including design and configuration of services for LANs (Local Area networks) and Wans (Wide Area networks). Graduates have taken up such roles as Software Engineer at IBM; Graduate SAP Developer at Glanbia; Technical Support Agent at Access Control Technology, IT Engineer at Tierney’s IT Solutions.