Dun Laoghaire Further Education InstituteComputer Software & Networking. QQI 6

Computer Software & Networking. QQI 6

Area:
South Dublin County
Price: -
Duration: 1 year
Type:
Further Education and PLC, QQI Level 6

Course description

This one year advanced course is ideal for students who want to pursue a career in software development and IT. Students will develop the skills to be able to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer networks, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming using Java, C#, PHP, Javascript, and Visual Basic using Visual Studio, software architecture and technical support. This course is suppported by FIT (Fast Track into IT) which is a unique IT led initiative that offers students the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment in the thriving IT sector. Students are given training in job interview techniques and CV preparation. Visits to companies are also organised with a view to possible internships.

Entry Requirements
One of the following:
Level 5 QQI Award in Software Development or Information Technology or Electronic Technology
A Level 5 QQI Award
Applications are welcome from learners with relevant experience in this area

Course Modules

  • Project Management incorporating Project+ (Blended learning) through ecollege
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Graphical User Interface Programming
  • Web Development
  • Relational Database
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Web Development
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Communications
  • Module Information

Certification
Level 6 QQI Award Software Development (6M0691)
CompTIA Certification (Optional)

Additional Information
This course is delivered through a blended learning approach which is a combination of classroom and online learning.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.

Progression Examples

University College Dublin

  • BSc in Computer Science

TU Dublin – City Campus (formerly DIT)

  • BSc in Computer Science

National University of Ireland Maynooth

  • BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • BSc in Multimedia Mobile and Web Development

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

  • BSc in Computing  – Advanced entry into 2nd Year

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology

  • BSc in Creative Computing  – Advanced entry into 2nd Year

Career Paths
There are a number of possible job opportunities for students with a solid programming background. The key areas of employment include: junior programmer, software developer, website design/maintenance, IT user support technician, network administration and network security.




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