Computer Studies and Games Design level 5

Area:
Westmeath
Price: on request
Duration: Sept to May
Type:
PLC and Further Education
Times:
One Academic Year

Course description

COMPUTER STUDIES (5M2067/5M18294)

The IT sector and smart economy is the fastest growing job sector at the moment.  This course offers QQI Level 5 certifications,  a qualifications offering employment opportunities or can provide a pathway to a Level 6 qualification here at Moate Business College or Level 7 or 8 in the Institute of Technology.  It is ideal for those considering further study in computer science and software engineering or simply learning the basics in computer applications.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
This course provides the basis from which a student may further his/her studies or find employment as an Information Technology Assistant in the commercial area.

There is a wide range of opportunities in the I.T. sector including: Technical Support, Web/Internet Support,  Computer Operations, Administration, Sales, Banks, Building Societies, Health Boards and Civil Service Local Authority Offices

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent, combined with an interest in Information Technology

COURSE CONTENT
Web Authoring, Information and Communication Systems, Spreadsheet Methods,  Fundamentals of Objected Programming,  Database Methods,  Word Processing, Communications, Work Experience,  Capstone for Office Informatics, Game Analysis Design.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THE COURSE

Moate Business College
6M4985: Advanced Certificate in Business Computing with Programming (Level 6)

Athlone Institute of Technology
AL653: Higher Certificate in Office Management (Level 6)

AL657: Higher Certificate in Computing for Business (Level 6)
AL655: Higher Certificate in Business in Social Media Marketing (Level 6)
AL705: BSc Software Dev (Mobile apps and Connected Devices)

AL650: Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6)

AL703: Network Management *

AL702: Electronics and Wireless Communications *

AL704: Computer Engineering*

AL801: Softward Design (Game Development or Cloud Computing)*

 

Carlow Institute of Technology
CW206: Computing (Options:Applications/Commercial Programming/Networking)
CW207: Software Development (Level 7)

CW217: Computer Systems Management (Level 7)

CW527:  Electronic Engineering (Level 7)

Sligo Institute of Technology

SG131: Computing – Games Development (Level 7)

SG137: Computing – Systems and Networking (Level 7)*

SG538: Web Development and Creative Media (Level 7)*

GMIT
GA775: Computing in Software Development (Level 7)

GA869: Higher Certificate in Business In Computer Applications (Level 6)

GA775: Computing in Software Development (Level 7)

GA183:  Business Information Systems (Level 7)

GA570: Computer and Electronic Engineering (Level 7)

GA776: Business Computing and Digital Media (Level 7)

GA681: Energy Engineering (Level 8)

NUI Galway:

GY206: Business Information Systems (Level 8 – must have a minimum of 5 Distinctions)

Maynooth University:

MH101: Arts(Level 8 – must have a minimum of 5 Distinctions)

CERTIFICATION
On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award:
• QQI Certificate in Computer Studies with Coding and Web Design – Information Processing (5M2067/Office Informatics 5M18294)

Applications are especially welcome from Mature Students
GRANT

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie


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