Dunboyne College of Further EducationComputer Systems and Networks QQI Level 5

Computer Systems and Networks QQI Level 5

Area:
Meath
Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year
Type:
Further Education and PLC, QQI Level 5
Times:
Academic year Sept 2021 - May 2022

Course description

Computer Systems and Networks
Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536

This one-year business course in information
technology is for students who are interested
in pursuing a career in the computer industry
or the modern technology office. It aims to
prepare students for careers that require
specialist knowledge in programming,
networking implementation, and web
technology. This course also provides an
excellent foundation for those wishing to
pursue degree programmes in Institutes of
Technology and universities or for those who
wish to progress onto Level 6 programmes.
Students will have gained the knowledge and
skills to set up and troubleshoot networks.
They will also be able to respond to customer
technical support queries and create secure
networks.
COURSE CONTENT
The following modules will be offered in 2021,
subject to availability and demand:
• Computer Systems Hardware
• Communications
• Networking Essentials
• Web Authoring
• Mathematics for IT
• Operating Systems
• Word Processing
• Mobile Technologies
• Programming and Design Principles
• Work Experience
• ICT Security Policy and Management
CERTIFICATION:
• QQI Level 5 in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Students who qualify in this area can
pursue further study and a career in:
technical support, networking, computer
manufacturing, and customer support,
computer sales or marketing. They can
also work with financial institutions, call
centres, and government departments.
QQI graduates are eligible to apply to
institutes of technology and universities
for follow-on courses such as linked
courses in places like TU Dublin,
Maynooth University, Athlone IT,
Blanchardstown IT, NUIG (Shannon),
Marino Institute of Education, American
College, Dun Laoghaire IADT. For
example, students can apply for the
over 175 places available in first arts in
Maynooth University and take computer
options.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
Maynooth: MH601 Computer Science
(Level 8, 4 Years)
Dundalk Institute of Technology:
DK721 Computing (Level 7, 3 Years)
TU Dublin – Blanchardstown: TU860
Computing Information Technology
(Level 8, 4 Years)
Limerick IT: LC239 Computer Network
Systems and Management (Level 8, 4
Years)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
• Leaving Cert or LCA
• Mature students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed
regardless of previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie




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