Computer Systems and Networks Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2019 - May 2020

Course description

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What Is Computer Systems And

This one-year business course is information technology 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:
• Computer Systems Hardware • Communications
• Networking Essentials • Web Authoring
• Mathematics for Information Technology • Operating Systems
• Word Processing • Mobile Technologies
• Programming and Design Principles • Work Experience

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 DIT, 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 140 places available in first arts
in Maynooth University and take computer options.

Higher Education Progression
Maynooth: MH601 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
Dundalk IT: DK721 Computing (Level 7, 3 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 • Apply directly at
• All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

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