Pre-University Computing, Networks and Software Systems
Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536
This one-year course is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry. It aims to prepare students for careers that require specialist knowledge in programming, network implementation and web technology. Students will gain the knowledge and skills. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree programmes in Universities or those wishing to progress onto Level 6 programmes or Apprenticeships.
• Computer Systems Hardware • Communications • Networking Essentials • Mathematics for IT • Operating Systems • Word Processing • Mobile Technologies • Programming and Design Principles • Work Experience • ICT Security Policy and Management
• QQI Level 5 in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536
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 f inancial institutions, call centres, and government departments. QQI graduates are eligible to apply to Technological Universities and Universities for follow-on courses such as linked courses in places like TUD, Maynooth University, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, TUD Blanchardstown, 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) TUD – Blanchardstown: TU860 Computing Information Technology (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU DC121: Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU DC190: Electronic and Computer Engineering (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU812 Design, Technology & Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: Networking Technologies (Level 7, 3 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Limerick: LC239 Computer Network Systems and Management (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Angier Street: TU811 Product Design (Level 8, 4 Years)
• 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