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Nicole Feighery

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- Have a open mind and embrace change in order to grow
- Believe in yourself and your team - anything is possible!
- Be a problem solver, any problem big or small has a solution if you commit to finding one.
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WD155
Information Technology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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190

2017 Points

190

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This course provides a variety of computer-based skills for the modern work place. It includes a good foundation in Information Technology, Web development, Multimedia, Maths and many computer-based tasks that can be useful in getting that first job. The three year degree course in IT specialises in providing a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the IT industry. Studies include web page design, software development and networking.

In addition to the core computing modules WIT has implemented a modular system where students may choose modules from other disciplines, to complement their core study course. The course also offers a stream called Web Information Management. Web Information Management is the act of managing the information on a web page using a variety of different tools and technologies and these skills are much sought-after in today’s modern business context.

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WD155 - Information Technology
Waterford IT

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WD155 - Information Technology
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The jobs for which you might find yourself applying include the following:

  • Systems analyst/programmer

  • Information architect

  • Programmer

  • Web applications developer

  • Technical support

  • Database administrator

  • Information technology consultant

  • Software trainer



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