If you have an interest in how computers work, if you like solving Information Technology (IT) problems and enjoy working with people using computers then this programme is for you. It is a long-standing and recently updated programme exploring how computer systems work and communicate, how they are used in a variety of organisations and how to solve problems encountered by people using these systems.
This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.
Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
You will be able to work as an IT Support Technician, an IT Trainer or on an IT helpdesk in lots of different companies or organisations.
Our students work in companies or organisations such as Port West, Ballina Beverages, Smyths Toys, Hollister, Allergan, Intel, HP, PayPal, Microsoft, city and county councils and many more.