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CR888
Information Technology

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 years
Duration of course
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274

2017 Points

274

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This IT degree will teach you how to work in the IT
Services/Department in a company, which will include how
to set up or maintain existing systems. IT is always growing
so there is always a demand for IT graduates. Along
with learning about IT systems, you will also learn about
Information Security which is a rapidly expanding sector
in the computer industry. As more technology goes online,
you have to learn how private/sensitive information may
be at risk and the steps you can take to protect it.

The programme covers a wide range of modules which will be useful in any type of IT role such as networking, web services, databases, system administration, operating systems, computer security principles, project management and network security. Electives can be chosen in many other Computing modules.


CR888 - Information Technology Support

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Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year are eligible to receive a Higher Certificate Award.


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CR888 - Information Technology
Cork Institute of Technology

From Qualifax...
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CR888 - Information Technology
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Merits in 3 modules and a Pass in one from the following:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 or 5N18396 or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

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Graduates who can coordinate and supervise the configuration, testing and deployment of IT Services and the ongoing support of those systems and their users are in constant demand.

Possible Areas of Employment

  • IT Support Engineer
  • Web Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator



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