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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0536
QQI Award Code 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course prepares students for a career as a Web-Developer/Designer. Students will acquire skills such as Layout, HTML, and JavaScript. Students will implement the latest strategies to develop websites, evaluate design tools and explore future technology standards.

What will you Study?

Computer System Hardware
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Operating Systems 5N2928
Mathematics
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Virtualisation Support 5N2434
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M0536

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Business Systems Service Technician  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Database Administrator   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Information Architect - IT   Network Administrator  
Web Designer / Developer   Data Entry Operator  
Web Editor   Network Engineer  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
IT Consultant   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Games Programmer  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Data Analyst  
Computer Programmer   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Technical Architect - Data  
Software Engineer   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Games Tester  
IT Project Manager   IT Manager  
Computer Scientist   Big Data Specialist  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Electronic Engineer  
Telecommunications Engineer   Library/Information Assistant  
Information Officer   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Media Researcher  
Journalist / Reporter   Broadcasting Engineer  
Print Media Craftsperson    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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