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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code CELTX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Electronic technology is the driving force behind the development of the worlds information technology. It develops the way electricity is used to control equipment in the fields of medicine, communications, computing, manufacturing, security, business and entertainment.

This full-time course prepares students for a career in the electrical or electronic industries, as well as facilitting entry into a range of engineering disciplines at third level.

What will you Study?

Electronics Digital
Electronics Analogue
Intruder Alarms and Access Control
Maths for Engineering
Communications
Work Experience
Computer Aided Design
Materials Science
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