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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?

Electronic technology is the driving force behind the development of the world’s 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 fulltime course prepares students for a career in the electrical or electronic industries, as well as facilitating entry into a range of engineering disciplines at third level.

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