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Pharmacist

Health Service Executive

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Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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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