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Computer Science with Programming & Web Design

Course Code(s):  5M0529
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kerry College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The software technology sector is Irelands fastest growing sector. Almost all of the worlds leading software companies, including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, have a significant presence here. In this course, students will study a mix of software architecture, math and computer programming to learn how to design, develop and trouble shoot software from business applications to mobile apps.

This is a one-year full-time course that will help the student to gain employment in industry in the area of Information Technology.

What will you Study?

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
Software Architecture 5N2772
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Web Page Authoring
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
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

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