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1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Accounting & Computer Applications

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Crumlin College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

There is a growing demand in the marketplace for personnel who possess practical accounting skills combined with relevant computer experience especially in computerised accounting systems. This Course aims to provide these essential practical accounting and computer skills to meet this growing need. Emphasis will be placed on the practical capabilities necessary for any accounting department in a modern business. The Course is suited to students with numerical ability and an interest in accounting and computers. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

What will you Study?

The course is suited to students with numerical ability and an interest in accounting and computers. Emphasis will be placed on the practical capabilities necessary for any accounting department in a modern business. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Practical Subjects:
Accounting - Manual and Computerised
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Theory Subjects:
Law and Ethics
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Taxation
Communications 5N0690
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