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We asked Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Electronic Technology

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

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Learners will be given hands-on experience of electronic and electrical equipment whilst learning techniques and processes. The use of the computer as a tool for electronic engineers is emphasised throughout the course.

Learners are encouraged to engage in research and solutions-focussed activities. Learners are also provided with the essential theoretical knowledge necessary in the understanding of electronic and electrical principles.

What will you Study?

Computer Game Design
3D Computer Modelling and Animation
Electronics and Digital Electronics
Software Development
Web Authoring
System Maintenance
Mathematics
Communications
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