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Architectural Draughting

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St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Architecture and related areas such as Draughting, AutoCAD, Urban Studies and Building Technology, for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the areas of Architecture, Planning and CAD in the Engineering/Building Industry.

What will you Study?

Architectural Drawing 5N1558
AutoCAD
Building Construction 5N1570
Building Services
Materials Science 5N1637
Design
Urban Studies
Mathematics
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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CCONT 5M5010

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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