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Security Systems - Installation & Maintenance

Course Code(s):  5M2109
QQI Award Code:  5M2109 Security Systems Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Killester College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2109
QQI Award Code 5M2109 Security Systems Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course would suit applicants with an ability for technical subjects, an interest in electronics and an aptitude for problem solving. You will be responsible for securing an appropriate off site work placement before the beginning of the course.

What will you Study?

This is a highly practical qualification that can lead to a career in security technology. It can also allow students access electrical engineering courses at Third level. It offers a direct link with DIT's Level 7 degree in Sustainable Design in Electrical services Engineering.

Electronics
Cable and Pre-installation Techniques
CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) and Lighting
Communications 5N0690
Intruder Alarms and Access Control
Work Experience 5N1356
Security Industry Procedures 5N1785
Engineering Drawing
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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CSSTX 5M2109

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