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Computer Maintenance & IT Technician

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Course overview

Course Code 6M0691 CE04
QQI Award Code 6M0691 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you have a keen interest in IT, are you inquisitive, enjoy exploring gadgets, curious about hacking? Do you have an interest in developing solutions, solving problems, or creating entertaining applications? Then this course is for you. Students will develop skills required for traditional computing environments but also the new trends for the 21st century, such as ethical hacking and systems security. The course is ideally suited to applicants who wish to progress to Higher Education or carve a pathway direct to industry by creating a substantial skills portfolio from industry recognized qualifications. Students are encouraged to acquire relevant work placement to enhance their programme of study

What will you Study?

This course comprises two CompTIA examinations - A+ Essentials (701) and IT Technician (702), along with a full FETACQQI Level 5 award in Information Technology. On completion of the course you will have the basic skills required for any entry-level service technician position, regardless of job environment.

Project Management
Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Graphical User Interface
Programming
Relational Database
Mobile Technologies
Web Authoring
Communications
Work Experience
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)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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6M0691

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