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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4989
QQI Award Code 6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Overview This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in Engineering, Building Services Management, Industrial Design or Architecture related areas. Students will use the most relevant BIM (Building Information Modelling) software for these industries, including Revit. The course also aims to develop an understanding of Sustainable/Green Building Technology and Design, introduces Building Energy Rating (BER), the associated software (DEAP) and other related topics.

What will you Study?

Architectural Drawing and Presentation
Computer Aided Draughting
Building Technology and Design
Communications
Work Experience
Environmental Studies
Computer Aided Design- 3D
Surveying
Green Building
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AATDX 6M4989

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Biosystems Engineer   Cartographer   
Forestry Professional   Arborist  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Structural Engineer   Traffic Engineer  
Engineering Production Manager   Surveyor  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Industrial Abseiler   Insulation Workers  
Stonemason   Geomatics Surveyor   
Welder   Radiographer - Industrial   
Steeplejack   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Industrial Insulator   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Gas Distribution Worker  
Building Technician   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Scaffolder  
Carpenter / Joiner   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Tiler / Tile Fitter   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Civil / Construction Engineer   Concrete Finisher  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Electrician   Construction / Building   
Construction Plant Fitter   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Building Services Engineer   Insurance Surveyor  
Bricklayer   Plumber  
Painter / Decorator   Plasterer  
Geochemist   Molecular Biologist  
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Biochemist  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Roustabout - Roughneck  
Particle Physicist   Oceanographer  
Marine Scientist   Marine Biologist  
Derrickman   Hydrographic Surveyor   
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster   Geologist  
Meteorological Officer   Mining / Geological Engineer  
Energy Manager / Consultant   Energy Engineer  
Environmental Chemist   Solar Physicist   
Atmospheric Scientist   Geoscientist  
Hydrologist   Environmental Engineer  
Gas Engineer   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Consultant   Water Engineer  
Botanist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Environmental Officer   Environmental Health Officer  
Waterkeeper   Environmental Technician  
Timber Technologist   Recycling Officer   
Environmental Scientist   Ecologist  
Minerals / Mining Surveyor    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Earth Science & Environment
Building, Construction & Property
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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