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Computer Systems & Networks

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0536 CSN1
QQI Award Code 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full-time course, with the possibility of progressing to the QQI Level 6 Computer Systems and Networks award programme and provides the opportunity to train for a rewarding career in the IT Industry. The programme specifically prepares participants for careers in Computer Systems, Programming, Networking and Technical Support. It is comprehensively resourced with state-of-the art hardware and software systems. Currently, there are many openings in the Software industry in Ireland.

What will you Study?

This 1 year, full-time course, with the possibility of progressing to the QQI Level 6 Computer Systems and Networks award programme and provides the opportunity to train for a rewarding career in the IT Industry. The programme specifically prepares participants for careers in Computer Systems, Programming, Networking and Technical Support. It is comprehensively resourced with state-of-the art hardware and software systems. Currently, there are many openings in the Software industry in Ireland.

  • Typical ModulesOperating Systems
  • Netowrking Essentials
  • Computer Systmes Hardware
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Programming Design Principles
  • Maths for IT
  • ICT Security Policy & Management
Operating Systems 5N2928
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Programming Design Principles
Maths
ICT Security Policy and Management
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
5M0536

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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.
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Data Steward / Data Manager   Data Scientist  
Business Systems Service Technician   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Engineer  
Web Editor   Information Architect - IT  
Database Administrator   Data Entry Operator  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Designer  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Computer / Software Sales Assistant   IT Consultant  
Big Data Specialist   Games Programmer  
IT Security Specialist   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Data Analyst   Technical Architect - Data  
IT Project Manager   Computer Systems Analyst  
IT Manager   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Games Tester  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Computer Programmer  
Computer Scientist   Software Engineer  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Telecommunications Engineer  
Electronic Engineer    

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.
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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