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Applied Science Laboratory Studies

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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

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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

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASLT 5M3807

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Applied Science & Laboratory Techniques St. Paul's Community College 

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.
Food Technologist   Food Scientist  
Hazardous Waste Specialist   Engineer  
Engineering Production Manager   Gas Distribution Worker  
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Biochemical Engineer  
Genetic Engineer   Geochemist  
Chemical Engineer   Geneticist  
Colour Technologist   Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist  
Molecular Biologist   Chemistry Laboratory Technician  
Petroleum Engineer   Analytical Chemist  
Biomedical Scientist   Haematologist  
Medical Scientist   Production & Process Engineer  
Chemist   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
Regulatory Affairs Officer   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Medicinal Chemist   Fragrance Chemist  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Toxicologist  
Pharmacologist   Dietitian  
Nutritionist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biochemist   Biotechnologist  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Chemical Plant Process Technician  
Materials Technician   Water Treatment Plant Operator  
Laboratory Assistant   Metallurgist  
Pharmacy Technician   Genetic Technologist  
Pharmacist   Epidemiologist  
Microbiologist   Laboratory Manager  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Immunologist  
Laboratory Technician   Patent Agent / Attorney  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Manufacturing Engineer  
Statistician / Statistician EU   Nanosystems Engineer  
Mathematician   Laser Physicist  
Particle Physicist   Computational Physicist  
Physicist   Nuclear Engineer  
Acoustics Physicist   Research Scientist  
Science Communicator   Scientist  
Astronomer / Astrophysicist   Gas Engineer  
Environmental Chemist   Botanist  
Biomedical Engineer   Sterilisation Engineer  
Test / Validation 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.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
MedTech & Biochemical Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.