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Construction Technology & Sustainable Design

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Conleth's Community College

St. Conleth's Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

Wood Craft and Metal Craft
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Practical Building Construction 5N1570
Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Maths for engineering
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Blocklaying / bricklaying
Plastering
Carpentry and Joinery
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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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.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Metal Fabricator   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer - Structural   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer   Surveyor  
Insulation Workers   Production Manager - Engineering  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Welder  
Industrial Insulator   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Building Technician  
Geomatics Surveyor   Stonemason  
Scaffolder   Plumber  
Plasterer   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Army Apprentice   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Electrician  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Tiler/Fitter   Painter / Decorator  
Insurance Surveyor   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Geologist   Solar Physicist  
Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Hydrologist   Atmospheric Scientist  
Geoscientist   Energy Manager/Consultant  
Soil Scientist   Engineer - Water  
Engineer - Environmental   Environmental Consultant  
Engineer - Energy   Environmental Technician  
Environmental Health Officer   Environmental Officer  
Surveyor - Minerals / Mining    

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.
Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
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