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Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kerry College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code CELTX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme is designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills required in the electronics and engineering sectors.

While the programme covers many of the theoretical aspects of electronics, students also gain hands-on experience in the use of technologies particularly those involving the use of electronics and digital electronics. In electronic work, engineers provide a wide variety of products used in the modern world. These include personal computers, digital televisions, heating control systems, games consoles and mobile phones.

What will you Study?

Mandatory Modules:
Electronics
Electronics Digital
Communications
Work Experience

Electives Modules:
Control Systems
Safety and Health at Work
Mathematics
Physics
Engineering Workshop Theory
Information Technology Skills
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
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.

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