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Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant

McDonald's

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Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.
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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Electronics and Information Technology industries are set to grow strongly worldwide. This qualification allows you to progress to suitable courses in the Third Level sector or you may choose to develop your skills further in suitable employment.

What will you Study?

Electronics Analogue
Electronics Digital
Mathematics
Computer Architecture and Systems
Work Experience
Computer Aided Draughting
Control Systems
Communications
Safety and Health at Work

Optional Modules :
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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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