Computer Systems And Networks

CERTIFICATION:

QQI Level 5 in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in: technical support, networking, computer manufacturing, and customer support, computer sales or marketing. They can also work with financial institutions, call centres, and government departments. QQI graduates are eligible to apply to institutes of technology and universities for follow-on courses such as linked courses in places like DIT, Maynooth University, Athlone IT, Blanchardstown IT, NUIG (Shannon), Marino Institute of Education, American College, Dun Laoghaire IADT.   For example, students can apply for the over 160 places available in first arts in Maynooth University and take computer options.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

PROGRESSION:

Maynooth: MH601 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Dundalk IT: DK721 Computing (Level 7, 3 Years) Limerick IT: LC239 Computer Network Systems and Management (Level 8, 4 Years)

COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS

COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS 5M0536

 

WHAT IS COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS?

This one-year business course in information technology is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry or the modern technology office. It aims to prepare students for careers that require specialist knowledge in programming, networking implementation, and web technology. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree programmes in institutes of technology and universities or for those who wish to progress onto level 6 programmes. Students will have gained the knowledge and skills to set up and troubleshoot networks. They will also be able to respond to customer technical support queries and create secure networks.

 

COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2020, subject to availability and demand:

• Computer Systems Hardware

• Communications

• Networking Essentials

• Web Authoring

• Mathematics for STEM

• Operating Systems

• Word Processing

• Mobile Technologies

• Programming and Design Principles

• Work Experience

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Leaving Cert or LCA

Mature Students of all backgrounds

Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie