Computer Services - Higher Certificate in Science
This aim of this programme is to give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in computer services provision in a variety of industry and business environments. As a graduate of this programme, you will have acquired the skills to operate as computer technicians, technical help desk agents or IT trainers. You will be capable of troubleshooting and solving technical problems with computing systems and networks and communicating effectively with all stakeholders of computing infrastructure.
Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 5 Passes in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish.
FETAC: A full FETAC Level 5 award or FETAC Level 6 award. Applicants must have passed a Mathematics module in their FETAC Award or have passed Mathematics at Leaving Certificate to qualify for entry to this programme.
Mature: Refer to the admissions section.
Introduction to Programming, Web Development Fundamentals, Computer System Concepts, Mathematics for Computing, Operating System Fundamentals, Organisations and Business Processes, Introduction to Computer Networks, Introduction to Object Orientated Programming, Program Design Concepts, Electronics for Computing, Mathematical Methods, Operating Systems Management, Interpersonal Development.
Switching LANs, Database Planning Design, Multimedia Technology, Human Computer Interface Design, Procedural Programming, IT Support, Database Systems Implementation, Routing Internetworks, Microprocessor Systems, Statistical Data Analysis, IT Training and Sales, Operations Management.
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Top 3 Reasons to Choose:
(2) You will gain practical experience and knowledge in the physical side of the job such as be able to assemble a PC and install PC components, set up and manage networks using cabling, routers, switches and protocols, programming switches and routers and so on.
(3) The wide variety of skills and knowledge acquired throughout this programme provides access to a broad range of business domains both nationally and internationally. Industries that include Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Banking, Education, Cloud Computing and Data Warehousing have been involved in the design of this programme.
What our Students say:
“I am currently employed by a leading medical device manufacturer in South Tipperary. The course content prepared me for exactly the type of tasks that you would expect to perform in a live work environment. A Higher Certificate in Science in Information Technology Support has proved to be a huge help in assisting me find employment in the IT Sector.”
Mark Shields, Graduate,
Higher Certificate in Science in Information Technology Support
Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Computer Services qualify for entry to the Level 7 Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Services Management.
Graduates of the Higher Certificate programme acquire the skills to operate as computer technicians, technical help desk agents or IT Trainers. They will be capable of troubleshooting and solving technical problems with computing devices and networks and communicating effectively with all stakeholders of computing infrastructure. Employment opportunities include positions as:
• Computer Technician
• Network Support Technician
• IT Trainer
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