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Computer Systems & Networks

Computer Systems & Networks

Computer Systems & Networks

Course Code: 5M0529

QQI Level 5

Course Details

Award Title QQI Level Status
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Course Outline

This Level 5 Computer Networks course gives student an excellent Introduction to computer Networks. Students will be given an introduction to varied aspects of the IT industry such as Computer hardware, Mobile Technologies and Distribution Systems. Students develop practical skills and can progress to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development.


Fees

GCC Student Services Fee of €175 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).
  • Those in receipt of a SUSI Grant.
  • Those on a VTOS scheme.

An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .


Work Experience

Work experience takes place throughout the academic year. Two days per week students gain practical and supervised experience working in the IT industry.

Special Features

This course has been specifically designed to cater for students aiming to move directly into employment or continue their education the in IT sector. The modules have been individually chosen to allow learners to gain experience in the areas of IT where the sector is lacking in 3rd level graduates. Modules such as Object Oriented Programming and Software Development give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in areas of high employment.


Entry Requirements

QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.


Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Course Modules

This programme module aims to facilitate the learner to develop the academic, vocational & personal language, literacy and/or numeracy skills related to Communications. It will assist the learner in understanding the use of modern information and communications technology integrated with the role played by communications and relevant legislation in human interaction.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand, build and maintain computer systems.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to utilise and contribute to the development of distributed algorithms using appropriate design methods, architectures and techniques.
The purpose of this award is to certify relevant knowledge, skill and competence to apply a broad range of mathematical skills and tools to a wide variety of contexts especially in software development and/or working with computer systems and networks.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to configure, utilise and maintain mainstream mobile technologies and associated devices.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to support the operation of typical computer networks and be able to assist in implementing and maintaining common network configurations.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to configure, utilise and maintain mainstream computer operating systems.
This programme module aims to provide a Learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. It will also facilitate the learner to develop an understanding of the world of work and employment, Including the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee.

Progression Routes

Students may use this course as an entry into employment to the booming IT sector or as entry requirements to third level IT courses.

Career Opportunities

Students may use this course as an entry into employment in the IT sector. There are over 7000 people in Galway employed the IT sector, with plans for this to further expand. Many career opportunities are available to those with experience and qualifications in this field.

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