Course Description

Higher Certificate Science in Computing (with Options in Computer Applications, Commercial Programming, Computer Networking)

Computing is the study of how computers and computer systems work and how they are constructed and programmed. As computing increasingly impacts on every aspect of our lives, it is also becoming a more evolved and complex area. While computing may be of general interest to students, its often difficult to know which area of specialisation will be of most interest. This programme has been designed to give students the broadest possible choice before choosing a specialisation.

CollegeInstitute of Technology Carlow
Course LocationCarlow
Course CategoryIT
Course QualificationLevel 6 Higher Certificate
Course Duration2 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsLeaving Certificate: 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. Subjects required: English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.
Carear PathThis two-year programme provides a general overview of computing in Year 1 and includes modules such as Mathematics, Programming, Hardware, Operating Systems, Networking and Applications. In Year 2, students may choose to specialise in Computer Applications or Programming. Applications option: This option examines the assembly and secure administration of computer systems and networks and web development. Graduates of this option often go on to work in systems administration, IT support and networking. Programming option: This involves the detailed analysis, design and programming of computer software. Graduates from this area go on to work as programmers in the world of business or as software support and sales representatives.
Phone059 91 75000
Course CodeCW206
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Institute of Technology Carlow

Kilkenny Road, Carlow Town, Carlow, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: R93 V960

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Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow Town, Carlow
Republic of Ireland
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