National Certificate in Computing
To prepare candidates for careers in computing largely in a commercial environment. The course has a heavy practical element and the graduate will be trained in the provision of computerised solutions using a wide range of methods. Students work, individually and in groups, on a variety of projects and acquire the techniques involved in all stages of Systems Development.
MINIMUM entry requirement is: Pass (Grade D3 or better) in five Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish. In practice, entry levels are significantly above the minimum and points are calculated from the SIX best subjects.
Two years full-time study. Also available through ACCS mode.
The computing market-place has expanded enormously in recent years and there is a growing need for implementers of computerised solutions in addition to technical developers.
- Year 1
- Semester I & II: Approaches to Problem Solving, Software Usage and Development, Computer Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Business Administration, Business European Language (French or German)
- Year 2
- Semester III:Commercial Applications, Personal Computer Systems, Business Communications, Systems Analysis and Design, Individual Project, Business European Language (French or German)
- Semester IV:Accountancy, Business Software Implementation, Database Management, Information Technology, Group Project, Business European Language (French or German)
Opportunities for Further Study
Graduates achieving Merit level are eligible for entry to the National Diploma in Computing in this College and to Computing Diploma courses in other Institutes of Technology.