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— because if it was easy, everyone would do it

  • Credits : John Sheehan and John Cottle

Coding is one of the highest art forms achieved by mankind; an idea - just an electrical impulse - is made real in an alternate electronic universe; the created idea however, does not have physical form, and yet can change the physical world; it cannot be touched, and yet may touch all mankind.

Subjects 2014-2015


Subject Course
Option #1
Course
Option #2
Database Methods
(available from September 2014)
Yes
CommunicationsYesYes
Computer Architecture & SystemsYes
Computer ProgrammingYesYes
Control Systems
(AKA Introduction to Robotics & Embedded Computing)
Yes
Desktop PublishingYesYes
Games StudiesYes
Image ProcessingYesYes
Information & Communication Systems
(available from September 2014)
Yes
Spreadsheet Methods
(available from September 2014)
Yes
The InternetYesYes
Web Authoring - CSSYesYes
Work ExperienceYesYes
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... leading to ...
Certification:
Information Technology
Cert: CITXX
Information Processing
Cert: 5M2067

Course Option 1: Computer Systems & Programming (IT)  —  FETAC/QQI level 5

This course seeks to provide participants with high levels of competence in the digital world, encouraging creative thought both on paper and online.

While we seek to prepare students for successful progression to 3rd level education, this course equally offers skills which no modern Irish worker should be without.

The computer is meant to be an enabling technology, facilitating the imagination in finding creative solutions to unexpected challenges. We seek to facilitate the student in achieving a set of software skills in excess of the standard, with a view to self reliance and independence of thought.

While this course is very much geared towards the student who has an interest and fascination with the computer itself, it will also provide the student with the problem-solving skills essential to function effectively in a changing office environment.

This course is a full-time course run by CTI Senior College, Clonmel. Students completing this course are eligble for reserved places and bonus points in LIT (Tipperary).

This course option leads to certificate CITXX, Information Technology.

Course Option 2: Information Systems & Computer Applications (IP)  —  FETAC/QQI level 5

A course providing participants with high levels of competence in the use of computer applications, and a clear understanding of the importance of information systems to modern businesses.

While many students will successfully progress to 3rd level education, this course offers skills which Irish workers depend on every day.

Computers are an enabling technology for business management, facilitating managers in their daily acquisition of knowledge to assist in decision making, and in finding creative solutions to unexpected challenges. We facilitate the learner in achieving self reliance and independence of thought when using these tools.

This course is very much geared towards the student who has a keen interest in computing, but also seeks the computer-based skills essential to function effectively in a changing office environment.

This course option leads to certificate 5M2067, Information Processing.

See the CTI web page for this course option.


Getting your award

Component Certificate

A Component Certificate (formerly a Record of Achievement) is awarded to a learner who successfully completes one or more modules at any level, but does not have either:

Component Certificates are awarded for the achievement of individual areas of learning, which can stand alone or build towards the achievement of a full certificate. Components are of interest to employers because they name specific areas which can further inform their choice of candidate.

For further details please consult the publication FETAC (NCVA) Awards or visit www.fetac.ie.

Obtaining a Second FETAC Level 5 Certificate

Miscellaneous: Other links, subjects, CAO, HELS

Level 6: Networks & Software Systems

Sharing

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
-Thomas Jefferson 1813.