CCT116 CAO Code: CT116
This full-time programme is ideal for any learner with an interest and motivation to embark on a career within the ICT Industry. It provides for knowledge, skills and competencies within three main areas of ICT: Server-Side Technologies, Networking and Web. This programme is a 60 credit, add-on programme to the HETAC Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in IT, at CCT.
The overall aim of this programme leading to the award of Bachelors in Science in Information Technology, is to provide its learners with the necessary theoretical and practical skills, knowledge and competence, to gain a comprehensive and specialised, strong foundation and understanding of the area in Information Technology. It is envisioned that graduates will be able to fulfil a wide range of entry-level to middle-level roles within the industry, and/or engage in further study in a wide range of areas within Computing and Information Technology at Irish NQF Level 8, to further develop their careers.
This programme is delivered over 6 academic semesters, 3 academic years:
- Computer Programming 1
- Data Communications
- Maths for Computing & IT 1
- Computer Architecture & Systems
- Creative Digital Media
- Computer Programming 2
- Network Technology
- Maths for Computing & IT 2
- Personal & Professional Development
- Web Design
- GUI Programming
- Mobile Technology
- Client Operating Systems
- Web Development
- Advanced Programming
- Systems Analysis & Design
- Network Service Mgt. & Virtualisation
- Server Operating Systems
- Management Information Systems
- Data Structures & Algorithms
- Advanced Switching & Routing
- Advanced Databases
- Interactive Web Applications 1
- Project Skills
- Object Orientation with Design Patterns
- Network Forensics
- Network Distributed Computing
- Interactive Web Applications 2
- Major Group Project Parts 1 & 2
CCT will utilise a variety of assessment methods to help ensure that the learning outcomes of each subject will be achieved, for example: Written Examination compiled of long or short term essays, Objective Tests, Presentations, Group Projects, Practical Assignments, Oral Examinations and so on. Assessment will be continuous throughout each module, with final examinations administered in most of the modules.
This programme is validated by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council of Ireland (HETAC).
Mechanisms for giving and receiving feedback on learning progress
CCT constantly encourages feedback from its learners in a formal and informal basis. Learners have an opportunity to give feedback on the college, programme, faculty, facilities, administration, student services and admissions and course induction through the following verification surveys: 1) Learner Verification survey; 2) Student Services and Support survey; and 3) Admissions and Course Induction survey. CCT constantly encourages feedback from its learners in a formal and informal basis. Learners also conduct an Ongoing Monitoring Review process with faculty and administration of the college once per semester.
Duration / Commencement dates / Irish NQF Level
Three academic years / One academic year Add-on to Higher Certificate award. This Irish NQF Level of this course will be: Level 7. Please contact CCT directly for the next Commencement date.
Please contact the college directly to ascertain the course fees.
Medical insurance for Non-EU nationals is compulsory and as part of the Irish Student Visa requirements and can be arranged by CCT for an additional fee of EUR160 for 12 months.
Academic Progression Opportunities
Successful graduates of this programme, will be eligible to progress onto Level 8 of the NQF on a related programme. Graduates would also be considered for other graduate career opportunities in Ireland and globally, particularly with preparation for some industry led qualifications embedded within.
Learner Supports available
The following Learner Supports are available for this programme: Mentoring, Accommodation and Airport Transfer (if applicable), Counselling Service, Health Service, Career Guidance Service, Learner Development programme, Sports and Social programmes, Information and Publication service, Moodle, Learner disability testing and expert advice service through the CCT affiliation with the National Learning Network. Learners with any physical disabilities are accommodated at CCT’s state of the art campus facility on Westmoreland St., Dublin 2.
Any experience within the Computing and ICT sector will be advantageous, as well as Irish NQF Level 6 Higher Certificate certification in the subject area of Computing and ICT. Minimum academic entry requirements for under 23 year old applicants are: at least 2 Higher Level C3s and 4 passes at Ordinary level in the Irish Leaving Certificate including Maths and a language. International learners whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or the following TOEFL equivalencies: TOEFL CBT – 183 / TOEFL IBT – 65.