This course focuses on the key skills required to design, develop and test software that behaves reliably and efficiently. Students will learn about how to build commercially sound and robust applications for mobile devices and desktops.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development 5M0529
€600 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250)
- Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
- Software Architecture 5N2772
- Database Methods 5N0783
- Web Authoring 5N1910
- Networking Essentials 5N2929
- Mobile Technologies 5N0580
- Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
- Communications 5N0690
- Work Experience 5N1356
Leaving Certificate with at least a pass grade in mathematics or relevant computer experience. For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
- Two week work placement
- Professional guest lecturers
- Pitstop Leadership Programme from Common Purpose for selected students
CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development 6M0691
Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.
On successful completion of a full award, the student can apply for an entry level position as a programmer, an app developer, a website developer or a networks technician. The student is also very employable as a customer service operator, especially in the area of troubleshooting general computer problems.All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.
“Having attended CCOC I felt it gave me a solid grounding in a diverse range of topics within IT, this diversity helped me to understand the area of IT I would like to pursue and ultimately shaped my career. The work experience arranged by CCOC during my course kick-started my career and I will be forever thankful to the dedicated team. I would highly recommend Cork College of Commerce to any prospective student looking for a start in an information technology career.”
Anthony O Callaghan
For years I thought further education wasn’t for me, I didn’t think I would have the skills or drive to succeed in college. Finding myself out of work, I decided to give it one last chance and return to education at the Cork College of Commerce to study Software Development. What struck me most about the college was the atmosphere the lecturers created. They were enthusiastic and genuinely wanted you to do well and in turn you wanted to do well too, it was invigorating. I actually began enjoying education for probably the first time in my life as I realised I could achieve something. I was given all the tools and support I needed to succeed. I am now studying Computer Science as a mature student in UCC and wouldn’t be here without their help.Sam O'Donovan
The Computer Science course in the College of Commerce appealed to me because the modules looked interesting and I would get a qualification after one year and could then seek employment or progress to further studies. Applying for the course was the best decision I made. The teachers on the course are great, they made classes interesting and cared about each student. I would thoroughly recommend the Computer Science to anyone interested in ultimately working in IT.”Margarita Tsekvava