This course is designed to further a student’s learning in designing, developing and testing software. The student will also learn how to interface their software with an existing application and will learn key skills in networking and project management. The student will go on 1 day a week work placement to complement their classroom learning and increase their employability.
QQI Level 6 Certificate in Software Development 6M0691
€580 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €280)
- Graphical User Interface Programming 6N0736
- Software Architecture 6N1449
- Project Management 6N4090
- Object Oriented Programming 6N2108
- Relational Database 6N4785
- Leadership 6N2191
- Work Experience 6N1946
- Frontline Technical Support Skills 6N2056 or Web Development 6N1277
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development 5M0529 / QQI Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536 (or equivalent)
- One day a week work placement which the student is required to source
- Professional guest lecturers
- Site visits
- PitstopLeadership Programme from Common Purpose for selected students
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.
Career Opportunities: On successful completion of this award, the student can apply for a position as a junior programmer, a junior website developer, a junior computer technician (in the hardware and networking areas) or a project manager. The student is also in a strong position to apply for an apprenticeship with some of the big companies in the Computer Science area, including VMWare and DELL EMC. 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
I enrolled in College of Commerce in September 2011 doing a Computer Science Level 5 FETAC course and then the following year, I completed the Level 6 Computer Science course. The lecturers and staff members passion and devotion towards their students and their willingness to devote extra time to explain fundamentals in detail were an essential to my success at the college. I am now fully graduated from CIT with a 1st Class Honours degree in Computing.Ricardo Varanda
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