Certificate in Programming (September 2020 Intake)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DK_ICPRO_6)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Programming

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

20

Department

Department of Computing Science and Mathematics

General Information
Contact

Dr Fiona Lawless

Email

Fiona.Lawless@dkit.ie

Phone

+353 429370200

Address

Head of Department of Computing Science and Mathematics
DkIT
Dundalk
Co. Louth

Role

Course Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2020

Start Date

28/09/2020

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

**COURSE NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS**

The Certificate in Programming is an introductory one-year part-time programme in which participants develop basic skills in programming, web development and databases. It aims to provide participants with the foundation skills to design and develop simple database web applications. Such skills are highly relevant in the business sector, they can be utilised within current employment settings and allow for improved mobility of participants.

Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide participants with the foundation skills to design and develop simple database web applications. Such skills are highly relevant in the business sector which can be utilised within current employment settings and allow for improved mobility of participants. Graduates will have valuable skills in Web development and interaction with database design and implementation that will position them with the required skills to obtain employment in a web application development environment.

Entry Requirements

**COURSE NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS**

Minimum entry requirements are:

Five Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

Mature students are not required to have the minimum Leaving Certificate requirements but should provide any relevant additional information in support of their application.
Mature students may be interviewed.

Long Description

ICT skills at all levels are in high demand. This programme is at an introductory level and will produce graduates who will be able to create intermediate level client-server websites and program at a basic level, skills that are required by industry, in Ireland and across the world.

It aims to train you to combine the power of your mind and your experience as a web-user to create beautiful and exciting webpages and projects. You will learn how to think through a project clearly, break it down into a series of steps or instructions and turn these instructions into lines of code.

Graduates will gain valuable skills in Web development and interaction with database design and implementation. This will position graduates with the required skills to obtain employment in a web application development environment.


Modules taught include:

Introduction to Web Development: In this module you will be introduced to creating visual content for client-side webpages, structuring your visual and text content on a webpage (HTML5 code) and styling a webpage (CSS code).

Programming Principles: Not all code is written for the web. You will build on your introductory programming knowledge and become a competent and confident coder. Students completing this module will be capable of using a problem-solving approach to the design, build and testing of solutions to fundamental programming problems.

Dynamic Web Development: The aim of this module is to create dynamic and interactive webpages - using client-side and server-side programming - that access a database. Students will build more complex websites, adding to their knowledge of JavaScript, HTML and CSS. In addition, they will learn about coding for server-side websites.

Timetable Info

Classes run on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6.00pm to 9.00pm for two semesters.

This course is delivered using a blended learning approach with weekly interactive and hands-on practical lab-based sessions supported by independent and online learning.

Delivery Location

DkIT

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sara Farrell

Address

Lifelong Learning Centre
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Dundalk
County Louth

Phone

042-9370291

Email

springboard@dkit.ie

Application Procedures

When applying please upload:

1. a copy of your CV
2. a copy of your highest level educational qualification.
3. if you are employed please include a letter of reference from your employer.