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Higher Certificate in Science in Business Computing

Programme Purpose

The Higher Certificate in Science in Business Computing is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a professional career in the ICT sector in both Irish and multinational companies. It seeks to produce industry-ready graduates who possess the appropriate combination of conceptual and practical skills in the relevant technical subjects as well as a range of supporting application and business modules. It is hoped that the HCBC programme will be successful in producing graduates capable of problem-solving and technical communication and of working in the area of technical and business support. The new programme will produce graduates, with the requisite technical/business skills in the areas of ICT applications and Business Computing. Specifically, on the applications side, they will have a good knowledge of both software applications as well as currently used applications packages. This applications knowledge is complemented with appropriate expertise in supporting software technologies, such as software development, data networking and web design. The programme will produce a graduate capable of entering the area of business/customer support within the ICT sector. In addition, to having the required technical skills graduates of this programme will also have knowledge in the areas of Business skills (e.g. Organisation Behaviour, Accounting and Human Resource Management). Learners, who successfully complete the Higher Certificate in Science in Business Computing, will be able to progress to the BSc (Hons) in Technology Management.

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Dublin City

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Centres offering Higher Certificate in Science in Business Computing

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National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 Y300 01 4498500