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CIT Launches Two New Graduate Conversion Cloud Computing programmes

CIT Launches Two New Graduate Conversion Cloud Computing programmes

Published on: Friday, 17 February 2012

http://cloud.cit.ie/ 

CIT is delighted to announce the launch of two new graduate conversion programmes which will enable unemployed NQF Level 8 graduates from non-computing disciplines to gain an academic qualification in cloud computing. Both programmes are supported by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Department of Education and Skills which means the tuition fees normally associated with such programmes are waived. CIT has been informed that successful applicants who currently receive either the Jobseeker’s Allowance or Jobseeker’s Benefit will continue to receive this payment.

Cloud computing and mobile application development are areas where there are significant skill shortages. CIT is a world leader in cloud computing education and has recently invested significantly in a state of the art cloud computing centre to support our programmes. Using online and cloud technologies we can now deliver lectures and labs to any location, all you need is a suitable Internet connection, a PC, Mac or a tablet device. We can even deliver lectures to your mobile phone!

If you:

Are a jobseeker with a degree
Would like to move to a career in IT
Are interested in developing mobile phone apps or work in the cloud computing industry
then these graduate conversion programmes are for you...

You will:

  • Attend CIT for March to June 2012 and then study online, returning to CIT when necessary;
  • Attend lectures online using Adobe Connect;
  • All lectures are recorded and stored in the cloud for you to access at anytime, anywhere;
  • Work with world-class cloud technologies;
  • Learn modern and relevant IT skills;
  • Have an opportunity for work placement in January 2011. 

The Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing and the Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud and Mobile Software Development will provide conversion pathways for graduates from non-computing disciplines to match the needs of the IT industry. Both have been designed and developed in consultation with a range of employers. The first semester of both programmes is common and builds a solid framework and grounding in the building blocks of IT knowledge skills and competence.

In the second semester of the Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing an emphasis is placed on cloud computing and this focus is supported by the addition of modules in Cloud Computing Architectures, Cloud Computing with Python, Cloud Computing Infrastructures and electives such as Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining and an industry focused project. This combination of modules along with practical and laboratory workshops provides graduates with an ideal education that will enable them to seek entry to a wide variety of roles and levels of responsibility within the workforce.

In the second semester of the Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud and Mobile Software Development an emphasis is placed on application development and this is supported by the addition of modules in Object-Oriented Programming, Mobile Applications Development, Enterprise & Web Application Development and electives such as Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining and an application software development Project.

Our employer team will be involved in the recruitment and the delivery stages and will work in collaboration with CIT to guide the learners toward the appropriate choice of modules in Semester 2. Indications are that our collaborating partners will provide internship opportunities for all successful graduates. The internships will be designed to provide a seamless pathway from the academic to the applications domain and to deepen the learners’ knowledge and further enhance their employability.

Please click one of these links to apply:

Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing
Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud and Mobile Software Development
 

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