If you have been unemployed for some time or wish to retrain or reskill to return to the workplace then this is the course for you. If you would like to become an IT technician involved in installation, repair and maintenance of equipment you can gain a solid foundation in these skills coupled with IT technical support and an introduction to the security area. Study in a supported mentored environment to release your potential. Students participate in site visits.

In 2015 I enrolled in a FIT course in the College of Commerce. Over 20 years had passed since I had attended any educational setting and I was unsure of what lay ahead of me. Five years later, I have graduated with an honours degree in Software Development from CIT. My success would not have been possible without the experience I had in my 2 years in the College of Commerce. The PC Maintenance and Support course and then the Advanced Software Development course gave me a great foundation on which to build when I went to CIT. With constant access to PCs, theory and practice went hand in hand. The staff were wonderful. Their dedication and commitment to the students was first class, always encouraging and ever helpful. It was a pleasure to attend Cork College of Commerce.

Jeremy Staunton, Nimbus, CIT

If I could turn back the time, my time on Cork College of Commerce would be the first one. Attending the Cork College of Commerce gave me a lot of advantages now in CIT. Modules which I did in the College are corresponding with my recent modules in CIT, giving me an upper hand to fly through my assignments. If it wasn’t for Cork College all these modules were going to be new to me. The lecturers were so good and were giving me a hand where I was finding it difficult. I gained a lot by being a volunteer on Age Action teaching older people how to use computers. It gave me a chance to socialise with older people telling me about their life experiences. Not forgetting friends which I made during my year on Cork College of Commerce. Winning the McCarthy Indoor Soccer Cup Final which is held by Cork College of Commerce every year was an achievement to me.

Seas Alface, CIT

Having been unemployed for over 5 years and getting nothing but rejection emails from all jobs I applied for, my self-belief was at its lowest point ever in my life. I couldn’t see a future in front of me and the stress of trying to keep a roof over my family’s head I decided to apply to Cork College of Commerce to attend a computer course. It was the best decision I ever made. Each and every one of my tutors were fantastic and slowly but surely my confidence and self-belief came back. Instead of having a fear of what the next day would bring it would be a day of anticipation of what will I learn next. I left the college with a bright new look on life, and thankfully within 6 months I am now in full time employment in a job I absolutely love doing. I don’t say this lightly, but I owe my life to the staff and friends I made in the college.

Francis Leahy, FIT - IT Maintenance and Support, now working with for UN1F1ED2 Global Packaging