This course is designed to further a student’s learning in how to produce commercially viable software by learning about modern software development methodologies and modelling tools, and applying those tools to design, code and test GUI and Object Oriented programs and websites (using WordPress). The student will learn how to create and use a relational database and how to integrate a database with their developed software. The student will also learn key skills in project management and leadership. Classroom work will be complemented with relevant work placement, one day a week. Students participate in site visits.

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I decided to study at Cork College of Commerce as I didn’t want to commit to a four-year course and the course specifications really interested me. I chose Computer Science and loved it so much that I decided to do the Level 6 Advanced Software Development course afterward. I really enjoyed both years and found the continuous assessment took off a lot of the pressure for the end of year exams. The teachers were so accommodating- often doing extra classes with me to ensure I understood the work. I’ve gained so much experience and great contacts through college meet-ups and guest speakers. Highly recommend!

Rachel Caplice

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

I recently finished my final year of CIT, graduating with a level 8 degree in Software Development. As I have finally reached the end of the road, I just wanted to say a huge thanks to the staff at the College of Commerce because I feel like if it wasn’t for starting the long road to becoming a Software Developer in the College of Commerce, I don’t think I would have taken to it the way I did. My time in CCoC was extremely enjoyable and it was an excellent environment to begin learning the foundations of software development and it’s all down to the teachers being excellent at their jobs and creating a great environment to learn and just making it a great place to enjoy the experience of learning new things.

Cian Neally, Level 8 Software Development, CIT

My time at the Cork College of Commerce was very enjoyable and I made many friends. All of the course subjects are relevant to my current position as a Software Developer (with Customer Support) in Neon Communication Solutions. The lecturers in the college are great, have a broad knowledge of their subject areas, are very encouraging and provided me with a very sound knowledge of the areas that I am working in.

Anthony Hanley, Neon Communication, Software Development and Customer Support

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, Cloud Developer for Trend Micro

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, Java Programmer