Computer Networking Technologies

QQI Award (Level 5 – 5M0536, Level 6 – 6M0695)

This two-year Computer Networking course is designed to build the students confidence and skills in Networking Models & Technologies, Networking Essentials, Operating Systems and Electronics. The course has a high practical content to maximise and develop new skills which includes CISCO CCNA 1 & CCNA 2. There is also a focus on Cyber Security throughout the course.

Computer Networking and Cyber Security industries are seeing a huge growth in employment with many companies finding it difficult to recruit due to the shortage of skills in the area. Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education has excellent relationship with employers in this sector.

Computer Networking Technologies at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Course Content

Year 1

Computer Systems Hardware, Networking Essentials, Operating Systems, Maths for Information Technology, Work Experience, Virtualisation Support, Programming & Design Principles

Year 2

IT Administration, Systems Software 2, Network Infrastructure, Network Security, Digital Compliance, Physical & Logical Networking, Cisco CCNA 1 & 2, Work Experience, Communications


QQI Level 5 & 6


2 Years

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (including LCA) and interviews, mature students are welcome.

Career Opportunities

Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Computer Maintenance, Electronics, ICT Support.

Computer Networking Technologies at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

College Links

Students who successfully complete year two may gain advanced entry to year two of Ordinary Degree in Networking Technologies (DT080) in Dublin Institute of Technology. Successful students can progress to the final year of an Honours Degree in the University of Sunderland.

Also, please refer to our Progression Section.

Course Charges

Year 1: €377
Year 2: €412

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.