Building on the skill set of the HNC, Year 2 provides opportunities to extend these skills and focus more in-depth on specialist areas of hardware and software support issues.
Studying the Microsoft Windows client/server and Linux operating systems within virtualised environment provides hands-on experience and learning. This course also provides opportunity to achieve professional qualifications from CompTIA, Oracle, Cisco and Microsoft.
Direct entry into Year 2 of this course will be considered if you have HNC Computing (preferably 15 credits).
Entry is also subject to a satisfactory interview, and an academic reference may be requested.
Mandatory units are:
• Network Server Operating Systems
• Network Technology and Data Communications
• Providing Technical Support to Users
• Open Source Operating Systems: Introduction to Command Line Administration
• Computing: Technical Support: Graded Unit 2 (Project)
Completion of the course culminates in a thought provoking project based on realistic scenarios.
Students will complete some vendor accredited portions of the HND and are encouraged to undertake the highly valued professional exams.
All students will also have the opportunity to participate in training for the WorldSkills UK IT competitions. Past entrants from this course have gone on to represent the College in the national finals in Birmingham, with many achieving medal status.
Year 3 entry to degree courses at a selection of Scottish universities subject to grades. We encourage progression to the UWS BSc Computer Networking, delivered in Cumbernauld Campus.