What makes studying Digital Technology or Computing at CCB different?
The networking system established between the department and past-pupils of school makes the subject relatable and allows us to link our studies to a real-world working environment.
The line of support and the open door policy employed by the teachers in the department make study of this subject accessible to all students.
Why study Digital Technology or Computer Science?
Current statistics show an increasing gap in the IT / Computer Science industry in Northern Ireland. Skills in the Computer Science currently the highest area of demand in Northern Ireland and the sectors is forecast to grow considerably over the next 5-10 years.
Salaries in the IT / Computing industry average 61% higher than other industries with thousands of jobs being out sourced to other areas each year because the employment market in NI cannot meet the demands of the industry.
How can you progress in the IT / Computing Industry?
Careers in the IT / Computing offer you the opportunity to work in many different global industries.
Students can progress into the IT / Computing industry by following a number of post-16 pathways, including: -
- Full Time or Part Time degrees in a range of specialist areas
- Foundation degrees in a range of specialist areas
- Higher level apprenticeships which offer on-the-job training whilst earning your degree
Following the completion of their formal qualifications there are many niche areas for students to progress into as young adults. Some of these areas include: -
- Computer Programming
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Hardware Engineer
- Systems Manager
- Database Administrator
- IT architect
- Network Administrator
- Cyber Security