Computing - HNC

Course Introduction

The HNC Computing award is designed to offer candidates creative, academic, and technician training leading to the skills necessary to plan, design, develop, and maintain IT systems (such as web apps) in a vast range of industries. You will develop a range of contemporary technical computing skills relating to the use and support of IT systems (web, PC, networking). What you will study: • Developing Software • Developing Small Standalone Applications • Introduction to SQL (database query language) • Database Design • Developing E-Commerce Websites • Troubleshooting Software Problems • Team Working (a software project) • Computer Systems • Computer Networking • Client Operating Systems • Professionalism and Ethics Please read the Important Notice at www.borderscollege.ac.uk/uni


Qualifications

HNC COMPUTING at SCQF Level 7


Delivery

Full-time 36 week course 2.5 to 3 days per week in College


Location

Scottish Borders Campus

Entry Requirements

• Two relevant Highers at grade C or above plus Communications at SCQF Level 5 and Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent
• Or successful completion of a relevant NC programme, including Numeracy at minimum SCQF Level 5 and Communications at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent.
Applicants with other formal academic qualifications and/or relevant employment experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Exposure to Programming and Database development, Computer Systems, and/or Networking would be advantageous.

Progression Opportunities

HND Computing.

The College has articulation arrangements with some Scottish Universities to allow successful students to continue their higher education. However, some students may wish to go directly into employment or start their own business.