Qualification

HND (SCQF Level 8)

Duration

2 Years (typically 2 or 3 days in college)

Interests

  • Computing

Campus

  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

This course will allow students to study many of the skills that are in demand for many different types of career in an IT Technical Support Role. The course provides a comprehensive range of knowledge and practical skills in providing technical expertise in PC maintenance, networking, installing Microsoft Windows, desktop support, and server support.

In specialist labs learners will have the opportunity to build PCs, study the Microsoft Windows operating systems, and build networks within a virtualised environment providing hands on experience and learning.

HND Computing: Technical Support is expected to lead to employment opportunities at IT Support technician level or our articulation agreements allow entry to third year university Networking and Cyber security courses.

What you will experience

  • Prepare for Cisco Certification in Networking and Cyber Security with our Pearson Vue centre located on- site
  • Learn about hardware, software and ethical hacking
  • Learn the basics of networking, including servers and how they are used
  • Undertake Cisco Certification and other vendor qualifications (Microsoft, CompTIA etc.)
  • Students on this course can apply for one of our paid intern positions working on the student IT Helpdesk. This is a great opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt while supporting students at College.