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LIT to set up Ennis faculty

LIMERICK Institute of Technology has set up a third level facility in Ennis. In a significant boost to the delivery of higher education in Clare, LIT has assumed control of the Ennis Regional Learning Centre.
The project administrator of the renamed ‘LIT Clare – Ennis Learning Centre’ campus, which is one of three facilities providing third-level education in the county, said the move will help to widen participation in higher education in Clare by providing flexible and local access to third-level programmes.
Announcing details of the 2012 Higher Certificate in Business Computing, Anne Griffin said the centre would seek to provide participants with qualifications in a sector that will continue to require suitably qualified graduates in the years ahead.
According to Ms Griffin, “The aim of this higher certificate programme is to give students an educational experience that will provide them with a knowledge base in a variety of learning streams related to business studies and computer applications. The programme also will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills for lifelong learning.”
An open day will be held at the LIT Clare – Ennis Learning Centre, located on the first floor of Clare County Museum building in Ennis, on Tuesday April 24 between 2pm and 5pm. Individuals interested in applying to take part in the 2012 Business Computing course will get an opportunity to meet with lecturers, staff and current students.
The two-year, full-time Higher Certificate course, which is being offered by LIT’s Department of Information Technology, will provide graduates with the opportunity to pursue an Ordinary Degree (level 7) and Honours Degree (level 8) in Business Computing at L.IT. 
“Information Technology is one of the fastest growing professions and our Business Computing course provides students with the business knowledge and IT technical background, through a hands-on approach that provides a real grasp of technology, development tools and paradigms in demand by industry,” explained Ms Griffin.
She continued, “The course is suitable for school leavers, mature students or those wishing to go back to education, and offers graduates a wide variety of career options in accounts administration, business analysis, software development and data administration.”
The LIT Clare – Ennis Learning Centre was originally named the Ennis Regional Learning Centre, when it was officially launched in 2008. The original facility was an initiative of the Shannon Consortium, an educational partnership between Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.
Visit www.lit.ie or phone 065-6866844 for further details, including Programme information and entry requirements.


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