COURSE FEATURE: IT, Games and Computing at The University Centre
7th May 2020
In recent years, the technology industry has been described as a ‘great British success story’ after a report revealed the sector was growing faster than the UK economy. With this growth, comes jobs and opportunity. With this in mind, the University Centre at Salford City College provides the very best quality and specialised training for those who want to excel in this growing sector.
Courses at the University Centre are the perfect foundation for a career in the powerful and creative world of IT and computing. Whether you are looking at a career as a programmer, web developer, a systems and data analyst or even a digital graphic designer, the University Centre has the right pathway for you.
Within the IT and computing courses, there are many opportunities for extra-curricular activities. Students have the chance to visit large corporations, hear from guest speakers, and even accept work placement opportunities from excellent employers.
Throughout the year, staff and students are actively encouraged to get involved in all that is happening in the technological industry. One example of the many events that happen is the annual Girls in IT celebration held at the University Centre each year. The event aims to encourage women to get into the ever-developing world of coding. Games designers will learn how to code, prototype, programme, develop, and design 2D and 3D games, learning how to use a variety of software and virtual reality technology.
Students will also have the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art facilities, in the heart of MediaCityUK. The University Centre have invested in their facilities and equipment, including the latest virtual reality technology and mac computer suites.
Kashaf Tauseef, a HNC Computing Student at The University Centre, explained: “I chose to study at The University Centre at Salford City College because I found a higher education course that allowed me to carry on my studies, whilst staying on at the college that I loved. I like that the teachers spend a lot of time with students and help them make the right decisions regarding their future.”
Lessons are challenging and aim to prepare students for the industry. Whether you are building your own computer, setting up an operating system, or working on a live brief, you’ll be getting to grips with the most cutting edge technologies thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The lessons are full of hands on scenarios that you may have to deal with in future endeavours.
There are multiple pathways for students to take within the Computing, IT and Games spectrum. Click here for more specific course information, or if you would like to speak to our team call 0161 631 5050.