FIT Business Through Computers

The modern office requires flexibility and diversity. Good communications skills (written and verbal) are important. Proficiency in the use of Information Technology as a business tool is now central to the role, combined with essential general office administration skills. Business Through Computers Brochure
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What does the job entail?

The modern business and administration environment requires a range of capabilities in areas such as IT, presentation / communications skills, the internet and general administration.

This programme imparts effective office administration skills with a proficiency in IT, providing participants with the complement of skills necessary to pursue employment opportunities in the public, private or community sector.

What do you need to join this course?

  • Ambition to succeed in an office environment
  • A strong work ethic and an interest in IT
  • Problem solving skills
  • Flexibility in work patterns; willingness to work in the SME Office, or general retail or services sectors
  • Ability to work as a team member; organised and self-motivated.

Where could I work?

On completion of this course participants pursue a variety of opportunities in areas such as clerical and administration, retail and customer care, in a range of small to medium size enterprises. Accordingly graduates may find themselves working in the IT industry, financial / legal services, general office environment as well as in an administrative / customer service roles in hotel, retail and hospitality sectors.

"The multicultural environment which I studied helped me to become a good communicator, more confident and more professional." George Jiglau FIT Student

What does the course entail?

  • Career Development
  • Communications
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Customer Service
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Text Production
  • PC Maintenance
  • General Office Administration
  • Book-keeping and Payroll
  • Overview of Internet / Web
  • Employment / Progression Strategy


  • FIT Certificate
  • ECDL
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

What are the job titles?

  • Secretarial Support
  • Clerical Support
  • Office Administration
  • Customer Support

How can I progress in this area?

With experience in an office environment you may progress from a support role to a lead role with responsibility for a particular area such as payroll, invoicing, purchasing, or be appointed as administration support to a project, department or senior staff member / management.

With further skills development and training you could progress to a role of office manager or office administrator or specialise in certain areas such human resource management, accounts, public relations, marketing or IT support.

Course NameAreaLocationTypeSchedulePlacesStart DateApply Online!
Business through Computers Cork College of Commerce BTEA full time 20 Sep-08 Apply for this course
Business through Computers Dublin College of Bidness BTEA full time 20 Sep-08 Apply for this course
Business through Computers Dublin City Pearse College VTOS full time 24 Sep-10 Apply for this course
Business through Computers Dublin City Whitehall College VTOS full time 24 Sep-09 Apply for this course

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