CSN College is very proud of its investment in state-of-the-art IT resources
Currently, the college hosts in excess of 200 personal computers that are available to students, as well as a number of dedicated IT classrooms with high-specification, digital media desktops and monochrome and colour printing/scanning facilities.
Each computer is furnished with a broad cross section of industry standard software running over Microsoft Windows 7. Students may avail of Microsoft Office 2010, Autodesk 2013, Visual Studio .NET, Sage and TasBooks Accounting software amongst others. We also provide an extensive software range in cutting-edge multimedia packages, e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Sound Forge, StudioMax, Director and a variety of audio/video developer applications and software development applications. All our systems offer hard-wired network connectivity delivered over a 100Mbps Internet broadband pipe.
The college networks are connected to a number of dedicated centralised servers to deploy a trouble-free, centralised data access service and storage facility for all your academic and college based work files.
At Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa the IT department also provide students with an educational 'virtual learning environment' over the college’s Moodle facility. This service is especially useful for students for exchanging forum based information and hosting/accessing classroom based activities. It also provides students with a forum for the college's various clubs and societies.
Printing facilities are provided over the college network via a number of monochrome A4 and A3 colour printers. These facilities allow students to produce hard copy documents in a fast manner with a professional finish. Other peripherals include audio-visual equipment such as digital video camcorders, digital cameras, flatbed scanners, CAD plotters and data projectors.
Our two high-end Cisco routers boast separate fibre-optic lines and offer a quality high-speed broadband connection, allowing students the luxury of a secure work area and very fast Internet access.