Learning

Short Cycle Courses

Short Cycle Courses are higher education training courses, with a shorter duration than a bachelor’s degree, and with a general, technical and scientific training that leads into an experience in a work environment, by including a professional internship lasting one semester.

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They offer practical experience through a direct connection to the job market and still leave open the possibility of continuing the academic path towards a bachelor’s degree.

Short Cycle Courses correspond to level 5 of the National Qualifications Framework.

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Accounting & Taxation

Are numbers, taxes, and balance sheets your comfort zone?

Contabilidade, Mão feminina a mexer no computador e a segurar uma calculadora
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Accounting and Taxation

The Accounting and Taxation professional contributes to the management of the financial information systems of organizations, both public and private, related to accounting and tax records, and the planning and control of internal management processes, to produce relevant information to support management and administration in decision making.

Audiovisual & Multimedia Production

Do you want to be given the credits?

Produção Audiovisual e Multimédia
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Digital Communication

The Professional Technician in Digital Communication must have transversal skills of social and organizational communication, allowing him to, autonomously or integrated into a team, design, develop and produce information and communication content directed at the digital society.

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Media Reporter

The Media Reporter is the professional who can manage and execute processes of capturing and editing sound and both still and moving image, independently or integrated in teams, using appropriate technology and software: The aim is to create photographic, audio-visual, and multimedia content.

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Multimedia and Performing Arts

This course provides the skills to design actions, events, resources and projects that stimulate the promotion and revitalization of the material and immaterial heritage of the territories, from a multi and interdisciplinary perspective that articulates the areas of audio-visual and multimedia with the performing arts.

Civil Protection

Are you cold-blooded under pressure?

Proteção civil, bombeiros a combater um incêndio
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Risk Management and Civil Protection

This course trains professionals to act in the prevention and assessment of risks, and in protecting people, goods and structures in scenarios of crisis, emergency and/or catastrophe.

Computing

Call yourself a nerd? You haven’t seen nothing yet.

Informática, ecrã de computador com código
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Cloud, Network & Datacentre Infrastructures

This course trains professionals capable of carrying out, independently or under supervision, the management of cloud infrastructures and cryptic data systems, the installation and maintenance of networks and information systems, and ensuring the availability of hardware, software, and communication networks. They can create technical documentation and assure customer support via helpdesk.

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Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity professional can implement, analyse, and manage communication networks and equipment, and plan, design and develop software, while safeguarding security requirements according to the needs of organizations.

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Data analysis

The Data Analysis professional performs, autonomously or under supervision, the computer management of data and its statistical treatment, ensuring the design and implementation of computational solutions for problems in data collection, treatment, modeling and analysis.

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Digital Agriculture and Forestry

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This course trains professionals prepared to plan, design, manage and use methodologies, technologies, spatial analysis tools and monitoring systems applied to agroforestry, in accordance with good environmental practices, normative references and applicable legislation.

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Software Development

Learn to develop computer applications for desktop, web and mobile platforms, considering the software development cycle. From analysis and specification of requirements, programming, testing and validation, production of technical documentation and publication, to maintenance and support.

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Software Testing

This course trains professionals to specify, design and execute tests throughout the software lifecycle, and to analyse and validate requirements and follow the functional analysis of the customer’s business.

Construction, Urban Planning and Engineering

Is responsibility structural to you?

Construção Civil, Grua
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Energy Rehabilitation and Conservation of Buildings

Implement solutions for energy rehabilitation, conservation and maintenance of the built patrimony, programming and coordinating the execution of interventions in order to minimize the consumption of resources required for the functioning of the infrastructures.

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Geospatial Information Management

This course aims to train professionals with skills for: acquisition, processing, analysis, management and presentation of Geospatial Information (GI); identifying and evaluating the various forms of Geospatial Information; integrating and editing geospatial data, structuring and validating data from different sources and different formats; preparing elements to support decision making, validate data and carry out research into GIS databases; integrating a team with specialists in the different areas of GIS application.

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Land Registry and Ordnance Survey

A Land Registry and Ordnance Survey professional plans and executes reconnaissance, survey, cartographic editing, and completion operations, aimed at characterizing existing buildings in the national territory and their administrative registration.

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Sustainable Construction

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The Sustainable Construction professional develops the budgeting, planning, coordination and supervision of works, focusing on technical and financial optimization, safety and sustainability of constructions, as well as participating in the design and development of projects

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Design

Is form and function what inspires you?

Design, estúdio de design com computadores
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Design and Digital Manufacturing

The Industrial Design and Manufacturing professional can design and execute projects within Industrial Design, transposing original or third-party concepts into products adapted to the most suitable, and available, manufacturing processes; from the design, selection of materials, development of digital files for presentation/production, seeking to optimize productivity through the adoption of advanced production technologies.

Health

You care for people and to heal them?

Saúde, técnico a olhar pelo microscópio
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Healthy Eating

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The Healthy Eating professional designs, organizes and executes healthy preparation and cooking activities. Adapting to the pathophysiological conditions of different population groups, following trends in evolution and creativity. Respecting the principles of seasonality, sustainability and the principles of healthy diet, food hygiene and food safety.

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Laboratory Analysis

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The Laboratory Analysis professional implements, optimizes and updates the methodologies and laboratory techniques that will allow physical-chemical, microbiological and biochemical analyzes in a laboratory environment. Guaranteeing its operation, respecting the safety standards and procedures defined by accreditation and certification rules, and promoting the continuous improvement of the quality control of the company or analysis laboratory.

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Hospitality & Catering

Do you want to provide a 5-star service?

Restauração, servir um copo de vinho tinto
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Culinary Art & Food Production

This course aims to train professionals who design, organize, and execute food preparation and cooking activities, following trends in development and creativity in terms of cuisine and gastronomy, while respecting the principles of seasonality, nutrition, and food hygiene.

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Tourism Accommodation Management

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A Tourist Accommodation Management professional plans, organizes, controls and directs the activities associated with the front office (reception and concierge), back office (reservations), housekeeping (laundry) and room service departments of the different accommodation units, assuring the quality of the service and the well-being of the guests.

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Industry & automobiles

Are you into engines and machines?

Indústria e Setor automóvel, motos
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Automotive Industry

This course trains professionals capable of identifying and characterizing the main materials used in automotive industry component design, with extensive knowledge of technologies and manufacturing processes and their respective automation and control systems. These professionals can also collaborate in production schedule and planning, coordination, and supervision of activities in production areas, to optimize the production process, under the procedures of the Integrated Management System.

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Industrial Automation

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An Industrial Automation technician designs, programs, plans, and coordinates production activities, using computerized automation and control systems, with a view to optimizing the quantity and quality of production.

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Industrial Mechanics and Informatics

The Degree in Industrial Mechanics and Informatics aims to respond to the growing challenges of Industry 4.0, where the role of industrial informatics is increasingly predominant in the integration, control, and management of mechanical-based production processes.

Management

Think you can manage the future?

Gestão, mulher a desenhar um gráfico
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Health Administrative Management

The Health Administrative Management professional has technical-administrative functions in a Health Institution, planning, coordinating, controlling, and executing tasks inherent to the area of administrative management of health services.

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Logistics

This course aims to provide professionals with tools and skills to design, plan and develop information systems solutions or to integrate existing systems.

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Management and Endogenous Products Innovation

This course aims to train professionals into designing, planning, managing, and executing the activity of innovation and commercialisation of regional endogenous products, transformed by biotechnology, with added value.

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Management and International Trade

A Management and International Trade professional can manage international trade operations and contribute to the sustainable international development of the business, through research and monitoring of the international markets in which the company operates, prospecting and promoting, negotiating, carrying out and monitoring the sales of its products/services in foreign markets and the optimization of import processes.

Marketing, Communication & Events

Want to be a real influencer?

Marketing, comunicação e Eventos, gráfico de consumidores
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Communication, Protocol and Events Organization

The Communication, Protocol and Event Organization professional is a multifaceted communication expert with practical and specific skills in the design, planning and coordination of communication, of protocol and of national and international events, with the aim of generating business, providing leisure and promotion opportunities for organizations.

Renewable Energies

Do you want to renew the planet?

Energias renováveis, painéis solares
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Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency

This course allows you to carry out, independently or under guidance, the creation, installation, maintenance, repair, and management of systems that use renewable sources of energy (thermal and electrical) in compliance with standards, safety regulations and rules of good environmental practices.

Social Services

For you, the important thing is the people?

Trabalho social, duas mãos a unirem-sePara ti, o importante são as pessoas?
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Gerontology

This course aims to train professionals who can contribute, autonomously or under supervision, to the well-being of the elderly, meeting their daily needs in terms of health, cognitive and emotional state, protection and social assistance as well as participating or coordinating the management services of support equipment for this population.

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Intercultural Relations and Social Intervention

This training enables intercultural dialogue and to ensure understanding between people of different cultures and various public and private institutions and social intervention organizations, preparing both the social integration of migrants and their reception.

Sports & Outdoor Life

Are you fit and dreaming of an outdoor life?

Contabilidade, Mão feminina a mexer no computador e a segurar uma calculadora
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Mountain Sports

This technical course aims to provide the skills to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute programs and activities in mountain sports, based on qualified scientific, technical, and pedagogical knowledge in the area.

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Sports Coaching

This course enables professionals to design, execute and supervise training activities and sports competitions, using new technologies for personal and competitive development of young practitioners.

Teaching & childcare

Is education your passion?

Ensino, Educadora em sala a ler uma história com duas crianças a escutar
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Adult Education

This course teaches how to plan, develop, monitor, mediate and evaluate adult education activities, independently or under guidance, providing adapted and specific responses regarding opportunities to make successful changes throughout life.

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ICT and Education

The ICT and Education technician conceives and develops, autonomously or in a team, educational and business actions and projects using ICT: management of social networks, business communication or training processes promoting the development of digital and media literacy.

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Technical Monitoring of Children and Youth

The Monitor of Children and Youth is the professional who, independently or in a team, guides, supports, and supervises children and young people of school age, promoting the valorisation of human training, the promotion of personal and social education and the acquisition and development of skills.

Tourism & Leisure

Do you like receiving and taking care of guests?

Turismo, hospede a entrar no quarto de hotel
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Cultural and Natural Heritage Tourism Planning

Design, organize and execute programs and activities for tourist entertainment, and cultural and natural heritage tourism, which guarantee the well-being of the participants, the conservation of the heritage and the sustainability of the destination.

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Health and Wellness Tourism

The right course for those who want to coordinate, develop, and promote projects related to health and wellness tourism, in structures linked to the sector and the agents promoting it.

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Outdoor Nature Guide

An Outdoor Nature Guide carries out, independently or in a team, projects for the education on natural and cultural heritage and their interpretation, contributing to the promotion of a knowledge of the territories and raising the awareness for their sustainability.

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Public Relations for Tourism

With this course, the professional gains tools to plan, develop and implement communication and marketing strategies in an organizational environment, through a communicational approach that allows the building of a relationship of trust with the desired target audiences.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Join them. We want to discover your inner potential.

Tiago Cecílio
I chose the Polytechnic because I was told good things about the school and it's really worth it. [+]
Tiago Cecílio
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Tiago Cecílio

I’m Tiago Cecílio and I come from Vila Nova de Tazem. I am making a re-entry request on a Software Testing course to finish a course – I know I should have come before, but…it’s never late! I chose the Polytechnic because I was told good things about the school and it’s really worth it. I advise anyone who wants to take a technical course to come here.

Short Cycle Courses,

Software Testing,

Marisa Ferreira
My expectations are to learn new things, meet new people and have, despite my age, a different future. [+]
Marisa Ferreira
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Marisa Ferreira

My name is Marisa Ferreira, I am from Vila Nova de Foz Coa, from Freixo de Numão, and the course I came to enrol in is the Tourism Accommodation Management. I chose this Institute because an opportunity arose for a course in Vila Nova de Foz Coa, which is a great initiative for our region and district. My expectations are to learn new things, meet new people and have, despite my age, a different future. We always have to bet in our evolution, culture, knowledge and always progress in life. Never stand still.

Short Cycle Courses,

Tourism Accommodation Management,

2022

Rafael Morais
I chose the Politécnico da Guarda because it was close to home and in terms of travel, it’s better. [+]
Rafael Morais
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Rafael Morais

My name is Rafael Morais and I come from Celorico da Beira. I’m going to Cybersecurity, a Short Cycle course. I chose the Politécnico da Guarda because it was close to home and in terms of travel, it’s better. My expectations for the course are to get a job anywhere, a job that gives me a good salary.

Short Cycle Courses,

Cybersecurity,

2022

CAN WE HELP YOU?

Contact the Access to Higher Education Office of the Politécnico da Guarda

The service is done by appointment, through:

E-mail: info.ipg@ipg.pt

Phone: 961 903 792