IT Fundamentals ITFN.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Information Systems

What is "IT Fundamentals"?

This certificate provides the fundamental courses needed to prepare for any of the multiple Computer Information Systems (CIS) programs or areas of specialization. It allows students to experience introductory courses in various disciplines as preparation for their chosen degree objective. All courses in this certificate apply to the various degree programs in the CIS Department.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will understand modern programming techniques and languages. They will also understand the systems development methodology used in creating software systems in current environments.
  • Students will understand various computer operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac, application software (word processing, spreadsheets and databases) and the underlying hardware elements of modern computers.
  • Students will understand the hardware, operating system software and protocols that enable modern networks.

Career Opportunities

Entry level positions in various areas including user support, system administration and network management will be available to students completing this certificate. Many employers are quite willing to provide job specific training to employees already possessing the broad technical experiences in this certificate. Students completing this certificate and a specific CIS degree program will be further prepared for specific employment opportunities.

Credentials

One of the courses in the certificate (CIS 1130) will help students prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. This is a vendor neutral certification widely accepted in the Information Technology field.

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1111 Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming 3
CIS 1130 Network Fundamentals 3
CIS 1140 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
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