Skills Certificate, IT Basics

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college

IT Basics allows students to develop an understanding of computer functions; master basic programming skills; and develop comfort with web page functions. This program provides the foundation for careers and/or further study in computer programming, software development, cybersecurity, web development, and other related technology fields. 

  • Students will be able to identify computer components, install and troubleshoot hardware components, and demonstrate knowledge of correct installation procedures for an operating system. 
  • Students will be able to design simple software system (prior to coding) and implement a structured solution (program or algorithm) to a small software specification.
  • Student will be able to design and create simple databases to satisfy pre-determined requirements. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of software coding, including design and analysis of software. 
  • Students will create a well-designed, accessible web site that conform to web standards, feature interlinked pages, and uses interactive features. 
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
CIT 107Databases *Course Required if no IT experience1
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 128Introduction to Software Development (Introduction to Software Development)4
CIT 134Beginning C# Programming3
CIT 151Beginning Web Development3
EPY 100Transition into College1
Total Units16
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st semesterUnits
CIT 107 Databases 1
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 128 Introduction to Software Development (Introduction to Software Development) 4
CIT 134 Beginning C# Programming 3
CIT 151 Beginning Web Development 3
EPY 100 Transition into College 1
 Semester Total16
 Total Units16