Skills Certificate, IT Basics

Program Description

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. 

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

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

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
CIT 107Databases1
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
  • 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 conforms to web standards, feature interlinked pages, and uses interactive features.