Certificate in Information Technology

The Information Technology Certificate of Achievement is one of several certificate options available in the Information Technology and Information Systems (ITIS) program. The core competencies for this certificate include foundational skills in Information technology (ITIS 104-Information Technology, ITIS 107-Network Technology, and ITIS 115-Computer Information Systems) as well as foundational skills in computer programming (ITIS 141-Programming Fundamentals). These four foundational courses are also required in the other ITIS certificates. Students will advance from the core competencies to develop those skills sought after by IT employers. These include networking, security, IP communications, project management, software support, device integration, and ethics.

The certificate prepares the student for an entry level position in information technology such as Computer User Support Specialist (SOC Code: 15-1151), Computer Network Specialist (SOC Code: 15-1152), and Computer Operations (SOC Code: 15-1199). During the program students will also have an opportunity to complete industry certifications from CompTIA, including A+, Network+, Server+, and Security+. 

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Information Technology Certificate of Achievement will:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in installing and maintaining computer hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and solving computer hardware and network problems.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in various areas of IT (information technology) to pass industry-approved certifications.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge, skill and behaviors needed to obtain an entry-level position as a computer hardware installer/technician, computer network technician, field service technician, network and communication specialist/technician, or other related field of information technology.
Required courses:
ITIS 104Information Technology4
ITIS 107Network Technology4
ITIS 115Computer Information Systems3.5
ITIS 141Programming Fundamentals3
Complete two (2) of the following courses:
Network Operating Systems4
Network and Computer Security4
Database Principles Using SQL3
Business Communications3
Complete one (1) of the following MATH courses:
Technical Mathematics5
Intermediate Algebra 15
Introductory Statistics 24
Introductory Statistics - Honors
Total Units24.5-27.5

MATH 150 is degree applicable with or without MATH 050. If taken with MATH 050, only the units for MATH 150 will be counted towards the degree.


MATH 165 is degree applicable with or without MATH 065. If taken with MATH 065, only the units for MATH 165 will be counted towards the degree.

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ITIS 104 Information Technology 4
ITIS 107 Network Technology 4
ITIS 141 Programming Fundamentals 3
Winter Term 1
ITIS 115 Computer Information Systems 3.5
Spring Term 1
BUS 152 Business Communications 3
MATH 144 Technical Mathematics 5
ITIS 108
Network Operating Systems
or Network and Computer Security
or Database Principles Using SQL
 Total Units25.5

 Note: Course selections may affect total unit value.  

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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