IT Fundamentals (Year One of Computer Science program)

This is a three-quarter certificate option that introduces students to fundamental concepts in information technology (IT): computer programming, hardware and networking, basic web design, and relational databases. Students may choose to continue in the Computer Science AAS or AAS-T options. Graduates of the IT Fundamentals certificate program are qualified for entry-level jobs in website development, database management, and IT help desk support.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring


Certificate of Completion: 
3 Quarters
47 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$63,500
Projected Growth: 
20%
Annual Job Openings: 
5,070

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday-Friday

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Dimpy Gill, Kayla Jang, Lhoucine Zerrouki


Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • Counselor and instructor interview
  • Basic keyboarding skills (25 words per minute)
  • Proficiency in arithmetic

 


Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
CNT 156 CompTIA A+ Core I 5
CSI 120 Computer Programming I 5
CSI 122 Computer Programming II 5
CSI 124 Computer Programming III 5
CSI 130 Database Design 5
CSI 140 Front-End Web Development 5
  Total 32

General Education Requirements

Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 175 Applied Math for Business and Industry or  
  More advanced mathematics class 5
ANTH& 234 Religion and Culture or  
PSYC& 100 General Psychology or  
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
  Total 15
     
  Total Requirements for Certificate 47

Program Outcomes

  • Work effectively on diverse teams.
  • Manage computer hardware across more than one platform.
  • Create functional web pages.
  • Work with and implement basic functionality of relational databases.
  • Write clean code in at least one industry-standard programming language.

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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