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Exploring IT Careers

20-107-9 Certificate (C) 11 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

If you want to pursue a career in information technology, but aren’t sure which specific career field matches your personality and abilities, this program will help. You’ll learn about IT job opportunities, pay and benefits you can expect, and the necessary steps to get into the program you choose. You’ll explore the use of information systems in today’s business environment and try out a variety of career tracks.


Course Title
Course Number
IT Concepts
Provides students with a foundation in information technology and the use of information systems in today’s business environment. Students explore fundamental computer concepts and terminology of the World Wide Web, e-mail, emerging technologies, hardware and software components and devices, programming languages, network basics, operating systems, and ethics.
IT Career Exploration
Acquaints students with career options and related job skills, salaries and employment trends in the information technology field. Familiarizes them with the IT program degrees offered at Fox Valley Technical College.
Web Design Basics Using Dreamweaver
Covers basic Web page design including design elements and standards. Focus will be creating Web pages using tables, CSS, HTML, site management, organizing page content and layout including graphic design, image maps and rollovers. Skills presented include programming HTML and CSS.
C# Introduction to Programming
Introduces students with little or no programming background to programming and logic principles that apply to traditional and Windows systems. Uses C# to apply the principles by developing simple Windows applications.
Desktop Management
Introduces students to the skills needed to support client PC Operating Systems. Through significant hands-on activities, learn how to configure, secure, utilize and troubleshoot client operating systems.
Career Development
In this course, participants examine various career options and develop their own educational and career plan.

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