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Exploring IT Careers

20-107-9 Certificate (C) 12 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 LIST

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
IT Concepts
10-107-184
2
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
10-107-187
1
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.
Network Essentials
10-150-162
2
Provides an introduction to networking theory and technologies, including the basics of communication, common protocols, the OSI model, network topologies, local network media, wide area networks, network devices, and networking tools. It focuses on understanding how and why networks work and includes considerable hands-on troubleshooting exercises.
C# Introduction to Programming
10-152-111
3
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.
HTML
10-152-120
2
Presents the foundation skills necessary to create Web pages using HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Covers design concepts, hypertext links, tables, frames and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Desktop Management
10-154-107
2
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.

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