IT Fundamentals (Year One of Computer Science program)

In the IT Fundamental program, students use computer languages to create programs that perform specific tasks on computers and other devices. It is a useful specialty for high-demand jobs such as website developer, database designer, support specialist, and software tester. Students in this program will learn and practice subjects such as Web design and graphics, PC hardware and networking, basic programming, and database theory and design. The IT Fundamentals program is a certificate option in the two-year Computer Science certificate/degree program. Students may choose to complete the certificate or continue their studies for another year to earn a degree.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter


Certificate of Completion: 
3 Quarters
55 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.

Hybrid, Online

8 a.m. - 2:30 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.

Lhoucine Zerrouki


Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

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

 


Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
CSI 103 Computer Networking I 4
CSI 104 Computer Networking II 4
CSI 120 Computer Programming I 5
CSI 122 Computer Programming II 5
CSI 124 Computer Programming III 5
CSI 130 Database Design 5
CSI 132 Applied Database Development 5
CSI 140 Front-End Web Development 5
  Total 40

General Education Requirements

Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 175 Applied Math for Business and Industry  
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

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Applications Developer Program:

  • Demonstrate appropriate business and technical skills for entry into IT
  • Create and modify graphics based projects using a variety of digital imaging software and technologies
  • Design, develop, and test Windows based programming applications and web pages
  • Use Microsoft Office applications to complete writing projects, presentations, and data base projects
  • Be able to create, explain, and implement basic software testing plans

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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