2019-2020 College Catalog

Information Technology Fundamentals

Program Description

The Information Technology Fundamentals is a single semester set of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the technical field areas of computer technology and concepts, as well as either basic program design, computer networking or web design.

Occupational Trends

Computer related employment in Georgia is projected to increase by 13.2% by 2024 adding over 18,000 new jobs.

Education Programs

The Information Technology Fundamentals TCC has been developed to give students a certificate and to encourage them to continue in the Computer Science field of study. This TCC is available to all Computer Information Students after they complete their first or second semester.

Job/Career Description

This TCC is an entry level certificate that gives students the opportunity to be successful in their first semester of college. They will have successfully completed the first ten semester credit hours and will be well on their way to a more advanced TCC, diploma, or degree.

Admissions Requirements

Must be 16 years of age
Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements

Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.


Program Outcomes

1. Understand Computer and Digital Terminology and Usage
2. Basic understanding of operating systems
3. Working knowledge of basic business office software including: word process applications, Database Applications, Spreadsheet Applications, and Presentation Applications
4. Program Design and Development choice: Define Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
5. Program Design and Development choice: Develop Structured Solutions Using the Three Logic Structures
6. Program Design and Development choice: Develop Structured Solutions Utilizing File Processing Concepts
7. Computer Networking Fundamentals choice: Define and understand Networking Technologies, Network Media and Topology, and Network Devices
8. Computer Networking Fundamentals choice: Define and understand Network Management, Network Tools and Network Security
9. Web Development choice: Develop Web Pages with HTML, CSS, and XML
10. Web Development choice: Implement Graphical Elements, Hyperlinks, Tables, forms and image maps

Requirements List

CIST 1001Computer Concepts


COMP 1000Intro to Computers


Select one of the following courses

CIST 1305Program Design and Development



CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundament



CIST 1510Web Development I


Total Credit Hours:10
Program Length= 1 semester
Total Credit Hours= 10
Program Cost= $1942