Information Technology: Fundamentals Course


Does computer technology interest you?  Do your friends and family turn to you for help setting up their high-tech gadgets and devices?  Maybe you just want to learn more about how to use all of your tech toys to their fullest potential and how to keep yourself safe in today's digitally connected world?  This 2-week crash-course will introduce you to the world of Information Technology.  You'll learn the basics of how to setup, configure and troubleshoot a wide range of devices and technology, including: PC Windows & Apple computers, mobile devices and apps, video screens and projectors, home and small business networks, printers, backup drives and other peripherals, cybersecurity, and cloud computing applications.

The Information Technology: Fundamentals (ITF) course is a prerequisite for students entering the MTECH Information Technology: Support Technician program.  It will give students a broad overview of what it takes to be able to become an expert in supporting and maintaining the technology that drives today's economy.  You may choose to continue on with training to become an IT Support Tech.  Or, perhaps you are simply looking for a short course to help improve your skills with the devices, apps and technology that drive our daily lives.

If you will be entering the IT Support Technician Program and feel that you already possess basic IT skills and knowledge, this ITF course can be challenged by taking the ITF Final Exam through the testing center.  Please consult with an MTECH counselor for more information about the prerequisites and challenging the course. 

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Brodie Serbresos

Program Coordinator

  • Information Technology Programs
  • Program Hours: 30 hours
  • Campus Location: MTECH Lehi Tech and Trade building, Orem, Provo and Spanish Fork Campuses.

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.

Registration Availability: Registration will open again on June 16, 2020, and class will start on July 6th. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday.  To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282

  Program Length: 30 Hours. The day and night programs will both take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Tech and Trade building, Orem, Provo and Spanish Fork Campuses

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.

Prerequisites

  High School Students: High School students must approve enrollment start and end dates with their High School Counselor before registering with MTECH.

  MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

This course is a prerequisite for the IT Support Technician Program. Students must complete the Information Technology Fundamentals course with an 80% progress rate to prior to enrollment in the full IT Support Program. Students can challenge this course through the testing center by taking the ITF Final Exam. A score of 80% or higher will be required for passing.

Schedule

Session Location Rm Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Open Lehi 215 7/6/2020 OE/OE 7:30 am 10:30 am M-Th
Open Lehi 215 7/6/2020 OE/OE 11:30 am 2:30 pm M-Th
Open Lehi 215 7/6/2020 OE/OE 6:00 pm 9:00 pm M-Th
Open Orem 105 7/6/2020 OE/OE 7:30 am 10:30 am M-Th
Open Orem 105 7/6/2020 OE/OE 11:30 am 2:30 pm M-Th
Open Spanish Fork 121 7/6/2020 OE/OE 6:00 pm 9:00 pm M-Th
Open Provo 144 7/6/2020 OE/OE 7:30 am 10:30 am M-Th
Open Provo 144 7/6/2020 OE/OE 11:30 am 2:30 pm M-Th


*Students attend Monday–Thursday during registered class time. On Fridays students will work on assignments from home.

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $0.00  
Program Fees $25.00  
Tuition $63.00  
total: $128.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

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