Foundations in Tech (FIT) Courses

FIT1000 Information Technology for Business Professionals

This course provides basic understanding of computer software, policies and procedures necessary for business professionals. Students gain practical knowledge of operations and terminology as well as hands-on use of personal information management systems, word processing, and digital presentations. Students are also introduced to using databases as a decision-making tool. Computer-based assessment software may be used as both a learning and skills measurement tool. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT1003 Introduction to Excel

This course is designed as an introduction to the basic skills and tools used when working with spreadsheets. Topics include creating and editing worksheets, charting data, basic formulas and functions, and working with tables. Computer-based assessment software is used as both a learning and skills measurement tool. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT1012 Digital Technology for Business

This course focuses on the practical use of technology tools in the digital workspace. Students gain hands-on experience in an introduction to scripting and program languages, Digital Citizenship, basic technical literacy, collaboration tools, mobile connectivity and other technical solutions. Student learning is focused on project-based solutions to realistic workplace scenarios.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT1013 Excel for Accounting & Finance

In this case-based course, students use the spreadsheet skills acquired in FIT1003 (part 1) and apply those skills to problem-solving cases. Students focus on financial documents such as budgets, balance sheets, income statements and loan amortization schedules.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1003.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT1014 Solving Business Problems with Technology

Students gain advanced experience in core technology topics as well as new topics relevant to the technology field. Additional topics may include spreadsheet design and problem solving with spreadsheets, databases and data mining, and contemporary digital presentation environments. Student learning is focused on project-based solutions to realistic workplace scenarios.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT1040 Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions

Students gain a working knowledge of spreadsheet skills and apply those skills to problem-solving cases. Computer-based assessment software may be used as both a learning and skills measurement tool. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT1050 Digital Technology for the Creative Industries

This course focuses on the core concepts and software technologies at the heart any creative industries profession. Students gain hands-on experience in digital citizenship, basic technical literacy, the fundamentals of relevant software applications and online resources. Project-based solutions often in the context of workplace scenarios drive student learning.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT2020 Integrated Computer Business Applications

This course presents intermediate and advanced microcomputer applications skills chosen on the basis of demand in local markets. A major part of the course involves "hands-on" laboratory use of software for managing graphic, numerical or text-based data in "what if" business simulations with emphasis placed in spreadsheet and word-processing software. Other business software may also be explored. Computer-based assessment software may be used as both a learning and skills measurement tool.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1000, FIT1040 or FIT1014
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT2030 Access Database Design for Business Solutions

Students gain a working knowledge of database concepts and design and apply skills to problem-solving cases. Computer-based assessment software may be used as both a learning and skills measurement tool.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT2040 Emerging Technologies in the Workplace

This course introduces students to how social media has evolved and how it can be used as an effective tool to enhance and develop business marketing and sales. Social media has established itself as the pre-eminent focal point for social interaction using web-based technologies, with people generating their own content, social commentary and opinions reaching a wide audience through friends, recommendations and same interest groups. Businesses from small to large are using social media to engage with their customers on an entirely new level, helping promote their products and services and keep in touch with them on a personal level. Social media is displacing the established leaders as major traffic drivers for new business.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours