Certificate in IT Foundations

Develop Your Technical Knowledge and Update Your Skills


Program Details

  • Location: Bellevue, Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: Varies
  • Class Times: Evenings, Self-Paced
  • Cost: $949 (per course)

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About this Program

As technology becomes increasingly dominant in the modern workplace, updating or expanding your technical abilities can be a great career move. Acquiring additional IT skills and experience will make you more competitive in the job market and increase your chances for promotion and higher compensation.

This certificate program offers courses in three major areas: programming, Web development and database management. You’ll substantially increase your knowledge of these fields and gain a better understanding of the language used by developers and technical analysts. We’ll dig into tools and technologies that are integral to many IT positions and determine what types of roles are a good match for you.


Professionals looking to move into IT or to acquire fundamental technical knowledge and skills. These courses can also serve as preparation for our more advanced tech certificate programs.

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Video Overview

Two instructors from the Certificate in IT Foundations detail how the program helps students advance in their current career or move into a new field.

Duration: 03:10


This program covers a wide variety of topics. What you’ll study depends on which courses you take, but the topics can include:  

  • Hand-coding in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Fundamentals of Web technologies, browsers, networking and virtualization
  • How to manage relational databases and write basic SQL queries
  • Important techniques for application design and development
  • Essential concepts of the C#, .NET and Python programming languages


What you’ll do in this program depends on which courses you select. The experiences can include:

  • Create a complete website from scratch and publish it online
  • Practice C# programming skills using Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET Framework (free downloads)
  • Program using the Python language
  • Translate business requests into database queries and apply them to real datasets

Earning the Certificate

After you complete your final course, you can get your certificate by submitting a request form.

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Program Overview

You can start with any course and take the courses in any order. You must complete three of the four courses to earn the certificate. 


You should register for all courses individually; there is no application process for the certificate program.