CIS101: IT Fundamentals

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Are you interested in providing your employees with professional growth?

Our CIS101: IT Fundamentals training teaches skills that are reinforced through hands-on learning activities.

Training is customizable to your company's needs! Future Maricopa Community College micro-certification coming in 2024.

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Program Curriculum

The CIS101: IT Fundamentals curriculum consists of seven modules:

Computer Hardware

Recall Computer hardware components-basic review.

  • CPU
  • Keyboard
  • Monitor
  • Drives and removable storage devices
  • Web-based storage
Windows/File Management

Navigate Windows and manage files/folders.

  • Navigate Windows
  • Work with files and drives
  • Use cut, copy, paste, and undo features.
  • Adjusting settings
  • Creating and using User Accounts
  • Use Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Apply common Window applications
  • Troubleshoot basic Windows problems
Microsoft Word

Learn word processing software, text-editing, and the basic formatting of documents.

  • Create business documents and electronic mail
  • Enter and edit text
  • Use proofing and review features
  • Insert text or graphic image from file
  • Page orientation
  • Paragraph and page borders and shading
Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn PowerPoint software to produce professional-quality presentation visuals.

  • Determine type of visual desired and select a template if appropriate
  • Create a presentation outline
  • Enter and format text on slides
  • Import/Insert simple graphics
  • Enter data to create a table or a chart
  • Design speaker's notes and audience handouts
  • Save a presentation
  • Create a slideshow
  • Build presenting skills
Microsoft Excel

Learn computer spreadsheet skills for solving business problems using Excel, including calculations, forecasting, and projections.

  • Load and setup a spreadsheet program
  • Build a spreadsheet using labels, numbers,
    and formulas
  • Enter, delete, edit, and share spreadsheet
  • Create a graph based on spreadsheet data
  • Sort data on a spreadsheet
  • Create reports using spreadsheets
  • Save a spreadsheet and retrieve it

Identify and recognize different types of databases and data analytic tools.

  • Identify databases and related objects
  • Identify the purpose of queries
  • Recognize relational and non-relational databases
  • Identify MySQL Identify data analytic tools

Course Delivery

Currently, CIS101: IT Fundamentals consists of a customizable, in-person, online, or hybrid 40 hour training program.

This program will be offered via asynchronous online format in the near future.

Certificate of Completion in IT Fundamentals

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in IT Fundamentals is designed to provide the fundamental IT skills necessary for employment as a technician in a variety of industries. This certificate helps prepare students for the CompTIA ITF+ certification exam. For more information regarding this certification, please visit the hyperlink listed below.

Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD) Certificate of Completion (CCL) in IT Fundamentals


For training inquiries, please contact:

Diane Meza

Director of the Maricopa Information Technology Institute

(480) 461-7823

Industry Details

The CIS101: IT Fundamentals program assists in the increment of upskilling, promotion oppurtunities, and career advancement.