Take IT Career Exploration online at your own pace
Dig into the various roles and responsibilities of IT professionals and find out the skills necessary to succeed in an IT career. Take this self-paced, online course via laptop, tablet or phone.
ACE Credit®-recommended for 1.0 semester credit
1074 students successfully completed
This course demystifies the elusive IT industry by discussing the skills you really need to thrive, explaining how teams work together to build software, and giving you a real look at what it is like to work in the different roles including User Experience Designer (UX), Quality Assurance Engineer (QA), iOS Developer, Web Developer, and Software Engineer.
Assessments and grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 7 Challenges (formative assessments), 1 Milestone (summative assessment), and 2 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.
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