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Technology for Beginners

No previous experience or knowledge
in technology is required.

Get the foundational skills you need to start a career in technology

Technology expertise is highly valued in hundreds of industries worldwide and underpins every job today.

WIT, in partnership with Emory University, has developed a specialized course just for women that offers a quick and affordable pathway to learn the fundamentals (the basics) of technology.  This course will serve as a prerequisite for technology beginners entering into the Cyber Security or Data Analytics courses offered by WIT Career ConneXions.  Whether you need a refresher course or are new to the world of technology, this course will teach you all that you need to know.

Information Technology Fundamentals introduces you to the essential technical and professional skills required for students to pursue specialized programs leading to professional careers and information technology certifications.  This course introduces you to the IT basics, computer applications, programming, interactive medias, internet  basics, etc.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand basic concepts and terminology of information technology
  • Have a basic understanding of personal computers and their operations
  • Be able to identify issues related to information security
  • Have skills related to digital technology, applications, maintenance, networking fundamentals


  • 5-Week Course / 40 Hours
  • Offered virtually by Emory on Saturdays 8:30 am Until 5:30 pm EST
  • No previous experience or knowledge in technology is needed
  • Students receive a certificate from Emory Continuing Education upon completing the program


  • IT components
  • Hardware
  • Operating systems
  • Software and programming
  • Networking
  • Database management
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer security
  • Data science
  • Machine learning
  • Data visualization and storytelling

Program Schedule

  • Program Type: Part Time with Emory University
    • Class Schedule: Saturdays 8:30-5:30
    • Course Format: Live Online
    • Tuition: $2,500 

Class Dates

Fall 2023: June 17 – July 22, 2023
No class July 1, 4th of July Holiday