1 Industry Certification | 2 College Credits 8 Week Course

Foundations in Information Technology (NPTH 110)

The course focuses on the basics of computer hardware, software, mobile computing, networking, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies. Students learn about configuring operating systems, file and folder management, networks and network configuration. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, software, networking technologies and protocols, web browsers, security risks, troubleshooting errors, and system maintenance. The course also includes an exploration of technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive 2 college credits. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification.

Prepare for a career pathway in IT. Successfully complete this course and certification and, as a high school graduate, you’ll receive a $1,000 discount towards a full NuPaths program. To learn more, please visit

Computer Specifications

A computer with Windows 10 or higher is required with at least 16 GB of RAM and at least 20 GB of available hard drive space.
A Chromebook will not suffice for the PC Simulation software that is used in the course.

You may be eligible for Grant funding to cover the program cost.
To be eligible you must fit all three categories:

  1. Your age is between 14-18 or 18-24
  2. You reside in one of the following 8 counties (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lebanon, Perry or York)
  3. Your student ONLY Income is between $0-$30,268

If you feel you are eligible, please follow this Grant Funded Link. You will be directed to a site that will provide further instructions to determine eligibility.

If you are ineligible but still want to participate in the enrichment programs, please view the enrichment program options below.

Course Dates

Nov 06 – January 22, 2024 – Tuesday 6-8 PM

Jan 22 – Mar 18, 2024 – Tuesday 6-8 PM

Mar 18 – May 13, 2024 – Wednesday 6-8 PM

Jun 17 – Aug 12, 2024 – Thursday 6-8 PM