IT Fundamentals+ Course

An information technology support class to help start your new career.

Learn how to start your new career in computers

Now enrolling! Next cohort begins Jan. 29.

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills that prepares one for in-demand entry level careers in IT. The ITF+ certification is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT, and making it ideal for learners preparing for entry level careers.

This course is designed and hosted by 20Fathoms and Northwestern Michigan College Extended Education.


Who should apply

  • Students and career changers considering a move into a career in IT
  • Employees already working with organizations and performing informal IT support
  • Professionals working in roles where additional IT skills would benefit their career

Course details

Class dates & location

  • Jan. 29 – Mar. 18, 2024
  • The class meets weekly on Mondays, 6 – 10 pm
  • Choose to attend in-person at the Parsons-Stulen Building in Traverse City or live-stream via Zoom. (In-person attendance is strongly recommended for the best hands-on learning experience.)
  • Bonus: You will be invited to attend networking events at 20Fathoms where you can explore in-demand tech careers and connect directly with regional employers and IT mentors.

Class cohorts begin on a rolling basis. For information on future cohorts, please complete the interest form.

Time commitment

Approximately seven hours per week. This includes four hours of class attendance, as well as three hours of homework each week.

Cost & financial assistance

The cost of the course is $799 and includes a voucher to take the CompTIA ITF+ certificate exam. The following financial assistance options are available:

  • Safety Net Scholarship: Safety Net is offering a scholarship and opportunity for a potential internship upon completion of the class and certificate.
  • Scholarship for Native Americans: A scholarship to cover the full cost of the course is available for Native Americans.
  • Employer Paid: Ask your employer to pay for this class. These skills are valuable to any industry and any organization. We can help you and your employer explore resources for training funds for this course.
  • Northwest Michigan Works!: We encourage you to contact your local Northwest Michigan Works! office to find out what financial support is available to your specific situation.

For more information on financial assistance and scholarships, complete the course interest form and we’ll be in touch.

Ready to register for class?

Why choose NMC and this certificate?

Regional employers told us there is a critical shortage of local IT support professionals and asked us to focus education and training efforts to help close the gap.

We listened and we’ve partnered with the experts at Northwestern Michigan College to develop this course. This training was co-developed by NMC’s Extended Education & Training, NMC’s Computer Information Technology department, and 20Fathoms with direction from the regional Tech Employer Led Collaborative and funding support through the Michigan Industry Cluster Approach (MICA) Grant Program.

Watch the informational webinar to learn more

For more information about this course, watch the informational webinar. If you have additional questions, please contact us – we’re here to help!

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