UC Early IT
The Early IT initiative aims at transforming the the state of information technology workforce by increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of the IT talent pool through providing access to affordable high quality education and high paying careers. This program is centered around key innovative concepts that significantly reduce the total cost of the bachelor's and master's degrees while improving the level of job readiness for the graduates. Learn more about the program on the UC Early IT website.
Early IT through InnevAto EDU
The University of Cincinnati has partnered with the Fairfield County ESC and InnevAto EDU to create a catalog of online courses as part of UC's Early IT program.
Research-Based Instructional Design
All InnevAto EDU courses, including those that are part of the Early IT catalog, are designed to:
Ensure Web Accessibility
Meet all ADA Compliance Standards
Align with Quality Matters, Aurora Institute and ISTE Standards
Embed Best Practices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Competency Based Education allows students to advance based on their ability to master a skill or competency at their own pace.
Students demonstrate mastery of a given skill or content, exempting them from additional work that aligns to the mastered learning outcomes.
With this in mind, the UC Early IT Courses fall into two main categories, which in turn dictates the competency approach that the course takes:
- knowledge based courses
- skill based courses
Better on Buzz
The Early IT courses are built using a Learning Management System (LMS) called Buzz. This innovative LMS:
Creates a modern, clean and easy to navigate workflow and user interface for students and teachers
Is built for efficient and practical reporting to support data-driven instructional and administrative practices
Provides the Publish Anywhere tool which allows the Early IT courses to be delivered through any LMS
Complete 9 UC courses, or their equivalent at your school, with a minimum grade of C
The following five courses (of the required 9) are available in an online format through InnevAto EDU:
IT1050: Fundamentals of IT
IT2040: Fundamentals of Web Development
IT1090: Computer Programming (Fall 2023)
IT1080: Computer Networking (Coming Soon)
IT2060: Database Management I (Coming Soon)
(See the UC Early IT website for information about the additional 4 required courses.)
in the 9 Courses Prior to Graduating High School
Receive automatic admission to any of the BSIT technical areas of Cybersecurity, Software Application Development, Networking/Systems, Game Development & Simulations, and Data Technologies at UC
Are eligible to complete their first co-op* in the summer after high school
*Students wishing to complete their first co-op the summer after high school are required to complete the Introduction to Co-op Course as well as complete all pre co-op activities in the fall of their senior year. Contact your Early IT program advisor in January of your junior year.