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New ASU UL course: CIS 194 Technical Support Fundamentals

Arizona State University’s Universal Learner Program has added another new course to it’s lineup Spring semester. CIS 194 Technical Support Fundamentals launches January 2022. The new course is part of their new initiative with Google. Students can complete 6 IT courses and earn the Google IT Certification.

The new course, along with the 5 new courses that will be added to complete the certification are self-paced and each must be completed within 1 year. As with all Universal Learner courses, the cost to start the course is $25, and with the exception of the first course in the sequence, it only costs $400 to have it placed on the student’s transcript, if they like the grade. This first course has no additional fee to have it placed on a transcript if they like the grade. If the student doesn’t earn the grade they wanted, or fail to complete the course, there is no record of failure.


This course aims to prepare learners for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist. In this course, learners will be introduced to the world of Information Technology, or IT. They will learn about the different facets of Information Technology, like computer hardware, the Internet, computer software, troubleshooting, and customer service.

What you’ll learn

  • How the binary system works.
  • How to assemble a computer from scratch.
  • How to choose and install an operating system on a computer, understand what the Internet is, how it works, and the impact it has in the modern world.
  • How applications are created and how they work under the hood of a computer.
  • How to utilize common problem-solving methodologies and soft skills in an Information Technology setting.

The new course would provide students interested in the IT industry a nice introduction to computers and how they work, and function as a great high school elective.

What is the UL program?

ASU’s Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, is a unicorn in the college world. Students of any age in any part of the world can sign up for regionally accredited (the gold standard) college courses with no hassles, no need to send your transcripts, no red tape, no placement tests, and no risk to a student’s GPA. If the student doesn’t get the grade they want, simply do not pay the $400 at the end of the course and there is no record of the course. Retake the courses as many times as is needed for just a minimal $25 sign-up fee. Find out the full scope of the program and join our ASU for Homeschoolers group on Facebook.

How to Sign Up

For more detailed information about how to sign up to take courses in the Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, please visit our post “How to Sign up for ASU Earned Admissions Courses”