Courses & Programs

Introduction to Using the Personal Computer



This course is designed for the beginning computer user and is a practical, step-by-step introduction to understanding personal computers, application software and operating systems using Microsoft Windows. This course is open to students of all levels of computer ability, and is recommended as a first course for students having no computer experience. Students learn how to converse with the personal computer using the mouse, keyboard, menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes; how to customize the operating system's interface; how to work with applications and documents, how to manage files and folders, how to use operating system accessories; and how to access on-screen help, and an overview of troubleshooting operation systems. Alternative operating systems are also introduced. Keyboarding skills preferred, but not required.