Take this hands-on introductory course to discover the world of computers. Student will learn the basics and background of personal computers and terminology, the many uses for a computer, essential commands and how to navigate in the Windows operating systems. No previous knowledge needed. Learn about the following: Hardware: motherboards, hard disks, CD, DVD, RAM memory, ROM memory, Network Interface Cards (NIC), USB, Power Supplies, fans, monitors, modems, mouse, etc. Software: operating systems, application software, accessories, Usage: creating documents, accessing the internet, saving files. Students will set up a free e-mail account where they can communicate with friends and family after the semester.