This course is for students with some previous knowledge and exposure to computers and serves as a foundation course for all other computer courses. The focus of the course is on Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as the most common applications of word processing in business and industry. The course will teach students how to solve the most common word processing problems using a variety of skills including basic document creation, retrieval, editing, spell checking, thesaurus, graphics, layout design and advanced formatting. Students will be introduced to spreadsheet application including data entry, manipulation, basic number calculations, saving and retrieving data, creating formulas, using functions and graphing. Utilizing PowerPoint as presentation software students will learn how to use computer technology to replace and/or augment traditional presentation tools such as overheads, video, flip charts, chalkboards, etc.