This course will enable the student to have a comprehensive understanding of computer systems. It will introduce the student to hardware and major types of software components as well as give the student hands-on operation experience. The course covers basic concepts such as file management and computer terminology. The laboratory assignments will expose the student to personal productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management systems, presentation packages, and communication software. It also encompasses advanced features that allow the student to apply his/her knowledge in career development.