The course covers essential computer concepts and skills. The emphasis is on using the computer as a tool to enhance productivity. Topics include basic computer concepts such as what to look for when buying a computer and how to avoid hackers and viruses when operating one. Students will also learn how to create word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation documents using the Microsoft Office suite of applications. The course prepares students to succeed in both college and business by enabling them to write reports, analyze and chart data, prepare presentations and organize large data sets. Prerequisites: MATH 110 (or equivalent).