Students will learn basic computer functions and skills necessary for success in today’s society. Topics to be explored include the history of computers, ethics, and hardware evaluation. A variety of projects will be completed throughout the semester utilizing software applications such as word processing, database, excel spreadsheet, desktop publishing, and power point. The Internet will be utilized as a research tool. Students will also develop keyboarding skills. Assignments are designed to meet the Nevada Computer and Technology Education Standards. This course will satisfy the computer graduation requirement in the State of Nevada.