This course introduces students to the microcomputer and some popular micro applications. Special attention is given to essential concepts, word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. The course also provides a preface to operating environments such as Windows. Includes hands-on laboratory sessions; currently, Microsoft Office tools are used for this course. Note: This course does not count toward the requirements for a major or minor in Applied Computing Systems and Technology but can be used to satisfy a School of Continuing Studies Science Distribution Requirement (1 CPST course can be used for a Science distribution course).