Learn everything you need to know to use a computer like a pro with this basic computer training online. Students will learn the inner-workings of computers, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation skills, as well as email etiquette and managing computer files. You get everything you need to know in easy-to-understand lessons that take you step by step from the basics through advanced capabilities. Here's an overview of all of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

What you get

  • Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Personalized further education and career guidance
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to online lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

From computer hardware management and database processing to website design and MS Office applications, students graduate with a sense of the direction they want to take their careers to transfer toward a more advanced degree if they choose to do so.

Course Outline

Lesson 1

Welcome to the World of Computers
The Nuts and Bolts: Computer Hardware
The Tools: Computer Software
Microsoft® Operating System: Computer Connections
Navigating in Microsoft® Windows 8: Basic Operations

Lesson 2

Create Documents in Microsoft® Word: Part I
Create Documents in Microsoft® Word: Part II
Desktop Publish in Microsoft® Word: Part I
Desktop Publish in Microsoft® Word: Part II
Microsoft® Excel Basics

Lesson 3

Work with Data in Excel
Microsoft® PowerPoint: The Anatomy of a Presentation
Put Microsoft® PowerPoint to Work

Lesson 4

The Internet and the World Wide Web
Research Using the Internet and the World Wide Web
Security in the Information Age
Email Etiquette

Lesson 5

Organize with Microsoft® Outlook
Put Outlook to Work
Put It All Together

Start your career off right

Pursuing a career in IT requires the technical know-how to work with complex computer systems. An course in Computer Information Management is a smart way to start building a foundation that will support your skill set as you progress. With our Career Tools, you will also be able to strengthen interview skills and enhance your resume. With the added benefit of professional development resources through MRDCENTER, we’ll make sure you have what you need to land a job.

Job opportunities

Demand for professionals with IT and computer skills will continue to grow as technology evolves. From 2016 to 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a faster-than-average growth rate of 12% for computer and information systems managers, and a median salary of $135,800*.


If you are looking for a way to take the first step toward a more successful future, our certificate could be the flexible, affordable solution you need. In fact, our Computer Science undergraduate tuition is both competitive and inclusive, covering everything apart from a small administrative cost and shipping for course materials.

Payment options

Our programs are flexible and so are our payment options. Choose the one that works best for you.

Interested in learning more?

If you want to find out more about the program or talk about the payment options available to you, get in touch with us at 786-360-2666 or request information online. http://mrdcenter.com/

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