PC Fundamentals

Certificate Training Program

Computer Basics Course Materials

Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for your success in the computer basics course, all of which are included in your tuition:

Blackstone Computer Basics Study Guides

Seven units designed by Blackstone Career Institute will guide you through the computer basics certificate course. Five of the units accompany the textbook described below and break down the material you are learning chapter by chapter. Answers are provided for textbook review questions so you can gauge how you are doing at every step.

Discovering Computers 2012 by Gary B. Shelly and Misty E. Vermaat, Cengage Learning

This comprehensive textbook covers all of the latest trends in computer basics and technology. By covering all of the relevant terminology used in today’s technological world, Discovering Computers can help anyone become computer literate. This text offers exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking to ensure students are learning and applying computer basics concepts.

Blackstone’s Exclusive Online Typing Tutor

Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone’s Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level. No computer basics course would be complete without keyboarding!

Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center

With your computer basics course, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can download your study units, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.