Intro to Computers

All businesses utilize computers for data processing and storage, local and global communication, managing schedules and finances, and information gathering. Learn all about the latest trends in computer technology and keep your knowledge of computers and their uses relevant. In an information and technology-driven workforce, its important to keep up with changes in order to remain marketable. This course will provide you with the most up-to-date information on key topics and make technology accessible!

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: Online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.


Intro to Computers Curriculum

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Unit 1: Blackstone's Skills for Success

  • Discover How You Learn
  • Find a Place to Study
  • Learn How to Study

Unit 2: Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding, and Office Technology

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • The Internet
  • Other Types of Office Technology

Unit 3: Intro to Computers 1

  • Introduction to Computers
  • The Internet and World Wide Web
  • Application Software

Unit 4: Intro to Computers 2

  • The Components of the System Unit
  • Input
  • Output

Unit 5: Intro to Computers 3

  • Storage
  • Operating Systems and Utility Programs
  • Communications and Networks

Unit 6: Intro to Computers 4

  • Database Management
  • Computer Security and Safety, Ethics, and Privacy
  • Information System Development

Unit 7: Intro to Computers 5

  • Programming Languages and Program Development
  • Enterprise Computing
  • Computer Careers and Certification

Intro to Computers Course Materials

Blackstone makes it easy for you to complete the Intro to Computers course by providing all of the materials needed. See further details below:

Intro to Computers
discovering computers

  • Blackstone's Skills for Success  - Study Unit
  • Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding, and Office Technology - Study Unit
  • Intro to Computers 1-5 - Study Units
  • Blackstone's Typing Tutor
  • Discovering Computers - E-Textbook


Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center

New Online Student Center

You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone's Online Student Center, where you can download your Study Guides, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

In addition, Blackstone will also provide you with:

Thorough Testing

Each course offers graded examinations to assist Blackstone in assessing a student’s understanding of the concepts taught. In addition, there are many self-checks throughout the program to evaluate your progress.


Students will receive an official transcript and a certificate upon successful completion of the course in which they are enrolled. A copy of their transcript will also be on permanent file with Blackstone and is available for a nominal fee.

Ample Time

Students have up to twelve months to complete the course. If additional time is needed, a six-month extension can be purchased for $75.00.

Instant Grading

Immediate feedback is provided for all exams submitted through the Online Student Center—you will receive an electronic grade report instantly!


Your success in our certificate course is important to us! Any time you need assistance, please contact us. We are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may encounter during your training.

Affordable Tuition

Our low tuition cost covers the entire course selected, including: course materials, exam evaluation services, access to the Online Student Center, and your certificate upon graduation!

Financial Assistance

Blackstone’s financial assistance programs include sponsorship, interest-free financing with low monthly payments.

All tuition plans are interest FREE! Choose affordable education on your terms. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Intro to Computers Tuition

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Available Payment Plans

1. You can choose to pay the $413.00 tuition in full or;

2. We offer a payment plan with a 100% approval rate for our courses—you will pay a $59.00 down payment & 6 monthly payments of $59.00.

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International Student Policy:

International, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Canadian students are required to participate under the full payment plan only. There is an additional charge for shipping/handling of all materials. Please refer to the International Training page for requirements or call (800) 826-9228 prior to enrollment. AK, HI, Canadian and international students may be required to pay extra duties required by customs authorities at the time of receipt of study material.)

All tuition plans are interest FREE! Choose affordable education on your terms. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.