This class is structured to provide instructions for both individual who wants to pursue a career in the Information Technology (IT) field, and the Home Users who wants to be able to maintain their own PC or laptops, with a basic working knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems. Students will install the Windows 10 Operating System and utilize various built-in utilities to maintain it. Students will learn basic hardware repair and upgrade procedures for repairing/upgrading PC’s and laptops. Additional subjects include how to use third-party utilities programs to maintain computers at peak performance; understand what malicious software is and how to prevent/remove viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other harmful programs. (Additional fee for book) For Fall 2020 – *This class will be taught 100% virtually. To participate virtually, you will need a personal computer, laptop or tablet and internet access.