Introduction to Windows and Personal Computers


About This Class

This class is for users who are new to personal computers (PC) and are seeking to gain a basic understanding of the PC components and operations in the Microsoft Windows environment including proper start-up and shut-down of Windows operating system, running application programs, managing and organizing files and folders and printing.  




Upon completion of the training, students/participants will be able to: 

  • Navigate a mouse 
  • Understand the Desktop Layout 
  • Understand How to Use the Keyboard 
  • Use the Taskbar 
  • Restart, Shut Down, Log Off, and Switch Users
  • Create and Delete Shortcuts  
  • Open and Close a Window 
  • Minimize, Maximize, and Restore 
  • Move, Size and Switch between Windows 
  • Create a New Folder 
  • Rename a Folder 
  • Open a Folder or File  
  • Move Files using Drag and Drop 
  • Delete a Folder or File 
  • Copy, Cut, and Paste a File or Folder 
  • Use Computer to Browse Files and Folders 
  • Empty the Recycle Bin 
  • Restore a File or Folder from the Recycle Bin 
  • Open and Navigate Help and Support 
  • Install and Delete a Program 



  • Pre and post assessment for all classes and students taking part in this program. 
  • Assessment scores from the TABE, Best Literacy, Customer Service Inventory and the NJCCC PC Skills assessment instruments will be compiled. 
  • Understand, read and write English language 
  • Have basic computer knowledge  
  • Basic knowledge of video conference platforms 
  • Internet connection 
  • Laptop, Personal Computer, notebook 


Contact Information

School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
161 Newkirk Street, Suite E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-5327