Intro to Computers & Internet Search

Everything is going digital – jobs, school, and personal communication. Interacting easily and confidently in a digital world starts with understanding how computers and the Internet work. In this microcredential, you'll learn the basics of how computers operate, file management, and safe, efficient methods to search on the web. Start your digital fluency journey with this microcredential.

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Quick Facts about this Microcredential

What You’ll Learn

  • The basic components of a computer (hardware and software)
  • Navigating, managing files, and operating systems
  • Searching techniques to conduct browsing, filtering, and evaluation of digital content
  • Ethical principles that relate to the use of information technology and networks
  • Development of Problem Solving professional competency, as well

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What You’ll Earn

Those completing the microcredential with an 80% or above will receive a portable digital badge that can be shared with employers or online on sites such as LinkedIn.
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Microcredentials are a new way of learning at ACC


Unlike a traditional college course, the microcredentials are bite-sized, taking 5 weeks or less to complete


Enrollment is free to current ACC students (some microcredentials may require an additional purchase*)


A dedicated Digital Navigator will grade your work, provide helpful feedback, and answer questions


Learn on your own schedule with these microcredentials, and go as fast as you are able to master the content

* Check the Quick Facts section for details

This microcredential is now available

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