Personal computers that act as high definition TVs.
Cell phones that do web browsing.
GPS navigators that play your favorite music.
Lectures on your iPod.

What’s this all about? How do these things work? How can you use them to make your life and work simpler and better.

Personal Digital technology, a new course being offered next semester at Housatonic Community College, will shed light on these and other high-tech matters. The course will introduce students to current digital technology, from personal computers and online research to iPod-type personal music libraries. It will show how to take advantage of this pervasive technology in your personal life, education and employment.

The course, CST112 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Room 319 in Beacon Hall at the college.

Prerequisite: ENG 043, Writing: Paragraph to Essay, or ENG 101, composition.

To learn more about the course, contact Prof. Paul Danzer at 332-5127 or Prof. Joan Gallagher at 203-332-5118.

Registration for the Spring semester is going on now. Students can register online through Jan. 30, or by mail, fax or dropping off completed paperwork in the lobby drop box near the Information Desk in Lafayette Hall through Jan. 9. Formal registration sessions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Thursday. Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Late registration sessions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 21,, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 22, , 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and Friday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special registration session for senior citizens and high school partnership students will be held Friday, Jan. 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Classes start Monday, Jan. 26. For more information, contact Admissions at 203-332-5100 or the Registrar’s Office at 203-332-5088