Ending the fear of computers is what happened for people at the Fall 2016 “Take-a- Part” event at Mohave Community College.

“We wanted to help the average person understand it’s not rocket science to know how to tear apart a computer and fix it,” said Peter Burgess, MCC Computer Information Technology Program Instructor. “People are so afraid of computers, we wanted to take that fear away.”

The Bighorn Decoders Computer Club held the event on the Lake Havasu City Campus with the goal of teaching people how to fix the hardware in their computers. Nearly 2 dozen people from the community, from young adults to seniors attended. Under the supervision and guidance of MCC students, they learned the basics of computer hardware.

Lake Havasu City company Connected Computer and Repair donated 20 computers to MCC’s Computer Information Tech program, which helped make the event a success.

“Because of the excitement of everyone, especially those from the older generation at the event, we are planning another event, most likely in November,” said Burgess.Burgess also encourages MCC students to join the Bighorn Decoders Computer Club. “You don’t have to be in the Computer Information Tech program to be a member, you just need to be an MCC student.”