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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.50||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||8 max.||Lecture Scheduled||24.00
|Minimum||1.50||Lab Scheduled||0||3 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||24.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 48.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00||
A fundamental introduction to computer hardware. Content includes identification and operation of components on the motherboard, and internal and external peripheral devices of PC's. Includes disassembly and reassembly of a PC by each student. Information is presented on metric prefixes, units used in computer terminology, number systems (decimal, binary, and hexadecimal), with emphasis placed upon general computer operation and maintenance.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
A fundamental introduction to computer hardware. Identification and operation of components on the motherboard & internal and external peripheral devices of PC's. Includes PC disassembly & reassembly.
(Grade or P/NP)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 2003||Inactive:||Fall 2017
The students will:
1. Analyze and apply appropriate safety procedures while working on
2. Disassemble and assemble an IBM compatible computer.
3. Differentiate among motherboard integrated circuits and classify as to
their type and function.
4. Calculate mathematical conversions between binary, octal, and hexa-
5. Assess and compare specifications and prices of system components.
6. Infer from the performance of a diagnostic test the possible resolu-
tion of a hardware or software problem.
7. Analyze collected data to troubleshoot a system fault and identify the
8. Analyze the relationship between the CPU and peripheral devices.
Topics and Scope
1. The IBM PC Described
. The structure of the PC system.
. Inside the system unit.
. Memory and addresses.
. Mass Storage.
. Computer language levels.
2. Number Systems
. Metric Prefixes
3. IBM PC Operations
. The basic parts of the IBM XT PC.
. Chip location scheme.
. Central processing unit.
. Memory design
. The IBM XT PC bus structure.
. Input and output.
. The power supply.
. How the system works.
4. Basic Troubleshooting
. Introduction to troubleshooting.
. Component recognition.
. Component failures.
. How disk drives fail.
. How displays fail.
. Repair-generated failure.
. How to localize failure and make repairs.
. Safety precautions during troubleshooting and repairs.
. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
5. Troubleshooting and Repair.
. Start-up problems.
. Run problems.
. Display problems.
6. Routine Preventive Maintenance.
. Contributors to system failure.
. Dust and other particles.
. Noise interference.
. Power-line problems.
. Disk maintenance.
. Disk drive maintenance.
. Using heat to spot potential problems.
. Spare parts.
1. Determine from research and complete a written tabulation of the
current replacement cost of specific components and devices.
2. Write a one-page explanation of the relationship between the CPU and
3. Complete homework problems that involve converting between number
4. Perform component and device identification on an IBM compatible PC.
5. Perform troubleshooting at the block diagram level.
6. Perform routine maintenance procedures.
7. Quizzes and exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
5 - 15%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 30%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 50%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 7th ed. 1999, Scott Mueller. QUE
A+ Certifiction Training Kit, 3rd ed. 2001, Microsoft
How Computers Work, Millennium Edition, 2000, QUE