SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:42:28 AMELEC 88 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 88Title:  COMPUTER HARDWARE  
Full Title:  Computer Hardware
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of computer hardware repair and basic diagnostic tests. Emphasis on general computer operation and maintenance including a unit on laptops. Includes complete disassembly and reassembly of a personal computer (PC) by each student.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Fundamentals of computer hardware repair and basic diagnostic tests. Emphasis on general computer operation and maintenance including a unit on laptops. Includes complete disassembly and reassembly of a personal computer (PC) by each student.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Upgrade and install personal computer (PC) components.
2.  Maintain laptop components.
3.  Troubleshoot and repair system components.
4.  Completely disassemble and reassemble a PC.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Apply appropriate safety procedures while working on systems.
2.   Inspect and evaluate the input, processing, and output functions of a PC.
3.   Remove and replace PC components.
4.   Identify motherboard components and classify by their type and function.
5.   Identify networking systems and devices.
6.   Identify laptop systems and devices.
7.   Perform mathematical conversions between binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbers.
8.   Perform basic electrical measurements.
9.   Upgrade random access memory (RAM).
10. Inspect and evaluate individual peripheral devices.
11. Evaluate the operation of the computer, utilizing diagnostic tests.
12. Partition and format a hard drive.
13. Perform a clean installation of an operating system (OS).
14. Perform system component troubleshooting and repair.
15. Disassemble and reassemble a PC.

Topics and Scope
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I. PC Overview
      A. Structure of the PC system
      B. Motherboard and subsystems
      C. Memory and addresses
      D. Mass storage
      E. Computer language levels
II. Number Systems
      A. Conversions
     B. Metric prefixes
III. PC Operations
      A. Basic parts of the PC
     B. PC bus structure
     C. Input and output
     D. Power supply
IV. Electrical Units and Measurement
      A. Volt, ohm, ampere, watt
      B. Engineering prefix notation
      C. Correct use of test equipment to measure voltage
V. Troubleshooting and Repair
     A. Start-up problems
     B. Run problems
     C. Display problems
     D. Component failures
     E. Safety precautions during troubleshooting and repairs
VI. Routine Preventive Maintenance
      A. Contributors to system failure
     B. Virus protection
     C. Data protection
     D. Hard drive maintenance
VII. Upgrades, Installation and Troubleshooting
    A. Random access memory (RAM)
    B. Hard drives
    C. Multimedia and mass storage
VIII. Supporting Windows OS
    A. Clean install of an OS
    B. Configuration
    C. Troubleshooting
IX. Supporting Input/Output (I/O) Devices
    A. Installation
    B. Configuration
    C. Troubleshooting
X. Network Structure
     A. Basic network components
    B. Networking interconnect devices
XI. Supporting Laptops
    A. Maintaining laptop components
    B. Replacing and upgrading internal parts
    C. Troubleshooting laptops      
XII. COMPTIA A+ Certification
     A. Test resources
     B. Process for earning certification
XIII. Laboratory Topics
    A. Laboratory safety
         1. static electricity
         2. using meters
    B. Using software tools to examine a PC
    C. Collecting hardware drivers
    D. Measuring power supply voltages
    E. Upgrading RAM
    F. Supporting hard drives
     G. Clean installation of an OS
    H. I/O devices and multimedia
    I.  Basic networking
    J. Laptop overview
    K. Disassemble and reassemble a PC

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Written repair log reports, 1-3 pages in length (4-6)
2. Homework problem sets (8-12)
3. Quizzes (2-4)
4. Final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Laboratory assignments (4-10)
2. Lab practicum

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Repair log reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 40%
Laboratory assignments and final lab practicum
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
Quizzes and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A+ Guide to IT Technical Support (Hardware and Software). 9th ed. Andrews, Jean. Cengage Learning. 2017

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