SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2022 9:25:09 AMELEC 88.81 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 88.81Title:  COMPUTER HARDWARE  
Full Title:  Computer Hardware
Last Reviewed:9/19/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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:  ELEC 299.7

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to computer hardware, including: identification and operation of components on the motherboard and internal and external peripheral devices of PCs; configuration and upgrading of components and memory; metric prefixes; units used in computer terminology and number systems (decimal, binary, and hexadecimal).  Emphasis on general computer operation and maintenance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in CS 101B or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to computer hardware, including: identification and operation of components on the motherboard and internal and external peripheral devices of PCs; configuration and upgrading of components and memory; metric prefixes; units used in computer terminology and number systems (decimal, binary, and hexadecimal).  Emphasis on general computer operation and maintenance.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in CS 101B or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
 
1.  Analyze and apply appropriate safety procedures while working on systems.
2.  Inspect and evaluate the input, processing, and output functions of a personal computer (PC).
3.  Remove and replace PC components.
4.  Identify motherboard components and classify by their type and function.
5.  Perform mathematical conversions between binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbers.
6.  Assess and compare specifications and prices of system components.
7.  Perform basic electrical measurements.
8.  Infer from the performance of a diagnostic test the possible resolution of a hardware or software problem.
9. Analyze the relationship between the CPU and peripheral devices.
10. Note that repeating students will perform the above assignments under the conditions of new technology.

Topics and Scope
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I. The PC described
       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.  central processing unit
     C.  memory design
      D.  PC bus structure
     E.  input and output
     F.  power supply
     G.  how the system works
IV.  Electrical units and measurement
       A.  Volt, Ohm, Ampere, Watt
       B.  Ohm's law, Watt's law
       C.  engineering prefix notation
       D.  three significant figures and data collection
       E.  typical diagnostic equipment
       F.  correct use of test equipment to measure voltage
V.  Basic troubleshooting
     A.  introduction to troubleshooting
     B.  component recognition
     C.  component failures
     D.  repair-generated failure
     E.  how to localize failure and make repairs
     F.  safety precautions during troubleshooting and repairs
     G.  electrostatic discharge (ESD)
VI. Troubleshooting and repair
     A.   start-up problems
     B.   run problems
     C.   display problems
VII. Routine Preventive Maintenance.
      A.   contributors to system failure
     B.   temperature.
      C.   just and other particles
     D.   noise interference
     E.   power-line problems
     F.   magnetism
     G.  disk maintenance
     H   disk drive maintenance
     I.    using heat to spot potential problems
     J.   spare parts
Note that repeating students will perform the above assignments under the conditions of new technology.

Assignments:
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1. 2-4 written repair log reports (1-3 pages in length)
2. 6-11 homework problem sets
3. 4-10 skill demonstration performance tests
4. 2-4 quizzes and one final exam

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 from text and course
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Skill demonstration performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
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 Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Sixth Edition, Comprehensive, by Jean Andrews, 2007, Thompson Course Technology (classic)

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