SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 10:48:40 AMELEC 88.82 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 88.82Title:  ADV COMPUTER HDR/A+  
Full Title:  Advanced Computer Hardware/A+
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 299.8

Catalog Description:
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The theory and operation of individual peripheral devices and operating systems including hard drives, Windows 2000, Windows XP, I/O Devices, peripherals, multimedia and troubleshooting.  Partitioning, formatting of hard drive. Clean installation of an operating system (OS). Fundamentals of networking. Basic diagnostic tests. Includes complete disassembly and reassembly of a personal computer (PC) by each student.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 88.81


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The theory and operation of individual peripheral devices and operating systems including hard drives, Windows 2000, Windows XP, I/O Devices, peripherals, multimedia and troubleshooting.  Partitioning, formatting of hard drive. Clean installation of an operating system (OS). Fundamentals of networking. Basic diagnostic tests. Includes complete disassembly and reassembly of a personal computer (PC) by each student.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 88.81
Recommended:
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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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
 
1. Upgrade random access memory (RAM)
2. Inspect and evaluate individual peripheral devices
3. Identify networking systems and devices
4. Evaluate the operation of the computer, utilizing diagnostic tests
5. Partition and format a hard drive
6. Perform a clean installation of an operating system (OS)
7. Perform A+ Certification practice tests
8. Perform system component troubleshooting and repair
Note that repeating students will perform the above assignments under the conditions of new technology.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Random access memory (RAM)
    A. upgrades
    B. installation
    C. troubleshooting
II.  Hard drives
    A.  File formats
    B.  partitioning
    C.  formatting
    D.  installation
    E.  maintenance
III.  Supporting Windows OS
    A.  clean install of an OS
    B.  configuration
    C.  troubleshooting
IV.  Supporting Input/Output (I/O) Devices
    A.  installation
    B.  configuration
    C.  troubleshooting
V.  Multimedia and mass storage
    A.  installation of sound and graphics cards
    B.  configuration
     C.  troubleshooting
VI. Network structure
     A.  networking between systems
     B.  networking between devices
VII.  Diagnostic testing
     A.  software systems and troubleshooting
     B.  classification of tests
VIII.  A+ Certification
     A.  test preparation and general review of questions
     B.  process for earning certification
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%
Class 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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