Computer Service Technician


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Credit Hours

(2-2) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates

Section NoStart Date
114350January 12, 2015

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Computer and Peripheral Maintenance and Management

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to PC and peripheral maintenance and management. The student will learn how to maintain, upgrade and support a PC system. System improvement will center on topics of hardware, as well as software. Students will examine proper system and component care, failure-prone items, and how to isolate, locate and identify a failing component within the PC system.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain basic PC hardware terminology.
  • Explain basic PC software terminology.
  • Explain differences in system architectures.
  • Explain common elements in system architectures.
  • Explain data signal pathways found in a PC.
  • Explain the function of the Microprocessor in a PC.
  • Explain control signals in a PC.
  • Summarize PC peripheral installations.
  • Summarize PC upgrades.
  • Explain isolation of problems in a PC.
  • Validate equipment functions in a PC.
  • Explain electrical measurements taken in a PC.
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