|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|COMPS 147||Computer and Peripheral Maintenance and Management||(2-2) 4 Cr. Hrs.|
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.)
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.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the COMPS section of the current course schedule for availability.