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Computer Upgrade and Repair
COMPUTER UPGRADE AND REPAIR
     CET-1172C - 3CR

     SYLLABUS
     Summer 2004

Recommended Text: The Complete Guide to PC Repair                      Instructor: Edwin Sloan                       
Author: Cheryl A. Schmidt                                                     OfficeTech 434
Publisher: Scott Jones                                                                              Email: esloan@hccfl.edu
ISBN: 1-57676-057-X                                                                Phone: 253-7410
Office Hours: Summer - by appointment

PREREQUISITE:     EET-1083C OR A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF DOS AND WINDOWS

CLASS MEETING TIME: T, TR 6:00 - 9:10 PM    LAB MEETING TIME:  T, TR 8:00 - 8:50 PM

SPRING 2004:  May 18 -  July 27

COURSE DESCRIPTION: (Course consists of both lecture and lab learning activities). This course covers the
Knowledge and skills necessary for upgrading and repairing the hardware of a typical personal computer (PC). It includes the study of microprocessors, basic bus and input/output (I/O) interface types, and the types of semiconductor memories found in a typical PC.  Also studied is the layout of the drives set up by a disk operating system and how the operating system works with the hardware. This course will further prepare the student for the A+ Certification test (Core Side).  Credit for this course applies to Associate in Science degrees only.

OBJECTIVES:

The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to computer hardware installation and configuration.
The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to maintaining computer hardware.
The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to troubleshooting, problem solving and repair of computer systems and peripherals.
The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to building appropriate customer relationships.

POLICIES:

No make up exams will be offered without the prior approval of the instructor.
All tests must be taken in the classroom.  This is not an online class.
Students are highly encouraged not to miss class, as valuable hands-on experience will be lost.  Veteran's attendance is recorded.  Attendance has no bearing on the student's grade except in borderline cases.
No eating or drinking is permitted in HCC classrooms.
If necessary, some components of the syllabus may change.  However, any such changes will be announced in class.  Students are responsible for all announced changes.  Absence does not excuse this responsibility.
Request For Accommodation: If, to participate in this course, you require an accommodation due to a physical disability or learning impairment, you must contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, Dale Mabry Campus, Student Services Building, Room 208. Voice Phone: (813) 259-6035, TTD: (813) 253-7035, FAX: (813) 253-7336.
You must follow the academic honesty policy for HCC as listed in the catalog and the student handbook.  If you are caught cheating-you will get a “0” on that test, if you are caught a second time you will receive an “F” for the class.
All work that is returned to the student during the semester must be held on to till the end of the semester in case of discrepancies THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Daily Assignments (subject to change)
Date
Lecture and Assignments
Labs
May 18 -Tue
Ch 1 - Introduction to PC Repair
 Lab 1 -Handout -Component Identification
May 20 - Thu
Ch 2- On the MotherboardProcessors
Lab 2 -Handout - On the Motherboard Labs
May 25 - Tue
Ch 3- System Configuration Review
Lab 3- Handout - System Configuration Labs
May 27 - Thu
Test # 1 Covers Ch 1 - 3
Ch 4 Disassembly/Reassembly
Lab 4 - Textbook - Disassembly/Reassembly(no labs)
June 1 - Tue
Ch 5 - Basic Electronics and Power
Lab 5 - Handout - Basic Electronics and Power Lab
Practical Exam - System Build # 1
June 3 - Thu
Ch 7 - Memory Review
Lab 7 - Handout - Memory Labs
June 8 - Tue
Test # 2 Covers Ch 4, 5, 7
Ch 6 - Logical Troubleshooting
Ch 6 - No Labs
June 10 - Thu
Ch 8 - Floppy Drives
Ch 8 - Handout - Floppy Disk Lab
June 15 - Tue
Ch 9 - Hard Drives (Hardware)
Ch 9 - Handout - Hardware Labs
June 17 - Thu
Ch 9 - Hard Drives (Logical)
Review
June 22 - Tue
Test # 3, Covers Ch 6, 8, 9
Ch 10 - MultiMedia Devices
Ch 10 - Handout - Multimedia Devices Lab

June 24 - Thu
Ch 11 - Serial Devices, Mice, keyboards
Ch 11 - Handout - Serrial Devices Labs
June 29 - Tue
Ch 12 - Video
Ch 12 - Handout - Video Labs
July 1 - Thu
Ch 13 - Printers
Review
Ch 13 - Handout- Printer Labs
Practical Exam - System Build # 2
July 6 - Tue
Test # 4 Covers Ch 10 - 13
July 8 - Thur
Final - Comprehensive
July 13 - Tue
July 15 - Thur
July 20 - Tue
July 22 - Thur
July 27 - Tue

The Final is optional, but can also be used to replace a “lowest test” score.

GRADING:     

                             % of Total                                                 
4 Tests                        10% each  sub total 40%                             
1 Final                         15%                                                
 Labs                           25%                                   
2 Practicals                10% each 20%                                  

90 - 100 = A
80 - 89   = B
70 - 79   = C
65 - 69   = D
<65        = F




Other Recommended Texts:

Upgrading and Repairing PCs (14th Edition)
By: Scott Mueller
ISBN: 0789727455

PC Hardware Upgrading and Repair
By: Michael Graves
ISBN: 079061250X