Computer Hardware Technology (631)

631-183. IT Essentials A+. (3 Credits)

The IT Essentials A+ course provides a comprehensive overview of computer fundamentals and an introduction to advanced concepts. It is intended for individuals who want to pursue careers in IT and gain practical knowledge of how a computer works, and it will help to prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Upon completion of this course, be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Also, be able to connect computers to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.

Prerequisites: Computer Skills Assessment70 or College Profi - Comp Skills or Work Experience - Comp Skills or 860-702 with a minimum grade of S

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631-184. Computer Hardware Repair. (3 Credits)

This course will expand the student's knowledge beyond the basic computer troubleshooting techniques. Students will participate in a hardware repair shop experience by providing basic computer repair services for community members, students, staff and faculty.

Prerequisites: (801-136 with a minimum grade of C or 801-195 with a minimum grade of C) and (801-196 with a minimum grade of C or 801-198 with a minimum grade of C) and (631-183 with a minimum grade of B and 154-135 with a minimum grade of C and Associate Dean approval)

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631-195. A+ Review/Test Preparation. (3 Credits)

Prepare for the Computing Technology Industry Association A+ certification examination. Passing this exam provides a nationally recognized credential, currently required by industry leaders, that indicates student is a competent computer service professional. This individualized course is designed to meet the needs of the working computer repair professional seeking A+ certification and as an opportunity for review prior to taking the A+ exam.

Prerequisites: (631-137 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-)

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631-401. Computer Troubleshooting. (0.2 Credits)

Learn the fundamentals of the 7 Layer OSI Model and the 6 Step Troubleshooting Process, and explore the components of a computer and their functions.

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