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Blinn College • Bryan • Business and Technology • Comp Network Admin - ITSC


Personal Computer Hardware ITSC-1325

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 310 CRN-12548
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/23/2018

Meeting Times


Discussion and Labs

  • Monday, Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM, F-241

Contact Information


Instructor: Mrs. Kelli Adam M.S.

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Description


Current personal computer hardware including assembly, upgrading, setup, configuration, and troubleshooting.

Requisites

None

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


1. Assemble, setup and upgrade personal computer systems

2. Diagnose and isolate faulty components

3. Optimize system performance

4. Install and connect peripherals

Materials


TestOut PC Pro 220-801 & 220-802 Lab Sim

  • Author: TestOut
  • Publisher: TestOut
  • ISBN: 2818440015816
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore and Online

Flash Drive

USB Flash thumb drive

Course Requirements


CompTIA A+ certification exam.

Transfers to BAAS degree at SHSU.

Transfers to BAS-IT degree at UHCL.

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Exams 40%

Four major exams

Labs 40%

Online and in-class labs

Final Exam 10%

TestOut PC Pro Certification exam

Class Participation 10%

Daily contributions to discussion and labs

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Schedule


Week

Date

Class Details

1

Mon Aug 27

Assignment 0; Computing Overview; TO1 labs

 

Wed Aug 29

cont.

2

Mon Sep 03

HOLIDAY

 

Wed Sep 05

PC Technician; TO2 labs

3

Mon Sep 10

System Components; TO3 labs

 

Wed Sep 12

cont.; EXAM 1

4

Mon Sep 17

Peripheral Devices; TO4 labs

 

Wed Sep 19

cont.

5

Mon Sep 24

Storage; TO5 labs

 

Wed Sep 26

cont.

6

Mon Oct 01

Networking; TO6 labs

 

Wed Oct 03

cont.; EXAM 2

7

Mon Oct 08

Printing; TO7 labs

 

Wed Oct 10

cont.

8

Mon Oct 15

Mobile Devices; TO8 labs

 

Wed Oct 17

cont.

9

Mon Oct 22

Windows Management; TO9 labs

 

Wed Oct 24

cont.; EXAM 3

10

Mon Oct 29

System Implementation; TO10 labs

 

Wed Oct 31

cont.

11

Mon Nov 05

File Management; TO11 labs

 

Wed Nov 07

cont.

12

Mon Nov 12

Security; TO12 labs

 

Wed Nov 14

cont.

13

Mon Nov 19

cont.; EXAM 4

 

Wed Nov 21

HOLIDAY

14

Mon Nov 26

Troubleshooting; TO13 labs

 

Wed Nov 28

cont.

15

Mon Dec 03

Course Project Presentations

 

Wed Dec 05

In-class Build Lab

16

Mon Dec 10

FINAL EXAM 10:15am-12:30pm