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Bryan · Engineering, Computer Technology, and Innovation · Comp Network Admin - ITSC

Personal Computer Hardware

  • Spring 2019
  • Section 328 CRN-25172
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/14/2019 to 05/09/2019
  • Modified 03/04/2019

Meeting Times


  • Monday, Wednesday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM, F 241

Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Major Robert Carl Nelson II

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM, F 242

Schedule an appointment for best results.


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



Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Assemble, setup and upgrade personal computer systems

2. Diagnose and isolate faulty components

3. Optimize system performance

4. Install and connect peripherals


TestOut PC Pro (CompTIA 220-1001, 220-1002)

  • Author: TestOut
  • Publisher: TestOut
  • ISBN: 978-1-935080-42.8
  • 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.



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


A [90, 100]   Exceptional knowledge of the material covered

B [80,90]      Above average knowledge of the material covered

C [70,80]      Average knowledge of the material covered

D [60,70]      Less than average knowledge of the material covered

F [0,60]         Very little knowledge of the material covered

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


Spring 2019


Week Day Meeting Details Weekly
1 M 01/14/19 Orientation 3
W 01/16/19 Computing Overview; TO1 labs
2 M 01/21/19 Holiday College Closed 3
W 01/23/19 PC Technician; TO2 labs
3 M 01/28/19 PC Technician; TO2 labs 3
W 01/30/19 System Components; TO3 labs; Day of Record
4 M 02/04/19 System Components; TO3 labs; Exam One (Lessons 1-3) 3
W 02/06/19 Peripheral Devices; TO4 labs
5 M 02/11/19 Peripheral Devices; TO4 labs 3
W 02/13/19 Storage; TO5 labs
6 M 02/18/19 Storage; TO5 labs 3
W 02/20/19 Networking; TO6 labs
7 M 02/25/19 Networking; TO6 labs; Exam Two (Lessons 4-6) 3
W 02/27/19 Wireless Networking; TO7 labs
8 M 03/04/19 Wireless Networking; TO7 labs 3
W 03/06/19 Printing; TO8 labs
Spring Break M 03/11/19 Holiday - College Closed  
W 03/13/19 Holiday - College Closed
9 M 03/18/19 Printing; TO8 labs 3
W 03/20/19 Mobile Devices; TO9 labs
10 M 03/25/19 Mobile Devices; TO9 labs 3
W 03/27/19 System Implementation; TO10 labs
11 M 04/01/19 System Implementation; TO10 labs; Exam Three (Lessons 7-10) 3
W 04/03/19 File Management; TO11 labs
12 M 04/08/19 File Management; TO11 labs 3
W 04/10/19 System Management; TO12 labs
13 M 04/15/19 System Management; TO12 labs 3
W 04/17/19 Security; TO13 labs
14 M 04/22/19 Security; TO13 labs 3
W 04/24/19 Exam Four (Lessons 11-13)
F 04/26/19 Last Day to Drop with a "Q"
15 M 04/29/19 Course Project Presentations 3
W 05/01/19 Course Project Presentations
F 05/03/19 Last Day of Classes
16 W 05/08/19 from 1515-1730 Comprehensive Final Exams 3
      Total Contact Hours 48