This two-semester course provides instruction in the basics of computer construction and repair; emphasizes troubleshooting and diagnosis of hardware and software failures; provides the skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in the field of computer servicing. Students have the opportunity to service and repair a wide range of personal computers while learning theory of operation and gaining programming skills. Students will use a variety of service tools. The operation of each component of a computer is studied and tested while assembling test computers. Designed to provide a solid foundation as a basis for a student's continuing education in the computer sciences.From CALPADS: Introduction to Information Support Services
This course will introduce students to computer usage and functionality, operating systems, the main system components, network connectivity, software installation, data backup, troubleshooting, and system administration. The role of ICT in organizations and business processes using tools such as organizational charts, flowcharts, and timelines will be discussed. Client relations and communications will be introduced along with information gathering techniques, and critical thinking and listening as part of problem solving.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Computer Occupations, All Other||15-1199.00|
|Computer User Support Specialists||15-1151.00|
|Computer Systems Analysts||15-1121.00|
|Computer Hardware Engineers||17-2061.00|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment Green|
|Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers|
|Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations|
|Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers|
|Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers|
This unit covers safety in the classroom and how to safely use computer hardware to protect the student and the hardware,
This unit covers the basics of a network system, from basic cabling to the trouble shooting techniques used with a networked system.
Personal Computers and Components are found in every aspect of our lives. This unit covers Motherboards, Memory, Powers Supplies , Ports, and Expansion Slots. Identifying the major components of a Personal Computer can be found in this unit.
How an operating system controls a computer is covered in this unit. Learn how the Binary System works within a computer and how an Operating System can control the Personal Computer.
Learn the strengths and the differences of laptops , notebooks, and portable devices. This unit identifies how each device is unique and its uses.
In this unit you can find lessons on how to , diagnose common printer problems, install print driver software, and operating principles of printers.
This unit explains how viruses are spreed, how to detect viruses, and how to prevent viruses.
This unit covers the trouble shooting techniques necessary for analyzing a personal computer. It also covers the lost art of Soldering. Take a look inside and find real life lessons.
Find samples of how to pass the different professional certifications in this unit.
Modern file systems encountered in professional environments are increasingly virtualized and remote. A remote virtual Ubuntu Linux Operating System hosted on Amazon Web Services is used in this project to allow the student to have access to a computer to which they have root access. This allows the student to have a better platform on which to learn about the administrative aspects of file management and security. This would be impossible on a computer which they have restricted access to, such as the computers available to students at most schools.
In this project, students will set up, launch and customize a publicly available web application. This project provides the high interest framework and sufficiently complex challenges for students to learn file management and security. File management and security is at the heart of creating secure and functional computer applications and systems. For students to conceptualize these concepts as well as practice the skills necessary to predictably operate and develop computer systems, students need access to a remote computer system on which they have administrator or root access. With this access they are able to comprehensively practice and develop the file management skills which are fundamental to all computer systems.
Lessons in the Project Include:
Lesson 1: Operating System on the Cloud
Lesson 2: Creating a Web Server
Lesson 3: Launching a Web App
Lesson 4: Customizing Your Web App