2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog
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CIS 1453 - PC Hardware & Maintenance

3 Credits
This course provides knowledge of and experience with personal computer hardware selection, installation, maintenance, and operation of external and internal components. Students will gain hands-on experience in the assembling of computers and the installation of drivers that make the components functional. They will also get hands on experience in servicing computer systems from the hardware and software standpoint. An in-depth focus on application conflicts, software installation, hardware failures and conflicts and the troubleshooting process to reach a resolution.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Describe the basic function of each PC hardware
component (PLO 2, 4, 5)
2. Describe how the operating system functions with
each hardware component (PLO 2, 4, 5)
3. Construct a PC connecting all internal and
external components (PLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Install drivers and other necessary system files
(PLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
5. Troubleshoot printers (PLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
6. Select the correct form factor components to
replace parts or build a new PC (PLO 2, 4, 6)
7. Write a professional proposal for computer
construction and sales (PLO 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
8. Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques for
laptops and desktops (PLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
9. Troubleshoot network connections on laptops and
mobile devices (PLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)



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