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Hardware/Software Support

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
CTS 120 2 3 0 3
Prerequisite

CIS 110 or CIS 111, and NOS 110

Corequisite

None

Description

This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.

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