Hardware/Software Support

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.

  • Prerequisite: CIS 110 or CIS 111, and NOS 110
  • Corequisite: None
Class Hours3
Lab Hours3
Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours0
Credit Hours3