Computer Information Systems

CIS 235

Managing and Troubleshooting PCs

Course Description

Personal computer servicing and support will be covered within the following topics: physical and electrical concepts of motherboards, power supplies, BIOS and expansion buses; definitions and uses of microprocessors (CPUs), memory system resources and input/output devices; data storage devices and interfaces; cables, connectors and ports; basic networking fundamentals; operating system fundamentals; and DOS.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


  • Windows experience.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the physical concepts of a motherboard in a personal computer.
  • Explain the electrical properties found in the motherboard of a personal computer.
  • Examine the electrical properties of the power supply.
  • Explore the computer BIOS.
  • Explain the types of microprocessors.
  • Explain input/output devices.
  • Explain data storage devices.
  • Explain basic networking fundamentals.
  • Examine operating system fundamentals.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2015; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 235047705Managing & Troubleshooting PCs OE/OE3Pearlman A$30.009/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 235017710Managing & Troubleshooting PCs OE/OE3Baron TS$30.0031/31/0Open
 235112811Managing & Troubleshooting PCs 3Pearlman A$40.0022/22/0Open
T 09:00AM-11:52AMAS950

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