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Course Description

Computer Service Technician - COMPS 147

Computer and Peripheral Maintenance and Management (2-2) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to PC and peripheral maintenance and management. The student will learn how to maintain, upgrade and support a PC system. System improvement will center on topics of hardware, as well as software. Students will examine proper system and component care, failure-prone items, and how to isolate, locate and identify a failing component within the PC system.


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

Course Competencies

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

  • Explain basic PC hardware terminology.
  • Explain basic PC software terminology.
  • Explain differences in system architectures.
  • Explain common elements in system architectures.
  • Explain data signal pathways found in a PC.
  • Explain the function of the Microprocessor in a PC.
  • Explain control signals in a PC.
  • Summarize PC peripheral installations.
  • Summarize PC upgrades.
  • Explain isolation of problems in a PC.
  • Validate equipment functions in a PC.
  • Explain electrical measurements taken in a PC.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.