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ETRO 187 – A Plus Computer Hardware and OS

Effective Through Fall 2014

Credits: 3
Class hours: 6 lecture/lab
Recommended: ICS 100 or ETRO 18.
Description: This course teaches the fundamentals of computer hardware and operating systems. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to 1) assemble and upgrade computers and 2) troubleshoot and repair hardware and software problems. The student will also install computer peripheral devices and current versions of the Windows operating systems. Finally, the student will install and configure network cards for internet connectivity.

Spring (every 2 years)


Effective Spring 2015

ETRO 187 - Computer Hardware and OS

Credits: 4
Class hours: 8 lecture/lab
Recommended: ETRO 18 and ICS 100 or ICS 101.
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware, software, and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and responsibilities of an Information Technology (IT) professional. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install and configure operating systems, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. This course includes an introduction to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and client side virtualization. Hands-on labs are an essential element of the course.



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