Computer Maintenance and Repair 1 (ELEC201)
Computers & Electronics
1.0 (yearlong course)
Algebra 1 (MATH100)
Available 19-20 only.
ELEC201 and ELEC202 will be merged and available as ELEC200 beginning 2020-2021. Students who are new to Computer Maintenance & Repair should take ELEC200.
ELEC202 is available through 20-21 to students who have previously completed ELEC201. ELEC202 will not be offered after 20-21.
Computer Repair and Maintenance consists of two full-year courses each worth one credit. Completing both parts of this course will cover all the material necessary to be prepared to take the nationally recognized CompTIA A+ 200-901 and 220-902 certification exam (http://www.comptia.org/certifications.aspx), the cost for which is not included in the tuition cost for this class. ELEC201 is the first part of Computer Repair and Maintenance. This class is designed to get the student "inside" a Windows personal computer and understand how it really works. Although hands-on repair work is not required to successfully complete the course, the author recommends working on actual computers during the course. The instructor recommends examining and working with a Pentium class or newer "scrap" computer. It is recommended that students have access to a computer running Windows XP (or later).
This course can not be completed on a Chromebook.
LabSim requires a 64-bit operating system, 3GB Ram, and a computer running Microsoft Edge 20+ (Windows 10), MS Internet Explorer 10+, Google Chrome 31+, or Apple Safari 8+ (Mac).
Technology is everywhere. You’re using it right now. You’re likely wearing or have in your pocket a piece of technology. One of the most common pieces of technology is a computer. Your computer may be a desktop, a laptop, a Chromebook, or an all-in-one. Your computer could have Microsoft Windows, MacOS, or Linux as its operating system. You’ve no doubt, then, experience that moment of “Uh oh, something isn’t working properly.”
Perhaps you’re trying to use that fancy 10-in-1 printer, scanner, fax, copier, duplicator, coffee making printer you picked up on EBay or you’re trying to configure that shiny new 4k HD webcam so you can Skype your teacher in pore-opening clarity. It is more, likely, however, that your computer is running slowly or the monitor won’t turn on.
In this two-year course, students will gain the confidence and experience to diagnose and repair a whole host of issues across a variety of systems. Lessons are video-based and have repeatable practice labs to ensure mastery. Best of all, students are fully prepared for the CompTIA A+ 901/902 certification exams. While those exams are taken separately, the student can earn, through the course, a separate certification to demonstrate competency.
You’re invited. This is your RSVP request to embark on a journey to tackle the wild world of computers and gain the confidence to overcome the Blue Screen of Death. (Not sure what that is? Register today!)
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The teacher was very fast to grade and always provided helpful feedback.
The course was fun and I did not have many questions most of the time because everything was well organized.