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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECT 1001 - PC Hardware and Software

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 2
Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. The course will focus on describing the internal components of a computer, assembling a computer system, installing an operating system, and troubleshooting using system tools and diagnostic software.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Introduction to the personal computer
  2. Laptops and portable devices
  3. Network fundamentals
  4. Operating systems
  5. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
  6. Printers and scanners
  7. Safe lab procedure and tool use
  8. Security
  9. Step-by-step computer assembly

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the components of a personal computer
  2. perform a step-by-step assembly of a desktop computer.
  3. explain the purpose of preventive maintenance
  4. perform preventive maintenance.
  5. install an operating system.
  6. upgrade components of a personal computer, based on a scenario
  7. describe the components of a laptop computer.
  8. describe the components of a laser printer.
  9. perform component replacement on a laptop computer.
  10. troubleshoot a personal computer or laptop, given a scenario.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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