Somerset Berkley Regional High School Technology -- Course Syllabus
Course Title: Computer Diagnostics & Repair I
Instructor: Mr. Kalif
Web Site: http://mrkalifm.weebly.com/ or through High School web site
Teaching Methodology – The following methods will be used:
The following methods will be used: Lectures, visual aids, questions and answers, and practical hands on material to reinforce the material and motivate the student. In addition, the student will learn through independent research for various reports assigned during each term.
Philosophy: The course will be guided by the philosophy that one learns by doing and that a proper balance between theory and practice is essential for genuine understanding of the subject.
This course is the first year course in Computer Diagnostics & Repair, which can prepare the student for the A+ exam in computer repair. Students will use a variety of software programs and specialized tools to develop solutions to complex computer problems de-bugging both software and hardware faults. Using basic and advance functions in technology, students will disassemble, test and rebuild numerous hardware configurations, install and configure operating systems and work with network operating systems. Specific systems include configuration, setup and diagnosis of Windows 95, 98, and Windows XP.
Students will develop a fundamental understanding of computer hardware, software, and diagnostic tools. Students will develop skills in assembling and disassembling, configuring, and diagnosing PC hardware and software systems. Students will demonstrate their learning through lab projects, quizzes, test and research projects, both written and oral, as well as homework assignments.
Competencies Addressed By This Course:
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Understand the basics of Computer Diagnosis & Repair.
2. Be able to correctly remove and reinstall all PC components.
3. Understand the terminology of computers and the components that make them functional.
4. Produce quality lab reports and research papers.
5. Present their findings to the instructor and the class using WMS Word and MS PowerPoint in a meaningful and accurate manor.
6. Realize the importance of the PC in today’s culture.
7. To diagnose and repair PC systems with speed and accuracy.
Assignments will be made to illustrate each topic listed in the course outline. Handouts will be provided and students will be required to complete each for grading. Assignments will consist of chapter work, lab reports, article reviews, and detail term papers. Each student will be required to keep a portfolio of their work in a 3 ring binder provided. The portfolio will be graded and is an integral part of this course. Quizzes, oral reports and a final exam will be given in addition to other assignments.
Daily Class Behavior
Lab Reports & Portfolio