House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ITSC-1325-01 (PC Hardware)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGranger, Althea Diane
Phone(409) 984-6572
E-mailgrangead@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
E-mail:trahanma@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:MWF 11–1, M 1-3, T&R 3:30-4:30
Building:Cosmetology Annex (COSA)
Room #:101
Course Information
Course ID #10166
Course Subject-Number-SectionITSC-1325-01
Course TitlePC Hardware
Course Description Current personal computer hardware including assembly, upgrading, setup, configuration and troubleshooting.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting, Fifth Edition. Course Technology/Cengage Learning Incorporated, 2010, ISBN-13: 9781435487383
Learning Objectives Assemble/setup and upgrade personal computer systems; diagnose and isolate faulty components; optimize system performance; and install/connect peripherals
Major Assignments 1.        Review Syllabus, WebCT, and Campus Email.

2.        Review Hardware/Software

3.        Review Processing Cycle

4.        Review Lab Safety Procedures (Lab book preface viii – ix)

5.        Read Chapter 1 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

6.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

1.        Complete Labs 1.1 – 1.6 in Lab book pages 2 – 23.

2.        Complete the Chapter 1 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Discussion – Form factors, Power supplies, and Working inside a computer.

2.        Read Chapter 2 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 2.1 – 2.6 in Lab book pages 26 – 47.

5.        Complete the Chapter 2 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        All about Motherboards

2.        Read Chapter 3 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 3.1 – 3.6 in Lab book pages 50 – 72.

5.        Complete the Chapter 3 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Supporting Processors

2.        Read Chapter 4 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 4.1 – 4.5 in Lab book pages 74 – 92.

5.        Complete the Chapter 4 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Upgrading Memory

2.        Read Chapter 5 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 5.1 – 5.5 in Lab book pages 94 – 110.

5.        Complete the Chapter 5 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Catch up on incomplete assignments

2.        Complete Internet Project

Spring Break—no new assignments—

1.        Supporting Hard Drives

2.        Read Chapter 6 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 6.1 – 6.7 in Lab book pages 112 – 133.

5.        Complete the Chapter 6 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Installing and supporting I/O devices

2.        Read Chapter 7 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 7.1 – 7.5 in Lab book pages 136 – 150.

5.        Complete the Chapter 7 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)Complete the Chapter Review on class web site

1.        Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage

2.        Read Chapter 8 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 8.1 – 8.6 in Lab book pages 152 – 177.

5.        Complete the Chapter8 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies

2.        Read Chapter 9 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 9.1 – 9.9 in Lab book pages 180 – 205.

5.        Complete the Chapter 9 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Complete Chapter 9 Lab Assignments

1.        Networking Essentials

2.        Read Chapter 10 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 10.1 – 10.7 in Lab book pages 208 – 234.

5.        Complete the Chapter 10 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Supporting Notebooks

2.        Read Chapter 11 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs1 1.1 – 11.7 in Lab book pages 236 – 263.

5.        Complete the Chapter 11 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Supporting Printers

2.        Read Chapter 12 PowerPoint lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link

3.        Complete Review Questions on class web site (click Course Content icon / click Review Questions.

4.        Complete Labs 12.1 – 12.5 in Lab book pages 266 – 282.

Complete the Chapter 12 Exam (click Course Content icon / Chapter Exam)

1.        Catch up on Lab Assignments

2.        Complete Internet Project

Comprehensive Final Exam

Discussion Topics 1.        Introducing Hardware

2.        Working inside a computer

3.        About Motherboards

4.        Supporting Processors, Hard drives, and I/O devices

5.        Memory, Multimedia and Mass Storage

6.        Troubleshooting

7.        Networking

8.        Supporting Notebooks and Printers

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students are expected to be in class every class period. If a student should miss an exam, he/she may take a makeup exam by scheduling it with the instructor. Only one make up exam may be scheduled if the student has documentation of excused absence. Projects, daily work, and labs will be recorded as a zero should the student miss class.
Determination of Final Grade Class activities, labs, and attendance                20%

Chapter exams (12)                                50%

Final Exam                                        30%

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Campus Policies
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Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)

 

 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.

 

 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.

 

 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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