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    Jul 18, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support (3 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.

Competencies

1. Identify appropriate computer equipment and software based on organizational needs.
2. Demonstrate ability to upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software.
3. Repair non-functioning personal computers.



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