PC Hardware Fundamentals > Syllabus (2022)

Types of evaluations and related weights
TypeWeightTopicNotes
Quizzes / Chapter Review Questions 33.33%
Labs 33.33%
Exams 33.33%

Late Work

Students will be allowed one week after the due date to complete any missed work.

College Email

ConqMail is the official electronic communication method for the college. Contact [emailprotected] if you have issues accessing your ConqMail account.

Academic Integrity

To maintain and assureacademicintegrityare the responsibilities primarily of faculty and students. Therefore, faculty and students should be familiar with the Dodge City Community CollegeAcademic IntegrityPolicy (found in the current college catalog and student handbook) and the consequences for academicdishonesty.

Policy on Plagiarism

Plagiarism will not be tolerated and includes but it not limited to the following: copying another person’s work and turning it in as your own; purchasing, borrowing, or downloading work composed by someone else and turning it in as your own; making up false/unsubstantiated information and attributing it to research sources; and/or assisting anyone to do any of the above. Additionally,whenever you copy, summarize, or paraphrase someone else’s words or ideas, you MUST use appropriate citation in either MLA or APA format. If you do not follow proper citation practices, you are plagiarizing. Any student who engages in plagiarism will receive a zero for the assignment and could face failure of the course and expulsion from the college.Be advised: you will be required to submit all of your major essays to online dropboxes on Canvas which link to Turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection site.

Policy on Cheating

Cheating will not be tolerated and includes but is not limited to the following: copying answers from another student or source on any assignment, quiz, or test; falsifying grades or records of grades; stealing tests or quizzes; and/or assisting anyone to do any of the above. Any student who is found guilty of cheating will receive a zero for the given assignment.

Withdrawal and Incomplete Policy

  • Class Drop/Withdrawal Policy: Please communicate with your course instructor before dropping or withdrawing from this course.
  • Please see the DCCC Official Withdrawal Policy for further information regarding withdrawal from a course (found in current college catalog).

Catalog

Technology Minimum Requirements

To engage effectively with Canvas, our course platform, you will need at least a laptop (desktops are optimal). Computers should be no older than 5 years and use an operating system compatible with the most recent version of Chrome. Chrome is the best browser for Canvas. Mobile/smart phone users will need to download the mobile app and browsers and expect some features of Canvas to be inaccessible. Canvas can accommodate low bandwidth environments but the minimum for functionality is an internet speed of 512kbps. See also: Canvas Guidelines

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Dodge City Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following offices have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:Vice President of Student Affairs & Risk Management/Co-Title IX Coordinator,2501 N. 14th Avenue, Dodge City, Kansas 67801, (620) 227-9204 ([emailprotected]), Vice President of Academic Affairs/Co-Title IX Coordinator, 2501 N. 14th Avenue, Dodge City, Kansas, (620) 227-9359 ([emailprotected]), orAssistant Vice President of Administration & Human Resources/Co-Title IX Coordinator,2501 N. 14th Avenue, Dodge City, Kansas 67801, (620) 227-9201, ([emailprotected]).

Emergency Notification

Dodge City Community College (DCCC) provides theDC3Alert Emergency Alert Notification Systemand registration is open to all DCCC students and staff. In case of an emergency or if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, you will receive a short text message and voicemail on your cell phone. You can also add land line telephone numbers to receive voice alerts, and e-mail addresses as well.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Dodge City Community College supports an inclusive learning environment where diversity and individual differences are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as a source of strength. We expect that students and faculty at Dodge City Community College will respect differences and demonstrate diligence in understanding how identities, perspectives, behaviors, and worldviews may be different from their own.

Course calendar and related activities
WhenTopicNotes
Lecture
Week #1
08/17/2021
8:00 AM - 9:14 AM
TCCL / Rm 210
Module 9: Supporting Mobile Devices
Lab
08/17/2021
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
TCCL / Rm 210
Module 9: Supporting Mobile Devices
Lab 9-5: Testing Mode: Create Mobile Device Connections
Lab 9-1: Configuring an Android Emulator
Lab 9-2: Configuring Mobile Email
Lab 9-3: Configuring a Windows Phone
Lab 9-4: Using Online Resources from a Mobile Device
Lab
Week #1
Module 9: Supporting Mobile Devices
Lab 9-5: Testing Mode: Create Mobile Device Connections
Lab 9-1: Configuring an Android Emulator
Lab 9-2: Configuring Mobile Email
Lab 9-3: Configuring a Windows Phone
Lab 9-4: Using Online Resources from a Mobile Device
Lecture
Week #7
Module 2: All About Motherboards
Lab
Week #7
TCCL / Rm 210
Module 2: All About Motherboards

Lab Manual

Lab Manual 2-1: Use the HWiNFO Hardware Information Utility

Lab Manual 2-2: Identify Motherboard Components

Lab Manual 2-3: Identify a Motherboard and Find Documentation and Drivers on the Web

Lab Manual 2-4: Remove and Replace a Motherboard

Lab Manual 2-5: Examine BIOS/UEFI Settings and Research BIOS/UEFI Updates

Lab Manual 2-6: Flash BIOS/UEFI

Hardware Lab Simulations

Lab 2-1: How to Select a Desktop Motherboard

Lab 2-2: Using Motherboard Connectors

Advanced Hardware Lab Simulations

Lab 2-3: Practice Mode: Identify Motherboard Components, Part 1

Lab 2-3: Testing Mode: Identify Motherboard Components, Part 1

Lab 2-4: Practice Mode: Identify Motherboard Components, Part 2

Lab 2-4: Testing Mode: Identify Motherboard Components, Part 2

Lab 2-5: Practice Mode: Use UEFI Setup

Lab 2-5: Testing Mode: Use UEFI Setup

Lab 2-6: Practice Mode: Configure a Motherboard

Lab 2-6: Testing Mode: Configure a Motherboard

Lab 2-7: Practice Mode: Select and Install a Motherboard

Lab 2-7: Testing Mode: Select and Install a Motherboard

Lecture and Lab
Week #7
TCCL / Rm 210
Module 7: Setting Up a Local Network

Module 7 Exam Tips

Module 7 Reading

Manage Module 7 PowerPoint Deck

Manage Module 7 Flashcards

Module 7 Student Test Prep

Lab 7-1: Diagnose and Connect to a Wireless Network

Lab 7-2: Set up a VPN

Lab 7-3: Practice Mode: Connect a Computer to a Network

Lab 7-4: Practice Mode: Install and Configure a SOHO Router

Lab 7-5: Practice Mode: Set up Wi-Fi and Configure Port...

Lab 7-3: Testing Mode: Connect a Computer to a Network

Lab 7-4: Testing Mode: Install and Configure a SOHO Router

Lab 7-5: Testing Mode: Set up Wi-Fi and Configure Port...

LAB
Week #7
09/30/2021
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TCCL / 210 & 202
Module 1: Taking a Computer Apart and Putting it Back Together

Lab Manual 1-1: Record Your Work and Make Deliverables

Lab Manual 1-2: Gather and Record System Information

Lab Manual 1-3: Identify Computer Parts
LAB
Week #8
10/04/2021
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TCCL / RM 210 & 202
Module 1: Taking a Computer Apart and Putting it Back Together

Lab Manual 1-3: Identify Computer Parts (Continued)

Lab Manual 1-4: Identify Form Factors

Lab Manual 1-5: Take a Computer Apart and Put It Back Together

Lab Manual 1-6: igate Computer Teardown Procedures

Lab Manual 1-7: Compare Laptops and Desktops

Lab and Lecture
Week #8
10/05/2021
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TCCL / Rm 202 & 210
Module 03: Supporting Processors and Upgrading Memory

Chapter 03: Supporting Processors and Upgrading Memory Questions

LAB MANUAL

Lab Manual 3-2: Run a Burn-in Test and Benchmark a CPU

Lab Manual 3-3: Research a RAM Upgrade on the Web

Lab Manual 3-4: Benchmark RAM and Plan an Upgrade

Lab Manual 3-5: Examine Laptop Documentation

Lab Manual 3-6: Troubleshoot Memory Problems

HARDWARE LAB SIMULATIONS

Lab 3-1: Using Msinfo32 Memory and Components

Lab 3-2: Upgrading Laptop Memory

Lab 3-3: Installing a Processor and Connecting Power

ADVANCED HARDWARE LAB SIMULATIONS

Lab 3-5: Practice Mode: Select a Processor

Lab 3-5: Testing Mode: Select a Processor

Lab 3-6: Practice Mode: Install a Processor

Lab 3-6: Testing Mode: Install a Processor

Lab 3-7: Practice Mode: Remove and Reinstall a Laptop Processor

Lab 3-7: Testing Mode: Remove and Reinstall a Laptop Processor

Lecture and Lab
Week #9
10/11/2021
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TCCL / Rm 202 and 210
Module 8: Network Infrastructure and Troubleshooting

Module 8 Lab Manual

Lab Manual 8-1: Inspect Cables

Lab Manual 8-2: Compare Options for a Small Office or Home Office LAN

Lab Manual 8-3: Create a Straight-Through Cable

Lab Manual 8-4: Create a Crossover Cable

Lab Manual 8-5: Set Up Advanced IP Scanner and Wake-on-LAN

Lab Manual 8-6: Sabotage and Repair a Network Connection

Lab Manual 8-7: Understand the OSI Model

Lab Manual 8-8: Convert Binary and Hexadecimal Numbers

Hardware Lab Simulations

Lab 8-1: Diagnosing TCP IP Connections

Lab 8-2: Testing a 10BASE-T Cable

Advanced Hardware Lab Simulations

Lab 8-3: Practice Mode: Work with IP Addresses and Subnets

Lab 8-3: Testing Mode: Work with IP Addresses and Subnets

Lab 8-4: Practice Mode: Identify TCP-IP Protocols and Port Numbers

Lab 8-4: Testing Mode: Identify TCP-IP Protocols and Port Numbers

Lab 8-5: Practice Mode: Identify Cabling Standards and Technologies

Lab 8-5: Testing Mode: Identify Cabling Standards and Technologies

Lab 8-6: Practice Mode: Select and Install Network Hardware

Lab 8-6: Testing Mode: Select and Install Network Hardware

Lab 8-7: Practice Mode: Build Straight-Through and Crossover Cables

Lab 8-7: Testing Mode: Build Straight-Through and Crossover Cables

Lab 8-8: Practice Mode: Troubleshoot Network Wiring

Lab 8-8: Testing Mode: Troubleshoot Network Wiring

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