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CRT 201 - Personal Computer Equipment Servicing I

Description: This course is the first of a two-course sequence designed to provide the skills required to install, service and maintain personal computers and their peripheral devices. Topics include microcomputer fundamentals; PC hardware; the addition or replacement of field replaceable modules; installation and configuration procedure for various devices; common problems associated with each module and troubleshooting techniques. Microprocessor support systems, memory systems, on-board I/O, expansion slots, system board upgrading and troubleshooting conclude the course. Department computer facility will be used for all laboratory work. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

CRT 202 - Personal Computer Equipment Servicing II

Prerequisites: CRT 201

Description: This course is the second of a two-course sequence designed to provide the skills required to install, service, and maintain personal computers and their peripheral devices. The course begins with coverage of input/output devices, including coverage of serial and parallel ports, troubleshooting port problems. The construction, installation and troubleshooting of input devices such as keyboards, mice, trackballs, joysticks, light pens, touch-screens and scanners are discussed. Magnetic storage is then covered including disk drive operation, floppy disk drives, hard disk drives, RAID systems and tape drives. Video displays , including CRT basics, color monitor video standards, video controllers, liquid crystal displays and gas plasma displays are covered. The characteristics, mechanics, installation and troubleshooting of dot-matrix, ink-jet and laser printers are studied. Data communications is covered, including modems, local area networks and wide area networks. Department computer facility will be used for all laboratory work. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech