NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Microcomputer Repair and Upgrade II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Microcomputer Repair and Upgrade II
    B. Course Number: CS 233M - 10045
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: T 5:30:00 PM - 10:20:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Alcos, Sherhil
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 229
    H. Email Address: SAlcos@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2652
    J. Office Hours: Virtual Wednesday: 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Thursday: 7:00:00 PM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Friday: 3:00:00 PM-4:00:00 PM (MST);
    My preferred method of communication is through Canvas Inbox. I will respond to messages within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends. I am usually on Canvas Chat during my Virtual Hours. In-Person meeting is by appointment ONLY although I am usually in my office from 8-5 Monday to Friday.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): There are no prerequisites for this class
    M. Corequisite(s): There are no corequisites for this class
    N. Class Location: BUC237
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to develop skills in regards to routine preventive maintenance of PC's hardware and software troubleshooting, motherboard testing, adding replacement boards and peripherals, and upgrading the central processing unit. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be prepared to attempt to take the A+ certification exam. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    There is no guarantee of transferability and the student is advised to check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Bundle: A+ Guide to Hardware, 9th + LMS Integrated for MindTap PC Repair, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card 9th Edition
    by Jean Andrews (Author)
    Publisher: Course Technology; 9 edition (March 30, 2016)
    ISBN-13: 978-1337192590
    ISBN-10: 1337192597

    Computer Repair and Upgrade II (Hardware)

    2GB new flash memory drive (Thumb Drive)
    Computer Desktop or Laptop and reliable Internet Connection
    Netflix and/or Hulu Subscription


    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Total points will be computed as follows. The total points for the following may vary.
    5 LABs 400
    15 Discussions 150
    15 Homework 150
    10 Quizzes 100
    1 Project 50
    1 Paper 50
    1 Final Exam 100
    TOTAL POINTS 1000 POINTS

    Point System: 1000 total assigned points
    A >= 900
    B >= 800
    C >= 700
    D >= 600
  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:
    • Identify and explain the function of computer hardware components
    • Identify the factors that go into an individual or organizational decision on how to purchase computer equipment
    • Identify and explain how to maintain computer equipment
    • Demonstrate troubleshooting processes relating to computer hardware problems
    • Identify and explain the various types of network hardware
    • Demonstrate troubleshooting processes relating to Network problems
    • Demonstrate and explain how to install and configure desktop and laptop hardware and components
    • Explain how to configure settings and repair common problems relating to printers

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Response Time Frames: The instructor will respond to student email within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends. Grades for the course will be posted by the end of Friday each week.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE S.C.Alcos Syllabus
    CS233M Computer Repair and Upgrade II (Hardware)
    Web Hybrid (Online and Face to Face)
    Spring 2017 Course Outline/Timeline
    Week 1 (1/17) Course Introduction

    *Syllabus
    *Canvas Introduction
    *Module Zero
    *** Introduction Discussion and Syllabus Quiz due 1/17/2016 by 9:00 PM

    Week 2 (1/24) Chapter 1 - Computer Parts and Tools Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 3 (1/23) Chapter 2 - Inside Desktop Computers and Laptops Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 4 (2/7) Chapter 1 and 2 (LAB) Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: LAB Activities due by 10:30 PM
    Week 5 (2/14) Chapter 3 - All About Motherboards Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 6 (2/21) Chapter 4 - Processor and Memory Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 7 (2/28) Chapter 3 and 4 (LAB) Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: LAB Activities due by 10:30 PM
    Week 8 (3/7) Chapter 5 - Power System and Troubleshooting Computers Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 9 (3/14) Chapter 6 - Hard Drive and Storage Devices Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 10 (3/21) Chapter 5 and 6 (LAB) Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: LAB Activities due by 10:30 PM
    Week 11 (3/28) Chapter 7 - Input and Output Devices Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 12 (4/4) Chapter 8 - Connecting to and Setting Up a Network Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 13 (4/11) Chapter 7 and 8 (LAB) Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: LAB Activities due by 10:30 PM
    Week 14 (4/18) Chapter 9 - Network Hardware Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 15 (4/25) Chapter 10 - Printers and Customizing a System Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: Lecture and Quiz
    Week 16 (5/2) Chapter 9 and 10 (LAB) Online: Discussion and Homework due Sunday by 11:59 PM
    In Class: LAB Activities due by 10:30 PM
    Week 17 (5/8) Final Exam Week
    *The last day to withdraw is Thursday, April 20, 2017
    *This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be announced in class. You will be notified via Canvas where you will find the revised course outline.