Prince George's Community College
COURSE SYLLABUS: ENT 184 - COMPUTER HARDWARE
Reference No. 6970
|| Tony Magnotto
Engineering Technology Department
Office: Lanham 219
Telephone (office): 301/341-3045
Telephone (dept): 301/322-0751
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| OFFICE HOURS:
||4:00 - 6:00
||4:00 - 5:00
||4:30 - 6:00
||4:00 - 5:30
| REQUIRED TEXT: Mike Meyers A+ Guide To Managing and Troubleshooting PCs,
Second Edition by Meyers & Jernigan; McGraw-Hill
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 17th
Edition by Scott Mueller; Que Corporation Publishers.
The purchase of a computer repair tool kit (usually under
Five 3½” HD floppy disks with standard labels to use for class
Quizzes 10 percent
Assignments 10 percent
Lab Participation 10 percent
Class Attendance 10 percent
Tests and quizzes will consist of
blanks, and short-answer questions. Lab participation will be
graded by attendance at the labs, taking part in the exercises,
successful outcomes to the labs, and using normal precautions
in handling the equipment. Class attendance will be graded by
your presence and participation in class. Excused absences will
be granted when you contact me in advance, or for unforeseen
CLASS TIMES: Classes are held on Wednesday s from 1:00 to 4:30 PM.
COURSE OUTCOMES: This course will enable you to do the
HOW ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED
- Identify major components and sub-systems of an IBM
- Have a basic understanding of what takes place with the
computer's hardware when the computer is turned on;
- Understand how Windows operates and uses memory in an
- Understand the concept of fault-isolation, and be able
to isolate the most typical kinds of faults found in
malfunctioning IBM-class computers; and
- Be able to successfully repair faulty IBM-class
computers in at least a rudimentary fashion.
Class assignments and labs are to be submitted as a printout
from a word processing
Feel free to ask lots of questions. Food and
permitted in lecture class, but NOT in the lab area. Please
set cell phones to vibrate before class begins.
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Students requesting academic accommodations are required to
contact the Disability Support Services Office (B-124) or
call (301) 322-0838(voice) or 322-0122(TTY) to establish
eligibility for services and accommodations. Students with
documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately
with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and
provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines
the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a
system of procedures for
dealing with students charged with violations of the code and
and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the
an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible
with the college’s function as an educational institution. Refer
to the 2007-2008
Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the Code of
including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for
dealing with disruptive student behavior.
CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The college is an institution of higher learning that holds
as its highest principle. In the pursuit of knowledge, the
expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share
adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity.
To support a
community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the
Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest
representation in the work that is
produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning
process. The complete
text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2007-2008
Student Handbook and
posted on the college’s web site.
|| No classes - Labor Day - COLLEGE
|| Last day to apply for fall
|| Mon., Sept. 17
|| Last day to change from “audit” to “credit”
or “credit” to “audit” for full-semester classes
| Fri., Sept. 28
|| No Classes - College Enrichment Day
|| Tue., Oct. 30
|| Last day to withdraw from 15-week
|| Tue., Nov. 20
|| No classes – Thanksgiving Break -
|| Wed. - Sun., Nov. 25 – Sun., Nov.
|| Final exam period/last week of
|| Tue.- Mon.,
|| No classes - Winter Break – COLLEGE
College announces a delayed opening, all classes with at
minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening
will be held.
For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45
a.m. class will
be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes.
The following information is also
contained in the student handbook:
COLLEGE RESOURCES AND SERVICES
Largo Student Center, Room 116
Learning Resources (Library)
General information: 301-322-0105
Circulation services: 301-322-0475
Reference services: 301-322-0476
The Library provides a range of library and media services.
Refer to the web site for hours and more information about
Student Assessment Services (Testing Center)
Bladen Hall, Room 100
Check the web site for hours, policies, and procedures.
Student Development Services
Student Development Services has various programs that
provide students with mentoring, advising, and individual
counseling. Call or check the website for more information.
Tutoring and Writing Centers
Bladen Hall, Room 107 Stop by or call to make an
The Tutoring Center can help you in many courses with free
one-on-one or group tutoring.
The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring for all
students who are working on a writing assignment in any