Alamance Community College
2021 Calendar Year

PC Repair Certificate

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CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 5 3
CTS-120   Hardware/Software Support PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take CIS 110 or CIS 111 and DRE 097

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.

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CTS-220 Advanced Hardware/Software Support 5 3
CTS-220   Advanced Hardware/Software Support PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides advanced knowledge and competencies in hardware and operating system technologies for computer technicians to support personal computers. Emphasis is placed on: configuring and upgrading; diagnosis and troubleshooting; as well as preventive maintenance of hardware and system software. Upon completion, students should be able to install, configure, diagnose, perform preventive maintenance, and maintain basic networking on personal computers.

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NET-125 Introduction to Networks 5 3
NET-125   Introduction to Networks PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. Topics include introduction to the principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

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SEC-110 Security Concepts 4 3
SEC-110   Security Concepts PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.

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Semester Total 19 12