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This program will prepare students for careers in the computer field. Students will install, maintain, upgrade, and repair computer hardware & software on workstations and network systems. This program will prepare students for the A+ Certification Exam. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to diagnose hardware or software failures and perform the actions necessary to correct the problems based on knowledge of the system's operation.

Students become adept with customer support techniques, key computer hardware architecture components such as, the motherboard, processor, memory, drives, networks, power supplies and peripheral devices for both desktop and laptop computers. Additionally, students will install, configure, and troubleshoot the significant operating systems utilized today.


This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Computer Science 101, 4 credits and Networking 151, 3 credits.

Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Computer Maintenance I


This course builds on the skills introduced in Computer Maintenance I. Students learn how to connect and install multiple computers and peripherals together to create a computer network. Students build, configure, and maintain network servers along with installing and configuring various network operating systems such as Novell, Windows, and Linux. Students learn to use troubleshooting services, system monitoring utilities, and data backup and recovery systems.

Other topics include learning how to connect various network components such as servers, computers, and printers together using data cabling, hubs, and switches. Students learn to run, terminate, and troubleshoot data cabling. In addition, students learn how to install and upgrade software across the network, as well as map drives and share resources such as printers, software, and files.The course includes setting up and configuring various network services such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VPN, terminal services, e-mail, and web services. Students learn how to secure and protect network servers and data as well as setting up and configuring a firewall, intrusion detection system, and encryption software for identifying and preventing potential network attacks.

This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Networking 150, 3 credits.