ITS 144 Business PC System Maintenance/Support and OS Installation (3)

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite(s): ITS 124 or consent of the instructor or BE department chair.

Comment: ITS 144 may require hardware/software supplies for hands-on activities up to $50.00. ITS 144 was formerly ITS 220E.

Basics of computer hardware and operating systems: Processors, motherboards, hard drives, RAM, Input/Output devices, Power Supplies; Basic Operating System operation and components, such as the kernel, shell, and device drivers.

Course Syllabus
ITS144 – PDF

Hello, I am Hal Corcoran, and instructor in the information technology program at Kapi`olani Community College. ITS 144, PC Maintenance, Support, and Operating Systems installation is a real hands-on learning class. We learn about PC hardware and architecture, and Windows, and Linux operating systems by building, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring actual PCs. Exams in this class are split between multiple choice test and real hand-on assessments where students are asked to troubleshoot PCs and install components. This class covers much of the same material as the CompTIA A+ certification test, so some students take the certification test after they finish the class. Thank you and I hope to see you in ITS 144 soon.