Hardware/Software Support


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 the 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.

  • Prerequisite:
    Minimum grade of C or better in NOS-110
  • Corequisite:
Class Hours 2
Lab Hours 3
Clinic, Coop, or Shop Hours
Credit Hours 3