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Computer Architecture
COMPUTER ARCH
CLASS CODE: CST 220 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This class focuses on the hardware of the IBM PC. The functions of the system board, expansion cards, storage devices, etc. are covered. Emphasis is on the operational characteristics of each device or system (both hardware and software drivers). Students also learn how to assemble, upgrade, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs through lab exercises.
DESCRIPTION: This class focuses on the hardware of the IBM PC. The functions of the system board, expansion cards, storage devices, etc. are covered. Emphasis is on the operational characteristics of each device or system (both hardware and software drivers). Students also learn how to assemble, upgrade, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs through lab exercises.
TOPICS: Introduction to Computers;
Tools & Supplies;
Numbering Systems;
Testing Components;
Purchasing Subassemblies;
Power Supplies;
Repairing Power Supplies;
Motherboards;
80486 and Higher;
Assembling System Boards;
Memory (ROM);
Memory (RAM);
Addressing RAM;
Keyboards;
Monitors, Video Displays;
Video Adapter Cards;
Floppy Drives;
Hard Drives;
Generic System Operation;
Installing Hard Drives;
Peripherals;
Game Controller Interface Card;
Testing the Game Card;
Serial (RS-232);
Parallel (LPT1);
Printers;
Mouse or Trackball;
CDROM Drives;
Sound Cards;
Modems;
Scanners;
Networks;
DOS Through Windows 98;
Symptoms and Repairs;
General Purpose Interface
OBJECTIVES: 1. Become familiar with different types of computer systems;
2. To develop an understanding of the function of each part of the system;
3. Troubleshoot Computers and peripheral systems.
REQUIREMENTS: Final Exam -- 25%;
Examinations (5 in class)-- 40 %;
Projects -- 25 %;
Papers -- 5 %
Homework -- 5 %
PREREQUISITES: EET 151
OTHER: Offered Fall and Winter.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002