Introduction to Computer Maintenance (CPMT 1411)

Instructor: Vineet Aggarwal

Computer hardware, A+, Certification, Micro-processors, Troubleshooting Computer, Computer Technician


Computer and Electronic Engineering Technology


Course Description



Credit:  4 (3 lecture, 2 lab)

A study of the information for the assembly of a microcomputer system. Emphasis on the evaluation of microprocessors and microprocessor bus structure.  (ELET 2331)



Course Goals (includes competencies, incorporation of SCANS, etc.)

Upon successful completion of this course, The student will be able to:
1. Read and utilize all assigned materials (text, manufacture’s manuals, instructor provided supplementary materials). 
2. Install and test PC subsystems.
3. Use hardware and software diagnostics. The learning outcome in this section correspond to following SCANS requirements:

-Student maintains/troubleshoots computer system.
4. Build a microcomputer system. The learning outcome in this section correspond to following SCANS requirements:

 -Student Improves/designs system in the computer hardware area.

5.Write a lab report, answer review questions, and work in a lab-group for required experiments in the computer hardware area. The learning outcome in this section correspond to following SCANS requirements:

 -Student works with a group as a team member and learn to work with diversity in order to accomplish task successfully.

 -Student learns different methods of acquiring and learning information in order to accomplish tasks and present to the team members and instructor.


Instructor Information

Vineet Aggarwal

Houston Community College

Electronic Engineering Technology

555 Community College Drive

Houston, TX 77013

Tel 214 274 7934,

Email    [email protected]

Class meets: 8 AM -1 PM Saturday  Room: 212 Coldwell Building, HCC Northeast

Office hours: Immediately After the Class.

Textbook Information

TEXTBOOK:  A+ GUIDE TO Hardware MANAGING AND MAINTAINING and Troubleshooting, Jean Andrews, 5th ed Edition Enhanced   ISBN 978-1-4354-8738-3  Published by Course Technology

LAB MANUAL:  A+ guide to hardware, 4th edition, Jean Andrews, ISBN: 0-619-21766-9

Computer generated, typed, laboratory reports are required.

Equipment Basic tool kit recommended:
· screw drivers - Philips and slot head, large and small
· Pliers - standard and needle nose
· multimeter


Lab Requirements (if any)

Please contact instructor at the start of semester regarding this section.

Students with Disabilities

Any student with a documented disability (e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the Disability Services Office at the respective college at the beginning of each semester. Faculty is authorized to provide only the accommodations requested by the Disability Support Services Office.