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AASD TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CURRICULUM

Computer Maintenance and Repair 7030

Computer Maintenance and Repair (#7030)
Description FVTC Transcripted Credit
Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior
Formally known as A+ Computer Certification, this course will provide you with a strong foundation of how a
computer works. Topics covered include hardware, software, networking, and troubleshooting. This course will
prepare students to be knowledgeable consumers and technological innovators. This course is designed for
anyone who uses a computer and will help prepare the student for the A+ National Computer Servicing
Certification Program.

Credits 1
Prerequisites None
Textbooks/Resources A+ Guide to Managing, and Maintaining Your PC, Sixth Edition, 2008,
Jean Andrews
Cengage Learning Publisher; ISBN-13: 978-0-619-21758-7

Required Assessments District-wide standards-based assessment has been developed for this course.
Board Approved July 2003
Revised October 2008

AASD Technology Education Goals for K-12 Students






Appreciate the evolution of industry and technology.
Establish values on the impact of industry and technology on our environment.
Develop human potential for responsible work, leisure, and citizenship roles in a technical society.
Develop desirable attitudes toward work and quality of performance.
Be able to adapt to technological change through continued learning.
Develop knowledge and ability to properly use tools, techniques, and resources of industry and technological systems.
Develop creative solutions to technological problems.

Board Approved October 2008

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Show the relationship of the increasing complexities of technology with its ease of use. Board Approved October 2008 Page 2 . designed. and processes are necessary to maintain and improve high productivity and quality. built. B. D. Explain how enterprises apply technological systems for generating wealth by providing goods and services. Understand that humans are faced with moral and ethical issues because technology is enabling very significant modifications to the natural world. materials. Explain why decisions regarding the use of technology are dependent on the situation. C. Assess and explain the ways technological systems have evolved and will continue to evolve to satisfy human needs and desires. H. or perception of the D. Show how new knowledge either by design or otherwise is an outcome of technological activity that contributes to the exponential growth of technological knowledge. and controlled. application. Nature of Technology A. Explain how the development of new tools. Evaluate the way in which human adaptive technological systems interact with ideological and sociological systems. B. Portray how a society may not be able to exercise full control over their technological systems. Determine how the availability and quality of resources vary extensively throughout the world. AASD Technology Education Standards for Computer Maintenance and Repair #7030 I. II. Assess the impact new and improved products and services have had on the quality of life. Illustrate how resources are essential to technological activity. Explain how scientific and technological research can contribute to improved quality of life and a better standard of living. E. Select and apply appropriate processes to transform information into its most useful format.AASD TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CURRICULUM Computer Maintenance and Repair 7030  Develop job entry skills. Demonstrate how systems are planned. G. G. Explain how new and higher quality products require new and higher quality materials and processing techniques. F. A. I. C. organized. Use accepted methods of forecasting and projecting to develop scenarios of future technology needs and uses. Systems group using it. E. F.

Develop a presentation of a design solution that accounts for production of a device. Identify educational programs that prepare for a technological career. B. Predict future career directions. and. and meet a societal want or need. F. Use people skills (soft skills) effectively (See SCANS) Utilize the Internet to identify future trends in technology. work. Human Ingenuity A. how the device would be operated. and processes are necessary to maintain and improve high productivity and quality.AASD TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CURRICULUM Computer Maintenance and Repair 7030 AASD Technology Education Standards for Computer Maintenance and Repair #7030 (continued) III. Know that design solutions may have effects that were not predicted. replaced. Defend solutions to technological problems and opportunities. and disposed of. Impacts of Technology A. H. the relative appropriateness of a given technology. B. IV. D. K. Assess the impact new and improved products and services have had on the quality of life. Select materials and other resources for a technological design and develop practical solutions. collect. Careers in Technology A. maintained. J. Job shadow a technological career. C. and analyze data in order to solve a technological problem. Identify constraints present in a given technological process. G. Describe the current challenges and project the future challenges of governing a technology once it has become an integral part of the way people live. V. H. and play. Show how the effects of a given technology may be acceptable or unacceptable depending on the of circumstances. Measure. Illustrate how a technology can become controversial. Apply basic engineering concepts in the design and creation of solutions to various problems or opportunities. F. Explore future career directions. E. E. Page 3 . Evaluate by comparing risks and benefits. B. Explain how the development of new tools. F. Analyze how a given technology can influence values and beliefs by evaluating technological risks and benefits. Design and/or create solutions that are functional. G. C. who will sell and manage it. L. D. D. Identify sources that can be used to reduce stress in everyday life – life management skills. I. materials. have value greater than the investment. C. demonstrate quality. Assess the impact of new and improved products and services on the quality of life. G. E. Evaluate a technological solution and make necessary improvement if needed. Board Approved October 2008 Develop and evaluate strategies to improve or solve technological problems of existing products. aesthetically pleasing. Select and apply appropriate processes to alter the characteristics of a resource to make it useful in different situations. Evaluate technologies using multiple resources.

identifies system modules. explains how each module should work during normal operation.AASD TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CURRICULUM Essential Learning Objectives 1. Impacts of Technology Board Approved October 2008 Page 4 . III. Human Ingenuity. Systems. Explain the basic system boot sequences. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. identifies common symptom codes. Impacts of Technology 2. III. IV. Systems. Human Ingenuity. c. troubleshoots computer systems. practices problem isolation procedures. Identify the operating system structure. Impacts of Technology 4. Systems. b. distinguishes characteristics of popular CPU chips. Systems. Classroom Assessments Unit assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. Computer Maintenance and Repair 7030 Performance Indicators Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. IV. Unit assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. b. Human Ingenuity. Impacts of Technology 3. Explain CPU evolution. III. c. Human Ingenuity. IV. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. Interpret the meaning of common error codes. explains CMOS control. Unit assessment Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. III. IV. identifies system board architecture. Unit assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II.

IV. IV. Human Ingenuity. Impacts of Technology 6. Human Ingenuity. identifies basic procedures for adding and removing field replaceable modules. Systems. b. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. selects proper memory modules. Unit assessment Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. Human Ingenuity. installs identified system software. Impacts of Technology Board Approved October 2008 Page 5 . III. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. b. explains memory types. III. IV. Explain procedures for installing DOS and Windows operating system software. III. III. identifies basic procedures for adding and removing field replaceable modules. Systems. Differentiate between types of memory. Impacts of Technology 8. Classroom Assessments Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. Configure device settings. IV. Systems. establishes proper printer operation. Systems. Human Ingenuity. Add and remove field replaceable modules. accesses basic computer directories. Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. Impacts of Technology 7. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a.AASD TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CURRICULUM Essential Learning Objectives 5. b. Unit assessment Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. Computer Maintenance and Repair 7030 Performance Indicators Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a.

Identify customer satisfaction characteristics. b. b. Computer Maintenance and Repair 7030 Performance Indicators Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. practices proper safety maintenance. Human Ingenuity. completes servicing to customer satisfaction. Impacts of Technology Resources and learning activities that address course objectives: Board Approved October 2008 Page 6 . c. Classroom Assessments Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. Customer survey review Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. explains proper maintenance procedures. d. Unit assessment Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. IV. IV. IV. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. Systems. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. b. performs preventative maintenance. Customer survey review Performance assessment Objectives are linked to the following AASD Technology Education standards: II. III. Systems. Careers in Technology 11. III. Systems. Impacts of Technology. differentiates effective from ineffective behavior. identifies printer connections. Systems. III. Impacts of Technology 12. Human Ingenuity. services computer printers. Human Ingenuity. IV.AASD TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CURRICULUM Essential Learning Objectives 9. Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. identifies environmental hazards. Identify safety procedures. Human Ingenuity. Identify good troubleshooting methods. III. identifies printer configurations. Troubleshoot computer systems. identifies service techniques of primary printer types. Impacts of Technology 10. c. V.