is the study of the design of the computer.
Computer hardware and software will be explored to create a foundation
for future computer courses. Students will disassemble and assemble a
PC, install peripheral devices, install operating system, attach multiple
machines to form a network, and write a basic computer program.
In addition, students will evaluate the cost effectiveness of technology,
security of computing resources including data/information, and the
impact of technology on society.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Build or purchase their own computer by determining the needed
resources and assessing the availability of technology.
Install multiple operating systems
- Build a small network
- Use IP addressing
- Troubleshoot hardware, software and network issues
Assess security vulnerabilities and apply appropriate security
Comprehend technical articles in order to stay informed on new
The following grading scale will be used in assessing student performance:
100% - 90% A
89% - 80% B
79% - 70% C
69% - 60% D
Below 60% F
Approximant impact of assessments upon grades:
Exams (knowledge and skills based tests/quizzes) approximately 50%
Lab Activities ( skills based assessment) approximately 50%
Vocabulary is important in this course. Students are expected to maintain their own vocabulary definitions and study for weekly vocabulary quizzes. Current vocabulary is posted in classroom and on Google Classroom. Definitions are given in class, mostly verbally, as the term is covered. A complete list of definitions is not posted.
All work is due on assigned date. Late work is not accepted for a grade.
Assigned dates are visible in Google
Classroom where all work assignments are announced and turned-in.
All make-up work from an excused absence is the responsibility
of the student. It is the student’s responsibility to talk to
instructor and arrange make-up of work. It is the
responsibility of student to initiate this conversation.
Students are allowed two school days to make up work on the
missed day of absence and one additional day for each successive
day missed thereafter.
Academic dishonesty results in a loss of
credit for the student(s) involved. Such behavior includes, but
is not limited to, giving or receiving answers to assignments,
sharing of completed work, and cheating on exams.
Code of Conduct
- Be respectful of yourself and others. This includes language and behavior.
- Come to class on time and prepared to learn. Use your time wisely.
- Use technology appropriately for the purpose of learning content within the course
- Help your neighbor if he or she is having trouble with something you understand.
- All rules and procedures listed in the student handbook will also be followed.
Text and Supplies
- Resources for the course will be online. Students are expected to manage and utilize multiple websites.
- Labs require computer devices. The resources are provided to the student to be used in class.
Labs can be made up at school during Liberty Hour or before/after school.
- Students are suggested to have a flash drive for backup
of their work.
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