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Course Number:
EET 178
Course Title:
Computing Environments for Technicians
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Course Description

Surveys complex computing environments where computers, operating systems, programming languages and network connections integrate. Includes projects involving command line, terminal applications, programming, hardware identification, troubleshooting and system analysis. Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory. Prerequisites: EET 122 or MT 122. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who complete the course should be able to:

  1. Identify the purpose of, and physically locate, all the major components within a computing system in order to troubleshoot, repair or replace parts. 
  2. Use shell commands and scripting languages for applications prototyping and development.
  3. Write short programs to solve electronics problems and format information.
  4. Apply the basic operations of computer networks including commonly used transmission media.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment methods will be defined by the instructor during the first week

of class. Typically, in-class quizzes, online quizzes, exams, and homework assignments

will be used. laboratory assessment will be by reports and/or practical

skills testing.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

- Basic Linux OS

- C++
   - Program Structure
   - Types
   - Operators
   - Control Structures
   - Functions
   - Scopes
   - Arrays
   - Structs and Classes Introduction
- PC Hardware
   - Processors, Memory, Motherboards and Power
   - Storage devices

   - Networking and Security