Computer Systems Syllabus/Supply List

Computer Systems Q3 Syllabus

The following standards are to be covered during quarter one. Specific activities, texts, and assignments may be modified at the teacher’s discretion.


Computer Systems

Nine Week

Quarter 3






Standard 1.0

Students will interpret and demonstrate the principles of industrial safety standards associated with the information technology industry.

Standard 2.0

Students will demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills required for success in the school, community, and workplace.

Standard 3.0

Students will evaluate career opportunities and career paths within the information technology industry.

Standard 4.0

Students will analyze the growth and development of the information technology industry to gain insight regarding past, current, and future trends of the information technology industry.

Standard 5.0

Students will install, configure and maintain personal computer components.

Standard 6.0

Students will detect problems, troubleshoot and repair/replace personal computer components.

Standard 7.0

Students will install, configure and maintain laptop components.







  • Conduct a self-inspection of the laboratory and identify modifications necessary for compliance with rules, regulations, and standards of governing agencies
  • Create a leadership inventory and use it to conduct a personal assessment.
  • Develop a list of career opportunities, including education requirements, responsibilities, and salary ranges.
  • Research industry history, trends, and pioneers in computer, Internet, and Web development from the Internet, media research, interviews, and other research sources.
  • Build a new Personal Computer.
  • Create a flow chart for troubleshooting various components, internal and external.
  • Replace optical drive in a laptop or portable device.






  • Industrial Safety Standards
  • Leadership, citizenship, and teamwork
  • Reading, Writing, Math, and Science skills and Understand
  • Career opportunities
  • Growth and Development of the IT industry
  • Configuration and maintaining computer parts
  • Troubleshooting and repair
  • Laptop Components

Major Assignment/s


Disassemble and Reassemble a PC

Trouble shoot a Network

Trouble Shoot PC hardware

Troubleshoot an Operating System

Instructional Materials

Textbook:Data, Voice, and Video Cabling 3rdEdition, Networking Fundamentals

Cisco Networking Academy Online Courses

Step-by-Step Lab Manual for Networking

Field Trip/s


Progress Reports: Computer printout progress reports will be given to each student approximately every four weeks.

Computer Usage:  Students must have a written Student Agreement & Parent/Guardian Permission Form on file at the library to access the Internet.  It is imperative that students who have not completed this form do so immediately as computer and Internet usage is an integral part of the coursework for this class.

 Parent Conference Procedure:  Parent conferences and inquiries are welcomed.  You may reach me at the number listed on the Web Site or by email. Should the need arise to schedule a conference; you can do so by contacting the subject area counselor.

 Make-up Policy: Students will have one day for each excused day absent to make up work.  Because much of the work in this class must be completed in class, I will have to stay after school for students to make up work. Should students miss school on days when new or graded concepts are covered, they should make an appointment with me to stay after school.

Course Format: Students will develop skills through a variety of methodologies including: 

A.  Lecture                             C Simulations                    E. Technology
B.  Demonstrations                  D.  Practice                         F. Class Discussion


Supplies Needed:

Writing instrument, loose leaf paper, and binder with dividers

A set of headphones for online courses

The notebook should be brought to class daily