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Computer Repair Technician

Admissions Requirements:

repair technician classIndividuals applying for this course are required to:

  1. interview with an admissions counselor;
  2. be at least 16 years of age (applicants under the age of 18 require written permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to enroll); and
  3. able to read at an 8th grade level. Present proof of secondary education (transcripts, high school diploma, or GED certificate) or
  4. in the event the applicant is unable to provide proof of secondary education, achieve a passing score on the TABE (GE 8 Reading). There is an additional $40.00 fee for this skills test.

Program Description:

This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a Computer Repair Technician. Graduates may find suitable employment with computer manufacturing, sales, technology repair companies, self-employment. Students will learn the basics of IT and to troubleshoot and repair personal computers. Upon completion of this program students will be able to install, upgrade, and support personal computers and associated peripheral devices, and to take the CompTia A+ certification (220-901 and 220-902) exams.

Program Outline

Subject # Subject Title Clock Hours
Lec Lab Clin Total
CRT 101 Personal computers, laptop, and portable device components 12 12 00 24
CRT 102 Understanding operating systems, networks, and security 24 18 00 42
CRT 103 Safety and Environmental Issues 02 02 02 06
CRT 104 Effective Communication and the soft skills of Professionalism 02 02 04 08
CRT 105 Externship 00 00 10 10
Total Hours 40 34 16 90

The approximate time required to complete this program is 90 hours/three weeks for day students.****There are no prerequisites for these courses.

Computer Repair Technician Program Topic Descriptions

CRT 101- Personal computers, laptops, and portable device components (Lec 12 Cl Hrs / Lab 12 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 1-4)
Helps to solidify your understanding of crucial hardware components and best practices for their maintenance. Identify components of motherboards, processors, and Memory identifying components of Motherboards. System Board Form Factors. Purposes and Characteristics of Processors and Memory. Types of Memory and Packaging. Cooling Systems and Fans. Storage Devices and Power Supplies. Peripheral and Expansion Installing. Configuring Expansion Cards. Display Devices. Custom configurations,

CRT 102- Understanding operating systems, networks, and security (Lec 24 Cl Hrs / Lab 18 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 5-11)
Operating System basics and administration for crucial maintenance and troubleshooting using the latest best practices. Working with Windows 7, 8/8.1, Vista, Mac OS, Linux, and mobile OSes. Common security issues and prevention methods

CRT 103- Safety and Environmental Issues (Lec 02 Cl Hrs / Lab 02 Cl Hrs / Ext 02 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 12)
Understanding operational and safety procedures. Identifying potential safety hazards. Creating a safe workplace. Understanding environmental controls and managing the physical environment. Handling and disposing of computer equipment.

CRT 104- Effective Communication and Professionalism (Lec 02 Cl Hrs / Lab 02 Cl Hrs / Ext 04 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 13)
Managing sensitive information. Demonstrating professionalism. Communicating with customers. Using appropriate behavior.

CRT 105- Computer Repair Technician Externship (Lec 00 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 10 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day14-15)
Hands on experience with a local IT company in a volunteer capacity to gain real world experience and to put it all together.

Computer Repair Technician Program Externship Monitoring Policy

SCHEDULE: Students must complete 10 hours of an unpaid externship during the program. The schedule shall include no more than 6 hours per day with a 30 minute lunch break. The externship schedule approved by the facility must define the following:

  • Dates and times of your externship, name, address, and telephone number of the facility where the externship will be conducted
  • Name and telephone number of the work site supervisor that will supervise your externship.

If there are any changes to the schedule, you must notify FasTrac Job Training Center immediately. FasTrac Job Training Center expects each extern to be at the work site and available during the times listed on their extern schedule.

EXTERNSHIP COORDINATOR: The externship coordinator can make randomly selected visits to the work site to monitor externs as needed. Every extern may not have a physical visit to the work site; however, telephone contact will be made with the facility of each extern to monitor externs’ activity.

EXTERNSHIP PROGRESS: A meeting will be held with the externs to discuss their experiences and observations. Externs are not required to keep a daily journal on their observations and experiences.

EXTERNSHIP FINAL REPORT: Externs are not required to keep a daily journal on their observations and experiences. An externship final report is not mandatory to complete the program.

EXTERNSHIP EVALUATION: Externs will be monitored and evaluated by the facility where you complete your externship. See the Externship Monitoring Form. Externs must receive a satisfactory grade (C or better) to complete the externship.

Computer Repair Technician Basis of Grades:
Quizzes 25%
Final Exam 25%
Externship 25%
Skills lab 25%