Computer/ Business Equipment Technology
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Sweat
A Technical Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree (see Business Technology) are available.
Technical Certificate in Computer/Business Equipment Technology
Required Courses:CBET 140 Mechanical Devices/Adjustments and Procedures 1 cr CBET 141 Operating Systems/Installation and Configuration 5 cr CBET 143 Customer Relations 3 cr CBET 147 Basic Computer Servicing 7 cr CBET 149 Electronic Concepts 5 cr CBET 152 Basic Digital/Fiber optics 4 cr CBET 154 Electronic Cash Register 4 cr CBET 156 Bond Copiers/Imaging Systems 10 cr CBET 160 Product Sales 1 cr
General Education Requirements:ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr COMM 101 Principles of Speech 2 cr TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 cr TOTAL: 47 cr
The courses listed above will be taught in sequential blocks of instruction. Successful completion of a course is required before the student can progress in the program. If the student fails any math, theory, or lab course, then that course must be repeated and a passing grade obtained before the student can advance in the program. The student must exit the program and make up the deficiency through Technical General Education or other appropriate methods. The student will then be allowed to repeat the course at the next available program opening.
Based on your keyboarding skills, you may be required to take a 1 credit keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
ACAD 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit. Provides an extended orientation to the university for new students. Utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve students in resources and activities on campus. F, S
CBET 140 Mechanical Devices _ Adjustments and Procedures 1 credit. Use the typewriter as a training device. Disassembly and assembly of all components of a single element machine and theory of the electrical parts, their functions and adjustments will be taught. Troubleshooting, repair, and overhaul of typewriters will be performed. Instruction in hand tools, power tools, mechanical parts and lubrication of parts will occur. Lecture/laboratory. F, S
CBET 141 Operating Systems _ Installation and Configuration 4 credits. Prepares the student with keyboarding skills, and operating systems, their commands and functions. Basic word processing, DOS commands, Windows, Linux basics, commands, basic software installation and computer terms will be covered. Lecture/laboratory. F, S
CBET 143 Customer Relations 3 credits. Prepares the student to meet the public and communicate orally. Introduces significance of maintenance agreements, telephone etiquette, dress standards, personal hygiene, work standards and human relations.
Lecture. F, S
CBET 145 Introduction To Computer Networking 3 credits. Provides classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology. Studies network terminology and protocols. LANs, OSI model, cabling, cabling tools, IP addressing, and network standards. Uses networking software, tools, and equipment, PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S
CBET 147 Basic Computer Servicing 5 credits. Introduces the student to servicing of computers. Includes training in disk drives, power supplies, modems, printers, keyboards, monitors and hookups. Diagnostic troubleshooting methods and utility programs are explored. Lecture/laboratory. F, S
CBET 149 Electronic Concepts 5 credits. Student is introduced to basic electricity and electronics. Simple DC circuits, use of a Volt-Ohm-meter, soldering, resistors, capacitors, conductors, insulators, Ohm's law, Diodes, transistors, and motors will be covered. Includes math applications covering positive and negative numbers related to basic electronics. Decimals, metrics
and algebra formulas are covered. Lecture/Laboratory. F, S
CBET 150 PC Certification Preparation 1 credit. Provides an introduction to the basic computer knowledge and skills necessary for a network specialist certification. Requires experience in systems troubleshooting, including interfacing to peripherals. Introduces troubleshooting for hardware and software. Presents stand-alone and peer-to-peer operating system software. PREREQ: CBET 141, 147. F, S
CBET 152 Basic Digital/Fiber Optics 3 credits. Utilizes electronic terms and schematics. Explores logic gates and basic digital electronics. Discusses digital binary formulas. Covers fiber optics. Lecture/laboratory. PREREQ: CBET 141, 147, and 149. F, S
CBET 154 Electronic Cash Register 4 credits. The theoretical operation of electronic cash registers will be discussed. Demonstrate disassembly, assembly, adjustments and checkout procedures. Perform setup programming, troubleshooting, safety and hookup of cash registers to computer networks such as scanners and scales. Lecture/laboratory. PREREQ: CBET 140, 141, 147, and 149. F, S
CBET 156 Bond Copiers/Imaging Systems 10 credits. Operate bond copiers, laser and digital printers. Hook-ups, theory of electronics, basics of xerography, supplies, disassembly, assembly, troubleshooting, adjustments, cleaning methods and safety will be covered. Fax machine operation and servicing are covered. Lecture/laboratory. PREREQ: CBET 140, 141, 147, and 149. F, S
CBET 160 Product Sales 1 credit. Prepares the student with an introduction to sales techniques, selling office equipment and computers, percentage mark-ups, discounts and invoices. Emphasizes the importance of how sales are an important part of computer business equipment and retail sales. Team effort is important. Lecture. PREREQ: CBET 143. F, S
CBET 170 Computer Industry Certification I 1-8 credits. Preparation of technical knowledge and customer relations' skills needed to be a professional microcomputer service technician. Instructor permission required.
CBET 171 Computer Industry Certification II 1-8 credits. Advanced preparation of technical knowledge and skills related to
a professional microcomputer service technician. Instructor permission required.
CBET 190 Internship 1-8 credits. On-the-job experience for students pursuing work experience in the computer/business equipment field. This experience may be during or outside school hours. Pertinent course preparation and instructor's permission are required.
CBET 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals, who may be part-time. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
TGE 158 Job Search 1-2 credits. Course provides techniques and development of employment process skills. Includes instruction in resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, company research, and portfolio preparation. (Students cannot enter this course earlier than the 3rd semester of their program, except for students enrolled in one year programs, OR by permission from TGE instructor.)
TGE 162 Keyboarding 1 credit (20-hour lab). Enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. Completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.
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