Allan Didier

Maintenance Syllabus

Course Overview

The goal of the course is to give the students an introduction to IT tech computer maintenance and repair. By the end of the class, students should be able to assemble a computer from parts, install an operating system, get all of the hardware to work, install software, network the computer, install a printer and do basic troubleshooting. The course is geared towards the students continuing this field of study and eventually getting an A+ computer certification.



  1.  Computer Service and Repair
Other Materials

See the Maintenance Materials page for more information.

Class Rules and Expectations

See the Digital Classroom Expectations page. 

  1. Do onto others as you want them to do onto you.
  2. If you want to be treated like an adult, act like an adult.
  3. My job is to teach. Your job is to learn. I have a problem with whatever gets in the way of us doing our jobs.

Grading is done on a point-based system. Your grade will be based on a straight percentage of the points that you earn. The points, though, will be roughly distributed in this manner:

  • Tests and Projects: ~80%
  • Homework and daily work: ~20%

The final exam will be ~15% of the semester grade.


Very little homework will be given in class. Most of the work in class will consist of hands-on, in-class projects.

Late Work

Depending on the assignment, late work may or not be accepted. Some projects are time and group sensitive and cannot be made up. Many individual assignments, though, can be turned in late for credit. A zero, though, will be placed in the gradebook for assignments not turned in on time. For assignments that can be turned in late, the grade earned will be entered when the assignment is turned in. 

Topic Outline
  1. Computer Hardware
  2. Microsoft Windows Operating System
  3. Software Installation. We will not cover how to use software, only how to install it.
  4. Printing
  5. Networking
  6. Troubleshooting
  7. Imaging
  8. Mobile electronic repair

This syllabus is subject to change and revision.