Students gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to become a successful computer service technician as defined by experts from companies across the industry. Students learn how to troubleshoot and repair hardware problems and install components. Hardware topics include: power supply, CPUs and motherboards, memory, I/O busses, removable and fixed drives, optical drives, graphics and sound, and networking and printers. Other topics include: the DOS operating system, number systems, working safely and professionally, and the customer relations skills necessary for the industry. Prerequisite: CS 101 or concurrent enrollment. All CS prerequisites must be passed with a 2.5 or better.