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Mrs. Lori Squiers » Computer Maintenance

Computer Maintenance

Instructor Information:       Lori Squiers


Conference: 8:45 am – 9:35 am Mon – Fri

Course Description:

In your Computer Maintenance course we will cover the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as networking, security, and the responsibilities of an IT professional.  When you complete this course you will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software.  The primary objective of this course is to help prepare you for your A+ Certification and an entry-level IT position in a variety of working environments.


Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fifth Edition

Instructor Philosophy:

I believe that you have the ability to and therefore expect you to:

  • Make positive contributions to this class.
  • Expand your knowledge, skills, and interest of computers and networks through the various related experiences you will encounter working with computers and networks in this class.
  • Learn the value of teamwork, communication, and cooperation by working with other instructors, other students, community members, and me.

Required Supplies:

Headphones Glue Sticks

2” Three Ring Binder Paper

Index cards 500 (may need more throughout the year) Pens/Pencils


Late Assignments will result in a penalty as follows:

  • 10% deduction if 1 school day late
  • Additional 10% deduction up to 5 school days
  • After 5 days minimal credit

Classroom Policies:

  • Be RESPECTFUL to yourself, others, and equipment.
  • Be prepared for class (on time with all necessary materials).
  • Participate in class discussions/activities and be a positive influence in the class.
  • Exhibit professionalism (as if on a job).
  • Follow all procedures in the FHS Student Handbook.
  • Adhere to ALL safety procedures.
    • Drinks with lids are allowed in the classroom.  If an accident does occur, the mess will be immediately and properly cleaned by the student(s) involved.
  • Classroom computers:  You will be assigned a computer for the entire school year.  You must keep this computer and areas around your computer clean.  No pirated or illegal software is allowed on any school computer. All modifications of your computer must comply with the district technology policy and must be school appropriate.  No modification of any kind is permitted to another students’ computer.\
  • No food at computers.

A personal note from Mrs. Squiers,

Welcome to Computer Maintenance CTE Class.  I am excited to have you in my class and I cannot wait to introduce you to valuable technology information. I intend to help you become the type of student/employee that can solve problems, develop processes, develop a plan and know how and when to adjust it, and work well with your classmates/coworkers.  

It is my hope that I can convince you that if you continuously learn, improve, and form habits of the following, you will always be successful in improving any position you occupy:

  • Find effective, positive solutions to problems (opportunities)
  • Forecast future needs and implement them into your daily tasks
  • Develop, document and continuously improve processes
  • Be that guy/girl everyone goes to because they are not only resourceful but also approachable.

Don’t be surprised if you become the go-to person for all of your family and friends to fix their computer issues, it comes with the territory and it is good to feel needed.

I look forward to getting to know you and helping you learn great “techy” things this school year!  So we are all on the same page, please show this syllabus to your parent(s)/guardian(s) so they will have a clear understanding of the objectives and expectations of your Computer Maintenance class and how they can contact me.

I would also like you to sign below to signify that you understand the objectives, expectations and are willing and capable of following our classroom policies and procedures.  Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful 2017 – 2018 school year.

~ Mrs. Squiers