Course: BE500 IT Essentials

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Business

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

PC Hardware and Software is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution course with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills and essential career skills. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the IT industry and interactive, hands-on exposure to personal computers, hardware, software, and operating systems. Students will develop a working knowledge of how computers operate, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues. Hands-on labs and virtual learning tools will assist students to develop critical thinking and complex-problem solving skills.


  • Describe a computer system and identify key components

  • Demonstrate safe tool and material use in the lab

  • Assemble a computer

  • Demonstrate preventative maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Explain the purpose of an operating system

  • Examine the fundamentals of laptops and portable devices

  • Describe the types of printers currently available

  • Explain the principles of networking

  • Explore the fundamentals of security