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SMSgt Steven Hahn » Columbia Virtual Academy Intro to Hardware Technology

Columbia Virtual Academy Intro to Hardware Technology

First class is Monday, August 7, 07:30 AM!
Google Classroom Code: sagf644  Introduction to Hardware Technology Syllabus
If you have a conflict with another class during that time, please join as soon as possible.  If you are unable to attend any part of the time, please e-mail me for instructions.  
Welcome to my information for students who are enrolled in the Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) for the 2023 - 2024 school year.  As a Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE)  CVA student, your experience may be different than you will experience in your core classes or what you might experience in-person in the classroom.  I will try my best to mitigate issues that crop up, but please be patient as we both learn how this model will work.  I hope to adopt some best practices to minimize frustration.
 1. The first issue to address is what type of computer you will be using for this course.  It is preferable that you be using a desktop computer running the Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system and that you have administrative access to the computer as you will need to access system settings and install software at several points in the course.  If you are using a Linux-based computer you will need to obtain a copy of Windows that you can run in a virtual machine.  I recommend you have a minimum of 8GB of RAM and at least 500GB of hard drive storage.  Using a MAC, netbook, tablet, or phone is highly discouraged and will inevitably result in your being unable to complete assignments or access content.
 2. You are responsible for your own technical support.  I will give you general instructions on installing and configuring software we use in class, but if you are having issues with your equipment it will be your responsibility to resolve those with the appropriate vendor.  
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Students who have questions outside of the times listed above may e-mail questions to me for clarification.  Simple questions will be handled as received on a case-by-case basis.  Questions requiring complex solutions may take 48 hours or more to resolve.  Students are expected to troubleshoot and self-service their own IT equipment and software.  CVA students accept all risks for any computer malfunctions related to improper installation of software or exposure to security threats as a result of their participation in CVA classroom activities.
 Students enrolled in the LFH model should do their utmost to comply with the spirit and intent of the CCBOE updated return to school plan.
I am aware there will be scheduling conflicts between teachers and students.  If students cannot meet during the times listed above, please use the other means of communication listed to interact with me.  Attendance priority should go to core classes.