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Computing for College and Careers

Subject: Business Technology

Course Description:

“What can you do for us?” You’re applying for a job, and you really need a good answer to that question. After completing this course, you will have a complete package of marketable skills that will make you a highly attractive job candidate. Can you use business-related computer software? Can you communicate effectively with your boss and coworkers? Can you look and sound like a valuable asset to your employer? Do you know what you are really good at? Being able to answer “yes!” to these and many other questions is the essential foundation for your career.

The purpose of this course is to guide you in building your career foundation. You will learn how to turn your computer into an effective tool for communication. You will learn how to create positive working relationships. And you will acquire the kinds of essential business skills needed for any successful career. Productive employees need both technology and people skills. Find both here in Computing for College and Careers.

Major Topics:

Segment 1:

  • Internet Basics
  • Hardware Research
  • File Management
  • Keyboarding Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Downloading and Installing Software
  • Memos, Business Letters, and Reports
  • Netiquette
  • Word processing skills using MS Word
  • Vocabulary/Spelling
  • Capitalization Rules
  • Proofreading
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows Basics
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Graphics Presentations using MS PowerPoint

Segment 2:

  • Improving Keyboarding Skills
  • Spreadsheets using MS Excel
  • Database Basics
  • Databases using MS Access
  • Software Upgrades
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Evaluation of Technology
  • Building Business Relations
  • Career Aptitude Test
  • Career Research
  • Job Interviews
  • Personnel Policies
  • Hardware Training
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Writing a Resume
  • Oral Report
  • Creating Business Cards
  • Quality Service
  • Ethics
  • Metrics Conversion
  • Interpreting Graphs/Charts
  • Writing/formatting skills

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, FLVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.

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Course Details

  • Course Code: 8209020
  • Course Credits: 2.0

Prerequisits:
None

Estimated Completion:
2 segments/ 32-36 weeks