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Business Technology Applications Courses

KEYBOARDING                                                                     
Semester
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                 

Students will learn or review the keyboard using the touch typing method on IBM compatible computers.  Efficient work habits and good keyboarding techniques are developed as students learn to format letters and reports.  Students learn about employment documents and will have the opportunity to prepare their own resume.  The Business Department computer lab is part of the High School network.

MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS                                      
Semester
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                    

Students will learn the Microsoft Office suite of programs which includes the word processing program Word, the spreadsheet program Excel, and the presentation program PowerPoint.  These are high-powered applications that allow for great flexibility.  Students will develop problem-solving skills while learning to use programs.  Students will create professional looking documents for course assignments, create documents using desktop publishing techniques, and integrate various applications to complete projects.

WORD PROCESSING/MICROSOFT WORD                                                                
Semester
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                                  

This course will focus on the in-depth study of desktop publishing and business documents using Microsoft Word.  The course will emphasize the development of neat, orderly, and informative business documents.  Students will use advanced skills to create cover pages, table of contents, indexes, mail merges, and mailing labels.  Students will learn how to use the advanced features in Word to format documents.

ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING                            
Semester
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                       

Students learn the advanced features of Microsoft Word while using IBM compatible computers.  A great variety of documents are prepared by the student, which includes memos, flyers, letterheads, invoices, price lists and invitations.  The Business Department computer lab is part of the High School network.

DATABASE/SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS                                   
Semester
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                       

This course focuses on the advanced features in Microsoft Excel and Access.  Topics covered in this course include customizing Excel; working with multiple workbooks including linking, combining, extracting, and protecting ones documents.  Students will also learn how to import and export information from databases and word processors.

 This course will teach students how to edit ranges; customize Excel; use the database capabilities of Excel for sorting, filtering, and querying; create functions including mathematical, statistical, financial, and logical functions; create Excel charts and macros. 

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