Designed to use technology as a productivity tool within a business environment through the use and integration of various software packages. Students will use word processing software for formatting business correspondence, creating tables, multipage documents, graphical elements, mail merge, and other features. Spreadsheet software will be used to create formulas, use built-in functions for calculations, create charts and graphs, reference other worksheets, create absolute and relative cell references as well as other formatting and editing features. Presentations software will be used to produce, edit, and create visually compelling presentations for business outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Apply word processing software features to produce, format, edit, and enhance business documents. Apply spreadsheet software features to create, edit, and format spreadsheets and charts Write formulas and use functions in spreadsheets to perform calculations for business scenarios. Apply presentations software features to produce, edit, and make visually appealing presentations.
Introduces the field of computer science and programming for students interested in careers in related fields. Covers digital logic, binary and hexadecimal encoding of data, computer organization, operating systems, algorithms, control structures, and an overview of programming languages and pseudo-code. Computing's impact on culture and society is a recurring theme throughout this course.
This course exposes students to theory and practice in the creation, adaptation and delivery of original speeches before an audience. It also provides the opportunity to understand the nature of public speaking and discourse in both ancient and modern society. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Synthesize, organize information for varied audiences. Interact with confidence while adapting messages to audience needs. Listen critically.