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Advanced Computer and Technology Applications


Advanced Computer and Technology Applications

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students an advanced-level experience with practical applications through hands-on instruction. Course content will include understanding of carious hardware, software, operating systems, care/operations, administrative applications, and employability skills. The software includes advanced business applications using word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, and electronic communication. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA. Upon completion of this course, a student will be ready to take the core level tests for MOS Certification and/or the Administrative Support Skill Standard Assessment.
Suggested Prerequisite: Computer and Technology Applications
Student will
·         identify, describe, and use different types of electronic communications and apply business communication and netiquette skills to create, send, receive, and reply to electronic communication, including e-mail and telephone.
·         demonstrate employability and social skills relative to the career cluster (includes cell phone, Internet netiquette, introductions, and grammar).
·         compose and illustrate an oral report using appropriate visual aids (presentation software, etc).
·         demonstrate advance computer applications to create, edit, save, revise, and print word processing documents, spreadsheets and related charts, database files, reports, and presentations.
·         show advanced software integration skills to create new documents through the use of word processing, spreadsheets and related charts, database files, reports, and presentations.
·         demonstrate advanced skills to design, create, edit, save, and print desktop publishing documents which include text, graphics, borders, shadings, watermarks, columns, and nameplates using principles of layout and design.
·         demonstrate advanced skills to utilize the mail merge feature of a software program.
·         demonstrate advanced skills to apply financial and database functions to spreadsheets including formulas, data tables, sorting, and queries.
·         demonstrate advanced skills using a spreadsheet program to create and work with templates, wizards, and multiple spreadsheets and workbooks.
·         demonstrate advanced skills using a database program to create enhanced reports.
·         demonstrate advanced skills using presentation software to include diagrams, color and graphic modifications, animation schemes, custom backgrounds, action buttons, hyperlinks, sound, video, and speaker notes.
·         demonstrate advanced skills using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to complete workgroup collaboration to include inserting and reviewing comments.
·         research and analyze career opportunities, participate in a job interview, and develop an employment portfolio (letter of application, resume, and follow-up letter).
·         develop FBLA projects using a variety of software applications.
·         utilize activities of FBLA as an integral component of course content, leadership development, and service learning.
·         analyze various hardware, software, operating systems, and emerging technologies used by business and industry, such as speech recognition and personal digital assistants.
·         integrate math, science, reading and business communication skills within the technical content.
·         demonstrate work-based learning (shadowing, mentoring, and co-op, etc.).
·         review proofreaders’ marks, spell check and thesaurus, reference materials, and grammar check.