|Lofton, Alexis||Social Studies, Business Education|
|Williams, Gloria||(318) 759-2274||Business, PE II|
Courses we Offer
IBCA - Introduction to Business Computer Applications
This course is the first of two courses designed to provide students with basic computer application skills. Students will be introduced, for a minimum of six weeks of the school year, to the touch method of operating a computer keyboard to produce simple business documents. Emphasis is placed on basic computer concepts both hardware and software, word processing, and spreadsheet applications, Computer technology will be presented that could lead to the student's ability to obtain certification in basic information technology. (Prerequisite: None)
Business Computer Applications
This course is designed to acquaint students with the advanced principles associated with information processing. Students study advanced computer concepts, software applications, and computer systems. Emphasis is placed on skill development in using technology to perform advanced information processing. Topics of study include computer concepts, word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications, which will increase in difficulty in the second semester. Computer technology will be presented that may lead to the student's ability to obtain advanced certification in a popular office software package that includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and presentation programs (Microsoft Office 2013). The student will participate in job training for entry-level employment in computer information processing for advanced study at the post-secondary level. Communication skills, keyboarding, decision-making, technology and critical thinking skills are reinforced in this course through business application projects. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Computer Applications).
College Business Computer Applications – Dual Credit – 1 Credit (3 hours College Credit)
This course is an introduction to data storage, manipulation, and processing techniques. Hardware components and various software packages are discussed in detail along with an introduction to the Internet. Hand-on use of an integrated software program is a significant component of this course. (Prerequisites: IBCA, PLAN Composite score of 14 or higher/ACT composite score of 15 or higher, on track for TOPS, 11th or 12th grader, see Dual Enrollment Requirements). This course may have a dual enrollment fee assessed by the post-secondary institution that will be paid by student/parents. Qualified students may take secondary credit only without paying the dual enrollment fee.
College Computer Technology Literacy –Dual Enrollment – (Software Applications) 1 Credit (3 hours College Credit)
This course is an introduction to data storage, manipulation, and processing techniques. Hardware components and various software packages are discussed in detail along with an introduction to the Internet. Hand-on use of an integrated software program is a significant component of this course. (Prerequisites: IBCA, College Business Computer Applications, PLAN Composite score of 14 or higher/ACT composite score of 15 or higher, on track for TOPS, 11th or 12th grader, see Dual Enrollment Requirements)
This course is a culminating course designed to integrate the knowledge and skills learned in word processing with the concepts, procedures, and applications of desktop publishing. Emphasis is placed on continued skill development in efficient operation of word processing programs as it is applied to desktop publishing. Critical thinking and communication skills are reinforced in this course as students format, create, and proofread brochures, programs, newsletters, web pages, power point presentations, and manuscripts. School-based enterprises and cooperative education lend themselves extremely well to work-based learning strategies. Other opportunities for application could include simulations, projects, teamwork, and portfolios. (Prerequisite: Word Processing or BCA).
Digital Media – 1 Credit
Digital Media is a project-based course that allows students to creatively express themselves through web design, digitalized graphics and audio, print media, digitalized still and motion video, computer animation, and other newly emerging forms of digital media. The course focuses on the systematic design and development of effective, efficient, and appealing visual productions. Students will plan and design production sequences then use various forms of digital media to deliver the production on current computer-based authoring/multimedia software. Using tools that mimic the professional world, such as story boards, scripts, asset/data management, compression, presentation, critiques, team meetings and peer consultants, students will create innovative digital media projects. Students will also be given the ability to facilitate meetings, be team leaders, manage project timelines and produce professional projects. The program will introduce creative expression in traditional formats, integrating the old with the new. This integrated curriculum forms a solid groundwork from which students may build upon in Digital Media II. (Prerequisites: BCA and teacher recommendation).
Education for Careers Part I – ½ Credit
The purpose of Education for Careers Part I is to prepare students for lifelong learning and the 21st century workplace. This course will engage students as they investigate options available to them after high school graduation, develop an understanding of the financial concerns related to their future, and learn to utilize resources that will provide them with employment opportunities. (Prerequisites: Junior or Senior)
Education for Careers Part II – ½ Credit
The purpose of Education for Careers Part II is to prepare students for learning beyond high school and the demands of the 21st century workplace. This course will engage students in investigating careers using resources available to them and develop the documents that are required for applying for a job within a personal print or web-based portfolio as they enhance the soft skills required for success in the workplace. (Prerequisites: Junior or Senior)
This course is designed as an introductory course covering the concepts, procedures, and applications of a word processing program. Emphasis is placed on skill development and efficient operation of the program in creating, storing, retrieving, editing, printing, and manipulating documents. Skills in keyboarding and critical thinking are reinforced in this course as students format, create, and proofread brochures, programs, newsletters, power point presentations, and manuscripts. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Computer Applications)