Computer Solutions 1 - Computer Solutions - Advanced Computer Solutions - Keyboarding - Keyboarding Applications - Career Skills - Financial Skills
Computer Solutions 1:
This nine-week course is designed to provide basic exploratory activities in computer applications. Topics will include basic operational skills and computer maintenance, introduction to keyboarding, word processing, desktop publishing, multimedia, telecommunications, spreadsheets, and legal and ethical issues related to technology.
Computer Solutions 2
This nine-week course expands upon the Computer Solutions I course in computer technology for middle school students. An introduction to graphics and databases is included at this level. Acceptance into this course will be based upon successful completion of Computer Solution I or teacher recommendation.
Advanced Computer Solutions
This semester course provides advanced exploratory activities with computer applications focusing primarily on problem solving through the use of programming, multimedia, and graphics applications. Acceptance into the course will be based upon successful completion of Computer Solutions I and II, Keyboarding or teacher recommendation.
Keyboarding is a HIGH SCHOOL one-semester (18 week), one-half credit course open to 7th and 8th grade students. This course is designed for students to develop and enhance touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard. Students compose and produce personal, educational, and professional documents. In addition, this course is a prerequisite for Keyboarding Applications, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Fundamentals and Design, Multimedia and WEB Technologies that are offered in high school. Keyboarding is also a foundation course for all advanced business courses and should be elected by all students who plan to become proficient in the use of computers.
Keyboarding Applications is a HIGH SCHOOL one-semester (18 week), one-half credit course open to 7th and 8th grade students. This course is designed for students to elevate skill levels on the keyboard, increasing both speed and accuracy. Students will compose and produce a variety of advanced personal and business documents. Emphasis is placed on formatting documents, including research papers, letters, tables, and technical reports. This course will focus on developing work place readiness skills. Students will be required to take a final exam. ln addition, this course is a prerequisite for Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Fundamentals and Design, Multimedia and WEB Technologies that are offered in high school. Keyboarding and Keyboarding Applications are also foundation courses for all advanced business courses and should be elected by all students who plan to become proficient in the use of computers.
Career Skills is a course designed to help students start exploring career options. This course makes students aware of skills needed for various careers. Through cooperation with the guidance counselor, it will also point them toward the courses required in high school and beyond for the jobs of their interest.
Financial Skills is a nine-week Family and Consumer Sciences exploratory course for seventh grade students designed to teach the basics of personal money management. Course objectives include the decision making process used to set goals and budget spending, the basics of banking services, and the basics of earning, spending, saving, and managing credit.