Digital Information Technology A

8207310 FL

This course will provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and introduce student to skills required in academic and career environments. Computer operations will be explored and allow students to develop a basic understanding of hardware, peripherals, networks, operating systems and programming languages. The lessons are structured to engage students in understanding and skill development of keyboarding skills, as well as database, spreadsheet, presentation and word processing applications.

With their new understanding of digital information technology, students will explore careers interests and see how knowledge of career outlooks and clusters can help streamline their career planning. Workplace skills and behaviors will be addressed to help prepare for success in careers, and students will develop resumes, cover letters and job applications to begin the development of their professional portfolio.

OBJECTIVES

  • Develop keyboarding skills for text and data entry

  • Use computer software and technology as a productivity tool

  • Understand operating systems and file extensions and perform file management skills to organize files

  • Identify and troubleshoot computer hardware and peripherals

  • Describe legal and ethical issues related to information technology

  • Identify different types of networks and their benefits

  • Create and modify documents, presentations, and spreadsheets using application software

  • Employ email as communication tool

  • Identify and use web browsers, resources and basic web design functions

  • Understand skills and behaviors necessary for success in the workplace

  • Explore careers fields and career clusters and how they relate to career planning

  • Develop career materials to include a resume, cover letter and application

  • Plan and prepare for a job interview

State: Florida
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Information Technology
Course Length: Semester