Technology and Business

Technology and Business is a year-long, high school elective that teaches students technical skills, effective communication skills, and productive work habits needed to make a successful transition into the workplace or postsecondary education. In this course, students gain an understanding of emerging technologies, operating systems, and computer networks. In addition, they create a variety of business documents, including complex word- processing documents, spreadsheets with charts and graphs, database files, and electronic presentations.

This course provides key knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  1. Emerging Technologies
  2. Operating Systems
  3. Word Processing
  4. Spreadsheets
  5. Databases
  6. Communication Skills
  7. Telecommunications
  8. Electronic Presentations
  9. Computer Networks
  10. Project Management

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Select the appropriate technology to address business needs.
  • Describe and compare types of operating systems.
  • Use the computer's operating system to execute work responsibilities.
  • Identify the purpose and style of various business documents.
  • Create complex word-processing documents with columns, bulleted lists, tables, and graphs.
  • Improve speed and accuracy of keyboarding.
  • Use spreadsheets to calculate, graph, solve business problems, and make predictions.
  • Perform data-management procedures using database technology.
  • Demonstrate communication skills for obtaining and conveying information.
  • Send and receive information using electronic mail, following appropriate guidelines.
  • Describe and identify components of the telecommunications industry.
  • Create and deliver an effective presentation following presentation guidelines.
  • Describe the components required to establish a network.
  • Identify the information management requirements and business needs of an organization.
  • Use project-management tools and processes to manage a business project successfully.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • word-processor software
  • spreadsheet software
  • database software
  • presentation software
  • e-mail

State: National, California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Business Management & Administration
Course Length: Year