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

By the end of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  • 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.

Below is a list of generic resources required to complete the course:

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

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Business Management & Administration
Course Length: Year