Business and Information Technology

Business and Information Technology

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ACCOUNTING: Grades 10-12. One hour daily. Full year-1 credit.

After graduation day, you’ll either work for a business or own your own business. All businesses need to keep track of the money that is spent and earned which is called Accounting. Some may view this as a math course; however that’s totally a myth. In this course students will learn the process of maintaining accurate financial records for business and personal use. Maybe not known to you, accounting is a course required in every business major field as well as other career fields. Take the time now to get a jump start for college and learn the LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS: Accounting.

 

CISCO I: Grade 11, 12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

First half of the first level of a four-part series on computer networking. Participants learn current and emerging networking technology. Course covers safety, networking terminology and protocols, network standards, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), OSI, cabling, router configuration, typologies, IP addressing, and other general networking information. Successful completion of CIS 265 and CIS 266 will prepare the student to take the CCENT certification This course is offered at LRSC. Dual credit may be earned through Lake Region State College or articulated for college credit upon successful completion.

CISCO II: Grade 11, 12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

Second level of a four-part series. Review of CIS 265 A&B and the continuation of advanced computer routing skills. Concentration on router configuration and LAN switching as well as beginning network management principles. Prerequisites of CIS 265 A&B. This course is offered at LRSC. Dual credit may be earned through Lake Region State College or articulated for college credit upon successful completion.

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN: Grades 10-12. One hour daily. One semester or One year-1/2 or 1 credit.

The course is designed for students that are interested in a computer related career, becoming a certified technician, or acquiring the skills to repair your own computer. The course includes hands-on activities on how to resolve both hardware and software issues, learn how to install operating systems, security software, and updates. At the end of the course the student will be capable of building a computer from the ground up. Also, upon completion of Computer Technician I and II, you will have the knowledge and foundation to take the A+ industry standard certification test. Dual credit may be earned through Lake Region State College or articulated for college credit upon successful completion. (This course will earn ½ of your computer requirements)

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Grade 10-12. One hour daily. One semester or One year-1/2 or 1 credit.

A great looking catalog, magazine, brochure, DVD cover, and any document that contains images and text, may have been created by a graphic designer. This course will focus on the applications that create attractive documents. Students will learn the general design principles used for creating newsletters, brochures, and posters with the use of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Word Processing is a prerequisite. (This course fulfills ½ of your computer requirements)

WORD PROCESSING: Grade 9-12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

Students will develop productivity with efficient timesaving ways of producing documents using Microsoft Word. The course includes instruction and practice in document composition, formatting, proofreading, and editing skills. (This course is a graduation requirement)

 

DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: Grade 9-12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

Discovering computers is an introductory level course that explores the fundamentals of computers and computer terminology, particularly with respect to personal computer hardware and software, the World Wide Web, and enterprise computing. This class will give students an understanding of why computers are essential components in today’s business and society. (This course fulfills ½ of your computer requirements)

 

SPREADSHEETS/DATABASES: Grade 9-12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

This course prepares students to have the required skills of knowing how to use Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) and Microsoft Access (database). (An FYI: Although Excel is a popular spreadsheet program used primarily for managing data within businesses, it also has a large capacity for practical, everyday use) This course will also assist in preparing students who plan to become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist. Students who have earned credit in Word Processing and Spreadsheet/Database may articulate for a college credit. (This course will earn ½ of your computer requirements)

 

WEB DESIGN: Grade 10-12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

This course teaches students to create and maintain web pages. Students will be introduced to basic HTML coding and web design software. Hands-on activities will be completed to help students connect skills and concepts to careers in web design. (This course fulfills ½ of your computer requirements)

 

PROGRAMMING I: Grade 10-12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

Programming I is an introductory computer programming class. Students will be introduced to the process of writing their own computer programs using the REAL Basic programming language.


PROGRAMMING II: Grades 10-12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

Programming II will continue the study of computer programming using the REAL Basic programming language. Students will learn the advanced programming techniques required to write computer programs that involve sound, graphics, games, files and communication between computers over a network. Prerequisite: Programming I.