COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II
Course Description – Objectives – Syllabus
Brinkley – Revised for 2012-2013 school year
Computer Applications II provides content for knowledge and skills required in the technology-based workplace. The demand will continue to expand for individuals to interact with the computer to create documents, gather information, and solve problems. Students will use the individual programs WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWERPOINT and OUTLOOK to design and prepare documents, edit presentations, manipulate graphics and integrate the various software applications. Students will have the opportunity/choice to take this class for Dual Credit through SEMO. The class will be worth 3 credit hours and will count as AD101 with SEMO.
Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Use Windows XP commands & procedures for file management
2. Use word processing software to prepare, organize and edit documents
3. Use application software to create integrated documents
4. Use presentation software to create visual aids
5. Use spreadsheet software to prepare various charts – pie, bar, line, column, and area
6. Use spreadsheet software for financial mathematical calculations
7. Use email software to setup and maintain an Internet email account
8. Use the Internet to explore resources, services, and retrieve information
1. Students will arrive on time to class and have a minimum of absences
2. Students must have regular access to a microcomputer and the Internet
3. Students will be expected to accept all assignments without complaint
4. Students will be expected to turn in all assignments on time
5. Students will observe copyright laws
6. Students are expected to do their own work quietly without disrupting others
7. Students are expected to stay off of the Internet unless they are using it to complete an assignment until all assignments are complete and turned in.
Textbook and Other Required Materials or Equipment will be furnished
Textbook: Pasewark and Pasewark, Bunin, Evans, Pinard, Romer (2008). Introductory Microsoft Office 2007 WORD/EXCEL/ACCESS/POWERPOINT/PUBLISHER/OUTLOOK. THOMSON COURSE TECHNOLOGY
On-line tutorials will also be used
Supplies: Printer and paper all will be furnished
STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE A FLASH DRIVE FOR THIS CLASS.
Basis for Student Evaluation
A. In-class activities – 50% B. Tests/quizzes – 50% C. 80% required for mastery
Teacher: Thresia Brinkley
Personal Finance focuses on job employment, business, and personal and financial decisions. The future of our country depends on our students understanding of how our economy works and comprehending their role in the system. Having this knowledge base, students will be productive members of the workforce, as well as be prudent, discerning savers and investors. Personal Finance will give students the tools needed to make wise decisions about personal economic issues.
Why is this class needed?
Teenagers are active consumers, spending money, purchasing cars, buying insurance, paying for their recreation expenses, and much more. Teenagers need to learn at an early age the importance of saving money for hard times, for big ticket items, and for their future. They also need to learn how to shop around for bargains; how to purchase without using credit, and how to establish a good credit rating.
All students need to learn how to effectively prepare for a job. They need to know how to search for the right job; how to prepare proper application documents such as the resume, the application, and the follow-up letter. They must know what type of education is required for their desired job. Because of the highly competitive society that we live in; it is imperative that teenagers be trained in the world of Personal Finance.
Introduction: Show video about Credit and discuss the importance of Personal Finance/Give Financial Literacy test
Values/Goals -- Decision Making
Choosing Your Career
Getting the Job
Pay, Benefits, and Working Conditions
Federal Income Tax
Spending Plans/Budgets and Financial records
Checking Accounts and Other Banking Services
Saving for the Future
Investing in stocks
Credit in America
Introduction to Risk Management
Rent vs. Buying