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Business Computer Applications

Business Computer Applications - 1 credit

This course is designed to acquaint students with the advanced principles associated with information processing. Students study advanced computer concepts, software applications, and computer systems. Emphasis is placed on skill development in using technology to perform advanced information processing. Topics of study include computer concepts, word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications, which will increase in difficulty in the second semester. Computer technology will be presented that may lead to the student's ability to obtain advanced certification in a popular office software package that includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and presentation programs. The student will participate in job training for entry-level employment in computer information processing for advanced study at the post-secondary level. Communication skills, keyboarding, decision-making, technology and critical thinking skills are reinforced in this course through business application projects. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, job shadowing, and internships. Simulations, projects, teamwork, DECA and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competition provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Computer Applications)