• Computer Applications

    Course Syllabus

     

    Mrs. Elizabeth Ashby

    Blue Divider 

     

     

    Description:  Studentsdevelop or review correct keyboarding techniques and gain a basic knowledge ofword processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and telecommunications applications.Students demonstrate an understanding of computer concepts through applicationof knowledge. Students learn to use software packages and local and worldwidenetwork communications systems. Grade 8 Computer/Technology Standards ofLearning are incorporated and reinforced in this course.
     
    Hardware: NetworkedHP Vision Pro computers, Laser Printer, DeskJet Printer

     Software:   Windows7, MicroType Pro 5, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher)

    Tasks/Competencies:

    Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

    001

    Demonstrate positive work ethic.

    002

    Demonstrate integrity.

    003

    Demonstrate teamwork skills.

    004

    Demonstrate self-representation skills.

    005

    Demonstrate diversity awareness.

    006

    Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.

    007

    Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.


    Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

    008

    Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.

    009

    Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.

    010

    Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

    011

    Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.

    012

    Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.

    013

    Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.

    014

    Demonstrate job acquisition and advancement skills.

    015

    Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.

    016

    Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.

    Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

    017

     
     



      Demonstrate customer-service skills.

    018

    Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.

    019

    Demonstrate information technology skills.

    020

    Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.

    021

    Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

      Examining All Aspects of Industry

    022

    Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.

    023

    Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.

    024

    Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.

    025

    Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.

    026

    Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.

    027

    Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.

    028

    Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.

    029

    Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

    Addressing Elements of Student Life

    030
    031

    032

    Do not have a student organization

    033

    Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.


    Mastering Keyboarding Skills

    034

    Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information using a touch system and standard techniques.

    035

    Manipulate data, software, and operating system.

    036

    Improve keyboarding techniques.

    037

    Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy.

    038

    Proofread copy.

    039

    Edit copy.

    040

    Describe ergonomic guidelines related to safe computer use.

     
    Mastering Basic Computer Operations 

    041

    Explain the functions of computer system components.

    042

    Boot, access, and exit operating system and software.

    043

    Input data and commands using peripherals.

    044

    Manage files and disks using file- and disk- management techniques.

    045

    Determine available memory and disk space.

    046

    Create backup files.

    047

    Obtain assistance for preparing documents using electronic and hard copy references and documentation.


    Using Word Processing Applications

    048

    Identify a variety of word processing programs.

    049

    Key and format letters, memoranda, reports, outlines, and tables.

    050

    Compose and format letters, memoranda, reports, outlines, and tables, using the steps of the English writing process.

    051

    Edit documents using techniques such as delete, insert, typeover, block, move, and copy.

    052

    Enhance documents by using page layout and graphic design features such as leader tabs, shading, lines, and boxes.

    053

    Use features such as headers, footers, justification, and pagination.

    054

    Set printer specifications.

    055

    Integrate database data, spreadsheet data, and graphics into a word-processed document.


    Communicating with Databases

    056

    Identify a variety of database programs.

    057

    Create a database.

    058

    Manipulate data.

    059

    Process data.

    060

    Access data by conducting queries.

    061

    Design and produce reports in various formats.


    Communicating with Spreadsheets

    062

    Identify a variety of spreadsheet programs.

    063

    Enter data and formulas in a spreadsheet.

    064

    Edit data in a spreadsheet.

    065

    Analyze data in a spreadsheet.

    066

    Create graphs and charts to visually represent spreadsheet values.


    Incorporating Graphic Features

    067

    Identify graphic features commonly incorporated in a variety of media.

    068

    Incorporate graphic features into documents.

    069

    Create artwork for incorporation into documents.

    070

    Design and produce a document featuring graphics.


    Using Networks and Telecommunication

    071

    Use local area, wide area and network communication systems.

    072

    Develop a Web site.

    073

    Use the Internet to locate and obtain information.

    074

    Use local and wide area networks and modem-delivered services to access and obtain information.

    075

    Use databases to locate and obtain information.

    076

    Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of various processing, storage, retrieval, and transmission technologies.


    Exploring Ethical Issues Related to Computers and Computer Systems

    077

    Explain concepts of confidentiality, security, integrity, and courtesy related to computer systems.

    078

    Identify security issues related to computer data.

    079

    Explain concepts related to copyright, public domain, and licensing agreements.


    Maintaining Computer System

    080

    Maintain printer.

    081

    Clean computer hardware and peripherals.

    082

    Run CHKDSK.

    083

    Identify safety precautions associated with computer use.

    084

    Identify common hazards associated with compact disks.

    085

    Identify methods of preventing importation of computer viruses.

    086

    Troubleshoot hardware problems.

     

    Developing Employability Skills

    087

    Research career opportunities.

    088

    Create a résumé.

    089

    Complete a job application form.

    090

    Demonstrate successful interviewing techniques.

    091

    Compose an interview follow-up letter.

    092

    Assemble a professional portfolio.

    093

    Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome the barriers.

     

     

    Grading:    Grades on individual assignments will be calculatedusing Augusta County’s grading scale as follows. 

    A+

    98-100

    B+

    88-89

    C+

    78-79

    D+

    68-69

        50-59 

    A

    92-97

    B

    82-87

    C

    72-77

    D

    62-67

      

    A-

    90-91

    B-

    80-81

    C-

    70-71

    D-

    60-61       

      

    Grading Policy:  Testswill count 30%, quizzes and classwork will count 50%, Timed Writings 10%, andclass participation will count 10%.  Youwill be given a class participation grade each day.  You may earn a total of 10 points each dayfor participation.  Five (5) of your 10points will be awarded if you are present. The other 5 points will be awarded if you participate in class.  If you are absent, you will be given extraassignments in order to receive 5 of the 10 participation points.

    CorrelatedApplicable Standards of Learning (SOL’s)

    (Asstated in The Correlation of theStandards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools to Vocational-TechnicalPrograms in Virginia and Standards ofLearning for Virginia Public Schools)

     Computer/Technology:  9-12.1,9-12.2, 9-12.3, 9-12.4, 9-12.5, 9-12.6, 9-12.7, 9-12.8, 9-12.9

     

    Historyand Social Science:  CE.1, CE.3, CE.4, CE.11, CE.12, CE.14, VUS.14, VUS.15, GOVT.3, GOVT.9, GOVT.11,GOVT.15, GOVT.16, GOVT.17, GOVT.18

     

    English:  9.1,9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7, 12.1,12.5, 12.6, 12.7

     

    Mathematics:  A.10, AII.9,COM.1, COM.6, COM.7, COM.8, COM.13, COM.17, PS.8, MA.14

     

    *Reinforcesall 5th and 8th grade Computer/Technology Standards (C/T5.1-5.4and C/T8.1-8.4)