BTA

COURSE SYLLABUS FOR BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

INSTRUCTOR: COACH KATIE WINN

EMAIL: katelyn_winn@ecboe.org

 

PROGRAM OF WORK:                 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

COURSE TITLE:              BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

 

Business Technology Applications-(BTA)

Is a one-credit course that provides students with project-based applications of concepts using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Students will use a variety of software applications to produce and prepare documents for publication and learn how to select appropriate software for generating information. A major emphasis is placed on guiding students through real-world experiences to aid in the school-to-career transition.

 

FEE     $30.00 class fee, which covers paper, printer supplies, and various materials to complete hands-on projects.

                $15.00 FBLA dues

 

CTSO 

FBLA is an integral, co-curricular component of each career and technical education course.  These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Membership into FBLA is strongly encouraged; as it serves as a building block for leadership development, networking, and career preparation.  FBLA dues are $15.00, which covers state and national dues.

 

MICROSOFT IT ACADEMY

One of the most important components of this class is to become certificated as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. The MOS credential is recognized worldwide.  Once the student has received the certification he/she will be an expert in that Microsoft Office application.  This sets the students apart from other students on college applications, scholarships, resumes, and job applications.  Microsoft IT Academy offers many unique education benefits to fully prepare students for the 21st century and validate their learning through internationally recognized MOS certifications.  This is one of the many ways our state is making sure students are college and career ready for today’s technology-centered job market.

 

COURSE GOALS       

Students are expected to meet all course goals and apply knowledge through real life situations.  A variety of teaching methods are used to teach decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and employability and technological skills to students.  Techniques include the use of brainstorming, collages, guided practice/guided questioning, hands-on activities, independent practice, work-based learning, and peer teaching.  Hands-on and problem-solving experiences are encouraged to allow students to become engaged in the learning activities, business procedures, and to practice desired behaviors and attitudes.  Students are expected to become actively involved in activities, experiences, and assessments that deal with applying, synthesizing, and evaluating knowledge and skills learned in this class.

 

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:  What is a MOS exam? How do you professionally create and develop business documents?  Why is this process important? How has electronic mail changed the way business is conducted?  How do spreadsheet applications simplify data commonly used in business settings?  How do database applications organize and manage data commonly used in business settings?  How is multimedia software used to enhance informational presentations?

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

 

First 9 weeks

Second 9 weeks

Third 9 weeks

Fourth 9 weeks

MICROSOFT Word

Internet Research

Word & PRESENTATION

Internet Research

Outlook & Spreadsheet Internet Research

Database

Internet Research

 

Assessment Procedures 

Students will be required to complete daily assignments.  Assignments and projects will be application/production and evaluated based on performance and/or observation.  I will maintain a folder of handouts and graded assignments.  Two types of evaluation methods will be used: production tests and projects.  Tests, performance assessments, class work, project reports, completion of assignments and project presentations are used in assessing students learning and progress through the course.  Students are given a rubric on some assignments for directions, expectations, and grading.

 

CULMINATING PRODUCT/PROJECTS

  1. Students will create an employment portfolio with a letter, job application, resume, and letters of recommendation.
  2. Students properly create, format, and publish professional business documents.
  3. Collect data; create charts and graphs, and present information about an important, current issue.
  4. Students will present a multimedia presentation with visual elements, including using graphics, sound, and on-screen navigation and preparing a slideshow for live presentations.

 

Grading Scale:

  • Daily Exercise/Class work10%
  • Tests/Projects/Objective Assessment90%

 

 

AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CREDENTIAL(s):

  • Microsoft MOS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

 

EMBEDDED NUMERACY ANCHOR STATEMENT: Improve student mathematical skills in a Project-Based Learning environment through technical related activities that prepares students for successful transition into a high demand-high wage occupation in the 21st century workforce.

 

 

 

EMBEDDED LITERACY ANCHOR STATMENT: Improve the reading, writing, and comprehension skills in a Project-Based Learning environment through technical related activities that prepares students for a successful transition into a high demand-high wage occupation in the 21st century workforce.

 

CTE DUAL ENROLLMENT AND/OR ARTICULATED CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:

  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Computer Science