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Business and Information Technology Education
Business and Computer Technology
This course will provide the basis for preparing students for Business and IT positions through hands-on and project-based learning, textbook assignments, and Internet research. It is a core course for students who want to obtain basic literacy to understand key computer concepts, applications, and the internet. The course provides a foundation for achieving application-specific computer certifications. (This course can be substituted with Fundamentals of Technology.)
Linnie Berkenbile
Duty A: Identify Types of Computers, How They Process Information, and How Individual Computers Interact With Other Computing Systems and Devices
Duty B: Identify the Function of Computer Hardware Components
Duty C: Identify the Factors That Go Into an Organizational Decision on How to Purchase Computer Equipment
Duty D: Identify How to Maintain Computer Equipment and Solve Common Problems Relating to Computer Hardware
Duty E: Identify How Software and Hardware Work Together to Perform Computing Tasks, and How Software is Developed and Upgraded
Duty F: Identify Different Types of Software, General Concepts Relating to Software Categories, and the Tasks to Which Each Type of Software is Most Suited or Not Suited
Duty G: Identify What an Operating System Is and How It Works, and Solve Common Problems Related to Operating Systems
Duty H: Manipulate and Control the Windows Desktop, Files, and Disks
Duty I: Identify How to Change System Settings, Install, and Remove Software
Duty J: Be Able to Start and Exit a Windows Application, and Utilize Sources of Online Help
Duty K: Identify Common On-Screen Elements of Windows Applications, Change Application Settings, and Manage Files Within an Application
Duty L: Perform Common Editing and Formatting Functions
Duty M: Perform Common Printing Functions
Duty N: Be Able to Format Text and Documents Including the Ability to Use Automatic Formatting Tools
Duty O: Be Able to Insert, Edit, and Format Tables in a Document
Duty P: Be Able to Modify Worksheet Data and Structure, and Format Data in a Worksheet
Duty Q: Be Able to Sort Data, Manipulate Data Using Formulas and Functions, and Add and Modify Charts in a Worksheet
Duty R: Be Able to Perform Basic Database Operations
Duty S: Demonstrate Knowledge of Graphics Software
Duty T: Be Able to Create and Format Simple Presentations
Duty U: Identify Network Fundamentals, and the Benefits and Risks of Network Computing
Duty V: Identify the Relationship Between Computer Networks, Other Communications Networks (Like the Telephone Network), and the Internet
Duty W: Identify How Electronic Mail Works
Duty X: Identify How to Use an Electronic Mail Application
Duty Y: Identify the Appropriate Use of E-mail, and E-mail Related “Netiquette”
Duty Z: Identify Different Types of Information Sources on the Internet
Duty AA: Be Able to Use a Web Browsing Application
Duty BB: Be Able to Search the Internet for Information
Duty CC: Identify How Computers Are Used in Different Areas of Work, School, and Home
Duty DD: Identify the Risks of Using Computer Hardware and Software
Duty EE: Identify How to Use Computers and the Internet Safely, Legally, Ethically, and Responsibly
Duty FF: Demonstrate Professional Customer Service Skills
Duty GG: Apply Communication Strategies Necessary and Appropriate for Effective Business Relations
Duty HH: Demonstrate Basic Academic Skills for Employees in Business
Duty II: Use the Principles of Planning, Management, and Organization
Duty JJ: Demonstrate Knowledge of Leadership
Duty KK: Complete an Employment Process

Career Cluster Resources for Business, Management, and Administration
(Select from the following)

ODCTE: Business and Computer Tech (OD30901)


Brainbench (select one):
- Computer Fundamentals
- Computer Literacy

Brainbench -

IC3 (Certiport) -

Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Business Institute -
Burrow and Everard. Business Principles and Management, Southwestern, 2004
Caroselli, Marlene. Interpersonal Skills, Southwestern, 2003
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Information Technology Network Systems LAN/WAN Specialist
Information Technology Network Systems Network Server Administrator