Advanced BTA

Advanced BTA
Course Syllabus
Jennifer Liggan, Instructor 
Course Description:   
This course is designed to provide students with skills involving presentations, desktop publishing, web page design, and digital graphics.  Students will have an opportunity to take a variety of business certification exams.  They will also be given an opportunity to create college applications, job applications, and resumes.  A major focus is placed on guiding students through real world experiences to aid in the school to career transition.  Students use scanners, digital cameras, and the Internet for integrating skills to create a variety of publications. 
Course Goals:
At the end of this course students will be knowledgeable of the following:
    1.  Multimedia components and various input methods
    2.  Enhanced Powerpoint presentaions
    3.  Desktop publishing with scanned and digitized graphics
    4.  Web page design and navigational elements
    5.  Graphic design and image manipulation
    6.  Constructing written communication using correct business format
    7.  Spreadsheet applications
    8.  Determining career and entrepreneurial opportunities
Business Technology Application
Equipment  Used:
Our computer lab is equipped with 24 computers with Internet access, two notebook computers, printers, scanners, digital cameras, and 2 IPADS.  The administration and members of the business department have worked very hard to obtain this equipment for the students of Southside High.  All students will be expected to take good care of the equipment, follow the rules of safety in the lab, and see that their workstations are left in a neat and orderly manner at the end of class.
Supplies Required:
Folder with pockets
Notebook paper
Pen or pencil
Assessment Procedures:
Nine week grades are determined by an average of daily grades, tests, and projects.  A comprehensive semester exam will be required.  
Student Organization:
Students enrolled in this class are eligible to join Future Business Leaders of America.  The club meets monthly before school, and dues are $15.00.  Our club has been active in regional, state, and national conventions.  If a student is scheduled for this class during the second term, he or she is encouraged to join at the beginning of the school year.  
Instructional Philosophy:
The business curriculum is changing because of the growth in computer technology and the emphasis on knowledge management.  Therefore the skills, behaviors and knowledge learned should be related to real world situations.  This will enable students to identify the importance or relevance of their learning. The business education classroom includes students with special needs and students with multiple intelligence levels.  Instructional experiences will be developed to include a variety of learning styles in order to meet the needs of all students. 
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