Career Prep Syllabus

Course Description:
This course focuses on three integrated areas of instruction--academic planning and career development, financial literacy, and technology.Course content ranges from college and career preparation to computer literacy skills to ways to manage personal finances and reduce personal risk.The area of technology is designed to be interwoven throughout course instruction.Mastery of the content standards provide a strong foundation for student acquisition of the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that enables them to achieve success in school, at work, and across the life span.
Course Goals:
At the end of this course students will be knowledgeable of the following:
1. Basic Computer Components
2.Personal Decision Making
3. Operating System Functions
4. WordProcessing Applications
5. Spreadsheet Applications
6. Database Management
7. Presentation Applications
8. Internet Applications
9.Managing Finances and Budgeting
10. Ethics in the Business World
11. Technology in Our Society
Supplies Required:
Most classroom supplies such as printing paper and envelopes will be provided. However, we will have frequent worksheets, notes, and tests that will require paper and pen or pencil. Students should have these supplies with them each day, plus some type of notebook or folder to hold worksheets and printed class work.
Computer Fee: $30
This money will be used to purchase paper and ink cartridges for existing printers, maintenance of equipment, and the purchase of additional computers, printers, software, books, and supplies.
Assessment Procedures:
Nineweeks grades will be determined by an average of daily grades, tests, and projects. A comprehensive semester test will be required.
Student Organization: FBLA
Students enrolled in this class are eligible to join Future Business Leaders of America. The club meets monthly before school, and dues are $15. Our club has been active in regional, state, and national conventions. If a student is sheduled for this class during the second term, he or she is encouraged to join at the beginning of the school year.
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