BUSINESS SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 1 – SYLLABUS
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCC, IIT, or DIT, and AOT
Class Description: Any students who have not completed the CIW Internet Business Associate Certification will be working on it along with their Microsoft Certifications.
This course is designed to develop proficiency in using the advanced features of software programs to perform office-related tasks.
It allows students to use training software and materials to prepare to take the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification exams. At the conclusion of this course the students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist examination in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. If students have already attained these certifications in AOT, then they will sit for the Word Expert and Excel Expert Exams with teacher approval.
Students will also be working on soft skills and proofreading.
This course does not qualify you for Bright Scholars; however, it does qualify for Gold Seal.
BSA students will be encouraged to be an active member of FBLA or Skills USA for the 2020 – 2021 school year. These are co-curricular organizations and participation in FBLA or Skills USA is highly encouraged. Further information regarding FBLA and Skills USA dues and membership responsibility will be sent home in the near future.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and application of information systems to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace of performance.
- Demonstrate Language Arts knowledge and skills.
- Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills.
- Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing and interpreting information and ideas
- Solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation
- Apply communication skills in a courteous, concise and correct manner on personal and professional levels.
- Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communications in order to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance.
- Practice quality performance in the learning environment and the workplace
- Incorporate appropriate customer service strategies to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance.
- Perform administrative office functions and responsibilities to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance.
- Take and successful pass the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification exams in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Class Expectations: Students are expected to enter the class and immediately sign on to their assigned station and begin their work. Students are to be:
- To Be Prompt
- To Be Prepared
- To Be Polite
- To Be Productive
Students who do not use class time to work on assignments will not be allowed additional time.
Use of electronic devices and surfing the web are prohibited in the classroom.
Headphones or earbuds are only allowed when needed for specific assignments.
- Students will need a notebook or folder to be used for class work.
- Notebook paper, pens and pencils, highlighters. (Blue or black ink only)
- Earbuds/headphones to use for specific assignments during class.
If you are absence, you will be required to complete all assignments before moving to the next level.
- Classwork/Quizzes (Including G-Metrix)—35%
Class participation is VERY important in this class.
All assignments are posted on Microsoft Teams. If you are absent, you should check there for what you have missed and when it is due. Make up work will be handled in accordance with the MCSS policy listed in the Student Handbook.
- When homework/classwork is assigned it is expected to be turned in on time.
- Late assignments may have points deducted.
- Work that is more than 1 week late will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.
- Printing a copy of your work for another student.
- Using a USB drive or any other portable device to save your work for another student to print and turn in as their work.
- Emailing answers to another student.
- Sharing answers with another student on any assignment, quiz, or test.
Cheating is unacceptable and students will receive a zero on each assignment that they have cheated on and they will be referred to the dean of discipline. (See student handbook concerning cheating). The teacher only allows students in designated programs. Any student who enters a program without the permission of the instructor will be referred to the dean of discipline.
WORKSTATIONS: Students will need to wipe down their stations each day before using them.
Each student is assigned a workstation; they are responsible to clean up their assigned areas and return all borrowed materials to their proper places.
- The computer systems (includes CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse) are not to be altered in any way. This includes, but is not limited to adding, removing or changing icons on the desktop, defacing the desk or textbook, any part of the computer system, adding or deleting any programs, or damaging the chairs.
- All USB drives or portable storage devices must be checked by the teacher for viruses before student plugs into a computer system.
- No cell phones or other devices are allowed to be plugged into any outlets or computers in this lab.
- Parents are responsible for any damage to all equipment and textbooks that the student damages.
- A mask or faceshield must be worn at all times.
- Be on time for class, in your seat with all your necessary supplies, ready to start, when the bell rings.
- Do not roll around in the chairs or lean back in them.
- Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight and no other electronic devices are allowed in class.
- Do not plug in any electronic devices into the computer or plugs in the room.
- Earbuds or headphones should be out of sight, unless needed to complete an assignment.
- USB’s are NOT to be used in the computer unless cleared with the teacher. Students shoud save their work on the "One" drive.
- Do not download any programs to your school computer. Refer to the Student's Code of Conduct.
- Assigned classwork and test must be completed during class time.
- Come to class with your necessary supplies.
- No food, gum, candy, or drink allowed in the classroom.
- Work from bell to bell.
- Respect yourself and others.
- Adhere to all classroom, school, and district policies.
- Put your book bags in the designated area.
- No profanity, vulgar jesters, perfume, hair spray, hand lotions, or grooming.
- Being absent the day before an announced quiz or test, does not excuse the student from taking it on the assigned day.
- No passes during the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of class will be allowed. Students must correctly sign out in the Restroom log book under their name.
- Each student has 10 restroom passes for the nine weeks.
- Cleanup after yourself.
- The teacher dismisses you, not the bell.