PTI301: Computer Applications I (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Computer Applications I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The Computer Applications I course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to expand technology knowledge and apply various technology applications.This course will equip the student with the necessary technology tools for personal use, employment and advanced education.
Major Instructional Activities: The Computer Applications I course includes modules with core requirements for word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation software, and information literacy skills. After completion of the required core modules, based upon interest or need, a student may select any of the other modules. Students will have the opportunity to test out of any core module. Instruction will be provided in a lab utilizing individualized instruction and electronic learning services. The Computer Applications I course modules include, but is not limited to the following options:
- Word Processing
- Information Literacy
- Operating Systems
- Imaging Programs
- Wireless Devices and Innovations
- Code of Ethics
- Self and Society
- Integrated Projects
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the technology applications by passing objective tests, problem-solving tests, and the successful completion of projects.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to
- Select the appropriate application program for a problem.
- Use database management software to demonstrate an understanding of database design, creation, data input, data manipulation (search/sort/query), data editing, and report production.
- Use spreadsheet software to demonstrate an understanding of spreadsheet design (including "if-then" statements), formula development, editing, formatting, and printing procedures.
- Create charts and graphs using spreadsheet data.
- Analyze and evaluate solutions.
- Integrate various applications such as spreadsheets, databases, and graphics and word processing documents, etc.
- Use software to design, create, import data/graphics, edit, format, sequence, and produce a variety of applications.
- Maintain files appropriately.
- Demonstrate an understanding of security and risks.
- Demonstrate use of a scanner, digital device, and other hardware tools.
- Demonstrate use of wireless and other innovative devices.
- Demonstrate use of imaging software.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of operating systems.
- Demonstrate information literacy skills.
- Understand the concepts of ethical issues as related to information systems (e.g. privacy, property, and access).