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Department Head: Ron Desideri

 

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INSTRUCTORS

COURSE OFFERINGS

PATHWAYS

Mr. Erickson

Computer Foundations 1-2

Business and Information Technology Pathway

Mrs. Sorensen

Computer Applications in Business 1-2

 

Computer Applications in Business 3-4

Web Page Design 1-2

Web Page Design 3-4

Multimedia/Desktop Publishing

 

INSTRUCTORS

Mr. Mike Erickson, Varsity Basketball Coach

   Instructor of Computer Foundations 1-2  (Early College Foundations, Advanced Basketball in the PE Department)

    Email Address:  merickson@srcs.k12.ca.us

    Voice Mail:  (707) 528-5260 extension 6627

 

Mrs. Pamela Sorensen (resume)

   Instructor of Computer Foundations, Computer Applications in Business 1-2 and 3-4 and Web Design 1-2 and 3-4, and Multimedia/Desktop Publishing

    Email Address:  psorensen@srcs.k12.ca.us

    Voice Mail:  (707) 528-5260 extension 6665

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COURSE OFFERINGS

 

Computer Foundations 1-2

Course length:                        Year

Grade(s):                                9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                         None

Graduation Requirement:      10 Elective/Pathway credits

This one-year course is designed to provide students with a foundation of computer skills.  In the first half of the course, students will be introduced to the concepts of keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and Internet skills.  Students will also explore college/career goals and create a career plan portfolio.  In the second half of this course, students will enhance skills in the areas of keyboarding, Internet Research, spreadsheet, and career awareness.  They will also learn new skills in the following areas:  Microsoft Outlook, MS FrontPage, basic HTML, and pathway orientation and preparation.

 

 

Web Page Design 1-2 

Course length:                        Year 

Grade(s):                                10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                         Successful completion of Computer Foundations 1-2

Graduation Requirement:      10 Elective/Pathway credits

This course is designed for students interested in Web page design.  Students will work both independently and as a class through units of instruction in order to develop a variety of Web design skills.  Students will be expected to produce work and conduct themselves in a businesslike manner, work with minimum of supervision, and complete units of work as selected and assigned.

 

 

Web Page Design 3-4 

Course length:                        Year 

Grade(s):                                11, 12

Prerequisites:                         Successful completion of Web Page Design 1-2

Graduation Requirement:       10 Elective/Pathway credits

This course is designed for students interested in developing advanced Web page design skills.  Students will work as Web designers, Web editors, and Webmasters.  Students will be expected to use Web design software, photo editing software, and animation software in order to maintain, troubleshoot, and manage the site.  The school Website may be used for that purpose.  This course is not intended for the beginning computer user.

 

 

Computer Applications 1-2 

Course length:                        Year 

Grade(s):                               11, 12

Prerequisites:                         Successful completion of Computer Foundations 1-2

Graduation Requirement:      10 Elective/Pathway credits

Students will be introduced to word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), desktop publishing (Publisher), graphics, and web design applications using PC computers.  Each student will be able to select units of instruction that are suited to his/her ability and career goals.  In addition, students may work on special projects, as approved by instructor, which include work for other classes, i.e. yearbook,  newspaper, term papers, and other assignments.  This individualized program is designed for students seeking some computer/business skills.  Students will be expected to produce work and conduct themselves in a businesslike manner, work with a minimum of supervision, and complete units of work as selected and assigned.  Students will work towards Microsoft Office Specialist Certification at the CORE level of expertise.  Microsoft Office Specialist tests will be available to take on site.

 

Computer Applications 3-4 

Course length:                   Year 

Grade(s):                          11, 12

Prerequisites:                   Successful c ompletion of Computer Applications in Business 1-2 

Graduation Requirement: 10 Elective/Pathwaycredits

Students will be able to enhance the skills developed in Computer Applications in Business 1-2 and acquire new skills as well.  Each student will be able to select units of instruction that are suited to his/her ability and career goals.  In addition, students may work on special projects, as approved by instructor, which include work for other classes, i.e. yearbook, newspaper, term papers, and other assignments.  This individualized program is designed for students seeking some computer/business skills.  Students will be expected to produce work and conduct themselves in a businesslike manner, work with a minimum of supervision, and complete units of work as selected and assigned.  Students will work towards Microsoft Office Specialist Certification at both the CORE and EXPERT level of expertise.  Microsoft Office Specialist tests will be available to take on site.

 

Multimedia/Desktop Publishing 

Course length:                   Year 

Grade(s):                          11, 12

Prerequisites:                   Successful completion of Computer Applications in Business 1-2 

Graduation Requirement: 10 Elective/Pathway credits

Desktop Publishing is designed to expose students to Desktop Publishing principles and practices. This computer design course will stress the use of pictorial illustration for visualization and communications. Students will develop an understanding of the basic design elements and principles composition, and typography. The focus is on visual thinking, exploring the relationship between type and image, and developing multiple solutions to a given problem. Digital images will be produced using a variety of computer technologies.

 

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PATHWAYS

 

Business and Information Technology Pathway

This program is designed for students who wish to learn a variety of computer applications that are highly sought after in businesses today.  Students are given the opportunity to learn the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and the fundamentals of Outlook), as well as HTML and web page design.  Students also have the option of earning industry-recognized certifications, which can set them apart from their competition in our competitive global marketplace.

 

Option One:  Computer Applications & Web Design Pathway or Desktop Publishing

 

Recommended Sequence

Courses

Introductory

Computer Foundations 1-2

Skill Building

Computer Applications in Business 1-2

Advanced Skill

Web Design 1-2
or
Multimedia/Desktop Publishing

 

Option Two:  Computer Applications Pathway

 

Recommended Sequence

Courses

Introductory

Computer Foundations 1-2

Skill Building

Computer Applications in Business 1-2

Advanced Skill

Computer Applications in Business 3-4

 

Option Three:  Web Design Pathway

 

Recommended Sequence

Courses

Introductory

Computer Foundations 1-2

Skill Building

Web Design 1-2

Advanced Skill

Web Design 3-4


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