Howe Independent School District

"Educating the Hope of Tomorrow"

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

Information Technology includes the entire world of computers – from learning how to use them to creating them to programming them to repairing them. As technology improves, the desire for faster and more powerful equipment grows. Computer technology is quickly changing every industry – from agriculture to entertainment. People with a scientific understanding of computer technology will play a major role in America’s future. Opportunities will be great for innovative specialists who keep up with the latest technology.
Students may join the BPA – Business Professionals of America student leadership club in order to participate in activities and competitions and develop leadership skills. The Technology Student Association (TSA) provides the same opportunities for students in the more hands-on activities such as networking and computer repair and upgrading.

 

FIFTEEN RELATED CAREERS
Computer Systems Hardware Analyst Computer Security Specialist Computer Programmer
Cisco Certified Networking Associate Computer Repair Technician Website Designer
Computer Scientist/Engineer Cryptanalysis Mathematician Computer Security Specialist
Global Positioning Technician Mapmaker Secretary
Court Reporter Computer Technician Computer Education
Technician
 
461103
KEYBOARDING
Grade Placement.......9-12
Credits........................1/2
Prerequisite...............None

Keyboarding prepares students to operate the computer keyboard by touch and begin development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels. Formatting of letters, memos, reports and tables is also included. Students apply their keyboarding skills in personal and business applications. The majority of Career & Technology courses require keyboarding speed & skills as a prerequisite.
 
46410
BUSINESS COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS I
Grade Placement.......9-12
Credits........................1
Prerequisite...............Keyboarding (1/2 Credit) or Equivalent

Business Computer Information Systems I prepares students to apply technology skills to personal and business situations by focusing on word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications, desktop publishing, and presentation management skills. Students complete the course with an intermediate level skill in word processing, database and spreadsheet. Networking, operating systems and emerging technology topics are also included. This course enables students to develop competencies needed to succeed in the workplace of the 21st century. BCIS satisfies the Technology Applications credit required for high school graduation.
 
46420
BUSINESS COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS II
Grade Placement.......10-12
Credits........................1
Prerequisite...............Business Computer Information Systems I

Business Computer Information Systems II prepares students with advanced technology skills required by the business environment. Applications include using workplace standard technologies in word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications, desktop publishing, presentation management, networking, operating systems, and emerging technologies. Students complete the course with an intermediate skill level in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Students will be prepared for Microsoft certification tests. This course satisfies the Technology Applications credit required for high school graduation.
 
46600
MEDIA TECHNOLOGY I
Grade Placement.......11-12
Credits........................2
Prerequisite...............Recommended: Business Image Mgt and Multimedia (Committee Approval Required)

Media Technology I is a pre-employment laboratory course designed to provide job-specific training for entry-level employment in the Video Technology or Computer Graphic industry. Instruction will concentrate on phases of video and audio production will be covered as well as the integration of computer technology. Graphics for video, 3D animation and multimedia production will be emphasized. This class requires outside school hours activities to cover filming of community and district activities.
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