Computing for College and Careers
Semester A is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the basic computer skills required during your college education and when pursuing a career. This course has 20 lessons organized into five units, plus five Unit Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities. This course will cover basic computer hardware and software and productivity applications such as word processing software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software. This course also covers the Internet and emerging technologies. Semester B is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand some of the advanced computer skills required during your college education or when pursuing a career. This course has 14 lessons organized into three units, plus three Unit Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities. This course will cover advanced concepts, such as computer networks, complex operations in spreadsheet and database programs, and the process of creating a website. In each semester, you will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work in the Lesson Activities by comparing them with given sample responses. The Unit Activities (submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the major components of this course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and end of the unit respectively, and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of simple multiple-choice questions and technology enhanced (TE) questions.