Business Classes

Business and Information Technology Program of Studies

Investigating Computer Science (Grades 7 and 8)
Full Year (16640) one credit

The Exploring Computer Science (Coding) course will develop the students’ coding, computational, and financial and digital literacy knowledge and skills while learning Computer Science principles. The curriculum including computer coding using Alice with JAVA, Scratch, HTML, JavaScripting, mobile apps, and web page development. The integrated projects will have a “real-world” math and financial literacy application focus. Satisfies the virtual course requirement with the Everfi Digital Literacy and Financial Literacy online Curriculum. This course carries high school credit and will apply to high school graduation requirements. 

Computer Applications and Internet Technologies (Grade 8)
Full Year (13107) and Semester (13106)

Students will:

  • Identity computer components and explain how they are used to process information
  • Explain how computers interact with other computing systems and devices; how software and hardware work together to perform electronic tasks; and how software is developed and upgraded
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the computer operating system
  • Manipulate and control the Windows desktop, including file and disk management
  • Identify how to change system settings and install and remove applications
  • Apply keyboarding skills to compose, format, revise and edit documents
  • Design and develop a database, a spreadsheet, and a slide show using appropriate applications
  • Identify the appropriate use of email, and email “netiquette” protocol
  • Identify the different types of web browsers
  • Demonstrate the various Internet search engines and portals
  • Explore the use of technology in various careers
  • Prepare for the Internet Core Computer Certification (IC3), a national recognized industry certification for Computer Applications, Internet Technologies, and Computer Technologies (optional)

Digital Input Technologies (Grade 7)
Full Year (16607) and Semester (16617) 

Students will:

  • Learn touch typing techniques and improve keyboarding speed and accuracy
  • Learn and practice all capabilities and features of word processing software, including desktop publishing capabilities
  • Improve skills in composing and editing, and use word processing to crate documents for academic classes
  • Practice formatting a variety of documents including business and personal letters, envelopes, charts, reports, term papers, and memos
  • Research a variety of careers and become aware of personal employability skills including resume preparation and interviewing skills
  • Explore business ownership and business functions in the American economic system
  • Complete projects on maintaining a personal budget, balancing a checking account, interpreting a paycheck, purchasing insurance and autos, choosing affordable housing, investing and other consumer-related skills
  • Discuss workplace applications for new and emerging technologies for new and emerging technologies (on-screen writing, speech recognition, iPads and mobile technologies)

 Exploring Business and Information Technology (Grade 6)

Students are introduced to beginning keyboarding, microcomputers applications and career exploration. Students learn proper keyboarding techniques including the touch typing method, speed, accuracy, good organizational skills, composition language arts, and proper use and care of equipment. The Virginia Department of Education Technology Standards are integrated in the course content. Students will:

  • Learn components of the computer and proper care of the equipment
  • Learn the purpose of the function keys and procedures for implementing software
  • Demonstrate keyboarding proficiency using the “touch-technique” method
  • Compose documents using the keyboard to enhance academic skills