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Computer Concepts I / Computer Concepts II
Computer Repair / Network Essentials
Information Processing A / Information Processing B
Web Page Design I / Web Page Design II
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Class DetailInformation Processing: This is a one semester course focusing on creative uses of the computer using Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Publisher). Students will create and publish brochures, flyers, promotional materials, sports rosters, basic websites, business cards, birthday cards, invitations, and other business related publications. Students will also use digital media and photo editing software to complete projects.
Christmas Decorations made in Microsoft Word using only shapes and their imagination.
Computer Repair: This course provides an overview of the computing industry, including PC installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. This course also provides students an opportunity to learn valuable skills through on-the-job training situations. Students will complete this course with the beginning skills needed to earn their Comp TIA A+ Certification, which is the industry standard for computer support technicians.Computer Networking: In this course you will learn the basics of networking. You will be able to create your own ethernet cable, set up a network, and troubleshoot issues. This course can be stand alone, but works well following computer repair.
Computer Concepts: This is a dual-credit course, which students receive high school credit and John A. Logan College credit for CIS101. High school students do not have to pay for JALC tuition, but do have to pay for fees.
Computer Concepts provides a general background in the use of computers and data processing utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite. Students will complete the basic Microsoft skills during the first semester and the more advanced skills the second semester. Students completing this course will have the skills necessary to take their Microsoft Certiport certification exams. We are currently working in Microsoft 2016.
Keyboarding is a prerequisite to this course.
Web Page Design: Students will learn web searching skills and the basics of web page design: planning and organizing content, applying design principles, creating and editing graphics, and HTML and CSS Coding. Students will have several website projects to complete and will personally update sections of our high school website. Students will also use a scanner, digital camera, and learn how to convert files to .pdf and .jpg.
Students in this course will sell ads, and plan, prepare and produce the school yearbook independently and simultaneously with information processing, web page design, or marketing. The course requires computer work and may require extra time before and after school to meet deadlines. Students must have worked on the yearbook a previous year and/or have consent of the instructor. Information processing is a prerequisite to this class.
The above image is an example of a Word Art project completed by some of my classes. The students chose a topic and typed as many words as they could think of pertaining to their topic. They copied and pasted their information into Wordle.net to make their creations. Finally, they used the print screen option or the snipping tool to paste their creations in Microsoft Word and show them off with a picture style.