ERIC Number: ED334379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Standardized Curriculum for Business Technology.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.; Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Office of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Standardized curricula are provided for five courses for the secondary business technology programs in Mississippi: intensive business training; information processing; business computer applications; and computer programing technology (CPT) I and II. The 20 units of intensive business training include the following: keyboarding; operation of photocopy equipment; selecting and purchasing supplies; using references and resources; word processing; recordkeeping; database management; accounting; telephone techniques; and filing. Thirteen units in information processing include the following: keyboarding; making travel arrangements; planning and organizing meetings; word processing; database management; and machine transcription. Business computer applications has 14 units that include data management; word proccessing; electronic spreadsheet; integrated applications; computerized graphics; automated accounting; computerized filing; BASIC programing; computerized financial applications; and electronic communications. The nine units in CPT I and the nine units in CPT II include the following topics: hardware; software; data organization; computer operations; BASIC and COBOL language syntax and programing applications; software evaluation; and careers. Each unit consists of these components: objectives, with core/essential objectives indicated; suggested instructional practices; list of suggested resources; list of evaluation and suggested minimum performance standards, with core/essential objectives indicated; and performance record, with core/essential objectives indicated. A checklist for each course combining all unit performance standards into a single list is included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accounting, Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Check Lists, Competency Based Education, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Core Curriculum, Data Processing, Database Management Systems, Employment Practices, Filing, Human Relations, Information Management, Information Processing, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Application, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Office Automation, Office Machines, Office Management, Programing, Programing Languages, Recordkeeping, Reprography, Secondary Education, Spreadsheets, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Telecommunications, Telephone Usage Instruction, Word Processing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.; Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Office of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 058 387-419.