ERIC Number: ED212869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Competency-Based Course Outlines for Business and Office Education. Accounting, Business Data Processing, Clerical Accounting, and Record Keeping Occupations.
Ricks, Betty R., Ed.; Schmidt, B. June, Ed.
Designed to assist business educators with the implementation of competency-based instruction, these course outlines identify recommended competencies and skill areas for beginning workers in accounting, business data processing, clerical accounting, and recordkeeping occupations. Each outline contains listings of enabling, terminal, and personal employability competencies. Covered in the accounting outline are accounting skill areas, establishing records, business transactions, and payrolls. The following topics are among those included in the sections on business data processing: automated accounting, business calculations, business systems, career exploration, data entry, programming concepts and languages, unit records, computer classifications and hardware, computer operations, and software. Addressed next are various aspects of clerical accounting, including establishing records, calculating machines, checking accounts, communication skills, care and maintenance of office equipment, purchases and sales, reprographics, typewriting, tax reports, and mail processing. Following a discussion of recordkeeping fundamentals, personal and business records and filing are discussed. A final outline provides a survey of data processing, with attention to card input, an overview of computers; business, society, and computers; and programming concepts. (A related guide covering business data processing competencies is available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, Business Skills, Career Exploration, Clerical Occupations, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Programs, Computers, Course Descriptions, Data Processing, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Office Occupations Education, Programing, Recordkeeping, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 185 341.