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Online Curriculum Resources for Introduction to Business
and Computer Application Courses

Access Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of database theory as students gain practical experience with Microsoft Access.

Accounting

This module provides an overview of business accounting basics including transactions, accounts, debits and credits, the accounting equation, the double-entry method, the accounting cycle, and financial analysis.

Business Communication

This module provides the principles of communication such as the sender-receiver model. Students will learn verbal, nonverbal, and collaborative skills for success in the workplace and society.

Business Law

This module provides an understanding of illegal and unethical behaviors and the consequences of those actions in business scenarios. Students discover where laws come from, how they impact businesses, and the types of legal business entities.

Career Development

This module provides an overview of the career planning process and the resources available to help as they develop a career plan.

Computing Systems

This module provides an overview of computer fundamentals including input, processing, output, hardware, software, data, data storage, operating systems, and network computing. They will also explore using computers, web browsers, and email safely.

Digital Citizenship

This module provides an overview of personal responsibilities in respectful and ethical behavior using digital resources as it pertains to

Digital Responsibility

This module provides an overview on digital distractions and the importance of staying on task. Use this short lesson to set classroom expectations.

Economics

This module provides a broad introduction to economics as students examine the definition of economics, learn about money, competition and market structures, macro- and microeconomics, supply and demand, the supply and demand curve, economic systems, and factors in productivity with a focus on the U.S. economy and the government's role.

Entrepreneurship

This module provides an introduction to entrepreneurship and the characteristics of an entrepreneur as they understand how to identify business opportunities by understanding markets and customers and the operational aspects of running a small business.

Excel 1: Essentials

This module provides an overview of the essentials of Microsoft Excel, including rows and columns, selecting cells, entering formulas and functions, and formatting data and text.

Excel 2: Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel, including relative and absolute cell references, common functions, and formatting.

Excel Business Project

This module provides students the opportunity take on the role of an intern at a movie theater and update a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to present financial income data for a meeting.

Excel Skills Project

This module provides a deeper understanding of Microsoft Excel as students complete several hands on activities based around a scenario of helping a local sports club determine profits for their food stands.

Getting Started with Microsoft Office

This module provides an overview of the purposes and uses of each Microsoft Office application. Students will practice opening and downloading applications, saving files, and explore the Microsoft Help system.

Google Apps Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the purpose and uses of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Google Collaboration

This module provides an overview of and experience with using Google applications to collaboratively work in files as a class and in teams, including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.

Google Docs Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the basics of Google Docs, including how to format text and paragraphs, change the document layout, and use available tools.

Google Sheets Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the basics of Google Sheets, including rows and columns, selecting cells, entering formulas, using functions and formatting data and text.

Google Slides Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the basics of Google Slides, including templates, themes and layouts, spell checking, adding and moving slides, creating text boxes, using images, and defining hyperlinks.

Health Information Technology

This module provides an introduction to information technology and its effect on the healthcare industry as they learn terminology, gain exposure to an EHR system, and understand the importance of following HIPAA guidelines.

Integration Skills Project

This module provides the opportunity for students to learn about different ways to share information between Office applications, such as linking and embedding.

International Business

This module provides an introduction to international business including the global economy, trade, the diverse workforce, inter-cultural communication, forms of international business ownership, international operations and management, international marketing and international business travel.

Job Seeking Skills

This module provides an overview of tasks involved in finding, getting and resigning from a job.

Management

This module provides an overview of the fundamental functions of management (Planning, Organizing, Evaluating/Controlling, Leading/Directing), types organizational structures of businesses, characteristics of a good manager, and how to manage in certain situations.

Marketing

This module provides an overview of the principles of marketing, product planning, and pricing and promotion strategies. Students explore customer relations, market segmentation, product life cycle, product mix, branding, product packaging, pricing, promotion & distribution. As a final project, students will design and implement a product package using Microsoft Word.

Marketing Project

The student takes the role of a young marketing professional working for a small company. The company is creating a marketing plan for King Street Theater's new IMAX theater complex. The student has to outline several promotional ideas for the IMAX Theater and create a new brand for King Street. The student also has to design two items using the new brand information.

Microsoft Access Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of database theory as students gain practical experience with Microsoft Access.

Microsoft Access Fundamentals

Students will learn basic database theory and gain practical experience with Microsoft Access 2010. The module will include hands on lessons where students will create databases, tables, forms, queries, and reports. Students will also use several methods for entering, maintaining, finding, and browsing data.

Microsoft Excel Business Project

This module provides students the opportunity take on the role of an intern at a movie theater and update a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to present financial income data for a meeting.

Microsoft Excel Business Project

In this project the student assumes the role of an intern at the King Street Theater. The theater's owner asks the student to update a Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet to present financial income data for a meeting.

Microsoft Excel Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel, including rows and columns, selecting cells, entering formulas and functions, and formatting data and text.

Microsoft Excel Fundamentals

Students will learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel 2010. This includes understanding rows and columns, selecting cells, entering formulas and functions, and formatting data and text.

Microsoft Excel Skills Project

This module provides a deeper understanding of Microsoft Excel as students complete several hands on activities based around a scenario of helping a local sports club determine profits for their food stands.

Microsoft Excel Skills Project

In this module, students learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010 through a series of hands on activities. The activities are based around a scenario where students help a local sports club determine their profits for four food stands they operate. This module has four units built around this scenario.

Microsoft Integration Skills Project

This module provides the opportunity for students to learn about different ways to share information between Office applications, such as linking and embedding.

Microsoft Office Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the purposes and uses of each Microsoft Office application. Students will practice opening and downloading applications, saving files, and explore the Microsoft Help system.

Microsoft Office Fundamentals

Students will learn the purpose and uses of each Microsoft Office 2010 application. They will practice opening applications, downloading applications and saving files. Students will also explore the Microsoft Help system.

Microsoft PowerPoint Business Project

This module provides students with the opportunity to assume the role of an intern at a movie theater as they create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint to be shown prior to the start of movies.

Microsoft PowerPoint Business Project

In this project the student assumes the role of an intern at the King Street Theater. The theater's owner asks the student create a presentation to be shown prior to the start of movies. The student creates the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint basics, including adding slides, changing slide views and themes, spell checking, creating text boxes, adding WordArt, inserting clip art and audio clips, defining hyperlinks and Action Buttons, and creating effective presentations.

Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals

Students will learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. This includes adding slides, changing slide views and themes, spell checking, creating text boxes, adding WordArt, inserting clip art and audio clips, and defining hyperlinks and Action Buttons. Students will also learn how to create effective presentations and practice skills through several hands on activities.

Microsoft PowerPoint Skills Project

This module provides students with the opportunity to create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation from scratch. Students select a topic, define their objectives and start building a presentation, following a defined process for planning and creating presentations.

Microsoft PowerPoint Skills Project

In this module students create a PowerPoint 2010 presentation from scratch. Students select a topic, define their objectives and start building a presentation. Students will follow a defined process for planning and creating presentations. Along the way they will learn new PowerPoint skills covering areas such as creating outlines, adjusting images, animations and transitions.

Microsoft Publisher Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher through the creation of a number of desktop publishing documents.

Microsoft Publisher Fundamentals

Students will learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher 2010 by creating a number of desktop publishing documents. These documents include a calendar, bookmark, birthday card and poster.

Microsoft Word Business Project

This module provides students with the experience of creating a Job Description booklet for part-time employees at a movie theater in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word Business Project

In this project the student assumes the role of an intern at the King Street Theater. The theater's owner asks the student to create a Job Description booklet for part-time employees. The student creates the booklet in Microsoft Word 2010.

Microsoft Word Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the basics of Microsoft Word, including parts of the screen, character formatting, paragraph formatting and document layout.

Microsoft Word Fundamentals

Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010, including parts of the screen, character formatting, paragraph formatting and document layout.

Microsoft Word Skills Project

This module provides students the opportunity to create a Microsoft Word document based on a topic they choose as they research, draft and revise their documents. Then they can peer review and organize their document using lists and tables, and enhance it using text boxes and shapes. A final edit is done before the document is prepared and published as a PDF.

Microsoft Word Skills Project

In this module students select one of four topics and then create a Microsoft Word 2010 document based on that topic. Students research, draft and revise their documents. During the revision phase of the project, students can do a peer review. They also organize their document using lists and tables, and enhance it using text boxes and shapes. After all the revisions are complete, a final edit is done before the document is prepared and then published as a PDF.

Office Environment

This module provides an overview of the medical office environment, including safety, design, and accommodations for patients with special needs.

Office Equipment

This module provides an overview of equipment found in the typical medical office. Students learn to operate, troubleshoot, and care for equipment; basic computer functions; and the basics of office inventory.

Personal Financial Literacy

This module provides an understanding of how personal choices affect financial circumstances which impacts lifestyle. Students will increase financial knowledge so they can manage financial decisions.

PowerPoint 1: Essentials

This module provides an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint essentials, themes, templates, and adding and inserting a variety of items into a presentation.

PowerPoint 2: Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint fundamentals, including creating effective presentations that are interesting, engaging, and functional.

PowerPoint Business Project

This module provides students with the opportunity to assume the role of an intern at a movie theater as they create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint to be shown prior to the start of movies.

PowerPoint Skills Project

This module provides students with the opportunity to create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation from scratch. Students select a topic, define their objectives and start building a presentation, following a defined process for planning and creating presentations.

Professionalism

This module provides an overview of professionalism, including appearances, personal characteristics, and traits belonging to successful employees as students practice dealing with workplace situations and evaluate the effectiveness of employees.

Publisher Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher through the creation of a number of desktop publishing documents.

Telephone Etiquette

This module provides instruction on answering and documenting telephone calls in the medical office. Students experience handling incoming telephone calls, performing triage and leaving messages on machines and explore telephone technology.

Web Research

This module provides an overview of how the Internet and World Wide Web work. They learn about different methods for searching for and evaluating information as well as using it ethically.

Word 1: Essentials

This module provides an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft Word, including opening and saving files, entering and formatting text, and using editing and review tools.

Word 2: Fundamentals

This module provides a more in-depth look at Microsoft Word, including how to format lists, paragraphs and documents, create tables, and format and cite sources using MLA guidelines.

Word Business Project

This module provides students with the experience of creating a Job Description booklet for part-time employees at a movie theater in Microsoft Word.

Word Skills Project

This module provides students the opportunity to create a Microsoft Word document based on a topic they choose as they research, draft and revise their documents. Then they can peer review and organize their document using lists and tables, and enhance it using text boxes and shapes. A final edit is done before the document is prepared and published as a PDF.

Written Communication

This module provides an overview on how to write effective business communications, specifically emails and letters.

Written Communication

This module provides an overview of the writing process, proofreading, formatting memos and letters, preparing envelopes, and handling incoming and outgoing mail.