Business Information Management I

Business Information Management I
Instructor: Virginia Keeling
E-Mail Address:
Conference Periods A2, B2
Phone: 940-369-3127
Tutorials: M-F 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Afternoons by appointment
Course Description
Students will develop an understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
Access) and its application to secondary education, postsecondary education, and the workplace.
Students apply technical skills to create word-processing documents, develop a spreadsheet,
formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software.
DDC Business Information Systems I for XP and Microcomputer Applications
Windows XP, Microsoft Office XP, MicroType Pro and Check-Pro, and other supplemental software
Black or blue pen, folder, and planner. Optional: USB flash drive (also known as a "thumb drive")
The student’s grade will be based on classroom work, class participation, tests, and projects. (Daily Work
50%, Tests 30%, and Timed Typings/Warm-ups 20%) ALL WORK SHOULD BE FINISHED IN CLASS All
make-up work should be done before or after school. It will be the student’s responsibility to see
that all make-up work is completed within the specified time.
Business Professionals of America
BPA is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in
business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The
workplace skills assessment program (WASP) prepares students to succeed and assess real world
business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT, computer applications.
Course Requirements
This course is recommended for students in Grades 9-12. Recommended prerequisite: Touch Systems Data Entry.
Recommended Equipment: 100% computer lab usage required. Software Required: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database
and Presentation Microsoft Office Package or Similar. Optional Equipment: Projection System, Scanner, Document Camera,
Microphones, Headsets, Digital Camera.
Classroom Expectations and Rules
Be in assigned seat when tardy bell rings.
No cell phones, electronic games/devices, or CD’s visible in the computer lab.
No gum, food, or drinks in the computer lab. (Bottled water is allowed.)
Students will not visit websites that are inappropriate for the classroom setting.
Students will be held responsible for the computer, textbook, and furniture at his/her workstation.
Students will leave each workstation clean each day.
Students will remain seated until the dismissal bell rings.
All policies in the Student Handbook will be followed.
Outline of Class
1st 6 Weeks: Student will learn about basic technology concepts including operating systems, utilities and
basic hardware concepts. Students will also learn how to format and produce business
documents using Microsoft Word.
2nd & 3rd 6 Weeks: Students will continue to learn about business environments and apply those to the use of
different technologies. While exploring different business environments the students will utilize
business mathematics while using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software.
4th 6 Weeks: Students will learn about research management, database management, and using Microsoft
5th 6 weeks: Students will be learning and demonstrating basic presentation concepts and utilization of
Microsoft PowerPoint.
6th 6 weeks: Students will learn to integrate all Microsoft products and utilize them in business environments.
Classroom TEKS