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 3.15 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 
 

 Purpose

 

P1. To enable students to apply basic information technology to the development of their academic and career technical skills.

P2. To provide students with information technology skills needed for employment and job retention in their chosen fields, and to function effectively as lifelong learners.

 

 Requirements

 

R1. Applied Information Technology

Centers must provide students with instruction in the application of basic information technology to assist in the development of their academic and career technical skills. This will include:

a. Instruction in use of information technology applications relevant to their academic and career technical skills training

b. Opportunities to practice and use information technology to learn academic and career technical skills

R2. Computer-Based Learning

Centers must provide and use information technology to learn academic and career technical skills.

a. Access and use computer-based training modules

b. Locate and use online learning resources

R3. Microsoft Office

Centers must provide students with instruction that will enable them to attain the following competencies:

a. Basic keyboarding

b. Use of Microsoft Office applications to create, edit, save, and print documents

c. Use of basic templates and formatting features to create business documents in standard formats and styles

d. Use of document utility tools including spell check, thesaurus, and grammar check

R4. Internet Proficiency

Centers must provide students with instruction in the use of the Internet to:

a. Use search engines

b. Conduct research to find directions, schedules, and resources

c. Communicate using e-mail

d. Access and use labor market information

e. Complete job applications

R5. Business Technology

Centers must provide students with instruction in the use of:

a. Copiers

b. Fax machines

c. Telephones

d. Voice mail systems

e. Scanners

R6. Business Etiquette​

Centers must provide instruction to ensure that students understand:

a. Ethics of using employer business machines for personal use

b. E-mail etiquette

c. Appropriate use of the Internet in the workplace