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Here is what the class is all about.

Course Description:

Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals is a foundation course designed for students to acquire the necessary IT skills for their chosen careers. This foundation course will expose them to all areas of IT that are needed in the world of work. The class is provided in partnership with Whitehall-Yearling High School and Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools to provide state-of-the-art training in IT to Whitehall-Yearling students at their home school. One credit; sophomore standing.

Course Objectives:

The curriculum will focus on introducing students to the four occupational cluster areas of IT that reflect the skills required in many occupations today.

Topics that will be introduced to the students include:

bulletIT Technology Basics
bulletComputer Software Applications
bulletData Communications
bulletComputer Programming Theory
bulletComputer Applied Programming Languages
bulletSoftware Systems Management
bulletGraphic Design Fundamentals
bulletDigital Media Design
bulletVideo/Film Production
bulletWeb Page Design
bulletHardware Design, Operation and Maintenance
bulletOperating Systems
bulletSystem Administration and Control
bulletSafety in the Workplace
bulletBusiness Law, Ethics and Legal Issues in IT
bulletTechnical Writing

Students are equipped with a state of the art computer lab that they use to meet these course objectives. They are introduced to the following computer software programs:

bulletMicrosoft Windows
bulletMicrosoft Word
bulletMicrosoft Excel
bulletMicrosoft PowerPoint
bulletMicrosoft Access
bulletMicrosoft Publisher
bulletMicrosoft Internet Explorer
bulletVisual Basic
bulletPinnacle Studio


Percentage Assignment
25% Class work
25% Tests & Online Assessments
50% Projects

Practice Tests

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."
~ Aristotle