AP Computer Science, Business Administration, Accounting, Digital Publishing, Cosmetology, Microsoft Office, Entrepreneurship, Business Law: Linking our strengths

The Applied Technology Department aims to provide engaging authentic learning experiences through high quality instruction and a technology infused curriculum for all learners. It is our hope that learners will discover and develop authentic skills to be use in the college or career of their choosing. All students who complete the introductory course “Intro to Computers” will have the opportunity to branch off in to one of our defined college and career pathways. Such as Accounting, Cosmetology, Computer Science/Robotics, Graphic Design or pursue a Microsoft Certification.

We Believe

  • That all students should have equal access to all programs.
  • That programs should reflect state-of-the-art changes in technology, business, industry, and society
  • That course offerings should maintain a balance of theory, interdisciplinary activities, and applied learning.
  • That instruction should prepare students for varied roles and responsibilities in life.
  • That all Career and Technology Education programs, courses and services to students should:
    • Provide training for skill attainment
    • Prepare students for post secondary education, careers and adulthood
    • Promote the transferable skills of problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communications
    • Develop positive work habits, attitudes and ethics
    • Provide instruction that is rigorous and relevant for student success
    • Provide value-added options for all career pathways

8.1 Technology Standards


8. A. Basic Computer Skills

8.A.1. Use appropriate technology vocabulary

8.A.2. Use operating system tools, creating and organizing files and folders 8.A.3. Demonstrate effective input of text/data using proper key boarding skills

8.A.4. Input/access data efficiently through proficient use of other input devices such as a mouse, etc.

8.A.5. Organization of files and folders, create shortcuts 8.A.10. Using network resources for storing and retrieving data

8.A.12. Create, organize and manipulate shortcuts


8.A.6. Create a file containing customized information by merging documents

8.A.7. Construct a simple spreadsheet, enter data, and interpret the information

8.A.8. Design and produce a basic multimedia project

8.A.9. Plan and create a simple database, define fields, input data, and produce a report using sort and query

8.A.11. Choose appropriate electronic graphic organizers to create, construct or design a document

8. B. Application and productivity tools


8.B.1. Demonstrate an understanding of how changes in technology impact the workplace and society

8.B.2. Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and discuss consequences for misuse

8.B.3. Explain the purpose of an Acceptable Use Policy and consequences for misuse

8.B.4. Describe and practice safe Internet usage

8.B.5. Describe and practice “etiquette” when using the Internet and email


8.B.6. Choose appropriate tools and information resources to support research and solve real world problems, including but not limited to: -On-line resources and databases; – Search engines and subject directories

8.B.7. Evaluate the accuracy, relevance and appropriateness of print and non-print electronic information sources


8.B.8. Use computer applications to modify information independently and/or collaboratively to solve problems

8.B.9. Identify basic hardware problems and demonstrate the ability to solve common problems

8.B.10. Determine when technology tools are appropriate to solve a problem and make a decision