The Week Ahead:
About this course:
Business Information Managment I is a course recommended to students in grades 9-12 who have an interest in business. This class offers students the opportunity to become knowledgeable in Microsoft Office products and earn specialist-level certifications in Word, Excel, and others.
In this course, students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce and postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents, develop a spreadsheet, formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software. (To view the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills standards for this course, please click here.)
As most parents know, Microsoft Office is the industry standard in business and post-secondary education. The predecessor to this course, Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS), was formerly a graduation requirement in Texas. Sadly, this is no longer the case. However, in the workplace, my former students are the most relied-upon (and have the most job security) because they may be the only one in the office who knows how to write formulas in Excel, or create a professional presentation for stakeholders. How lucky you are that your child is taking this course!
Be on the lookout for my classroom newsletter that will be emailed to parents at least every other week. In it you will find out what we've been working on this week, upcoming topics and due dates, and questions to ask your child to supplement their learning!
Page updated: 3/8/20
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