Business, Management & Administration
Careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
Programs of Study: Administrative Support
Renton School District courses in this Career Cluster include:
The IT Academy course prepares students for success in high school and beyond. To that end, MOS certification (see above) is offered in Word 2010 (Core level) and PowerPoint 2010. Students will use these applications extensively in both required and elective courses throughout their high school careers. Other units taught include: Career Cruising (high school and college planning tool), research strategies, keyboarding review, internet safety, and introduction to Excel 2010 (used in Science and Math courses).
IT ACADEMY HONORS
The IT Academy Honors option has more rigorous expectations of students. The learning pace is accelerated and more in-depth thinking is required to complete projects. Students must be highly motivated and capable of independent problem solving. All subjects taught in the IT Academy course (above) are covered, with students choosing an additional MOS certification area to work towards.
IT ACADEMY ADVANCED
Students work towards the next certification level – Microsoft Office Expert – by working in a self-paced environment to certify in Excel 2010 (Core level) and Word 2010 (Expert level).
IT ACADEMY ADVANCED HONORS
This option has more rigorous expectations of students. The learning pace is accelerated and more in-depth thinking is required to complete projects. Students must be highly motivated and capable of working independently. All subjects taught in the IT Academy Advanced course (above) are covered, and students also have the opportunity to certify in Excel 2010 (Expert level) with the goal of receiving Microsoft Office Master level certification.
This course provides an opportunity for students to master project management concepts such as project scheduling, project tasks, timelines, task dependencies, and project resources. Students will utilize software applications such as electronic calendars/reminders, Word and Excel in the management of a project of their choice. Effective project presentation skills utilizing PowerPoint will also be covered in this course.
TECHNICAL WRITING 1-2
(Language Arts or Career and Technical Ed. credit)
Technical writers make complicated information easy to understand. Students will explore the field of Technical Writing as an exciting Career Pathway. Using clear explanations, graphic design principles, and real-life examples, the Technical Writing course solidifies the relationship between industry principles and written communications. Students will (1) learn about design and typographic choices, (2) learn how an industry’s objectives affect writing choices, (3) practice clarity in writing and speaking, and (4) develop techniques in grammar and structure.