businessThis program provides practical skills needed in today’s workplace. Hands-on, comprehensive computer instruction using Windows PCs and Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access, as well as Intuit QuickBooks. Successful completion of these lessons will prepare students for computer proficiency testing. Materials from the project based lessons, along with successful assessments can be displayed in a portfolio of finished work to show potential employers.

The program also offers relevant skills for job searching, including updated resume and effective cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, targeting companies, creating business cards (using Microsoft Publisher), and best utilizing professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn.

Students will participate in additional activities that focus on the benefits of maintaining a professional approach, positive attitude, defining their transferable skills, potential future career and/or new industry, for which they may be best suited. The curriculum also includes updated office procedures in areas such as, human resources, written and verbal communications, meeting planning, financial reports, and management of records, time, and projects. Students are encouraged to develop skills, attain knowledge and confidence in a supportive learning environment. Course offered during daytime school hours and corresponds with the schedule of most school districts

Length: 600 hours (approximately 6 months)*

*Program length does not include holidays, school closings, etc.