Digital Applications (6617/18 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||9–10|
This course is designed for secondary school students to develop real-life, outcome-driven approach skills for digital citizenship, basic computer operations, keyboarding, application software (word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia applications, databases), and career exploration. This course promotes skills that can be applied across the curriculum and offers preparation relevant to 21st century skills and postsecondary education. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for a rigorous and relevant industry certification examination. Student skills may be enhanced by participation in work-based learning activities and/or the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
Note: This course may be offered to middle school students for high school credit if approved by the local school division. The industry certification does not apply to middle school.
The tasks contained in the Digital Applications framework will correlate with many of the FBLA competitive events. Refer to the FBLA website for details or to the task-by-task FBLA correlation.
Recommended prerequisite: Keyboarding course or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Information Technology
- Information Support and Services
Upon completion of the course
18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.