COURSE CODE: 6161

Digital Technology Foundations

SCED Code: 10900
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FBLA
Non-Traditional?: M

This foundation course introduces the use of relevant and emerging technologies, tools, and applications to prepare students for current workplace practices and everyday life. Students will demonstrate information processing using a variety of hardware and software and Internet-based tools to produce and integrate data in various formats. This course is designed for students wishing to progress through more advanced business and information technology coursework. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Keyboarding course(s) or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills

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