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660 “Microsoft Office Specialist” Certification Course I
(5 credits grades 9-12)*
This course incorporates the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of applications and prepares students for industry-
level certification as a “Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).” Students will utilize Microsoft applications in a
variety of professional and educational scenarios while preparing for testing. Official “MOS” Certification
testing is embedded into the course curriculum and is free to enrolled students. Students will have an
opportunity to leave high school with internationally recognized Microsoft Certifications and authentic skills
useful in increasing their marketability in all college and career paths. The Microsoft Office Specialist
course provides focused instruction on word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), presentations
(PowerPoint) and task management (Outlook). Computer aptitude or previous experience in basic
keyboarding skills is required. This course is recommended for those students who pay close attention to
detail and focus.
This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation
This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
*Dual Enrollment Course
661 “Microsoft Office Specialist Expert” Certification Course II
(5 credits grades 10- 12)
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. To enter this course a student should have earned a grade of 80 or higher in 660 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Course I. This course focuses on the application and integration of database management using Microsoft Access 2013. The established curriculum prepares students for industry recognized certification as “Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)” in Microsoft Access 2013 and “Microsoft Office Specialist Expert (MOSE)” in Microsoft Word and Excel 2013. It is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop essential college and career ready skills while earning advanced industry certification. Throughout the course of instruction, students will engage in authentic hand-on learning to manage and enhance databases, spreadsheets, sources of data, reports and documents within an authentic professional environment. File management, storage and organization is also a focus requiring students to employ professional technology strategies and skills. This course satisfies the 5 credits of the 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
This course satisfies the 5 credits of the 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
*Dual Enrollment Course
674 Corporate Finance and Investing
(2.5 Credits, Grades 11-12)
Prerequisite: Students who have taken Honors Accounting II, or Economics, and Financial Literacy This course is designed for students who plan to major in Business in college or have an interest in financial planning. Students should be proficient in math. Topics include finance fundamentals, short-and-long-term financial activities, financial statement analysis, and international finance. Students will also explore the financial markets and learn about the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other economic indicators that influence investing decisions. By participating in The Stock Market Game, students will apply knowledge gained to make stock buying and selling decisions. Having a background in other business courses is recommended.