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INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide an introduclion to informalion lechnology concepts and careers as well as the impact information technology has on the world, people, and industry and basic web design concepts. The content includes information technology career research; operating systems and software applications; electronic communicalions including e-mail and lnternet services; basic HTML, DHTML, and XML web commands and design; emerging technologies, and Web page design. lf taken as part of the lnformation Technology program (8207300), afler successful completion of this course, studenls will have met Occupational Completion Point A, lnformalion Technology Assislant, SOC Code 15-1041
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Students may require access to a compuler afler school or during weekends for addilional remedialion. Software applications are compleled lhrough web based online simulation software and students may need to download Adobe Flash (free of charge) in order to use the needed software. Please allow your children to download and use the program, practice and remediation ensures their success in this class for lndustry Certification.
GRADES Due to the nature of this course, an emphasis will be placed on the studenls' ability to work individually and as a team lo complete coursework. The course grading system is based on the following

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TESTS AND QUIZZES 3 Tests and quizzes may be written or adminislered on the computer. ? A class review will be held before all tests. 3 Quizzes may be given at any time without prior notice.

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Srcdents will keep a notebook with all assignments, quizzes, tests, and class notes. Parents are strongly encouraged to review the notebook and monitor their child's excellent progress throughout the year. Brino vour notebook to class evervdav! Notebook checks are not announced. Notebooxs will be graded on the following criteria: Organization Missing Assignments

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All assignments are to be typed unless otherwise specified by the teacher. Each assignmenl must include the studenl's name, period, and date

MAKE-UP WORK lt is the RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT to acquire missed work from the teacher. Please refer lo the OCPS\FHS attendance policv. We will follow the absent rule for makinq up assiqnments. Career Pathways Students may earn college credit upon successful completion of the Career Pathways Assessment
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Sludents will earn Certified lnlernel Web (ClW) certification

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LAB FEE . A lab lee of $10 per student is requested to help defray the cosl of paper, color toner, maintenance and
other supplies. The instruclor should receive the donation within the first 2 weeks oJ school. lf this is not financially feasible, please speak to your instructor immedialely. . Please make checks payable lo: Freedom High School. lnclude sludent's name and student number on the memo line or you may pav online using your credit card. BUSTNESS PHOFESSIONALS OF AMEBTCA (BPA) Every Business student is encouraged to join BPA, our business club. d BPA provides students with the opportunity to compete at the District, State and National level. Students attend leadership conferences, participate in fundraising activities, and earn community service hours.

COMPUTER LAB POLICIES - Ihese rules will be strictly enforced and monitored. E ReSpECT, each other and the equipment. E- fooO and drinks are not allowed in labs even if unopened. Please use the large trashcan in the hallway before entering the classroom. E Oo not bring in personal disks, portable hard drives, or CD's. E Students may not use the lnternet withoul permission. E Oo not download programs or plug-ins for the computer without permission.

Students may not modify ANY computer settings (including: printer, screensavers, desktop wallpaper, etc.)

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

* Cor" to class on time, prepared


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and ready to work each day. Turn your cell phone off and place it in your

* lrrn in work when it is due. * Dir.r., with me if you feel you are falling behind or do not understand
school tutoring lor those who need additional help or clarification.

any new material. I will arrange after

ATTENDANCE/TARDINESS ! lf the student is not in his/her seat before the tardy bell rings the student is considered tardy. ! Please refer 1o the OCPS Student Code of Conduct and FHS Handbook for FHS attendance/tardy policy.

FBIDAY IS SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY

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This syllabus is subject to change without notice. For lurther information please contact Freedom High School Mrs. J. Graham, Jasmine.Morgan-Graham@ocps.net Business Academy of Technology
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