2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Digital Applications (formerly Computer Applications) (6611/36 weeks)
Effective with the 2018-2019 school year, the name of this course is Digital Applications. In addition to the name change, all essential competencies from Keyboarding Secondary (6151), Keyboarding Applications (6153/6152), and Word Processing (6626/6625) are included in Digital Applications.
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Applying Basic Computer Operations
- Identify computer system components.
- Identify safety precautions associated with computer use.
- Describe ergonomic and repetitive strain injury (RSI) guidelines related to computer use.
- Maintain workstation, equipment, and supplies.
- Navigate operating systems and software programs.
- Input data and commands using peripherals.
- Troubleshoot computer problems.
- Troubleshoot printer malfunctions.
- Manipulate data/software/operating system.
- Use file management techniques.
Mastering Keyboarding Skills
Using Word Processing Applications
- Identify a variety of word processing programs.
- Compose business documents.
- Key business documents.
- Edit copy.
- Enhance documents by using page layout and graphic design features.
- Prepare addresses on labels and envelopes.
- Obtain assistance from electronic references and documentation.
- Integrate keyed information and notes directly from conversations, meetings, and media.
- Key research-related documents.
- Complete special forms.
- Merge files to produce form letters.
- Integrate database data, spreadsheet data, and graphics into a word-processed document.
Using Spreadsheet Applications
Using Multimedia Applications
Using Database Applications
Investigating Digital Citizenship
Preparing for Industry Certification
- Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications related to the Digital Applications course.
- Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination.
- Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification exams).
- Successfully complete an industry certification examination representative of skills learned in this course (e.g., Microsoft Office Specialist [MOS]).