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2004-05 OCAS Course Descriptions

  1. 1. BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Business and Information Technology Education offers a variety of occupational clusters and opportunities for students. Students may select from traditional business education courses or newly emerging information technology areas of instruction. Program offerings are summarized below. In the detailed list of offerings on the following pages, each area is marked with (HS), for approved high school courses; (A), for approved adult courses at the technology center; or (B), indicating that the course may be offered at either the high school or the technology center. 8431 Business & Information Technology (Grade 8-12, HS) This course introduces students to the basic skills, principles, techniques, technology, and attitudes necessary for success in today’s fast-paced, international business world. The integration of state-of-the-art personal computing and business skills is integrated throughout the program. Students receive comprehensive training in the Core business skills such as computer awareness, Internet research, communication, presentation skills, human relations, customer service, global economy, job application and interview, operating systems, windows environment (GUI), Internet fundamentals, and local area network to solve business applications involving word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, multimedia, presentations, and other skills needed by successful business professionals. The content in this course aligns to the Business & Information Technology Core Skills Standard list. This course may be certified to meet the computer science credit listed in the current college entrance requirements. 8435 Business & Information Technology Internship (HS) This course provides students with actual work site training as part of their educational experience. Students spend one or two hours in the classroom refining and improving the business skills necessary for work success. Students also must spend a minimum of 10 hours a week for a minimum of 300 hours either on the job or in training-site activities related to the Business & Information Technology Training to receive credit for the internship. The intern must hold a job and perform work responsibilities directly related to the occupational objectives learned in the classroom setting. The instructor is expected to actively monitor the work experience and maintain appropriate coordination records. The instruction provided in this course should be flexible and address the duties and tasks from the Business and Information Technology Education Skills Standard lists for the occupation in which each student is employed. 8436 Business & Information Technology (TC) This program aligns with the Business Technology and Computer Technology courses in the high school Career and Technology Business program and the core business skills as defined by statewide business and industry task forces. It is intended that students who do not possess the core business skills will participate in this course. The content in this course aligns to the Core business Skills Duty/Task list. Areas of instruction may include customer service, computer applications, minor troubleshooting skills, communication and presentation skills, human relations, job application and interview, global economy, operating systems, windows environment (GUI), Internet fundamentals, and local area network to solve business applications involving word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, multimedia, presentations and other skills needed by successful business professionals. Whenever possible, this content should be integrated into other specialty areas within Business and Information Technology Education. Training programs and testing for credentials such as Brainbench, Microsoft MOS and American Management Association Success Skills Certificate should be considered for this program. 8451 Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design (B) This course offers students the opportunity to cover layout and design strategies; develop brochures, flyers, pamphlets, and other documents compatible to that produced at a professional level. Students will prepare documents for electronic publication; students will use various tools, layers, effects, and filters to design, edit, and prepare graphics for electronic publishing needs. Upon completion of this course, the student may wish to acquire certifications available through the Adobe Certified Expert program, or Brainbench. 8452 Fundamentals of Digital Media Production (B)
  2. 2. This course allows students the opportunity to become familiar with careers in video and graphic production. Students will develop in-depth knowledge and skills needed for successful careers in video and broadcast and use state-of-the-art tools to design, edit, produce, and broadcast or present productions to outside audiences. Upon completion of this course, the student may wish to acquire certifications available through the Adobe Certified Expert program. 8453 Advanced Digital Media Production (B) This course focuses on reinforcing design strategies of layout and design and graphic production for web publications. Students will use a variety of tools to enhance and produce video for web publications. Students will learn a variety of methods for incorporating video into web publications including video streaming. Upon completion of this course, the student may wish to acquire certifications available through the Adobe Certified Expert program. 8454 Fundamentals of Web Design Programming (B) This course offers students the opportunity to establish a foundation in web design programming. Students will establish proficiency in HTML, DHTML, JavaScript programming and CSS standards, and will create and modify multimedia web pages. Students will evaluate design tools, discuss future technology standards, and explore incompatibility issues surrounding current browsers. Certifications for students upon completion of this course that are endorsed by the IWA are available through Brainbench and include HTML Programmer, JavaScript Programmer, and Web programmer. Other certifications include Certified Internet Webmasters: Site Design Professional. 8455 Advanced Web Programming Techniques (B) This course allows students the opportunity to advance their web programming techniques. Students will develop advanced competencies necessary for developing, publishing, and hosting multimedia web pages. Students will explore various tools for development of e-commerce sites. Students will develop shopping carts and payment methods, utilize cookies, and incorporate Java Applets, Visual JAVA, XML, and programming techniques into their web pages. Students will use develop various WYSIWYG applications and active server pages. Students may explore manipulating data in a database, working with a relational database via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and explore web server security issues related to commerce applications. Certifications for students upon completion of this course include Brainbench, CompTIA INET+, and the CIW Site Designer and Application Developer certifications. 8456 E-Commerce Fundamentals (B) Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of e-commerce components and critical skills. Students will study our business and economy on-line, services on-line, purchasing and selling on-line, electronic commerce hardware and software requirements, and legal issues regarding Internet usage. Students will develop communication and marketing strategies for an effective corporate online identity. Students will identify web marketing goals, understand web site promotion, understand banner advertisements, understand referral programs, discuss search engine placement, identify storefront components, discuss e-commerce customer service methods, plan a web store, discuss government regulations and technology standards, and discuss future trends in e-commerce. 8457 Advanced E-Commerce Strategies and Techniques (TC) Major topics covered in this course are electronic commerce security, payment infrastructure, cryptography, digital certificates, business-to-consumer and business-to-business electronic commerce, secure electronic transactions (SET), and electronic commerce resources. Students will develop security strategies for web businesses, use and configure payment gateways, and develop and implement a payment infrastructure for a web business. Students will explore E-Business server components. Related certifications for this course include CIW E-Commerce Designer and Master CIW Designer. 8458 SQL Administration and Integration (TC) Students will develop expertise in ANSI SQL and will connect interactive web sites to relational databases. Students will define the different types of databases and database management systems, describe the differences between a relational database and a non-relational database, differentiate between Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC). Students will identify when to integrate a database with a web site and the technologies used to connect the two.
  3. 3. 8459 Web Site Administration & Security (TC) Upon successful completion of this course, the student will troubleshoot network security problems related to e- commerce, maintain administration and integration as needed on network for e-commerce, be familiar with Internet Information Server and SQL Server, and discuss site management and performance enhancements. Students will be familiar with networking protocols, TCP/IP architecture, internet addressing, internetworking servers, server-side scripting, and security essentials to include authentication, encryption, and firewalls 8460 IT Customer Service The course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in modern computer-based environments. Students use advanced hardware and software functions to solve applications commonly found in information technology systems, networks, and peripherals. Students complete advanced certification requirements involving networks, databases, servers, and telecommunications hardware. The curriculum includes certification specific instruction computer applications, operating systems, troubleshooting hardware and software, maximizing the performance of networks, and assisting network and workstation users. Credentials targeted for this occupational area include Brainbench, MOS, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+ 8461 Introduction to Information Technologies (B) This course provides a foundation to students in the area of Information Technology. Students are introduced to the many different options that are available to them in the Information Technology area. This course also provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an industry certification in the Information Technology field. This can be used as the introductory level of any of the Information Technology certifications. 8462 Computer Repair and Troubleshooting (B) This course provides students the opportunity to gain experiences of microcomputer troubleshooting and repair techniques through hands-on applications. Students will gain knowledge of installations, configurations, upgrading, and the customer service skills required for the microcomputer repair industry. This course aligns with the objectives for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam and Brainbench. 8465 Database Administration (TC) This course helps to prepare students to achieve certification for database administrator. Database Administrators primarily work behind the scenes to ensure the day-to-day performance of the database is optimized and maintained properly. Students gain knowledge and information necessary to install and configure SQL servers. Students will use advanced troubleshooting techniques to manage the storage requirements of a database, manage user accounts, login security, and database permissions. The student must also manage the import, export, and replication of data, maintain the system, perform day-to-day operations including: backing up and restoring a database, recovering from a down system, scheduling tasks, setting alerts, monitoring, and tuning. This course aligns with the objectives for the Oracle Database Administrator Certification career path. 8466 SQL Database Applications Development (TC) Students gain knowledge and information necessary to create and utilize applications for a database. Students will use advanced troubleshooting techniques to manage the storage requirements of a database, manage user accounts, login security, and database permissions. The student must also manage the import, export, and replication of data, maintain the system, perform day-to-day operations including: backing up and restoring a database, recovering from a down system, scheduling tasks, setting alerts, monitoring, and tuning. This course aligns with the objectives for Oracle Application Developer career path. 8467 Internet Database Development (B) This course will provide the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and information in Internet Database Development. Students will gain the skills necessary to be an effective developer of eBusiness applications. Students will learn how to write SQL, PL/SQL and Java within a database. This course aligns with the objectives for Oracle Internet Application Developer/Forms Developer career path. 8468 Fundamentals of Telecommunications (B)
  4. 4. Students will obtain knowledge and information necessary to be successful within telecommunications hardware/components, the history of telecommunications, as well as the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate within the telecommunications industry. This course aligns with the Telecommunications Technology Duty Task/List. 8469 Advanced Information Technology Concepts & Techniques (HS) This course can provides students with actual work site training as part of their educational experience. Students spend one or two hours in the classroom refining and improving the business skills necessary for work success. Students also must spend a minimum of 10 hours a week for a minimum of 300 hours either on the job or in pre- certification training-site activities in the area of information technology to receive credit for the internship. The intern must hold a job and perform work responsibilities directly related to the occupational objectives covered by courses within Information Technology in the classroom setting. The instructor is expected to actively monitor the work experience and maintain appropriate coordination records. It is recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with the other Information Technology courses to provide the hands on training necessary to for certification attainment. 8470 Help Desk Analysis (B) This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively within the business office as a help desk analyst. Instruction may include professional work skills, communication and research skills, developing and maintaining a customer service attitude, and processing customer requests. Students will apply basic academic skills for employees in business and personal services marketing, laws and ethics of business/customer service, creative problem solving skills, and will gather and analyze customer requests. Students will troubleshoot Client’s Level 1 problems, manipulate software applications and perform file maintenance. Students may install and upgrade software and operating systems and configure software. Students may manage LAN systems, and should demonstrate knowledge of data communication techniques, input/output devices, and problem management tracking systems. Students should demonstrate the ability and willingness to follow escalation follow-up procedures. 8471 Network Fundamentals (B) This course is the beginning level for networking systems. Students will gain the skills and knowledge to perform the following tasks: identify the components of a network and design a network, identify different media used in networks, identify networking standards, protocols and access methods; recognize the primary network architecture, knowledge of network operating system and client operating system, implement and support server, operating system and clients; and distinguish between LANs and WANs. 8472 Network Systems Administration (B) Students will gain the skills and knowledge to administer a network using the following task: installing and configuring network software, setting up and administering accounts and users, manage users and resources in a network environment, execute network applications and share software resources, install and configure print servers, set up printing, automate access to the network, customize and optimize the desktop, handle routine software maintenance, monitor network performance, managing system policies and file systems, partitions and fault tolerance; backup and restore files, supporting applications, and troubleshooting network problems. 8473 Network Systems Management (B) This course will give students the skills and knowledge to management a network system using the following task: integrate diverse network clients, design an internetwork using TCP/IP protocol, change a LAN to an intranet, centrally distribute software upgrades to servers and clients, prepare for emerging technology capabilities, configure and troubleshoot printing in a complex multi-platform printing environment, troubleshoot network problems, manage and troubleshoot cross-platform networks, perform system upgrades, manage network databases, route and bridge applications over LAN configurations, manage remote servers, integrate complex databases, create document security groups, and design and implement data set maintenance procedures. 8474 Internet Architectures & Operating System (TC) This course is the introduction to Internet architecture. Students will gain the following skills and knowledge in the following areas: introduction to TCP/IP, Internet standards process, installation and configuring TCP/IP, architectural overview of TCP/IP, fundamental of addressing and subnetting, network access layer, internet layer, transport layer, domain name system, and IP routing concepts and terminology. 8475 Cyber Security/Advanced Internet Systems & Strategies (TC)
  5. 5. In this course students will develop an advanced level of expertise in Internet systems and security. The following skills will be gained: DHCP concepts, netBIOS concepts, host name resolution concepts and issues, domain name system overview, configuring and installation of domain name systems, implementing network management systems, IP Internetwork browsing and domain functions, and diagnose, routing, network management fundaments, elements of security, applied encryption, general security principles, implement protocol layers and security policies, design and configuration of firewalls, VPNs and Intrusion Detection Systems, detecting and distracting hackers, network security defense and countermeasures, layered security, and resolve problems using troubleshooting tools. Secure electronic business transactions, digital currency and signatures, certificates, public key infrastructure (PKI), biometrics and authentication, legal and ethical considerations. Investigation of computer related crimes, digital evidence, forensic analysis of computers, networks and electronic devices, network surveillance, and analysis of instruction signatures. 8476 Cisco Networking Levels I and II (B) This is the first of four levels designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer networking field. Instruction includes networking, networking terminology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSI models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, star topology, IP addressing, and network standards. In Level I students will gain the following skills and knowledge: understanding the basic of computer hardware and networking terminology, basic network design OSI model and industry standards, network topologies IP addressing, including subnet masks and LAN devices. In Level I students will prepare to obtain Network+ Certification. Level II training is a continuation of the Level I training. Student will utilize and build on these skills. In Level II the following skills and knowledge will be emphasized: understanding the OSI model, LANs, TCP/IP addressing, basic knowledge of routers, network test commands, router configuration, basics of IOS, ARP commands, and addressing and subnetting. 8477 Cisco Networking Levels III and IV (B) This course is a continuation of all the above levels (I and II). In Level III students will gain the following skills and knowledge: advanced router configurations, LAN switching theory and VLANs, advanced LAN and LAN switched design, Novell IPX, and threaded case studies. Level IV training is a continuation of all the above levels (I, II, and III). In Level IV students will gain the following skills and knowledge: WAN theory and Design, WAN technology, PPP, Frame Relay, ISDN, Network troubleshooting, National SCANS Skills, and threaded case studies. After completion of all four levels students will be ready to take text to become a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). 8478 Cisco Networking Levels V and VI (TC) . This is the first of four levels designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer networking field. The CCNP certification (Cisco Certified Network Professional) indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of networks. With a CCNP, a network professional can install, configure, and operate LAN,WAN, and dial access services for organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes, including but not limited to these protocols: IP, IGRP, IPX, Async Routing, AppleTalk, Extended Access Lists, IP RIP, Route Redistribution, RIP, Route Summarization, OSPF, VLSM, BGP, Serial, Frame Relay, ISDN, ISL, X.25, DDR, PSTN, PPP, VLANs, Ethernet, Access Lists, 802.10, FDDI, Transparent and Transnational Bridging. Certification prerequisites. CCNP certification requires a valid CCNA certification. Gain the basic knowledge of network support—and demonstrate it with CCNA certification—before beginning the curriculum for CCNP. Levels 5 and 6 students will gain the following skills and knowledge: The program focuses on advanced routing and using Cisco routers connected in local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs) typically found at medium to large network sites. Upon completion of this training course, the student will be able to select and implement the appropriate Cisco IOS services required to build a scalable routed network. 8479 Cisco Networking Levels VII and VIII (TC) This course is a continuation of all the above levels (V and VI). In Levels VII and VIII students will gain the following skills and knowledge: The program focuses on advanced routing and using Cisco routers connected in
  6. 6. local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs) typically found at medium to large network sites. Upon completion of this training course, the student will be able to select and implement the appropriate Cisco IOS services required to build a scalable routed network. 8481 Administrative & Information Support (B) This course builds on the introduction of the core business skills. Students will demonstrate principles, techniques, technology, and attitudes necessary for success in today’s fast-paced, international business world. The integration of state-of-the-art personal computing and business skills is integrated throughout the program. Students receive comprehensive training in the information processing, records management, organization and planning, Internet research, communication, presentation skills, human relations, customer service, job application and interview, operating systems, troubleshooting, windows environment (GUI), Internet fundamentals, and local area network to solve business applications involving word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, multimedia, presentations, and other skills needed by successful business professionals. This course aligns to Brainbench and the International Association of Administrative Professionals: Certified Professional Secretary. 8482 Business Financial Management (A) This course builds on the Accounting Services course. Students will gain product knowledge, federal/state regulations, customer service, operations, and financial planning skills for financial and investment planning. Students may also gain knowledge of stocks, bonds, commodities, insurance and annuities. 8483 Business Management (HS) This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in modern business environments as entrepreneurs and business managers. Students may acquire specific skills related to the principles of planning and organization, finance, management, marketing, economics, and national and international markets. Students may learn about the different roles of management and organizational structures and electronic commerce. Students should take an active role in the decision-making process in problems related to management, economics, finance, and communication. The curriculum may include career-specific instruction for entrepreneurs, buyers, financial service assistants, and customer service representatives. The content of this program aligns to the Business Administration Duty/Task list. Training programs and testing for credentials such as American Management Association’s Certificate in Management should be considered for this program. 8484 Business Management (TC) This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in modern business environments as entrepreneurs and business managers. Students may acquire specific skills related to the principles of planning and organization, finance, management, marketing, economics, and national and international markets. Students may learn about the different roles of management and organizational structures and electronic commerce. Students should take an active role in the decision-making process in problems related to management, economics, finance, and communication. The curriculum may include career-specific instruction for entrepreneurs, buyers, financial service assistants, and customer service representatives. The content of this program aligns to the Business Administration Duty/Task list. Training programs and testing for credentials such as American Management Association’s Certificate in Management should be considered for this program. 8485 International Business (B) This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in companies conducting business in international markets. Students acquire specific skills to communicate, document trade, understand finance and risk management, and apply marketing concepts in international business and trade. The curriculum includes career-specific instruction in finance, logistics, products, and services in international markets. This curriculum may be offered in conjunction with Business Administration, Customer Service, and/or E- Commerce and Web Services. The content of this program aligns to the International Business Duty/Task list. 8486 Accounting Services (B) This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in modern accounting environments. Students learn generally accepted accounting procedures and then apply them in various automated applications. The curriculum includes career-specific instruction in production and interpretation of financial
  7. 7. statements, maintenance of payroll, maintenance of accounts payable and receivable, billing, data entry, and maintenance of accounting files. The content in this program aligns to the Accounting Services Duty/Task list. Training programs and testing for credentials such as American Management Association’s Certificate in Finance and Accounting should be considered for this program. 8487 Financial Services (B) This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in modern financial institutions. Students learn the fundamental principles of accounting, money management, office equipment, banking and finance principles, security procedures, and customer service. The curriculum includes career-specific instruction for specific occupations in the banking and credit union industries. The content in this program aligns to the Banking and Financial Services Duty/Task list. Training programs and testing for credentials such as the Credit Union National Association STAR and MERIT and American Management Association’s Certificate in Finance and Accounting should be considered for this program. 8488 Insurance Services (A) This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the insurance industry. Students acquire specific technical training, licensure, and credentials needed for success as customer service representatives in Oklahoma. The curriculum includes career-specific instruction for the state insurance agents’ examination, and advanced skills that lead to the prestigious CISR and LOMA designations. The content in this program aligns to the Insurance Services Duty/Task list. Training programs and testing for credentials such as Oklahoma Insurance CSR license, CISR, and LOMA ACS are required for this program. 8489 Health Information Management (A) This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in front office careers in modern health care facilities. Students apply medical terminology, coding, and customer service skills while learning to perform the functions of maintaining medical records, appointment schedules, patient billing and collections, and customer service. The content in this program aligns to the Health Information Management Duty/Task list. Training programs and testing for credentials such as American Association of Medical Personnel Registered Medical Assistant could be considered for this program. 8490 Advanced Business Management & Administration Concepts (B) This course can provides students with actual work site training as part of their educational experience. Students spend one or two hours in the classroom refining and improving the business skills necessary for work success. Students also must spend a minimum of 10 hours a week for a minimum of 300 hours either on the job or in pre- certification training-site activities in the area of information technology to receive credit for the internship. The intern must hold a job and perform work responsibilities directly related to the occupational objectives covered by courses within Business, Management & Administration in the classroom setting. The instructor is expected to actively monitor the work experience and maintain appropriate coordination records. It is recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with the other Business, Management & Administration courses to provide the hands on training necessary to for certification attainment.

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