Textbook: The Office Procedures and Technology 6th Edition, Oliverio - Prerequisites: Keyboarding & Computer Business Applications or Technology Design Applications
  What is Business Procedures about and why should I take it?
This is a one year course for juniors and seniors, focusing on the business and work environment. The course covers advanced skills such as word processing, records management, and communications as well as decision making, critical thinking, teamwork, and ethics. Students study the business management process. Planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are emphasized as well as basic concepts of staffing, and leadership. Students entering the workforce will have excellent marketable skills.
 
  Examine the pros and cons of taking a management path in your future. 
Are you wondering whether you want to be a manager or trying to decide if you want to be your own boss or maybe just be happy doing your job with others telling you what to do? Maybe someone in your life is pushing you to "make more out of your life." There are many positives to being a manager. Managers generally are paid more than others in the company. They appear to have more power. The power and pay differences tend to give the position more status or prestige. To decide whether a career in management is right for you, you have to weigh the pros and cons. You have to decide what's best for you, not what matters to someone else. If power, pay, and prestige are important to you, you may want to consider a career in management. However, if you don't like being legally or financially responsible for the actions of others, consider the other alternatives. In the real world, it's not going to be that cut and dry. There will be some things about many careers that appeal to you and other things that don't. You have to weigh all the factors and decide. Every career path is not right for everyone. 
 
  Class Competencies:
Students will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed to obtain the necessary for employment in this changing workforce. You will learn the techniques and receive training on equipment/software used in many businesses today. Emphasis will be placed on Microsoft Office which is the most commonly used software programs in business and industry today. You will continue your training of word processing, databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and other applications. Strong use will be placed on correct grammar and word use in original documents. Current technological and workplace trends in the business area will also be stressed including: alternative work arrangements, ethics, telephone etiquette, customer service skills, and much more! Resume' writing will be a strong focus!
 
 Other Class Competencies:
* Explore careers
* Learn about business and its environment
* Develope advanced office skills
* Information and communication systems
* Management responsibilities
* Human resource management
* Financial management
* Demonstrate processing and managing of information  
* Professionalism on the job
* Demonstrate management and support skills
* Production and marketing management  
* Demonstrate entrepreneurship awareness
* Demonstrate career management
* Learn and develope career ethics
* Customer service skills
* Produce business documents
 
 Classroom Links: 
Positive Traits
Pizza Workplace Ethics
Unit 1 Terms
 
 
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