Intro to Finance Tech (AKA: Computer Technology 1A/1B)
Intro to Finance Technology
(AKA: Computer Technology)
Grade check: Aeries Grade book Mr. Guest, Instructor
LENGTH OF COURSE: 1 year
UNITS OF CREDIT: Five credits each semester
PREREQUISITES: Keyboarding Skills
SOFTWARE USED: Microsoft Office–Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Windows Operating System, Internet Applications, Electronic Portfolio, Adobe Acrobat/PDF, Scanning, etc.
LAB HOURS: After School: Classroom lab: See posted schedule. Library Lab: Time as posted Other hours by arrangement only.
Students are expected to know and follow ALL computer lab rules and the academic integrity policy. (See AUP, Behavior Contract, and the Academic Integrity Policy).
At the end of this semester course, students will be able to: (subject to change)
Grades will be based on the following scale.
A = 100 and 90 percent = Awesome, All done...
B = 80 and 70 percent = Basically Beautiful, BUT...
C = 60 and 50 percent = Average
D = 40 and 30 percent = Didn't quite finish...YET
F = 20 and 10 percent = Failed to complete...for now
1st Semester 2nd Semester
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS (APPROXIMATE) each semester 2800 2900
(*Subject to change)
Late homework is accepted—but with a penalty. Late classwork is also accepted, but depending on the situation, a penalty may be assessed if the work is more than 2 weeks late. See the PYLUSD’s Homework Policy for specifics. Books are to remain in the classroom. Use the book that is numbered to match your computer number.
ALL WORK MUST BE DONE AT VHS—using VHS’s computers. No headphones or AirPods in class. NO USB-STORAGE DEVICES (or similar storage media) ALLOWED ON CAMPUS. Sorry, no exceptions.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: All students will need one (1) notebook with section dividers.
This notebook must be for Computer Technology ONLY! (NOT other classes.)
There are two options for notebooks.
Students who purchased a notebook from the school may keep this notebook in the bookcase in the classroom while enrolled in Comp Tech. Students who brought a notebook from home will store their notebook in their backpack—or carry it with them.
NOTE: At all times, the Val Tech/Comp Tech notebook must be well organized and complete. ALL handouts, assignments, exercises, and notes are to be in your notebook. No loose papers, please. Classwork will ONLY be graded if the work is properly placed in the Comp Tech notebook. No exceptions. Students will get in the habit of putting all graded work, work in progress, handouts, etc. in their notebook.
The divider-labels are: (1) Windows Basics, (2) Word, (3) Excel, (4) PowerPoint, and (5) Access,
The first semester students will establish an electronic portfolio. This will consist of the best work samples created by each individual student. Val Tech students are required to maintain their electronic portfolio the entire 4-years they are enrolled at Valencia High School.
Periods 3, 4, 5, and 6
Mr. Guest, Instructor: email@example.com
Assignments and Grade check:
Aeries Grade book www.vhstigers.org
The goal of this class is to give an introductory concept of Financial Accounting. This yearlong course covers most of the concepts taught in a first semester college-level accounting class.
The grading scale is based on points. Points are earned by completing assigned work and by taking tests and quizzes. The points earned by a student are divided by the total number of points possible.
Below 58.45% is not a passing grade.
Points are awarded as follows:
Tests- 100 points
Homework- 50 points
Computer and other various projects- TBA
Homework will be assigned every day and is worth 50 points for each completed packet. If homework is turned in late a 10-point deduction will be made for every day it is late with a maximum of 20 points taken off. If you are absent for an assignment you will have the amount of days you were absent to make up the work without a penalty.
If you are absent the day of a quiz or test you must make it up on your own time. Please see me to make an appointment to make up the exam. If you return from an illness on the day of a test you will be responsible for taking that test unless you missed 2 or more days.