Grade level 11-12. May be taken 2 times with a grade of “C” or better to advance.
Prerequisite: Recommend basic computer keyboarding skills.
The need for qualified office workers continues to increase annually. In Business Technology & Web Design students learn to use network computer systems, various software programs such as the Microsoft Office Bundle, Adobe Design Premium, and other office equipment. In addition, they learn to prepare a resume, dress professionally, and conduct themselves in a businesslike manner. During the first semester students will become familiar with Microsoft Office at the entry level as well as learning photo manipulation and basic web design. Students will try to certify in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) at no cost. Students earn 1.5 elective credits upon completion of the semester.
Second semester students may earn 1.5 elective credits to be applied toward graduation. The second semester student will learn Microsoft Office at the expert level, and other software programs.
Industry certification becomes more important each year. Business Technology & Web Design is able to test students for world-recognized certifications at King Career Center for no cost to students.
Credits and Certifications
Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications
Matt Sugita - Instructor
Mr. Sugita is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist & Expert; he has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.S. Vocational Teacher Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and a Type A certificate in Business Education and Vocational Education and a mentor teacher.
He has worked as a commercial fisherman, retail sporting goods, and business. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He is a Kodiak High School graduate.
Mr. Sugita began his career at Chugiak High School teaching Business Education and coaching various sports and has been at KCC since 2003. Mr. Sugita has been nominated for BP Teacher of Excellence numerous times and has won a C.R.E.A.T.E. Award.
He has two sons and enjoys fishing and camping; playing sports, coaching sons in baseball and basketball, riding motorcycles and cooking for family and friends. He has lived in Japan, Colorado, Washington and Texas and was raised in Kodiak, Alaska and has lived in our state for over 40 years.