Technology: Building tomorrow's future today
Parkview has an outstanding Technology program with a variety of course offerings, and boasts a total of five computer labs. Three are dedicated to career, vocational, and business courses, one is for Commercial Arts classes where students learn to manipulate color separations, edit digital photography, and design publications using software such as Adobe Pagemaker, Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.
The fifth lab, which is in the media center, has 30 computers for class projects or for individual students to complete required research. Programs such as Riverdeep Math and English, EBSCO which provides access to newspapers and periodicals, and Worldbook Online, GALE - a discovering series, Grolier, an encyclopedia and world news are available to students via internet.
Career & Technology - Business Course offerings
Keyboarding - a one semester class designed to help students develop speed and accuracy by learning the touch operation of alphanumerical/keyboard characters. Emphasis on Mastery of the keyboard with desirable keyboarding techniques; speed and accuracy; basic problem solving applications of centering and arranging reports, letters, and tables; proofreading, formatting, and proper care of equipment.
Computerized Accounting - A two semester course covering basic accounting principles as they relate to both manual and computerized financial systems. Instruction is on an intergrated basis using computers as the relationship of processes of manual and computerized accounting. Entry-level skills in the accounting occupation can be attained.
Computerized Business Applications - Computerized Business Applications is a two-semester course designed to give students an introduction to business applications that are necessary to live and work in a technological society. Emphasis given to hardware, concepts, and business use of applications.
Desktop publishing A - A one semester course that combines the versatility of the microcomputer with page design software enabling students to produce material of near photo type quality. Includes page composition, layout, design, editing functions, and a variety of printing options. Uses Publisher and Word software.
Desktop publishing B - A one semester course designed to study the process of analyzing information and audience and choosing the appropriate visual signals to communicate the desired message effectively. Uses PageMaker, Publisher and Word software.
Multimedia Applications in Business A - A one semester course giving students experience in using multimedia to merge text, graphics, video, and sound. Software used: Adobe Premier, Photoshop, Pagemaker, Acrobat, Illustrator, Word, and PhotoDraw.
Multimedia Applications in Business B - A one semester course for advanced experience using multimedia to merge text, graphics, video, and sound. Software: Adobe Premier, Photoshop, Pagemaker, Acrobat, Illustrator, Word, and PhotoDraw.
Word Processing A - A one semester course that provides students with entry-level skills in word processing concepts, operations, text manipulations, and production of business documents using an intermediate or advanced-level software programs. Includes training in basic vocabulary skills; punctuation and grammar; format and style; proofreading, editing, and reviewing business documents.
Word Processing B - A one semester course that teaches students advanced competencies in word processing concepts. Empasis on the production of business documents and applications, including formats, creating and manipulating files, repetitive documents, revising, and printing.
Other Courses offered for non-technology hours
Travel and Tourism - A one semester study of worldwide travel, transportation, and tourism. Students are introduced to the industry as a whole and the job opportunities available. Covers resource allocation, technology, and social, organizational, and technological systems.
Introduction to Hospitality - A one semester course covering an overview of the hospitality industry and career opportunities. Students learn about operations procedures for front office operations, guest services, marketing and sales, back office functions, ownership and management, food, beverage, and housekeeping management.
Education: BSE—UCA—1971 MSE—U of A—1989 Honors: Teaching 40 years—25 years in LRSD
Teaches: —Computerized Business Applications (CBA) Advanced Spreadsheet/Access
Pat Bearden, technology specialist and department chairperson
Education:BSE in Business Education from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)
MSE in Business Education from the University of Central Arkansas
Honors: Advanced candidate, NBPTS. Twenty Years Teaching Experience.
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