office tech
Fall Semester
BMO 170 and 270 Business Management
This course emphasizes the skills needed for managing a business that involves the selection and supervision of employees including efficient use of time, personnel, facilities, and financial resources. Students will explore forms of business ownership; typical business organizational structure; product or service promotion in business; effective communications; human relations skills required in dealing with employees; and effective management strategies used in personnel, finance, production, marketing, and information processing.

Career Explorations (8th Grade)
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OST 235 Business Communication
Presents aspects of communications technology used in the global business environment including presentations software; a basic understanding of voice recognition software; planning and composition of written, oral and electronic communications; grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and principles of proofreading, both manual and electronic.

OST 100 / 105 Computer Applications / Keyboarding
Use a computer and application software, including word processing, database, spreadsheets, presentation software, and the Internet, to prepare elementary documents, reports and electronic presentations.

Melissa Powers
Melissa.Powers@russellville.kyschools.us

Ms. Powers began teaching in the Fall of 2010.
She earned her first Bachelorís degree in Business Administration from University of Kentucky in August of 1995.
After a brief work history in business she decided to further her education in Business Education and earned her teaching certification in Business and Marketing Education 5th-12th in May 2004 from Western Kentucky University.
She has earned her Masterís degree in K-12 Studies in Education from Capella University.

She is currently working on a Masterís degree from Morehead State University to achieve her Rank I certification.
Ms. Powers also possesses MOS certification in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. She is also IC3 certified GS4.

She is an avid UK fan and STL Cardinals baseball fan.

Spring Semester
ACT 101 Accounting I
This course introduces and expands upon accounting principles based on a double-entry system and includes journalizing, posting transactions, and preparing worksheets and financial statements. Accounting problems are solved using a calculator and/or computer.

Career Explorations (8th Grade)
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CIT130 Advanced Computer Applications
Hands-on experience using advanced features of current word processing, database, spreadsheet, publishing and presentation software. The requirements, limitations, and applications of these software packages are included. Prerequisites: Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

OST 100 / 105 Computer Applications / Keyboarding
Use a computer and application software, including word processing, database, spreadsheets, presentation software, and the Internet, to prepare elementary documents, reports and electronic presentations.

Kentucky Tech Career Pathway for Office Technology: Administrative Support

Core Courses

  • OST 100 & 105 Intro to Computers & Keyboarding
  • CIT 130 Advanced Computers
  • ACT 101 Acccounting

Electives

  • BMO 170 & 270 Business Management
  • OST 235 Business Communications