Introduction to Information Technology in Business

Course outline

Unit 1: Introduction

  • What is business
  • File management
  • Hardware
  • Ergonomics
  • Exploring the Keyboard
  • Security Issues
  • Ethical Issues
  • Legal Issues
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Environmental Issues
  • Exploring the Desktop

Unit 2: Word Processing

  • Labeling the Word screen
  • Text formatting features
  • Document formatting features
  • Graphics and text boxes
  • Columns
  • Business correspondence

Unit 3: Spreadsheets

  • Introduction to spreadsheets
  • Planning a spreadsheet
  • Values and labels
  • Formulas
  • Cell and page formatting
  • Charts and graphs

Unit 4: Internet and Powerpoint

  • Software
  • Networks
  • The internet
    • searching
    • evaluating sites
    • citing web references
  • Website design using Google Sites
    • planning out your site
    • site design
    • links
  • Email
  • More about the World Wide Web
  • Powerpoint presentations
    • Formatting a presentation
    • Animations and transitions

Unit 5: Databases

  • Setting up a database
  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Queries
  • Reports

Culminating Activity

Bonus: Programming (time permitting)

All handouts and resources students need will be posted in our Google Classroom, or on the network drive at school.

Ministry Course description

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility.This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.

Course requirements

Required materials: 3-ring binder, paper, pens, pencils
Suggested materials: highlighter, memory stick


Resource links provide students with additional information to help them with their skill development and to enhance their learning.


PowerPoint Tutorial for the course is available on the I: drive.

Additional resources

Coming soon!