Enroll in Computing for College and Careers with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand
some of the advanced computer skills required during your college education or when pursuing
a career. This course has 14 lessons organized into three units, plus three Unit Activities. Each
lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
This course will cover advanced concepts, such as computer networks, complex operations in
spreadsheet and database programs, and the process of creating a website.
You will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work in the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the major components of
this course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit respectively, and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology enhanced (TE) questions.
This course will help you meet the following goals:
Explore different types of computer networks and their components.
Familiarize yourself with the concepts of network architecture and types of network topologies.
Learn about the different types of network communication technologies.
Identify and describe various network troubleshooting techniques.
Explore the role of cloud computing as an emerging network technology.
Explore advanced operations in productivity applications, such as spreadsheet, database,
and presentation programs.
Familiarize yourself with the principles and process of designing a website.