FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY #250
STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
SKILL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
This document is broken down into the below categories. Click on a topic to jump to more information about a particular category.
Where can I
How often will
is intended to help all Utah students become computer literate. Who is
responsible for defining what "computer literate" means?
Adopted International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards
Standards agreed to by Utah higher education institutions
Company authorized by Microsoft to implement competency training worldwide (used international committee to create computer literacy standards)
|Basic operations and concepts||Operating systems and environments||
Hardware, software, operating systems
|Social, ethical and human issues||Ethics of computer-assisted information access and use||
The impact of computing and the Internet on society
|Technology productivity tools||Document processing||
Word processing functions
|Technology communication tools||Public access networks and e-mail||
Network and the Internet, e-mail
|Technology research tools||Information resources||
Using the Internet
|Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools||Spreadsheets||
Where can I read the official board rule graduation requirement?
The new board rule (R277-700-6) states: "(9) Educational technology:
(a) computer technology (0.5 units of credit for the class by this specific name only); or
(b) successful completion of state-approved competency examination (no credit, but satisfies the Core requirement)."
Does it generate
CTE add-on dollars?
What is the
format of the state created exam, objective or production?
Are there performance
What are the
different ways this course requirement can be fulfilled?
is required to be able to teach Computer Technology?
How does someone
acquire the endorsement?
Can a business
professional out of industry, who is becoming a teacher, teach this course?
If a teacher
has the Business CTE General endorsement - does it include this course?
Where can teachers
How will teachers
be updated as to changes?
What is the
website that focuses on this course?
Can a student
Where does a
student go to test out?
Who pays for
the cost of taking those tests?
Are there practice
Why would a
student want to test out?
get .5 graduation credit if they test out?
Is there a state
Does a teacher
have to use a textbook or can he/she create his/her own material?
Are there other
resources besides textbooks?
What year is
this required for graduation?
What year is
it recommended for students to take this course?
Are there any
ideas to be shared on how to accomplish this?
Updated October 3, 2012
For further information, contact
Specialist, Business Education
Utah State Office of Education
Career and Technical Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7572