Fundamentals of Technology

Fundamentals of Technology course will provide students with the fundamental concepts, principles, and ideas needed to understand how business is operated and managed in a rapidly changing global environment, which is needed for success in careers in business related fields. This course also provides job readiness skills and soft skills that are critical for success in any workplace setting.

This course is approved for one credit for Oklahoma’s Promise (OHLAP).

The Fundamentals of Technology course is aligned to the NOC ITEC 2106 Information Technology Essentials course.

Industry Certifications

The following Brainbench exams will be utilized as end of instruction assessments:

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Computer Literacy



Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify Types of Computers, How They Process Information and How Individual Computers Interact With Other Computing Systems and Devices
  • Identify the Function of Computer Hardware Components
  • Identify the Factors That Go Into an Organizational Decision on How to Purchase Computer Equipment
  • Identify How to Maintain Computer Equipment and Solve Common Problems Relating to Computer Hardware
  • Identify How Software and Hardware Work Together to Perform Computing Tasks and How Software is Developed and Upgraded
  • Identify Different Types of Software, General Concepts Relating to Software Categories, and the Tasks to Which Each Type of Software is Most Suited or Not Suited
  • Identify What an Operating System Is and How It Works, and Solve Common Problems Related to Operating Systems
  • Manipulate and Control the Windows Desktop, Files and Disks
  • Identify How to Change System Settings, Install and Remove Software
  • Be Able to Start and Exit a Windows Application and Utilize Sources of Online Help
  • Identify Common On-Screen Elements of Windows Applications, Change Application Settings and Manage Files Within an Application
  • Perform Common Editing and Formatting Functions
  • Perform Common Printing Functions
  • Be Able to Format Text and Documents Including the Ability to Use Automatic Formatting Tools
  • Be Able to Insert, Edit and Format Tables in a Document
  • Be Able to Modify Worksheet Data and Structure and Format Data in a Worksheet
  • Be Able to Sort Data, Manipulate Data Using Formulas and Functions and Add and Modify Charts in a Worksheet
  • Be Able to Perform Basic Database Operations
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Graphics Software
  • Be Able to Create and Format Simple Presentations
  • Identify Network Fundamentals and the Benefits and Risks of Network Computing
  • Identify the Relationship Between Computer Networks, Other Communications Networks (Like the Telephone Network) and the Internet
  • Identify How Electronic Mail Works
  • Identify How to Use an Electronic Mail Application
  • Identify the Appropriate Use of E-mail and E-mail Related “Netiquette”
  • Identify Different Types of Information Sources on the Internet
  • Be Able to Use a Web Browsing Application
  • Be Able to Search the Internet for Information
  • Identify How Computers Are Used in Different Areas of Work, School and Home
  • Identify the Risks of Using Computer Hardware and Software
  • Identify How to Use Computers and the Internet Safely, Legally, Ethically and Responsibly
  • Conducting a Podcast
  • Understand the place and benefits of handheld computers in the field of computer technology
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of a Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Demonstrate Digital Video Literacy
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Web Accessibility
  • Demonstrate Understanding of Digital Media
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Security Awareness
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Leadership
  • Complete an Employment Process



View Fundamentals of Technology course syllabus – Fundamentals of Technology Course Syllabi 2014