Merced County Office of Education

 
High School Elective Courses

​High School Elective Courses

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (5 credits per semester-designed to be completed in 2 semesters)

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS is an elective course designed for students who wish to gain an overall understanding of the computer and software programs related to success in the "World of Work". The students are introduced to Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, hardware of a typical system and to relevant terminology. Students will create a variety of "real-world" projects in Word, Excel and Power Point as well as properly keyboarding a minimum of 25 WPM.

COMPUTER LITERACY (5 credits per semester-semester course only)

COMPUTER LITERACY is an elective course designed for students who wish to gain an overall understanding of the computer and software programs related to success in the "World of Work". The students are introduced to Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, hardware of a typical system and to relevant terminology.

FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE (5 credits per semester)

FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE is an elective course designed to assist the student to become an independent person, assisting in their personal growth in the areas of time and money management, decision and problem solving. Successful strategies to exploring job options and balancing multiple roles and jobs will be discussed. The interpersonal skills of teamwork, leadership, peer pressure, relationships, and conflict resolution will also be addressed. Parenting and care giving responsibilities of children will be discussed and consumer skills, nutrition and housing will also be addressed.

FINANCIAL LITERACY (5 credits per semester-semester course only)

FINANCIAL LITERACY is an elective course designed to educate students about sound money management skills and the financial planning process as well as help students to develop positive behaviors that are necessary to attaining financial security in the future.

LEADERSHIP (5 credits per semester)

LEADERSHIP is designed to actively engage students in further developing citizenship, attitude, initiative and organization for a variety of purposes. Students will create job descriptions for offices as well as organize a community service project. Student Organization publishes the school newspaper, plans student activities and participates in fundraisers.