Last updated: 8/29/2008
Niagara Falls City School District
630 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Business - BUS 130 - MOS Word/Power Point/Excel - Grs. 10-12 - 40 Weeks

(1) CDOS.C.3b Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
(1) CDOS.E.1 Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
(1) CDOS.E.2 Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
(1) CDOS.E.3a Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.
  • Understand Excel features
  • Quickly create a worksheet
  • Editing techniques 
  • Preparing for MOS Certification. 
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 - Publishing 2007 Text Preparing for MOS Certification


  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Career Development and Occupational Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Math, Science, and Technology (MST)
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Teacher handouts
(1) ELA.10.R.1 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.
(1) ELA.10.R.2 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.
(1) ELA.10.R.3 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
(1) MST5 Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
  • Formulas and functions
  • Change worksheet appearance
  • Spell & Print
When the District migrates to the implementation of 2007 we will move to the next platform of Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Students will work on exercises in the CD Rom that will cover the tasks covered in each lesson
  • To illustrate the ability of the student to graph, record and interpret data.
  • Shows the student can work with and interpret financial data in a job like atmosphere
MOS EXAMS (Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Excel 2007 or in the next platform of 2007)
  • Create a spreadsheet and enter data
  • Create headers and footers
  • Change the width of columns
  • Select cell ranges
  • Format cells
  • Insert and delete rows and columns
  • Use and print multiple sheets
  • Modify, format, and print charts
  • Create pie, bar, and line charts of spreadsheet data
  • Obtain data to make decisions 
We will then move our software, as well, to the next platform for MOS Certification Excel 2007 Each task covered in the lesson will teach the student how to perform the task, and then they will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned with challenging exercises

  • Flash Drive
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Power Point Lectures, and more...
  • Hands-on tasks and evaluations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Smart Boards 


  • To demonstrate the application of skills that are useful for problem solving using current technology
  • To become an independent self-sufficient person who can communicate effectively with others
  • To understand how to use correct technical terminology for effective workplace communication
  • To understand the relationship between technical interest, skills and abilities towards future career decisions


DDC Publishing Exam allowing students who score 85% or better to have the opportunity to take a test which will enable them to be eligible for permanent MOS Certification through Microsoft
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