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BIM Syllabus - Boerne High School


Instructor Contact Information

          Joey Cantu

            Conference Time:  A days, 3rd period 12:05 - 1:40 p.m.

                                           B days, 7th period  12:05 - 1:40 p.m.

            Phone:                    830 - 357-2789 /(830) 357-2858                                      


Course Objectives

  1. Students recognize, evaluate, and prepare for a rapidly evolving global business environment that requires flexibility and adaptability.
  2. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and to make a successful transition to the workforce and/or postsecondary education.
  3. Students analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace.
  4. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies.
  5. Students develop a foundation in the economical, financial, technological, international, social, and ethical aspects of business to become competent consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs.
  6. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communications, and reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment

 Course Materials

  • Black or blue pen.
  • Handouts, periodicals, Internet, and other materials as identified by the instructor will be used throughout the course of this class.
  • Microsoft Office Suite will be used to complete projects and assignments for the course.

Class Rules and Procedures

  • Arrive on time and be in your seat at the beginning of class.
  • Be prepared and follow class procedures.
  • Be respectful of classmates and the teacher.
  • Follow the rules published in the Student Handbook.
  • Absolutely no food or drinks allowed in class.
  • Computer screens are to be left as is.  Do not change the background, no screensavers.
  • Do not download any programs or software, pictures or games.


Class Consequences:

  • 1st - Warning and student conference.
  • 2nd - Conference and phone call to parent.
  • 3rd - Office referral to assistant principal.
  • Flagrant violation of district or school policies will result in student being sent to the assistant principal immediately.
  • A conduct grade of "U" will be awarded along with a zero for the assignment, test, or project if a student is found involved in academic dishonesty.


  • An orderly classroom in which maximum learning can occur.
  • Verbal praise from teacher.
  • Positive comments on progress report and report card.

 Grading Procedures

Grades will be calculated every nine weeks with progress reports at 3 weeks.  The distribution is as follows:

Daily Work/Quizzes                                                      40%    

Projects/Tests                                                               60%

Semester Exam - 20% of final semester average 



Weeks 1-2: Introduction

  • Copyright Laws 
  • Internet usage 

Weeks 3-11:  MS Word

  • Sorting and Calculating 
  • Customizing Tables and Creating charts 
  • Merging form documents, directories, mailing labels, and envelopes 
  • Formatting columns and sections
  • Formatting graphics and text boxes
  • Working with long documents
  • Editing workgroups
  • Creating forms and working with web documents
  • Customizing features
  • Creating indexes, tables of contents, figures, and authorities

Weeks 12-16:  MS Access

  • Modifying table design
  • Relationships in tables and queries
  • Advanced form features
  • Analyzing data
  • Advanced queries and filters
  • Advanced report features
  • Importing and exporting data
  • Creating macros and switchboards
  • Working with web features
  • Using management tools

Weeks 17-18: Review and Exams


Weeks 1-9:  MS Excel

  • Applying advanced formats to worksheets and charts
  • Printing workbooks
  • Using lists
  • Filtering and extracting data
  • Working with analysis tools and pivot tables
  • Creating macros and menus
  • Importing and exporting
  • Using templates and protection
  • Working with multiple worksheets and workbooks
  • Working with shared workbooks
  • Using outlines, subtotals, and grouping

Weeks 10-16:  MS PowerPoint

  • Using advanced text features
  • Creating tables and charts
  • Working with visual and sound objects
  • Customizing options
  • Importing and exporting information
  • Using advanced presentation features

Weeks 17-18:  Review and Exams


News and Events

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    • Football Kickoff Dinner, 5:30 pm @ Boerne Civic Center
    Monday, August 17, 2015
    • Cross Country Parent Meeting, 6:00 PM in the PE Classroom
  • Monday, September 7, 2015
    • Labor Day - Holiday for Students & Staff
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    • Individual School Pictures - Aud. - Through Eng. Classes
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    • Individual School Pictures - Aud. - Through Eng. Classes

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