Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Key Punch Training Al Leth bridge Collegiate Business Machine Course Offers Much To Student By DEAN DAHL Catholic Central High School What does a course in Busi- ness Machines have to offer a student? First of all, it offers the prospective student the op- portunity to attain some knowl- edge of, and skill in, the opera- tion of the business machines chat can be found in the busi- ness community. Secondly, the student may apply what he or she learns, in a course of this nature, so employment in the business community can be ce- cured. Thirdly, whether the stu- dent uses his knowledge gained in the course, or if he does not use it, possibly an appreciation of the business community will be the result. In our Business Machines emphasis is towards the general. That is to try and acquaint a student with as many machines as possible during the term; therefore, giving the stu- dent a well-rounded program which enriches his chance of employment. Greater proficien- cy will, therefore, be attained when the student secures em- ployment and placed on a spe- cific machine. What machines do students learn to operate in Business Ma- chines 30: Students learn to op- erate 10 key machines, printing calculators, rotary calculators, comptometers, mimeograph, dit- Bookkeeping Definite Aid to, overhead projector, cash register, bookkeeping machine, electric typewriters, tape re- corders, stenocord, Philips re- corder, IBM key punch and ver- ifier, and IBM card sorter. The course is terminal and students should take Business Machines 30 as close to initial employment as pos s i b 1 e. The student has the opportunity to acquaint himself with as many of the machines' as possible dur- ing the course. An open ap- proach is used if a student wishes to work on a specific ma- chine it usually is arranged. Class atmosphere is very infor- mal and not regimented, such as academic classes, because it is desired to have it resemble a business situation. Many students attain high de- grees of proficiency on all ma- chines, but the important thing is that the Business Machines 30 course is turning out stu- dents who are capable to oper- ate, in a job situation, machines that are used in the business community. Many Decisions Had To Be Made By REV. FATHER O'REILLY: Catholic Central High School Bookkeeping contributes to: (a) a person's ability to earn ft living (b) a person's understanding of the economic activities of the business world. (c) a person's competence In managing his personal business affairs. The study of bookkeeping pre- pares one for a business occu- pation. Bookkeepers are need- ed in the successful operation of a business. Workers who per- form only one part of the hook- keeping process need an under- standing the total bookkeep- ing cycle in order to appreci- ate the part Hieir particular By JOLAVNE BULLOCK LCI Student Last year in April I felt so confused. I was in Grade 11 and there wre so many deci- sions that had to be made. I bad to plan a timetable for Grade 12 which would give me all the courses and credits I would need for a diploma. But what would I do after grad- uation? I though about this question and came to the con- clusion that I had two choices. I could either further my edu- cation or find a job and start working as soon as I finished school. After much careful thought and talking things over with the counsellors, and my parents, I decided to go away to school. But my problems didn't end there. I had to de- cide what courses to take, what college to attend and where I was going to stay. The biggest problem was going to be money. After weeks of looking through calendars and talking with my parents and counsel- lors, I decided to go to Rick's College in Ecxburg, Idaho. I didn't realize at the time that before the year was through I would change my mind. The thought of leaving home and being on my own was thrilling yet frightening, and I decided that Rexburg was too far away. Calgary was close enough so I could come home when I wanted, yet far enough away so I could be on my own. I planned fo go to SATT for my secretarial course. When I planned my Grade 12 year, I had a double problem; to earn enough credits to qual- ify for a high school diploma and to take the courses which would help me achieve my admittance to a sec- retarial course. This required six courses Typewriting Typewriting 30, Business Ma- chines 30( Sociology 20, English 33 and Clerical Practice 20. The first semester I took four courses and this last semester I'm taking two and working in the afternoon to help solve the money problem. Right now I don't have enough money to go on to the school my studies have pared me for, but if I keep saving, next year I'll be abie to go to Calgary. Key Role For Education KRIS KOSHANSKI, STUDENT Catholic Central High School A Business Education Coarse is for students who aspire to- wards a business career. A student should be a-ble to take a series of courses and at the end of high sclKol have a well developed understanding the subjects and, if he so wishes, j get a job without further schooling. Business edu- cation takes in such courses as bookkeeping business machines, typing, shorthand and office practice. I feel Business Education takes sieps to prepare the dent for what goes on in the business world. Whether the student goes on to college or out to work, he will have a good idea of bis choice rf future. task plays fa the operation of the Business. Bookkeeping pre- pares young people for success- ful office and business, occupa- tions. A knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting assists a per- son in making wise economic decisions such as buying a car or a home, participating in a pension plan, or voting on eco- nomic issues. These decis ions should be based on a knowledge of financial information and on the ability to interpret this in- formation correctly. The study of bookkeeping is the study of principles that are basic to both hand kept and machine kept records. Before automation can be ap- plied to bookkeeping records needed, it is necessary to plan the kinds of records needed. When the automated equipment produces records, it is neces- sary to interpret the records. Each of these steps requires a thorough knowledge of the total bookkeeping process. Whether a business owns Its own data processing equip- ment or whether it uses the ser- vices of agencies that process bookkeeping data, a knowledge Is necessary in order to know what' the records mean. Sortinn Mcichin. At Uthbridfl.