Course Descriptions and Prerequisites
Students enrolled in Business Education Courses are required to join Future Business Leaders of America Career/Technical Student Organization as an integral part of their class.
- Accounting Principles - Grades 9-12
- Accounting principles is designed to place emphasis on basic principles, concepts, and procedures of accounting. Students are introduced to techniques of bookeeping and how to start and operate a business by using simulations related to sole proprietorships and partnerships.
- Advanced Accounting - Grades 10-12
- Advanced Accounting offers students increased emphasis on accounting procedures and techniques for solving business problems and making financial decisions. Students use accounting and/or spreadsheet software to record, analyze, and interpret financial records. Students lso complete work on advanced simulationsfor managerial and corporate accounting.
Prerequisites-Accounting Principles and teacher recommendation
- Administrative/Business Management - Grades 11 & 12
- Administrative/Business Management is designed to aid student in becoming more knowledgeable about business ownership and administration on a day-to-day basis. Emphasis is placed on work attitudes, ethics, and skills necessary for workplace success. Students are involved in activities that require the use of problem-solving abilities. Aommunications, computation, word processing, and records management skills are integrated into the instructional units through the use of simulations. Telecommunications and information processing are also covered in this course to include Internet, e-commerce, presentations, and research. Students will examine business ownerships and the responsibilities of managing a business. This course is considered a "finishing" course and is recommended for advanced students. Students will also have the oppurtunity to participate in internships with local corporations and businesses.
- Advanced Financial Management - Grades 11 & 12
- Advanced Financvial Management offers increased emphasis on the procedures and techniques used to solve business problems and make sound financial decisions. It gives a more in-depth overview of national/international business and the social and economic environment of business. Emphasis will include hands-on acitivities, simulations, and work-based learning acitivities. This course will provide students with the oppurtunity to complete internships/apprenticeships with area banks, mortgage companies, and security/investment firms in the area which will lead to employment in the financial field. Students must adhere to acceptable standards of dress, conduct, and confidentiality required in the work place.
Prerequisites-Personal and Business
Finance and teacher approval
- Business and Marketing Essentials - Grades 9-12
- Business and Marketing Essentials will introduce the students to the world of business and marketing and help prepare them for the economic roles of consumer, worker, and citizen. This course serves as the foundation for future study in Business/Marketing Education. Topics include basic business principles, marketing concepts, system thinking and total quality, entrepreneurship, and the current environment for business and marketing in the global community.
- Business/Marketing Cooridnated Studies/Co-op - Grades 11-12
- Business/Marketing Coordinated Studies/Co-op is designed to prepare advanced students for occupations in their chosen career area. It provides the oppurtunity to enhance skills, attitudes, and habits consistent with their career objective. Emphasis is placed on employment regulations, employer expextations, safety, teamwork, self=management, and employment documentation. Students develop a career plan, career portfolio, and enhance their oppurtunities for meaningful employment that will result in placement in the local business business community. Prior to entering this course, students must have completed two courses in their chosen career field. Student are required to attend Co-op Seminar whil enrolled in the Co-op portion of this course.
Prerequisites-Two course in Business/Marketing Education, passed all parts of the graduation exam, and have teacher approval. Student's must also hold a vlid driver's liscense and be able to p[rovide thir own transportation.
- Integrated Computer Technology - Grades 9-12
- Integrated Computer Technology is designed to provide students with skills in microcomputer technology and business applications using current computer softwareprograms. Students learn the theory behind computer technology as well as the skills necessary to create documents, databases, spreadsheets, and presentations using Microsoft Office.
- Interactive Multimedia Design - Grades 10-12
- Interactive Multimedia Design is designed to provide students with skills involving presentations, desktop publishing, web publishing, and digital graphics. Students use various hardware peripherals as well as the internet for integrating skills to create a vairety of publications.
Prerequisites-Integrated computer technology and teacher approvaL
- Law and Society/International Business - Grades 9-12
- Law and Society provides an overview of the law and judicial system. Economic and social concepts are explored as they relate to the legal principles and to business and personal laws. Emphasis is placed on business law as it affects young adults with focus on the rights and responsibilities of students as citizens, consumers, and employees. International business analyzes the effects of foreign trade on business and personnel. Emphasis will be placed on how to change international perceptions, stereotypes, and prejudices affecting international trade. Students will contrast the American enterprise system with other economic systems and explain how national economics are measured. Further emphasis will be placed on comparing customs and cultures of major trade countries that affect cultural interaction on an international basis. Students will also examine e-commerce and global trade.
- Marketing Dynamics - Grades 10-12
- Marketing Dynamics provides students with an advance study of marketing concepts and techniques. Focus is placed upon marketing functions, entrepeneurship concepts, national and global economics, international marketing, and human relations. Areas of specialized study in marketing careers--hospitality and tourism, advertising, retail management, distribution/trade--are emphasized. Students will participate in the Career/Technical Student Organization, DECA, as an integral part of this course.
Prerequisites-Business and Marketing Essentials
- Network Management/Visual Basic - Grades 10-12
- Network Management/Visual Basic provides students with step-by-step introduction to the field of computer networking including media and hardware, network design, protocols, software, and the Internet. Students become familiar with concepts and vocabulary of computer networking and will gain hands-on experience in basic technology. Students will also gain knowledge in programming through Visual Basic.NET. Troubleshooting, coding, and debugging are emphasized through completion of applications and reinforcement activities.
- Personal and Business Finance - Grades 10-12
- Personal and Business Finance is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop skill for solving real world problems. The curriculum focuses on areas of study that address personal financial planning, financial services, budgeting, investments, insurance protection, credit management, consumer purchases, and consumer rights and responsibilities. An integral part of the curriculum is the study of banking, investment, and financial analysis through activities, projects, simulations, shadowing/internship, and Internet research.