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Business

The Business Education department is an extensive and comprehensive program that provides relevant, authentic, and real-life learning experiences. The program models excellence in support of the school’s Vision and Mission statements. Our mission is to ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for post-secondary education and entry into the workplace, by providing a rigorous integrated system of academic and applied learning. The program focuses on a vigorous and continuous quality education that offers students the opportunities to master the knowledge, applications, and attitudes to succeed in school, in life and in the workplace. To participate in today's society as prepared citizens, informed consumers and effective workers, Business and Computer Applications become increasingly important for all students.

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Introduction to Business Computer Applications, - 1 credit

This course is the first of two courses designed to provide students with basic computer application skills. Students will be introduced, for a minimum of six weeks of the school year, to the touch method of operating a computer keyboard to produce simple business documents. Emphasis is placed on basic computer concepts both hardware and software, word processing, and spreadsheet applications, Computer technology will be presented that could lead to the student's ability to obtain certification in basic information technology. (Prerequisite: None)

 

Business Computer Applications - 1 credit

This course is designed to acquaint students with the advanced principles associated with information processing. Students study advanced computer concepts, software applications, and computer systems. Emphasis is placed on skill development in using technology to perform advanced information processing. Topics of study include computer concepts, word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications, which will increase in difficulty in the second semester. Computer technology will be presented that may lead to the student's ability to obtain advanced certification in a popular office software package that includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and presentation programs. The student will participate in job training for entry-level employment in computer information processing for advanced study at the post-secondary level. Communication skills, keyboarding, decision-making, technology and critical thinking skills are reinforced in this course through business application projects. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, job shadowing, and internships. Simulations, projects, teamwork, DECA and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competition provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Computer Applications)

 

College Business Computer Applications -Dual Credit - 1 credit (3 hours college credit)

This course is an introduction to data storage, manipulation, and processing techniques. Hardware components and various software packages are discussed in detail along with an introduction to the Internet. Hand-on use of an integrated software program is a significant component of this course. (Prerequisites: PLAN/ACT composite score of 15 or higher, on track for TOPS, 11th or 12th grader, see Dual Enrollment Requirements)

 

College Business Computer Applications -Dual Credit - 1 credit (3 hours college credit)

This course is an introduction to data storage, manipulation, and processing techniques. Hardware components and various software packages are discussed in detail along with an introduction to the Internet. Hand-on use of an integrated software program is a significant component of this course. (Prerequisites: PLAN/ACT composite score of 15 or higher, on track for TOPS, 11th or 12th grader, see Dual Enrollment Requirements)

 

Business Law - 1 credit

This course is designed to teach students to apply business law principles to personal and business settings. Emphasis is placed on skills in critical thinking that are reinforced in this course along with oral and written communication skills. Oral and written communication skills are reinforced in this course as students research, compose, format and proofread legal office documents.

 

Digital Media – 1 Credit

Digital Media is a project-based course that allows students to creatively express themselves through web design, digitalized graphics and audio, print media, digitalized still and motion video, computer animation, and other newly emerging forms of digital media. The course focuses on the systematic design and development of effective, efficient, and appealing visual productions. Students will plan and design production sequences then use various forms of digital media to deliver the production on current computer-based authoring/multimedia software. Using tools that mimic the professional world, such as story boards, scripts, asset/data management, compression, presentation, critiques, team meetings and peer consultants, students will create innovative digital media projects. Students will also be given the ability to facilitate meetings, be team leaders, manage project timelines and produce professional projects. The program will introduce creative expression in traditional formats, integrating the old with the new. This integrated curriculum forms a solid groundwork from which students may build upon in Digital Media II. (Prerequisites:  BCA and teacher recommendation).

 

Principles of Business - 1 credit

This course is an introductory course that provides students with basic business operations skills that can be applied in both personal and professional situations. Emphasis is placed on the exploration and description of basic business concepts and applications. Through business application projects critical-thinking, oral and written communication skills are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are job shadowing, field trips, and service learning. Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. (Prerequisite: None)