Business (CTE)

COURSE OPTIONS:

Accounting 1-2                                                9-12
Financial Literacy                                             9-12

Computer Applications I                                    9-12
Introduction to Business                                   9-12
Multimedia Applications                                     9-12
Web Design                                                    9-12
Accounting 3-4                                                10-12
Business Economics                                         10-12
Business Fundamentals                                     10-12
Business Management & Leadership                    10-12
Introduction to Computers (WSC)                       10-12
Marketing                                                        10-12


Accounting 1-2                                                                                      

1 credit
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Algebra
Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of Accounting principles that include: terminology, accounting cycle, basic concepts, financial statements, roles of accountants and ethics in accounting. Simulation packets are often integrated in the course.


Financial Literacy
 

½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Description: Students will study the impact of financial choices on personal and occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics include checking accounts, budgeting, saving for large purchases, using credit cards, figuring interest and fees, being a responsible consumer, earning power, learning about taxes and paycheck withholding, college costs, mortgages, retirement savings, and investments. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions. 

 

Computer Applications I                                                                                           
½ credit
Grades:  9-12
Description:  Students will develop skills in various computer applications and using various input and output devices in order to gather information, design, present, and evaluate projects. The course will include ethical uses of computers and information. The course would be helpful for all students.

Introduction to Business                                                                                          
½ credit
Grades:  9-12
Description:  Students will develop skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage their own business. Topics covered include introduction to entrepreneurial concepts, characteristics of business organizations, business opportunities, business career examples, individual career assessment and planning, and introduction to business projects and simulations. 


Multimedia Applications                                                                   

½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Description:   Students will use digital images and videos to create meaningful documentation, production, and presentations. Images, logos, backgrounds, and navigation tools for digital display will be used in multimedia and Internet applications. The topics of image-editing, animation, file compression, digital audio/video editing, and planning for multimedia applications will also be discussed. Enhancements include proper format and appropriate use of graphics, animations, and transitions.

Web Design                                                                   
½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Description: Students in Web Design will be introduced to a variety of ways to create and maintain web pages. Course topics will focus on overall production processes with an emphasis on design elements involving layout, navigation, and interactivity. Understanding of proper ethics, copyright laws, social networking, and cyber security topics will be integrated.


Accounting 3-4
1 credit
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra
Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of Accounting principles that include: terminology, accounting cycle, basic concepts, financial statements, roles of accountants and ethics in accounting. Simulation packets are often integrated in the course.

  

Business Fundamentals
½ credit
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Business
Description: Students will be introduced to the world of business and prepare for the economic roles of consumer, worker, and citizen. The content may include a study of the business environment and strategies for creating, financing, marketing and managing a business. This course will also serve as a background for other business courses you may take in high school and college.

 

Business Economics
½ credit
Grades: 10-12
Description: Economics is the study of economic principles and their application. This may include types of business ownership, theory of the free enterprise system, general economic principles, role of the government, cooperative marketing, economic terms and definitions, world conditions and how they affect the American Free Enterprise Systems.

 

Business Management & Leadership
½ credit
Grades: 10-12
Dual Credit
Description: The development of occupational knowledge and skills through activities that may include seminars, field trips, public service, and work experience. Individual and group meetings are held to plan and monitor each student's assigned activities.


Introduction to Computers (Dual Credit @ WSC)                                           
½ credit
Grades:   10-12
Prerequisite:  Computer App. 1
Description:  General hardware and software issues such as: terminology, environments. Applications such as: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Internet usage. Course on WSC campus for dual credit. Required to pay course fee.


Marketing
½ credit
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Business or Business Fundamentals
Dual Credit
Description: This course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as channel management, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Through the use of three projects, students acquire an understanding and appreciation of marketing activities. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete the projects. Throughout the course, students are presented with problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course.