Business, Computer and Information Technology Education

  • 506 – Career and Finance

    • 0.5 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10
    • Meeting Schedule: Every other day for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria:  None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course will weave together three strands focused on personal financial literacy and career preparation through a hybrid design. All 10th grade students will be required to take this course as it will be a graduation requirement beginning with the Class of 2018.


    507 – Business Entrepreneurship

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None  
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course will introduce students to the exciting world of business ownership and e-commerce as a career option. It will provide a step-by-step journey through the process of owning and managing your own business. Students will select a product or service to sell, determine who their customers are, learn to market their business, obtain financing and manage the company successfully.


    508A – Sports and Entertainment Management

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  11-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is for you if a career in the business of sports and entertainment and e-commerce interests you.  It focuses on the management principles practiced by successful businesses in the sports and entertainment fields.  In this course you will plan and market electronic products and services online. Discover ways to assess business image and location, information and risk management, and marketing strategies for product and service planning.


    509 – Business Publishing

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Basic computer skills are highly recommended
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description:  This business communication course teaches students how to design and create computer graphics and web objects for promotional displays, marketing materials and web sites for products, services, and companies.  Students will explore the elements of layout, color and design, as well as develop e-commerce graphics and layouts for brochures, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, and Internet sites. Microsoft Office and various graphic, desktop publishing, animation, and web-design software for PCs will be used.


    510 – Business & Personal Law

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course will include a study of the American court system, related current events, courtroom procedures, felonies, torts, wills, contracts, employment, ethics and the law, criminal law, capital punishment, prisons, buying and renting a home, insurance, and marriage. Students will study the law pertaining to individuals and the business world. Among other activities, students will participate in debates, mock trials, role-playing, class projects, and research law-related topics on the Internet.


    520 – Accounting I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Basic computer skills highly recommended
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course emphasizes basic principles of accounting to provide a solid foundation for students who have a variety of career objectives.  It presents the complete accounting cycle from journalizing transactions, payroll, and preparing end-of-fiscal-period financial statements for service businesses organized as proprietorships, and merchandising businesses organized as corporations.  Computerized accounting will be used in the course for reinforcement activities. All students interested in post-secondary education, corporate management, or owning a business should take this course.


    536A – Management Information Systems (MIS)

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course covers the following topics in Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Access, OneNote, Outlook, and Word. Students will enhance their computer skills for further education or employment using Microsoft Office software. Students will create interactive presentations for various audiences and will be able to incorporate audio/video files, convert office documents to web documents, create interactive databases and spreadsheets, use computer graphics, animation, Windows Moviemaker, and digital photography.


    559 – Financial Investments

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 11-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Business & Finance
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course covers a step-by-step method of approaching smart saving and investing.  Students will gain an awareness of various insurances-auto, health, home-owner’s, and life insurance. The course also focuses on risk management, planning for retirement, safe investments such as online savings accounts and certificates of deposit to higher risk investments such as: mutual funds and stocks. Other skills covered are advanced spreadsheet skills and exploring the Internet for financial investment concepts and articles. Students learn how to analyze the value of stocks and appreciate the importance of investing for the future. Students will be actively engaged in an online stock market simulation with other students in class.