Business Courses

601101 - Accounting I

Students will explore the basic accounting principles for use in service and merchandising businesses.  This course will cover the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship and a corporation and will provide the student with practical instruction (i.e., writing a check and reconciling a bank balance) as well as an introduction to accounting issues found in the workplace  ( i.e., small business bookkeeping).  A math teacher recommendation is needed to receive a math credit for this class.   

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grades: 10 through 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

601102 - Accounting II

Advanced accounting will develop a focused understanding of financial accounting procedures.  This course will benefit those students who plan on pursuing an accounting or entrepreneurial career path.  Students will be introduced to QuickBooks accounting software and complete a computerized practice set.  Topics such as special journals, accruals, departmental records, payroll and tax records, partnership, corporation manufacturing accounting, and accounting applications will be covered.  Math credit may be granted for this course with a recommendation from a mathematics teacher.

Prerequisite: 75 and above in Accounting I
Credit: 1
Grades: 11 and 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

601103 - School-to-Career: Career Exploration and Focus

The program provides the students with the opportunity to share in the shaping of their future. The student will be placed at a training station compatible with career interests and skills. Students will be exposed to a systematic approach to incorporate the workplace into the classroom. They will investigate the wide range of occupational and educational opportunities available to them as they plan career goals. Students will participate in interview skills and resume writing workshops and applicable job shadowing assignments. Employment must be within the program guidelines in order to qualify for the on-the-job credit. Credit determination is made by the program coordinator. This course may be taken only once.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 16
Credit: * ½ + ½ **
Grades: 11 and 12 - Priority
Length: 1 semester
Enrollment for grade 12 students 
Weight: 1.0
   * .50 credit - Class related instruction
   ** .50 credit - On-The-Job Satisfactory Work

601104 - Business Math

Business Math is a course designed to specialize in the basic principles of mathematics so that it has value both for consumer and business use. The course will cover problems faced by every individual in his or her daily life, such as: dealing with personal money records, banking transactions, buying for personal household needs, and personal financing. The fields of savings and investment, home ownership, travel and transportation, and taxes will be covered. Students must be recommended by a mathematics teacher to receive math credit.

Prerequisite: Recommendation from previous math or business teacher.
Credit: 1 (Math)
Length: 1 year
Grades: 9 through 12
Weight: 1.0

601110 - Microsoft Office A

This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire and augment their personal computer skills. The hands-on computer experience will teach core concepts of MS Office including editing and formatting letters, resumes, MLA Research papers, spreadsheet applications, database management, presentations, and other features specific to MS Office.  This course will provide students with technology skills that are essential for their high school success as well as future use in their college and career pursuits. 

Prerequisite: None
Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601111 - Microsoft Office B

This course is available to students who have successfully completed Microsoft Office A.
This course will focus on the use of advanced features of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.  The focus will be on uses of these applications in the business environment.

Prerequisite: 70 or above in Microsoft Office A.
Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601113 – Personal Finance

Personal Finance class provides students with an opportunity to develop a plan for their financial success! Topics of study include creating financial goals, planning a budget for life after high school, and planning investment options. They will also explore credit card offers, student and personal loans, the importance of building and maintaining a good credit history, checking and savings accounts at credit unions and banks, as well as identity theft.

Prerequisite:  None
Credit:  ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601119 – Advanced Personal Finance & Investments

This advanced course will explore various money management options for investing including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate.  Students will evaluate and analyze investment options as well as consider taxes and tax implications, homeownership/renting, purchasing/leasing a car, and insurance.  Emphasis is placed on developing the skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and a well-defined work ethic. Understanding the major concepts in this course will help students make wise investment decisions that will affect their financial future. 

Prerequisite:  Personal Finance
Credit:  ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

 

601121 - Business Communications 

Business Communications is a course designed for students interested in business and communications.  The course will be centered around post-secondary career preparation, business marketing basics, and exploration of video communications.  Students will begin by creating a basic print resume and then create a dynamic video prezume.  Students will also explore the technology side of how to create an effective marketing video.

Prerequisite:  None
Credit:  .50
Grades:  9  through 12
Length:  1 Semester 
Weight: 1.0