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Business

Social Business Courses

Business Management (12052)

Credit: 1.0

 

Business Management helps students develop the skills necessary to manage in today’s corporate business climate.  The course is based on a simulated business where time is spent understanding corporations both domestically and internationally.  Topics include:  corporate organizational charts, purchasing, payroll, contract negotiations, and the stock market; In addition to, banking, government, and supply and demand concepts.  The practical experience of managing a business is learned through making managerial business decisions and using problem solving along with communication skills.



Entrepreneurship/Global Business (12056)

Credit: 1.0

 

We live in a global marketplace. Technology has made global markets accessible. Today’s youth around the world are learning how to interact on a global level, by learning customs, cultures, and business practices.  Global entrepreneurial/International Business will introduce students to the understanding of the interrelationships between different counties' political and economic policies, and business practices. Topics include awareness of Global Entrepreneurial/International Business, communication strategies, environmental factors, ethics, finance, management practices, and import/export and balance of trade issues. Exposure to real world economics as they affect everyday life is an important topic for today’s business savvy students.  The Naviance program will aid in a career search within the World Market.



Finance (12103)

Credit: 1.0

 

Finance will provide students with the exposure to learn how to manage their finances. Students will explore monetary topics pertaining to the creation, preservation, and growth of personal wealth. Whether pursuing that first job or attending college, all students will benefit from acquiring these skills. They will employ strategies to successfully budget, save, and manage their finances, while learning how to minimize exposure to risk. Topics to be discussed include: checking accounts and reconciliation, saving and investing options, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, budgeting, loan and credit options, credit cards, income and payroll taxes, housing options, and automobile costs. Other topics will be explored using EverFi, an online financial education learning platform.

 


Hospitality and Tourism (12159)

Credit: 1.0

 

This course introduces students to the various opportunities and careers that are associated with the hospitality and tourism industries. Students will develop successful and meaningful life skills in order plan a possible career in these fields. The content provides an introduction to the various components of the hospitality and tourism industry. Students receive an overview of the careers that encompass the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreational events, and travel related services in hospitality and tourism.



Sports and Entertainment Marketing (12163)

Credit: 1.0

 

This course introduces students to the world of marketing and advertising and the powerful impact it plays in our economy. Through research, planning, and practical experience, students will discover how important the role of marketing plays in the sports and entertainment industries, as well as entertainment industries across the globe. Other areas of study include the marketing mix, market segmentation, economic utility, the functions of marketing, elements of selling, and distribution. Students will create their own marketing plan on a product or service. Through using Naviance, they will uncover possible career choices in this field. They will also complete an individual business hypothesis on a topic or subject of interest approved by instructor.

Technology Courses

Accounting 1 (12104)

Credit: 1.0

 

Students receive hands-on experience learning the tasks involved with the accounting cycle. Learning these tasks allow students to demonstrate their ability to prepare journals, ledgers, and financial statements for two types of businesses: service and merchandising. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret financial information, explore career paths, and integrate the essentials of QuickBooks®.



Accounting 2 (121042)

Credit: 1.0

 

Students receive hands-on experience learning the tasks involved with the accounting cycle. Learning these tasks allow students to demonstrate their ability to prepare journals, ledgers, Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets statements for service and merchandising businesses. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret financial statements.  The essentials of QuickBooks® will be further explored as part of today’s financial climate.



Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Training for Excel (
10110E)           

Credit: 1.0


This course will cover Microsoft Office Excel (spreadsheets) in detail so that students may use their skills to work toward a MOS certification, and an entrepreneur.   The MOS certification provides employers with proof that students have received official training. This certification provides a globally recognized standard for individuals seeking to advance their careers. This course trains students in the advanced components of Microsoft Office Excel, so that students can enhance their skills while working on integrated projects, while learning current business practices.



Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Training for Word (10110W)                  

Credit: 1.0


This course will cover Microsoft Office Word (word processing) in detail so that students may use their skills to work toward a MOS certification. The MOS certification provides employers with proof that students have received official training and have proven themselves on a national certification exam. This certification provides a globally recognized standard for individuals seeking to advance their careers as most employers accept this certification as proof of proficiency. This course trains students in the advanced components of Microsoft Office Excel (spreadsheet), Access (database), and PowerPoint (presentation) so that students can enhance their skills while working on integrated projects.



Web Page Design Dreamweaver (10201)

Credit: 1.0

 

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Adobe Dreamweaver, the industry's leading application for developing websites. Students will gain the knowledge and hands-on skills they need to plan, build, and manage commercial websites using Dreamweaver’s intuitive visual interface. Topics covered in this course include Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) templates, images, links, tables, forms, frameworks, media objects, publishing, mobile websites, and accessibility. Best practices and current web standards are emphasized throughout the course.



Introduction to Programming and Theory (10152)

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Must be taken prior to any other computer programming course.


This course is designed for those students who may have an interest but have not taken any computer language courses. It is designed to give students an introduction to the general programming concepts and theory which are present in every programming language.  Students will be introduced to several programming languages, including Python, C++, and Java along with theory for these languages to provide an understanding of their concepts.



C++ (10154)

Credit: 1.0

 

C++ is a Business & Technology/STEM course that will introduce students to computer programming using the C++ language.  Logical thinking processes are required for students to tackle problem analysis and solving.  Instructional strategies will center emphasizing logical thinking using hands-on project based activities, which expose and engage students to programming scenarios that require the development and programming of applications.  As an ending project-based-activity, students will be introduced to programming an Arduino board with peripherals.



Java Programming (10155)

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Cannot be taken in conjunction with AP Computer Science, nor may it be taken after AP Computer Science

 

This course is designed for those students who already have an interest and experience in computer languages.  Essential concepts, syntax, and programming and naming standards will be discussed.  Additionally, the use and impact of numbering systems, data representations, the fundamentals of structured programming, problem solving object oriented programming will be discusses.  Upon completion of this course, students will have a solid foundation that will enable them to start writing their own programs. Cannot be taken in conjunction with AP Computer Science.



AP Computer Science (10157)

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Cannot be taken in conjunction with Java Programming

 

AP Computer Science introduces students to the formal concepts of object-oriented computer programming, including program design, control structures, data structures and algorithms using the Java programming language.  It is a year-long course designed to be comparable to a first year college level computer programming class.  The curriculum of AP Computer Science in Java is based on the syllabus developed by the College Board.  Topics include program design and implementation, algorithm analysis, standard data structures, and object-oriented programming design.  AP Computer Science in Java emphasizes programming methodology with an emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development.  It is intended to serve both as introductory courses for computer science majors, and for students who will major in disciplines that require significant involvement with computing. Cannot be taken in conjunction with Java Programming. Students are required to take the AP Exam administered by the College Board.



Mobile App Development (101523)

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed either Java or AP Computer Science prior to taking this course.

 

Do you have a need for an Android app that does not exist as yet?  Would you like to develop that app yourself?  This course presents an introduction to Android app design and development using Java.  The course covers Android features and development environment; the user interface; input variables, and operations; icons and decision making controls; lists, arrays, and web browsers; implementing audio in Android applications. The outcome will be the ability for students to develop the confidence and technical skills to create fully-functional Android apps.