HS Business Education Courses
- 16605-MICROSOFT OFFICE ESSENTIALS is a course which allows students to develop advanced practices, and enhance their skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database software using Microsoft Office (WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and POWERPOINT). Designed for students who want an introductory, yet solid foundation in this integrated software package, this course is good for both college preparation and personal use. It will include development of formatting skills for basic business documents.
- 16610A-INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL FINANCE introduces students to personal financial topics and encourages students to take control of their finances. The course is designed for 9-12 grade students and is one semester in length. Topics covered include: basics of checking/savings accounts, credit, budgeting, finding a job, insurance, investing and more. The course provides real life scenarios that allow students the opportunity to interact with and learn from topics before having to actually apply them in financial situations. Students who take this course are also encouraged to take the advanced course at some point in their high school career.
- 16610B-ADVANCED PERSONAL FINANCE reviews basic personal financial topics, goes more in-depth on advanced personal financial topics and encourages students to take control of their finances. The course is designed for 11-12 grade students, is one semester in length and does not have any prerequisites, although students who took the introductory course would still greatly benefit from this course. Advanced topics covered include: exploring post-secondary options, paying for post-secondary options, taxes, investing and IRAs/Roths, insurance, budgeting, credit and pitfalls that many adults face. The course provides real life scenarios that allow students the opportunity to interact with and learn from topics before having to actually apply them in financial situations.
- 16611-ACCOUNTING I is a preparatory class designed to provide students with a thorough background in basic accounting procedures. This class prepares students to understand the basic concepts necessary to manage the finances, sales, and expenses of a business. Accounting I students will learn about journals, general ledgers, automated accounting systems, balance sheets, income statements, and payroll systems for both a proprietorship and a corporation. This course is recommended for students wanting an introductory foundation in bookkeeping for a business and is good for both college preparation and personal use.
- 16612-ACCOUNTING II is designed as a continuation of the study of accounting principles for those interested in businesses and retail college degrees. Students will develop and demonstrate skills on the computer. Also, advanced accounting principles will be presented including depreciation, inventory, accruals, deferrals, notes, and tax related forms.
- 16617-BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS is designed to teach students to use oral and written communication in a clear, courteous, concise, and complete manner on both personal and professional levels. Listening skills, learning styles, and activities will be incorporated to provide the student with a solid base so they are able to communicate effectively. Topics covered include but are not limited to—proper business & personal letter writing; proper business & personal email writing; proper technology use in business/personal; interviewing professionals in career interest areas, career research, and cyber security awareness. Students will actively write and create products to use in real-life scenarios. The topics include many practical life applications and are intended for all students, not just those who think they want to pursue business in their future.
- 16618-VIDEO PRODUCTION I is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the video production industry. Emphasis is placed on proper use and application of communication technology to achieve specific objectives. Students are actively involved in both field and studio productions with a variety of purposes. The student will learn how to operate digital video cameras, lighting and audio equipment, and editing software.
- 16619 - VIDEO PRODUCTION II provides students with the opportunity to build on the skills learned in Video Production I. Emphasis is placed on direction and production using program proposals, scripts, and story boards to produce refined professional productions.
- 16621-WEB DESIGN is designed to guide students in a project-based environment in the development of up-to-date concepts and skills that are used in the development of today’s websites. Students will learn the fundamentals of how the Internet works. They will learn and use the basic building blocks of the World Wide Web: HTML5 coding and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students follow the steps to create a website by planning, designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining of the website projects. Students will learn and use different scripting technologies to create more dynamic and interactive websites. They will learn what it takes for a career in Web Development as they complete projects and create their own web site(s).
Microsoft Office Specialist Program
MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST PROGRAM provides the opportunity for students to take one, two, or three classes designed to prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams. Upon passing the exam, students are then certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist for that particular area. Being a Microsoft Office Specialist provides a valuable industry credential that proves the student has the application skills required by employers.
- 16620-MICROSOFT WORD continues instruction and practice in document composition, formatting, proofreading, and editing skills, which will improve efficiency and productivity. This course also will teach the advanced components and applications of the program to provide an expert level in this program. Students enrolled in this course may obtain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Word to certify their skills for industry and to obtain advanced career placement opportunities.
- 16622-MICROSOFT EXCEL students will use the operating system and spreadsheet software to analyze business trends and solve problems for business and personal use. This course will develop skills in designing worksheets, writing formulas, analyzing data, charting data, collaborating, managing data, pivot charts/tables, macros and web pages. Students enrolled in this course may obtain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Excel to certify their skills for industry and to obtain advanced career placement opportunities.
- 16623-MICROSOFT POWERPOINT students will use the presentation software, PowerPoint, to create colorful and effective business presentations. Students will earn advanced features (e.g. video, web pages, hyperlinks, action buttons, customization features, etc) of the presentation software and how to present materials correctly to diversified audiences. Students enrolled in this course may obtain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in PowerPoint to certify their skills for industry and to obtain advanced career placement opportunities.
- 16625-MULTIMEDIA will provide students the opportunity to use their digital images and videos to create meaningful documentation and production. This course examines the use of software to create images, logos, backgrounds, and control buttons for digital display in multimedia and Internet applications. Students will learn image-editing, animations, file compression, digital audio/video editing, and planning for multimedia applications.
- 16901-BUSINESS EDUCATION ASSISTANT The student will assist the classroom teacher. This course does not count toward the eligibility requirement.