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Business Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER 43202 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS/KEYBOARDING I

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Clark
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-10

An introduction to the concepts and features of computer systems, with an emphasis on information processing.  Topics covered include hardware, application software, systems software, networks, Internet, computer applications and social issues, data security and control.  Office 2007 applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access will also be taught.  Basic keyboarding techniques and formatting will also be discussed.

COURSE NUMBER 41203 DESKTOP PUBLISHING

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Genesio
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-10

Students will use desktop publishing software to create newsletters, calendars, brochures, advertisements, and other business documents.  Students will use created images and the internet to research information for various projects.  Students will create and design their own business and concert band to develop professional desktop publishing documents.  Students will create cover letters, thank you letters, and resumes to develop employability skills.

COURSE NUMBER 734 WEB PAGE DESIGN I

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Clark
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Passed Computer Applications I with a ―C‘ or better
GRADE:  10-12

In the first part of this course, students will use the HTML programming language to design and create web pages.  Students will develop a basic understanding of HTML coding.  They will use a text editor to write HTML coding and upload it to the Internet.  In the second part of this course, students will use commercial software, such as Dreamweaver CS3, to develop web pages.  Students will be introduced to the concepts of good design, how to implement good design into a web page, and be able to identify web sites on the Internet which display good and bad design techniques.

COURSE NUMBER 735 GRAPHIC DESIGN-A

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Clark
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Passed Computer Applications with a ―C or better
GRADE:  10

Students will be introduced to basic design principles and elements.  This course will cover the use of traditional design tools, design layouts, styles, and terminology.  Students will learn the basics of working with graphics using Adobe software such as Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, and InDesign CS3.

COURSE NUMBER 736 GRAPHIC DESIGN-B

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Genesio
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Passed Computer Applications with a ―C‖ or better
GRADE:  10

Students will be introduced to basic design principles and elements.  This course will cover the use of traditional design tools, design layouts, styles, and terminology.  Students will learn the basics of working with graphics using Adobe software such as Photoshop CS3, Flash CS3, and Fireworks CS3.

COURSE NUMBER43201 BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Genesio
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-10

In this introductory level course, students will be exposed to an orientation to business, marketing, and management concepts, including business principles, business communications, and business computation. Areas of study will include basic business principles; identifying types of businesses and classifications; basic business communication theory; basic writing skills; and basic communication technology.

COURSE NUMBER 41201 ACCOUNTING I

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Genesio
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  10-12

Accounting I includes planned learning experiences that develop initial and basic skills used in systematically computing, classifying, recording, verifying and maintaining numerical data involved in financial records including the paying and receiving of money. Units of study include keeping financial records; accounting computer theory and/or applications, basic fundamentals and terminology of accounting, preparing financial reports, and operating related business machines and equipment. Automated accounting software is used to develop skills in the entry, retrieval, and statistical analysis of business data.

COURSE NUMBER 41202 ACCOUNTING II

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Genesio
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Accounting I
GRADE:  11-12

Accounting II will build upon the skills learned in Accounting I. Students will develop a deeper knowledge of the principles of accounting with emphasis being placed on financial statements and accounting records. Students will study previously learned principles as they apply in business. Units of study will include types of business organizations, cost accounting, tax accounting, payroll accounting, and preparing financial and budget reports. Automated accounting software is used to develop skills in the entry, retrieval, and statistical analysis of business data.

COURSE NUMBER 738 BUSINESS LAW

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Gensio
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  11-12

Business Law focuses on both the substance and the process of our legal system and reflects many social and ethical issues.  Students will become familiar with contracts, the buyer and seller relationship, bailments, and the debtor and creditor relationship, as well as a variety of other law topics.  Actual legal cases are studied and the rules of law are discussed and analyzed.

MULTI-MEDIA DESIGN

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Clark
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  .5 (1 SEMESTER)
PREREQUISITE:  INTRO TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
GRADE:  11-12

Students will learn to create pages, make tables and frames, create forms, integrate images, and set styles.  Students will use hardware and software to capture, edit, create, and compress audio and video clips.  Students will use image editing programs to manipulate scanned images and graphics.

COURSE NUMBER 722 MARKETING

TEACHER(S):  Mrs. Genesio
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  11-12

This course will provide students with the fundamental principles and concepts of marketing in the sports and entertainment arenas.  Students will develop critical thinking and decision-making skills through applying marketing principles and relating them to a diverse population and the global society.  Computer simulations, cooperative learning, lecture/discussion, in-class activities, student projects, student presentations, and a culminating final project will be utilized through the duration of the course.

COURSE NUMBER 41600 INTERRELATED COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  2 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Senior, permission of Cooperative Education Coordinator and concurrent enrollment in 943.
GRADE:  12

Students must submit a written application to the Coordinator to be accepted in the program. Students must demonstrate dependability through attendance and must have at least a 2.8 GPA. Students will be selected based on the application, teacher recommendations and interviews. ICE is a program of supervised work experiences through a cooperative arrangement between the school and various workstations within the community. Essentially, students are released for 7 ½ hours weekly to work in an occupational area and receive pay for this experience. Students must also enroll in a related cooperative education class.  A written training agreement and personalized training plan will be developed by the student, employer, and coordinator. Work-based educational placements are available in all vocational areas.  Two class periods are allocated to this course.

COURSE NUMBER  416001 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION RELATED COURSE

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Senior, permission of Cooperative Education Coordinator and concurrent enrollment in 942.
GRADE:  12
This class is designed for senior students interested in gaining workplace skills through an organized classroom setting and the workplace environment. This course helps students develop skills and attitudes necessary for success in the workplace.  Units of study include employer expectations, teamwork, business communications, workplace safety, and career exploration.