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Business Education Courses
ACCOUNTING I
*COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE
(T0701A) ACCOUNTING I A
(T0701B) ACCOUNTING I B

DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Prerequisite is completion of Algebra I or a waiver from the Algebra IB teacher and approval from the Accounting instructor.
Knowledge of accounting is beneficial to students throughout life, whether they go to college or seek employment upon graduation from high school. Basic accounting principles are applied to many personal finance activities, such as balancing a checkbook or completing a federal or state income tax return. Accounting I is designed to help students meet two broad objectives: (1) preparation for entry into the labor force and (2) preparation for advanced study of accounting. Falling within these two broadly stated goals are a number of more specific objectives:
1. To help students understand the basic accounting principles and procedures.
2. To help students explain and appreciate the importance of profit in helping to ensure continued business operations.
3. To help students understand the types of on-the-job activities that are required of entry-level accounting workers.

ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION
(T0755) ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None
Athletics have a direct correlation on the most important game one will ever participate in --- life! This course examines the relationship between athletics and being a leader as a student athlete, how to make decisions, branding yourself as a person/athlete, and how to manage and coach a winning team. Students will also participate in a sports management simulation where they will learn all aspects of running a professional sports team.       
 
CEO BUSINESS SIMULATION
(T0721) CEO BUSINESS SIMULATION
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-11
PREREQUISITE: None
During this course, students will play the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and be introduced to what it is like to manage the day-to-day operations of a business. As a manager in the simulation, they will conduct all aspects of running the business from managing the checkbook to making deposits at the bank. They will prepare payroll and create purchase orders and item invoices. Throughout all of these activities, they will be required to practice their communication skills as they interact with other businesses in the model community. This course is a perfect complement to Introduction to Business or could be taken independently as well.

COMPUTER SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
(T0770) COMPUTER SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This course is designed to teach students the computer skills that will be needed for future success in school and beyond. The course is project based, focusing on enhancing student knowledge of Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. In addition, students will attain skills in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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(T0725) ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None
Entrepreneurship: Ideas in Action will take the student on a step-by-step journey through the entire process of owning his/her own business. The student will select a product or service to sell, determine who their customers are, learn how to market his/her business, obtain financing, manage his/her employees, and will also learn how to put together a business plan and will have created a complete plan by the completion of the course. This course is extremely hands-on and students will work together in teams a lot to complete activities. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the opportunity to take a college exam and earn 3 college credits from Iowa University.

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADER OF AMERICA
(T0739) FUTURE BUSINESS LEADER OF AMERICA
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) course is for students who are interested in learning more about the free enterprise system and becoming a manager of a company. Students will develop their leadership and presentation skills while learning about management theories, functions, corporate culture, and ethical/social responsibility. Students will also work with FBLA to develop various fundraising and leadership development activities.

HONORS ACCOUNTING II
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(T0702A) HONORS ACCOUNTING II A
(T0702B) HONORS ACCOUNTING II B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: “C” or better in Accounting I
Honors Accounting II will explore the accounting field from a corporate level. Students will prepare and analyze financial statements for a corporation, prepare payroll records, manage inventory, and learn how to make sound ethical and leadership decisions. If you are looking for a challenge and to learn more about how businesses manage their money, consider Honors Accounting II.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
(T0735) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This course will introduce students to vital aspects of business in today’s ever-changing world. Through discussion and application projects, we will discuss various characteristics that drive business today, look at the social and ethical environment of business, and examine the importance of international business on the global economy.

INTERNET/WEB PAGE DESIGN
(T0765) INTERNET/WEB PAGE DESIGN
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
Through this hands-on course, students will explore the history of the Internet & computers, learn how to maximize Google for efficiency & collaboration, explore the world of cyber security and crime, and create professional web pages and websites using Adobe Dreamweaver and Wix.com. The Internet is constantly changing and this class aims to provide students with real-world knowledge and skills that can be utilized in a competitive global society. 
 
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
(T0720) INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-11
PREREQUISITE: None
This is an introduction to what a business is, how it operates, and how it is managed.  A few of the topics that will be covered are the various types of businesses, the primary functions of businesses, management techniques, and entrepreneurship.  In addition, students will learn life skills as the world of business is explored.  After this course students will not only be better prepared for living in today’s society but will have a strong understanding of business and be prepared to take more advanced business courses.

LIFE SKILLS IN BUSINESS
(T0775) LIFE SKILLS IN BUSINESS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
The essence of this course is preparing students to be successful in life now and upon graduation as they enter the workforce. Students will explore different career options of interest and create professional business documents such as a resume, cover letter, reference page, and digital e-folio. They will learn how to apply for a job and practice interviewing techniques. In addition, students will examine what it takes to be successful when beginning a new job and how to be a team-player in today’s workforce. Not only will they learn about work but we will also discuss success skills like managing money and how to use technology to their advantage. This is a course that aims to provide practical knowledge and skills that can be used immediately to succeed in today's society.

MARKETING & SALES
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(T0736) MARKETING AND SALES
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None
Marketing is one of the most exciting and evolving careers in business today. This hands-on course will look at the importance of marketing in business – identifying the needs and wants of consumers, identifying target markets, and designing a plan to serve these markets. The basic concepts of marketing, including pricing, products, distribution, and promotion, will be introduced and applied in various real-world projects. In addition, students will learn about the art of selling, customer service and how to develop their presentation and sales skills.
      
THE WORLD OF FASHION MERCHANDISING
(T0742) THE WORLD OF FASHION MERCHANDISING
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
Students will discover how the fashion industry operates from the initial design concept to the product reaching the consumer.  Running a business in the fashion industry involves many different processes including researching trends, buying supplies, creating and developing new products, and promoting the products.  Students will learn vital business skills while exploring each of these merchandising topics. 
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