Courses

Business Education Courses
ACCOUNTING I
(T0701A) ACCOUNTING I A
Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Accounting Cycle
(T0701B) ACCOUNTING I B
Corporation, Taxes, Stock
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
The primary purpose of the course is to assist students in becoming an effective leader that is successful in our complex and diversified society. An “effective” individual is one that problem solves, motivates, communicates, excels in interpersonal skills, and is a visionary that has the essential qualities with formulating and implementing a well-organized plan to make a difference in our world. Athletic Administration will utilize various business and/or coaching strategies to gain an appreciation and understanding of leadership. The attributes learned will be applied to case studies, projects, team participation, and in the most important game one will ever participate---life!        
 
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 have to process purchase orders and item invoices. Throughout all these activities, they will be required to practice their communication skills as they interact with other businesses in our community. This course is perfect complement to Introduction to Business or could be taken independently as well.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
(T0770) COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This course is designed to teach students the 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, and PowerPoint. In addition, students will be using a variety of multimedia programs such as PhotoStory that integrate narration, music, and video. Prezi and Google Earth will also be presented in this course. 
 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
(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.

HONORS ACCOUNTING II
(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 course provides a glimpse at topics and terms related to business. A few of the topics that will be covered are the various types of businesses, the primary function of businesses, management techniques, and career exploration. In addition, students will learn life skills as the world of business is explored. Students will complete a business simulation where they will manage the day-to-day operations of a business. Here they will conduct all aspects of running the business from managing the checkbook to preparing payroll to communicating with other businesses. After this course students will not only be better prepared for living in today’s society but will have a strong understanding of business.

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
(T0736) MARKETING AND SALES
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None
Marketing is one of the most exciting 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 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. We will evaluate the sales process, how to pitch a customer, handle objections, and close a sale.        

       
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
(T0739) PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None
Management and Leadership is a course that develops an understanding of business operations through management. It examines the classic functions of managers including planning, organizing, implementing, leading, and controlling but presents these vital activities in a way that emphasizes the modern role and responsibilities of managers. Also included is the psychology that enables managers to lead empowered workers in a growing world of work teams.

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 learn the whole story of how the fashion business works in sequential order from concept to consumer. The fashion business is a series of buying supplies, creating and developing a new product, and marketing the product. Students will learn vital business skills while applying their learning to the topic of fashion merchandising. 
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