Business Courses

Accounting I (10-12)
This course is designed to introduce students to basic accounting theory and procedures along with current applications of computer technology in accounting.  Emphasis is placed on the mastery of basic accounting concepts and procedures.  Mathematical, critical-thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, technology and team building skills are reinforced in this course. Prerequisite:  Basic math skills
Administrative Support Occupations (12)
This course is designed to prepare students as support staff in a business sector. Emphasis is placed on the integration of business and communication concepts and skills necessary to prepare students to become members of the workforce. Oral and written communications, time management, decision-making, interpersonal, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and technology skills are reinforced in this course through business application projects. Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Computer Applications
Business Computer Applications (10-12)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the advanced principles associated with information processing.   Students study advanced computer concepts, software applications, and computer systems. Emphasis is placed on skill development in using technology to perform advanced information processing. Topics of study include computer concepts, word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications, which will increase in difficulty in the second semester. Prerequisite:  Introduction to Business Computer Applications
Computer Multimedia Presentations (11-12)
This course will expose the student to current emerging technology in production of presentations.  Using the current software and equipment in both regular and digital technology, the student will create and present a multimedia presentation using the standard concepts of production.  The student will be exposed to the decision making process in producing the project.  What is to be accomplished? Which software and equipment is needed? (Software: FrontPage, Publisher, Adobe, Hypermedia, Power Point, etc.  Equipment: Computer, scanner, video camera, camera, projector, screen, etc.) Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Computer Applications
Cooperative Office Education (12)
This course provides students with part-time office employment combined with classroom instruction in human relations, office etiquette, time management, and computer operations and techniques. Emphasis is placed on skill development in information processing and decision-making. Oral and written communication and critical thinking skills are reinforced in this course as students format, compose and proofread business documents. **Enrollment in course by application only and must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Computer Applications

Desktop Publishing (11-12)

This course is a culminating course designed to integrate the knowledge and skills learned in word processing with the concepts, procedures, and applications of desktop publishing. Emphasis is placed on continued skill development in efficient operation of word processing programs as it is applied to desktop publishing.  Critical thinking and communication skills are reinforced in this course as students format, create, and proofread brochures, programs, newsletters, web pages, power point presentations, and manuscripts. School-based enterprises and cooperative education lend themselves extremely well to work-based learning strategies.   Other opportunities for application could include simulations, projects, teamwork, and portfolios. Prerequisite: Introduction to Business Computer Applications
Introduction to Business Computer Applications (9-12)
This course is the first of two courses designed to provide students with basic computer application skills.  Students will be introduced, for a minimum of six weeks of the school year, to the touch method of operating a computer keyboard to produce simple business documents.  Emphasis is placed on basic computer concepts both hardware and software, word processing, and spreadsheet applications. Prerequisite: None
Principles of Business (9-12)
This course is an introductory course that provides students with basic business operations skills that can be applied in both personal and professional situations. Emphasis is placed on the exploration and description of basic business concepts and applications. Through business application projects critical-thinking, oral and written communication skills are reinforced in this course. Prerequisite: None 
Publications I (10-12)
This course is designed to integrate concepts, procedures, and applications of page designs, graphics, and digital photography in order to design a high school yearbook. Various software such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop will be used in the design process. Students will learn to use equipment such as a scanner, digital camera, cd burner, and projector. The yearbook staff will also learn the importance of organization and meeting deadlines. **Enrollment in course by application only. Prerequisites:  Introduction to BCA
Publications II  (11-12)
This course is designed to build upon the concepts, software applications, design techniques and knowledge of equipment previously learned in Publications I in order to design a high school yearbook. **Enrollment in course by application only. Prerequisites: Publications I