Business Education

BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES

ACCOUNTING I (1 unit of credit) 

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior or Senior 

Accounting I is THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS.  It will help students understand financial matters in their careers and in their personal lives.  Course covers financial accounting for a service business and merchandise business organized as a corporation.  Job opportunities in the accounting field are numerous and varied – students may start an accounting career immediately after high school, after specialized training at a 2-year college, or advance to the professional level by earning the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

ACCOUNTING II (1 unit of credit) 

Prerequisite:  Accounting I – Articulated Credit available - see page 8

Accounting II is designed to further the accounting knowledge of those students interested in an accounting career or business emphasis and will include the use of automated accounting programs to expand the textbook 

offerings.  Financial accounting, departmentalized record keeping, cost accounting and managerial accounting 

will be studied.  The job forecast for accounting-related positions is very bright.  This course will prepare the student for an entry level career in accounting after high school as well as providing excellent business background for college level studies.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS  (1 unit of credit)

A hands-on course for any student who plans to use a computer in high school, college, or the business field.  Through projects, it explores the advanced features in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and an introduction to Access.  Many projects will integrate real-life applications of all software.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA. Articulated Credit available for this course.

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (BADM 101) (1/2 unit of credit)

Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior.  ENGL 060 (Foundations of Eng I) with a grade of C or higher or equivalent placement scores.

An introduction to the principles, practices and problems encountered in the general business environment.  Emphasis is placed on highlighting the basic functions of accounting, marketing, management, and finance and organizing a business.  Dual credit option (3 college credit hours) through State Fair Community College.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LAW (1/2 unit of credit-Fall Semester) 

Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior

Introduction to Law is designed to provide a practical understanding of law to make the student a more knowledgeable citizen.  It is important to have a basic understanding of the legal system to protect ourselves and to take advantage of the opportunities available to us.  The student will apply legal concepts to current issues.  It helps to lay a foundation for further study in the legal field and in business.  Many guest speakers are incorporated in this course where they highlight their careers and teach specific application of the law.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (1/2 unit of credit-Spring Semester) 

Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the characteristics of the organization and operation of a business and to aid students who plan a career in the business field or management.  The students will receive a solid foundation about what business is, how it operates, and how it is managed.  Students will use technology to develop presentation skills, give instructions, interviewing, and creating business documents.  An international section includes global trade and communications, economies, and cultures of various countries.  Competition in a stock market game provides opportunity to learn buying and selling of stocks.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

BUSINESS OPERATIONS (1 unit of credit)

Prerequisite:  Must have successfully completed Computer Business Applications.

Course includes activities and information in office administration skills.  Students will be introduced to touch operation of 10-key printing calculators, management of paper and computer records, proper business document formatting, and basic office support skills.  In addition, students will be introduced to a practical approach to understanding the application of mathematics within the business environment.  Course includes activities and information in human relations, personal and professional qualities, decision-making, office supervision, incoming and outgoing mail, minutes, office procedures, work ethics, time management, appearance, record keeping, office organization, personnel management, and demeanor.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS (CAPP 125) (1/2 unit of credit)

Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior.  ENGL 070 (Foundations of Eng II) with a grade of C or higher or equivalent placement scores.  Keyboarding proficiency is recommended.

Learn the operations of personal computers through the use of Microsoft Office Professional software.  Applications include fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentations.  Includes hands-on instruction in the computer lab.  Dual credit option (3 college credit hours) through State Fair Community College.

 

MULTIMEDIA (1/2 unit of credit) 

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior or Senior.  

Course provides instruction on the use of software to create presentations, perform image editing, create and edit audio, and produce video. Knowledge and skills will be taught on the use of cameras, scanners and projectors in order to complete projects.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

WEB DESIGN (1/2 unit of credit)

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Comprehensive look at the basic tools used for creating successful and practical Web pages through the use of Web design tools.  Instruction includes, but is not limited to, learning to code web pages using HTML5, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).  The use of learning how to create sites both manually and through the use of Website development software will be taught.  Course presents knowledge of Web design to prepare students for future courses and the job market.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP  (1/2 unit of credit)  

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior or Senior.  

Course provides extensive instruction into the creation and manipulation of graphic files through the software package Adobe Photoshop.  Course is aimed at the Photoshop beginner who wants to create sophisticated graphics while having fun. Subjects covered will include an overview of the Photoshop window, the toolbox, palettes, and the option bar.  Special emphasis on text. layers, and photo treatment and design will also be discussed.   Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN (1/2 unit of credit)

Prerequisite:  Sophomore, Junior or Senior.  It is suggested students take Introduction to Photoshop first, but not required.

Students will be exposed to proper layout and design techniques.  Also gain valuable skills in image scanning, manipulation, and merging text and graphics.  Students will have the opportunity to create properly designed print and digital publications such as advertisements, flyers, business cards, menus, calendars, and elements of a magazine.  Students will have exposure to a professional publishing software.  Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN II (1 unit of credit)

Prerequisite:  Must have successfully completed INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP and GRAPHIC DESIGN.

In this course during the first semester the course provides extensive instruction into the creation of graphic files through simple graphics, icons and text to complex and multilayered illustrations.   During second  semester, students will develop and improve skill with graphic design principles, creative and expressive typography, page layout, and digital image manipulation through the completion of both print and multimedia based assignments.   Students will have the opportunity to join FBLA.

 

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP (2 or more units of business credit - Administrative approval required for all offerings above 3 hours or below 2)  

Prerequisite:  Seniors who have successfully completed (2) credits of business.  Must also be concurrently  enrolled in another business course.

This course is applicable to college bound and non-college bound students seeking to understand and apply job skills and work ethics.  Students must have an agreement with an approved employer to attend work daily during the assigned Business Internship hours, maintain their job throughout the course, and follow all accountability measures highlighted in the CTS Internship Handbook.  Students are encouraged to join FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America.

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