Business
  • Accounting I (1 credit)
    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.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, internships and school-based enterprises.  Simulations, projects, teamwork and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

    Prerequisites:  None

  • Administrative Support Occupations (1 credit)
    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.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are simulations, service learning, field trips, job shadowing, apprenticeships and internships.  Also FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

    Prerequisite:  Keyboarding/Keyboarding Application or Introduction to Business Computer Applications

  • Business Computer Applications (1 credit)
    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.  Computer technology will be presented that may lead to the student’s ability to obtain advanced certification in a popular office software package that includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and presentation programs.  The student will participate in job training for entry-level employment in computer information processing for advanced study at the post-secondary level.  Communication skills, keyboarding, decision-making, technology and critical thinking skills are reinforced in this course through business application projects.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, job shadowing, and internships.  Simulations, projects, teamwork, DECA and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competition provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

    Prerequisite:  Keyboarding/Keyboarding Applications or Introduction to Business Computer Applications

  • Business Law (1/2 credit)
    This course is designed to teach students to apply business law principles to personal and business settings.  Emphasis is placed on skills in critical thinking that are reinforced in this course along with oral and written communication skills.  Oral and written communication skills are reinforced in this course as students research, compose, format and proofread legal office documents.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, job shadowing, and internships.  Simulations, projects, teamwork, DECA and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competition provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

    Prerequisite:  Keyboarding skills

  • Computer Architecture (1 credit)
    Computer Architecture presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems.  Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance, and safety issues.  Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and troubleshoot hardware problems.  This course helps students prepare for A+ certification.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Computer Multimedia Presentations (1/2 credit)
    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:  Keyboarding/Keyboarding Applications or Introduction to Business Computer Applications and BCA or Word Processing

  • Computer Systems and Networking I (1 credit)
    This course focuses on network terminology and protocols, local-area networks (LANS), wide-area networks (WANS), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network strands.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Computer Systems and Networking II (1 credit)
    This course focuses on initial router configuration, CISCO IOS Software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP and access control lists (ACLs). Students will develop skills on how to configure a router, manage CISCO ISO software, configure routing protocols, and create access lists controlling access to the router.
  • Cooperative Office Education (3 credits)
    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.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are job shadowing and cooperative education.  Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FBLA Leadership activities, meetings, conferences and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

    Prerequisites:  Keyboarding/Keyboarding Applications or Introduction to Business Computer Applications and one of the following ASO or Word Processing or BCA

  • Introduction to Business Computer Applications (1 credit)
    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.  Computer technology will be presented that could lead to the student’s ability to obtain certification in basic information technology.  (Examples:  IC3 and a basic word processing certification.)

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Principles of Business (1 credit)
    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.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are job shadowing, field trips, and service learning.  Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

    Prerequisite:  None