Students will also
develop an awareness and understanding of application software and equipment
used by employees to perform tasks in business, marketing and management.
Students will apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations using a
variety of software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database
management, presentation software, and desktop publishing. Students will explore
topics related to computer concepts, hardware and software, operating systems,
telecommunications and emerging technologies. The development of employability
skills, as well as transition skills, will be included in the course.
Information Processing I is a skill-level course that includes the concepts and terminology related to the people, equipment and procedures of information processing as well as skill development in the use of information processing equipment. Students will use word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, and internet browser software, as used in the business world today. Students will create documents such as: memos, reports, letters, forms, mailing labels and envelopes. Students will create presentations and desktop publishing documents and web pages.
*Proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, proofreading, communication skills and accuracy will be emphasized.
This orientation-level course will provide an overview of all aspects of business marketing and management, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in a global economy. Topics covered will include the various forms of business ownership, including entrepreneurship, as well as the basic functional areas of business (finance, management, marketing, administration and production).
Students will be introduced to a wide range of careers in fields such as accounting, financial services, information technology, marketing, and management. Emphasis will be placed on using the computer while studying applications in these careers along with communication skills (thinking, listening, composing, revising, editing and speaking) math and problem solving. Business ethics as well as other workplace skills will be taught and integrated within this course.
*This is an
introductory course in business curriculum and will, in addition to
those topics listed above, allow students to perform basic personal
financial records management (banking, credit loans, budgeting). Basic
keyboarding/formatting and exploring careers, as well as developing
workplace skills, will also be included in this course.
and Interactive Media Development I
Page and Interactive Media I is a skill-level course designed to
prepare students to plan, design, create and maintain web pages and sites. Students will learn the fundamentals of web pages using HTML, HTML
editors, and graphic editors as well as programming tools such as Java Script.
Students will work in a project-based environment to create a working website.
Students will learn to create pages, add hyperlinks, make tables and frames,
create forms, integrate images, and set styles. Students will use
image-editing programs to manipulate scanned images, computer graphics, and
original artwork. Instructions will include creating graphical headers,
interactive menus and buttons, and visually appealing backgrounds.
Students will also use hardware and software to capture, edit, create and
compress audio and video clips.
Accounting I is a skill level course that is of value to all students pursing a
career in business, marketing, and management. This course is
designed to prepare the students for an entry-level position in the
accounting/bookkeeping area or to prepare for further training at a
post-secondary school. Students will learn basic accounting cycles, concepts and
terminology and then progress through two concepts--a
proprietorship and corporation. Accounting computer applications are
integrated throughout the course. Practice sets with business papers are used to
emphasize actual business records management. *Laptop computers are used
The co-op program is a work study experience open only to seniors. Students are released from school for ½ the day to work at an approved work site (preferably at a training station that is compatible with his/her career goal). Students must work minimum of 15 hours per week.
The summer co-op program is a work-study summer experience open only to seniors. Students must be employed a minimum of 9 weeks during the summer at an approved job site (preferably at a training station that is compatible with his/her career goal). Students must work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
agreements and individual student training plans are developed and agreed upon
by the employer, student and coordinator.
& Procedures-- Independent Study (Office Skills)
Business Technology & Procedures is a skill-level course that is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a technology-based office setting. Integrated software applications will be included in this course.
Instructions will focus on office etiquette, office management, records management, and proper business behavior and attire. Students will perform clerical duties, create, edit and correct documents, records and files, perform information processing activities (e.g. spreadsheets, database entry, and desktop publishing) and prepare documents using presentation software. Students will discuss appropriate procedures for receiving visitors, patients or clients, and organize, schedule and plan meetings.
In addition, students will file materials manually and electronically, make travel arrangements, perform financial activities, process mail, transmit message electronically, and maintain office supplies and equipment. Students will organize and plan office activities, compose and distribute meeting notes and reports, answer routine correspondence, input information from voice recordings; conduct research using the intranet and/or Internet, and supervise and train other employees.
Students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading skills. Accuracy will be emphasized. Students will apply new skills as well as skills learned in other courses to complete a series of realistic office assignments or participate in an office work based learning experience. Workplace skills as well as communication skills (thinking, listening, composing, revising, editing, and speaking) will be taught and integrated throughout this course.
The students will be placed in one of the district’s offices to work two or three periods a day. If the student is offered and accepts a position, they will be working in the school’s offices on a daily basis. The student will also be required to keep a timesheet of weekly activities and will have outside written assignments to turn in to the coordinator.
*NOT FOR EARLY GRADUATES.