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Business, Computers and IT

BUSINESS, COMPUTER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The major goal of the Business, Computer and Information Technology Department is to provide all students with the tools necessary to develop business, economic, and computer skills needed in today's diverse global market. A variety of courses are offered to advance students' knowledge of computer technology and software applications for both personal and professional use. Students who plan to pursue higher education will find these courses extremely beneficial. They will acquire computer skills, business knowledge, and attitudes needed to function effectively in our high-tech society.


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Business Math

500*

3

9 10 11 12

1 - 2

1


Business Math: This course covers business and consumer math concepts such as gross and net pay, banking services, loans and credit. Personal applications of money management such as budgeting, electronic checking accounts, and investments will be stressed. Students will solve mathematical problems, analyze and interpret data, evaluate and solve quantitative and precise calculations while applying sound decision-making skills.

*This course is open to students in grades 9-11 as an elective only—not as a math credit.

Only 12th grade students, who need a fourth math credit and who would not be successful in a fourth math such as Algebra II or Trigonometry, could elect to take Business Math in place of a fourth math class. The computer may be utilized in application of these concepts depending on the teacher. *These students would be limited to those who have taken one of these tracks for their other math credits:

  • Pre-Algebra, Algebra I (201), and Geometry (205)

  • Algebra (201), Geometry (205), and Algebra II (210)

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Sports & Entertainment Management

501

1 / 2

10 11 12

2 – 3

½ 


Sports and Entertainment Management: Thinking about majoring in Sports & Entertainment Management (SEM) or Business? This hands-on course focuses on the practices, procedures and operations of major event and facility management, including planning, funding, and managing these events. Students will be completing simulations such as: Recruiting Athletes and Entertainers; Sponsorships and Endorsements; Customized Entertainment; Ticket Sales and so much more.   SEM develops critical thinking, decision making, and communication skills while using realistic applications. These applications provide students with the tools necessary for real world situations and prepare them to handle specific tasks related to the industry. This course introduces students to a career in Sports and Entertainment Management and Business.

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Personal Finance

503

1 / 2

10 11 12

2 – 3

½ 


Personal Finance: Planning on attending college? Whether you're planning on attending college, technical school or just plain moving away from home, Personal Finance is a must take course for you. Students research ways of financing their college education, explore various colleges and universities and their requirements, review the application process and take virtual tours of their choice universities. Students learn the financial basics necessary for making smart financial decisions now and in the future. Learn the financial basics for surviving in our global economy. Personal Finance equips students with the tools necessary to make effective consumer decisions. Students will use a variety of techniques including hands-on activities and the latest in computer technology. Take an active role in your financial future by acquiring the tools necessary for financial success. 


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Entrepreneurship

504

1 / 2

10 11 12

2 – 3

½ 


Entrepreneurship: Do you have what it takes to own your own business? Would you like to be your own boss? If so, then Entrepreneurship is for you. This class will show you how to take an idea and develop it into a profitable business. Along the way you will create business cards, pamphlets and more. You will have the opportunity to research costs, sources, suppliers, advertising, and much more using the Internet and other resources available. Upon completion of the class, you will have a comprehensive business plan.


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COURSE NUMBER

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Computer Keyboarding

505

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

2 – 3

½ 


Computer Keyboarding: Computers are used to master the keyboard by the "touch" method while using correct keyboarding techniques. Students will then apply their skills to produce MLA formatted reports (headers/footers/works cited), e-mails, and personal/business letters. Proofreading, composing, technique refinement and skill development are also important aspects of this course.



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Web Site Design & Development

506**

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

2 – 3

½


Web Site Design & Development:  This is a semester course which follows the same syllabus as the one-semester course offered at the University of Pittsburgh.  Students have the option of registering with the University of Pittsburgh for three (3) college credits. To earn the credit, students must pay a registration fee and pass a midterm and final exam from the university. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods & techniques of web design, from planning page layouts to designing and coding a website. Students learn how to use XHTML and HTML5, as well as the web editor Adobe Dreamweaver® to design their own web pages. To further enhance the web sites, a second language, Java Script, will be introduced. **Designates University of Pittsburgh Credit.


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Digital Photo Editing & Design

507

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

2 – 3

½


Digital Photo Editing & Design: This course will use Adobe Photoshop software to manipulate and edit digital photos. Students will learn to transform photos using the coning, sharpen, burn and gradient tools. Students will also learn to apply special effects to photos using layer styles, masks and filters. This course will also explore desktop design techniques. Students will create projects such as billboard advertisements, sports & movie posters and DVD menus. There will be a capstone project that students will create using their own photographs.  This course can be counted as a 0.5 credit that may be taken to fulfill part of the Science/Technology requirement. 


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Computer Applications

509

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

2 – 3

½


Computer Applications: This course is vital for anyone planning to attend college.  It is designed to teach students the most often used computer applications, in colleges and business - Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. Students will learn topics in each of these programs to provide them with necessary skills they will need in high school and college. Core subject teachers expect students to know how to use these programs in order to complete assignments for their classes.  



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Microsoft Excel

510

1 / 2

10 11 12

2 – 3

½


Microsoft Excel: Excel—the necessary course for college-bound students.  Excel is an essential course if you are planning on majoring in science, math, finance, or business.  Spreadsheets are commonplace in today’s business world. Students will use spreadsheets to organize data, complete calculations, make decisions, graph data, share data between other Microsoft programs, and create professional-looking reports. Prepare for the future and become better prepared for college while making yourself more marketable for your future career.

 

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Microsoft Word

511

1 / 2

10 11 12

2 – 3

½


Microsoft Word: Learn all those extras things about MS Word that will make your documents stand out. Topics covered include applying styles, using templates and wizards, sending a Word document via email, creating hyperlinks, working with pictures and charts, borders and shading, page numbers, headers and footers, columns and tables, envelopes and labels, and mail merge. This is an excellent course for college bound students. 



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Virtual CEO

512

1 / 2

10 11 12

2 – 3

½


Virtual CEO: Take charge and experience the wonderful world of business. Students learn through innovative virtual softwares what it takes to be the CEO of a company. Virtual CEO is designed for students to experience every aspect of a business. The course is interdisciplinary in nature with a focus on management, finance, accounting, investing, business ethics, research and development, marketing, and budgeting. The design of the course will provide students an understanding of the basic foundation of business as well as knowledge of the unique facets of business. 

 

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Accounting I

513

3

10 11 12

2 – 3

1


Accounting I: Did you know that Accounting is a required course for Business majors in college? If you’re planning to major in Business, you need to get a jump on your studies and take Accounting in high school. Accounting is the language of business. No matter what you plan for your future, accounting will be part of it. In this class you will develop an understanding of the accounting cycle in relation to the business world. You will utilize accounting software, online working papers, Excel and Word to complete accounting problems in a computer lab. 



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Accounting II

514

3

11 12

2 – 3

1


Accounting II: This course is for those students who want to further their understanding of accounting to a higher level. In this class you will complete accounting cycle problems using real-life simulations and integrated accounting software. This class will prepare you for the business and academic world.  Prerequisite: Accounting I.

 

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Business Cooperative Work Experience

520

3

12

2 – 3

1


Business Cooperative Work Experience: This course is for senior students interested in pursuing a career in the Business field: Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Insurance, Medical Records, Receptionist, and Secretarial. Students are placed in a business training station and are under the supervision of their teacher coordinator and the immediate training supervisor. Students will receive payment in accordance with minimum wage standards. Recommended Courses: MS Word and/or MS Excel, Accounting I. Prerequisites: Computer Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and teacher recommendation.