Business

Business

The responsibility of the Business Department is to provide a program for students who desire and can profit in business training and which will equip them with the knowledge and skills related to their needs for college preparation or business and industry employment.

Business courses are of value to ALL students, including the college bound, because career choice is one of life’s most important decisions and because each student’s life will be affected by business in one way or another. Exploratory and advanced experiences are provided for students to introduce them to technology and its applications. Students also gain information in many of the courses on how to prepare for professions and careers. Salaries, working conditions, benefits, advancement opportunities, labor market forecasts, related information, and other work satisfactions complement the information, knowledge and skills. Skills development is a priority as students discover talents, clarify values, and define goals.

886 Business Management Level: CP             1 Credit
Prerequisites: None                                                                                                             Grade 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite Skills: The ability to read, write, create presentations, and to have basic computer skills to include keyboarding, Internet search skills, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.

Expectations: Curriculum for this course will provide a practical working knowledge as to how to plan, set up, and run a successful business. Students interested in small business ownership, business management, or post high school business administration training should take this course. Organization, marketing, finance, distribution, advertising, credit cards, budgets, taxes, stocks and bonds, employee relations, business plans and government regulations are studied. Legal foundations of business ownership, management, and employment are developed which relate to contracts, sales, insurance, administration of law, and statutory regulations. Students in this class will also have the opportunity to work within the school store. Student expectations include sales, marketing, pricing, stocking merchandise, and business planning.

887 Accounting 1 Level: CP                             1 Credit
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 completed or taken concurrently.                                    Grade 10,11,12

Prerequisite Skills: The ability to read, write, and to have basic computer skills to include keyboarding, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Students should be able to use basic math skills.

Expectations: Curriculum for Accounting 1 provides the student with an introduction to accounting principles, examining basic accounting theory and applying theory to business and providing a general understanding of business methods and concepts and the ability to make business judgments. Curriculum for Accounting 1 will explore the entire accounting cycle. The student will be provided with the essential background to concentrate on more advanced accounting courses in two and four year colleges. This course is a “must” for college business majors and future business careers. (Business Management, Accounting, Sport Management, Marketing, and Finance) Computerized accounting will be introduced.

890 Accounting 2 Level: H                         1 Credit
Prerequisites: Successful completion of accounting 1 and teacher recommendation. Grade 11,12

Prerequisite Skills: The ability to read, write, and to have basic computer skills to include keyboarding, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Students should be able to use basic math skills. Students in this class should have the ability to work independently.

Expectations: Students are expected to work on individual projects and simulated accounting sets, with “hands-on” experience using a computer. Emphasis is given to accounting for partnerships, corporations, and cost accounting, including the voucher system and analysis and comparison of financial reports. This course is a “must” for all students planning a major in the many fields of business and economics at the college level. Students can expect to complete 1-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects.

885 Personal Finance Level: CP               1 Credit
Prerequisites: Computational Skills                                                                                         Grade 10,11,12

Prerequisite Skills: The ability to read, write, and to have basic computer skills to include keyboarding, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Students should be able to use basic math skills.

Expectations: Personal Finance is a course designed to help students take charge of their future. Now more than ever, making sound financial decisions is extremely important. The goal of this course is to help students become lifelong skillful managers of personal finance. Topics covered will include: budgeting your money, personal earning power, checking accounts, saving accounts, credit use and credit cards, purchasing goods and services, insurance, personal income tax, investment fundamentals using a simulation sponsored by the Boston Globe, retirement, and auto and home buying. Students can expect to work on individual assignments as well a group projects during class. Students are expected to complete 1-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects.

869 Microsoft Office Level: CP           1 Credit
Prerequisites: None                                                                                                                    Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students should have basic computer skills to include keyboarding and file management.

Expectations: Curriculum for this course is designed to help students become proficient in word processing using Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheets, Access, Power Point and Publisher. The students will progress from basic to advanced concepts through the use of hands on application material. Students are expected to work on individual assignments as well as group projects which relate to real life situations. If time permits, students will be introduced to web page design. In addition, students will be required to work on their own keyboarding skills using keyboarding software. The skills developed will be useful to students for both college and job settings.

888 Marketing Level: CP                  0.5 Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                      Grades 10-12

Expectations: Curriculum for this course will introduce students to the processes and functions involved in providing products or services that meet consumers’ wants and needs impacting both the domestic and International economies. Students are expected to learn marketing skills and concepts and gain a clear picture of how key business functions are directly related to marketing activities. Students are also expected to learn about career opportunities in the field of marketing. Specific topics will include advertising, sales, promotions, public relations and special marketing areas: event, retailing, social media, and sport & entertainment. The course will conclude with the development of a marketing plan.

873 Web Page 1 Level: CP              0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: None                                                                                                                    Grade 10,11,12

Prerequisite Skills: Students should have basic computer skills to include keyboarding and file management.

Expectations: Have you ever wondered how the professional looking web pages on the Internet are made? Do you want to have the skills to create web sites? This course teaches the basics of building and maintaining a site on the Internet. We discuss Internet terminology and how the Internet and its associated technologies work. The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), a basic Internet computer language, will be taught step by step. Other programs used by web page developers will be discussed and explored. Students are expected to work on individual assignments as well as group projects creating websites. Students can expect to complete 1-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects.

874 Advanced Web Page Level: CP 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: Successful completion of web page I and teacher recommendation. Grade 10,11,12

Prerequisite Skills: Students should have basic computer skills to include keyboarding and file management, as well as a working knowledge of HTML.

Expectations: Have you ever wondered how the professional looking web pages on the Internet are made? Do you want to have the skills to create web sites? This course teaches the basics of building and maintaining a site on the Internet. We discuss Internet terminology and how the Internet and its associated technologies work. The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), a basic Internet computer language, will be taught step by step. Other programs used by web page developers will be discussed and explored. Students are expected to work on individual assignments as well as group projects creating websites. Students can expect to complete 1-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will learn how Java scripts can be used effectively to create more interactive web pages. Students will learn Java basics and will be able to create dynamic Java applets to help those visiting their web pages. The course will explore Java navigation tools, search engines, slide shows, and other information selection and presentation utilities.