BUSINESS DEPARTMENTCOURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Keyboarding (10 weeks)
In the 21st century keyboarding is no longer an occupational skill but rather a life skill. Computers will have an impact in your future no matter what your goals may be. Students in this class will learn the correct typing technique and be able to create different types of communications using Microsoft Office. Students will create: newsletters, letters, memos, business cards, menus, and brochures. Student will also learn the many features in Microsoft Word.
Sports and Entertainment Marketing (20 Weeks)
Have you ever wanted to run your own sports team or sports related business? You will have the opportunity to in this hands-on project based course. Students will learn the basic functions of marketing and how those functions are applied to sports and entertainment. The basic functions of marketing include information management, financing, pricing, promotion, product/service management, distribution and selling.
Web Page Design (40 Weeks)
In this course students will learn how to create personal web pages. Students will first learn how the Internet works and then they will be introduced to HTML, the language of the Internet. Students will also be introduced to web design tools such Microsoft FrontPage and Dreamweaver. Students will create personal web pages and incorporate graphics, animations, tables, hyperlinks and frames. Completed projects will be able to be posted to the Internet.
Business Computer Applications (40 Weeks)_
This class is an excellent choice for any student with an interest in computers. Computers are becoming more and more prevalent in the world today and it is imperative that students learn how to use the resources properly. In this class you learn how to effectively use: The Internet, Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint and Windows Movie Maker.Business Law (20 weeks)
The high school course offered in law is designed for all students, not just those majoring in business. The main objective is to develop the student’s ability to recognize legal problems in everyday situations of living. Major topics include contracts, agency, marriage/divorce, buying & insuring a car, negotiability, real property, civil wrongs and crimes, renting/buying a home, consumer protection, retirement, wills, and trial procedures.
The Business of Music (20 Weeks)
In this class, students will receive an overview of the music industry including copyright law, economies, marketing, publishing, contracts, management, licensing, and merchandising. This class also includes a discussion of career opportunities in the music industry. Students will gain an overall understanding of the people, history, technologies, and laws that affect all aspects of the music business.
There will also be a simulation called Concert Tour Entrepreneur. This goal of this simulation will be for students to become a successful music entrepreneur. In order to be successful, students must manage a band so that the band makes as much money as they can from concert ticket sales as well as merchandise sales.
Finance 101 (40 weeks)
This course was developed in order to equip high school students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage their personal finances effectively. Students learn practical "real life" skills, which they can utilize throughout their own lives. In this course students learn about different types of investments, how to monitor these investments, risks associated with various investments, and how to calculate returns on their investments. Other topics include: buying on credit (calculating costs), completing income tax returns for an individual, buying a car, buying vs. renting a home, budgeting, buying insurance, creating a will (powers of attorney), making decisions, setting goals, becoming an informed consumer and exploring careers related to the financial industry.Accounting (40 weeks)
This course addresses accounting concepts and principles applicable to business enterprises. Students will classify items as assets, liabilities or owner’s equity. The advantages and disadvantages of the three forms of business ownership—sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation will be analyzed. Preparation and presentation of a variety of source documents will demonstrate the language of business by recording, analyzing, and interpreting financial data.