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1 Business & Information Technology Department Course Offerings

2 Business Exploration  Grades 9-10, One Semester, No Prerequisites  Stock Market Project; Investments  Business Startup Plan  World Trade –Globalization  Introduction to Economics: Supply & Demand, graphing Measuring Economic Progress  Current Events  Exploring Business Careers  Different forms of Business Enterprises  Consumerism: Buying decisions, rights, responsibilities, laws  Opportunity Cost, scarcity, Decision Making Model  Various Economic Systems

3 Computer Systems  Grades 9-12, One Semester, No Prerequisites  Foundation course; required for Classes of  Hardware; Purchasing Online  Operating systems review  Using the MASH network and school  Internet Services/Topics  Software: Spreadsheets, Graphing, Word processing, Presentations, Programming  Impacts and ethics of computer use; Privacy & Security; Copyright and Fair Use; Future trends; Health & Technology  Careers in Information Technology

4 Web Tools  Grades 9-12, One Semester, No Prerequisites  Explore the evolution of the Web  Discuss social and business uses of Web applications  Identify applications available on the World Wide Web  Provide experiential learning with exploration of online tools to support learning across the lifespan  Networking & communication tools  Productivity tools  Storage/archive tools  Multimedia tools

5 Web Site Development  Grades 10-12, One Semester  Earn technical college credit in Grades (transcripted through NTC)  Multimedia/Hypermedia overview and related careers  Optimizing images for the web  Web page coding with HTML5  Creating Cascading Style Sheets with CSS3  Web site design projects – Small Business Product Page, Amateur Photographer Site, Rural Farm Site, Cycling Club Site, Radio Program Schedule, Survey Form Develop web coding skills!

6 IT Essentials  Grades 10-12, One Semester  Sponsored by Cisco Networking Academy  In-depth exposure to hardware and operating systems  Maintenance and safety issues  Assemble and configure old and new computers through hands-on activities  Install operating systems and software  Troubleshoot hardware and software problems  Introduction to networking  Preparation for CompTIA’s A+ certification  Good background if planning to take Cisco Networking courses

7 Introduction to Computer Programming  Grades 10-12, One Semester  Earn technical college credit in Grades (transcripted through NTC)  Introduction to computer programming through HTML and the Javascript scripting language  Program design, coding, editing, testing, and debugging through hands-on experiences  Programming languages as a development tool  Good background if planning to pursue a career in computer programming and/or web design

8 Game Simulation & Animation Programming  Grades 10-12, One Semester  Introduction to game and simulation development  Careers in Game Programming  Access to Microsoft DreamSpark programming development site  Introduction to GameMaker, a free object-oriented programming tool  Work with Visual Basic/Visual Studio.net programming language syntax as it relates to game programming techniques  Simulation concepts using Alice, a free object-oriented programming tool

9 Flash Animation  Grades 10-12, One Semester  Online course through Aventa Learning  Independent, self-paced learning  Create animations and interactive movies using Flash CS3  Create interactive movies for the web  An introduction to the world of web animation

10 CISCO Networking Academies I through IV All CISCO courses are available as independent study by request and instructor consent CISCO I  Grades 10-12, Prerequisite: Algebra II  OSI model and industry standards  Network topologies  IP addressing (subnet masks)  Networking components and basic network design CISCO II  Grades 10-12, Prerequisite: CISCO I  Beginning router configurations and protocols

11 CISCO Networking Academies III and IV CISCO III  Grades 11-12, One Semester, Prerequisite: CISCO II  Advanced router configurations  Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies CISCO IV  Grades 11-12, One Semester, Prerequisite: CISCO III  Continuation of advanced router configurations and WAN technologies  Network switches and basic switch configuration

12 Accounting I & II  Grades 10-12, 1 semester each ( ), Prerequisite: previous semester of Accounting (except Acct I)  A necessity for anyone interested in ANY business career.  The Double Entry Accounting System  The Accounting Cycle for Service and Merchandising Firms  Payroll and Special Journals  Depreciation  Bad Debts  Inventory  Notes Receivable, Notes Payable, and more  Computer Accounting Simulation Project  Opportunity to Represent School in Accounting Competitions in FBLA or DECA The “Language of Business” and covers:

13 Accounting III & IV  Grades 11-12, 1 semester each, Prerequisite: previous semester of Accounting  Earn technical college credit (transcripted through NTC)  Statement of Cash Flows  Spreadsheet Software using PCs  Marketable Securities  Intangible Assets  Corporate Accounting  Manufacturing Accounting  Managerial/Business Decision Accounting  Computer Accounting Simulation Project  Opportunity to Represent School in Accounting Competitions in FBLA or DECA Reviews and takes a more in-depth look at Accounting I & II topics as well as:

14 Street Law  Grades 11-12, One Semester, No Prerequisites  Attend a Trial/Court Proceedings  Visit Jail/Dispatch-911 Center  Guest Speakers: Judge, District Attorney, local lawyers, and police officers  Wills  Marriage  Divorce and Child Custody  Current Events & Legal Implications  Criminal and Civil Law  Consumer Law  Courtroom Procedures  Contract Law  Constitutional Law Cases An excellent, relevant course for high school students.

15 Introduction to Marketing  Grades 9-12, One Semester, No Prerequisites  Learn the functions and foundations of marketing  Learn basic economic principles  Understand why you buy things you do, and how to get customers interested in your goods and services  Explore the selling process  Discover different techniques of selling  Explore marketing through the generations  Help manage and work in the student-run school store (The Red Zone)  Run and operate concessions during home football and basketball games Basic Concepts New Product Planning Sales

16 Entrepreneurship  Grades 9-12, One Semester, Explore business ownership and management  Develop some of the skills needed to operate your own business  Develop business confidence through:  Hands-on experience  Simulations  Practical applications  Help run and operate concessions during home football and basketball games  Help manage and work in the student-run school store (The Red Zone) Business Ownership Management

17 Sports Marketing  Grades 11-12, One Semester, Intro to Marketing  Develop your own sports franchise  Advertise and promote sports team  Involvement in the daily operation of the Red Zone  Help manage and run concessions during home football and basketball games

18 Principles of Promotion  Grades 11 and 12, Prerequisites: Intro to Marketing  Manage School Store  Study the Psychology of Advertising and Sales  Deeper Look into Promotions

19 Financial Literacy  Required, Grade 12, One Semester, No Prerequisites  Car Buying and Insurance  Checking Accounts  Home Buying and Insurance  Credit Card Management  Opportunity Cost  Budgeting  Food Buying  Advertising Gimmicks  Investing  Consumer Fraud  Web Sites  Voluntary Simplicity versus Materialism  Scarcity  Consumer Rights and Laws A Required Course for ALL Seniors. Learn how to get the most for your hard earned money. This class provides an excellent foundation. Student receives a 3-Ring Binder of resources and 6 Pocket Organizer for Personal Papers

20 DECA: Association of Marketing Students All students who are interested in any marketing or business career may join DECA (An Association of Marketing Students). Community service, fund raisers, social activities, and competitions make this organization worthwhile for business and marketing students.

21 Future Business Leaders of America All students who are interested in business and /or enrolled in business classes may join the Future Business Leaders of America, a national organization for students interested in pursuing a business career. Competition in a wide variety of skill events, fund raisers, conferences, tours, and other local activities make this a worthwhile organization for business students.

22 It’s time to sign up for classes! The Business & Information Technology Department can prepare you for a future career!


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