Business

"Our goal is to better prepare our students for high school, college, and the work force."

Students often ask themselves "what does this class have to do with my future?"  Our goal in the Business Department is to better prepare our students for their future.  Computer application skills, finance skills, accounting skills, and marketing skills all transfer to the real world and personal lives of our students. ​


 

Business Department Faculty:
• Nicole Bogunovich
• Doug Robison
• Aaron Cummings

Computer Applications

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content - Do you want to be better prepared for high school, college, and the work force?  This is the class for you.  Computer Applications is a course designed to develop and enhance computer application skills.  Students will focus on the improvement of speed and accuracy while building skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  In all of the business classes there are several career activities (interest inventories, college exploration, career research, . . .) integrated into the coursework. 

Prerequisite – None

Personal Finance

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content - Where does all the money go?  How can I achieve my financial goals?  We can help your son or daughter.  The Personal Finance curriculum includes banking skills, credit cards, car buying, identity theft, payday loans, career exploration, stock market, budgets, spending/saving plans, paychecks, taxes, renting an apartment, borrowing money, internet travel, and several computer simulations.

Prerequisites - None

Advanced Computer Applications

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content - Advance computer applications emphasizes advanced skills in 2013 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access.  Scanners, digital cameras, and iPads are integrated into projects completed during the semester.

Prerequisite - Computer Applications

*Tech Prep course

​DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content--Desktop Publishing offers an in-depth presentation of Microsoft Office Publisher 2010.  Through an exercise-oriented approach that allows learning by doing, students create publications suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use:  advertisements, awards, brochures, business cards, business forms, calendars, flyers, labels, letterheads, newsletters, programs, resumes, and many more.  Scanners and digital cameras are integrated into capstone projects completed at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite - Computer Applications

*Tech Prep course

ACCOUNTING 1

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content - Accounting could be called the language of business. It is a multifaceted program covering the personal uses of accounting as well as preparation for entry into the business field or into advanced education. Accounting provides an understanding of the principles of the accounting cycle from the analysis and recording of business transactions to the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and supporting data. The course will expose and provide opportunities to use a variety of common accounting forms. Students will work through the opening and closing of books that are related to a small individual service business, as well as a small partnership merchandising business.

​Prerequisites - None

ACCOUNTING 2

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content - Accounting 2 is a continuation of Accounting 1. The course introduces the types of business forms and records used by a merchandising business set up as a corporation. Automated accounting skills will begin to be developed through the use of the microcomputer. Students will develop an overall picture of the total process of business systems.

Prerequisite - Accounting 1 ("C" or better recommended)

​ACCOUNTING 3

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content - Accounting 3 is a continuation of Accounting 2 and is designed to meet the need of the students who wish entry-level positions after high school as well as other phases of business administration such as marketing, management or finance. This course expands into more specific types of accounting and emphasizes the completion of a set of books for a sole proprietorship and a corporation.  Students will develop computer awareness, using the microcomputer for payroll, general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

ACCOUNTING 4

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Content - This course is designed for student who wish to further develop and improve their basic accounting skills and to provide interested students who wish to continue a good foundation for more advanced accounting. This course includes identifying accounting concepts and practices related to promissory notes, unearned revenue, accrued expenses, and accrued revenue. Organizing a corporation, acquiring additional capital, paying dividends, and the financial analysis for a corporation are also studied.

Prerequisite: Accounting 3

MANAGERIAL SCIENCE

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 11, 12

Course Content - Office managers assist teachers in the West, Inc. Office business labs with scheduling, inventories, company resources, record keeping, editing, troubleshooting computer work stations, software troubleshooting, organizing, and peer tutoring.  Interested students must have successfully completed West, Inc. office classes.

Prerequisite - Teacher approval

​MARKETING

Credit: 1/2 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the practical arts graduation requirement.

Course Description:  Marketing education enables students to understand and apply marketing, management, and entrepreneurial principles.  Students will be introduced to seven functions of marketing practices as applied in business.  Through a variety of sources including guest speakers, students will put these functions to practice. A computerized virtual business simulation will also be used to further apply marketing skills.  The final weeks of the semester students will have the opportunity to write a business plan by completing a series of integrated hands-on projects that combine the concepts of entrepreneurship and computer skills.

 Prerequisite Courses:  Computer Applications (Although not required, Advanced Computer Applications or Desktop Publishing is recommended.)