Computer Keyboarding serves as a prerequisite to all other computer classes. Emphasis is on technique, keying rate, numeric keypad proficiency and error correction. Basic skills in proofreading, formatting letters, reports and tables using computer software will be developed.
This course integrates word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. The Microsoft Office suite is taught using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher. Students will develop awareness and understanding of application software and equipment used by employees to perform tasks in business, marketing, and management.
Desktop Publishing utilizes the Internet and multi-media software to develop and create brochures, invitations, calendars, signs, and advertisements. The primary software used is Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. Students will create, format, illustrate, design, edit, and print publications.
Students design logical, creative frames and screen presentations incorporating sounds, graphics, animations, paint and draw programs. Software used: Photoshop, Web Blender, Frames 4, Audacity, Mixcraft and ComicLife.
Students create more advanced screen presentations, video editing, video special effects, sound editing, music editing, finalizing video for DVD format, and Podcasting. Software used: WebBlender, Audacity, Mixcraft and Adobe Master Collection CS4 (Photoshop, Soundbooth, After Effects, Premier Pro, Encore, Contribute and OnLocation).
Web Site Construction instructs students how to design and develop web sites. Students will use html language, graphics, buttons, and make animated movies to build web pages. Software used: Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash.
Introduction to Business
If you want to know more about the business world, then Introduction to Business is the class for you. You will become acquainted with banking, credit, insurance, business ownership, investing in the stock market, and more. Get the information you need to buy and insure a car, obtain credit, save and invest your money, and manage a checking account.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scope and importance of the field of marketing and distribution. Students will develop a basic knowledge, attitude and skills needed for entering the field of marketing and management. Students will be introduced to marketing research, product design, pricing, packaging, publicity, international marketing, and entrepreneurship.
Sales & Advertising
Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the general principles of advertising and sales. The student will be prepared, as realistically as possible, for the business world. Students will discuss communication skills, advertising, publicity, sales promotion, and advertising layout. The student will complete an oral sales presentation as the culminating activity for the class.
Personal Financial Concepts
This course is designed to enable the student to recognize the role he/she plays as a consumer in our economy. Emphasis will be placed upon current consumer issues and decisions. Students will learn about housing, automobiles, informed and skillful buying, and money and investments. This course enables students to become educated consumers in our society.
Students will identify law as it applies to our common experiences. Students will investigate the nature and kinds of laws; civil vs. criminal law, courts and the court system, legal rights and duties, how contracts are made, and when they are void or voidable. Students will compare and contrast buyer and seller, legal relations, the differences between real property and personal property, and landlord and tenant legal relations. Students will investigate the rights of holders of commercial paper and the liability of parties involved, including bailments, warranties, and product liability. Students will become engaged in a Mock Trial, playing the roles involved in a trial.
Students will develop skills beginning with an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double-entry accounting systems. Skills will include knowledge of the accounting cycle, entering transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, compiling end-of-period worksheets, adjusting and payroll systems, and writing communication examples.
Students will analyze transactions involving departmental purchases, sales, cash receipts, and payments. Students will learn different methods of reporting prepaid and accrued expenses and income. Students will complete a simulation on partnerships and corporate financial activities. The student is exposed to transactions affecting capital stocks and bonds and corporate financial reports. The student becomes familiar with the basic principles of cost accounting found both in a service and a manufacturing business. The student will also be able to make basic management decisions by analyzing financial statements to determine what financial changes have taken place from one fiscal period to the next.
In the classroom portion of the Work Program, students will complete the process of finding a job, beginning a job, keeping a job, and leaving a job. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of human relation skills, communication skills, and mathematical skills needed to be a success in the world of work. Students will investigate the legal aspects of employment. In On-The-Job, the student is placed in a job approved by the teacher/coordinator. The student is required to work at a part-time job a minimum of 15 hours per week. The job is a training station and credit is given for on-the-job training.
For more information on CTE programs, please contact
D300 Coordinator for CTE
D300 Coordinator for CTE