• BUSINESS DEPARTMENT 

     

    8110 Accounting

    Grade: 11-12

    5 Credits

    Semester Prerequisite(s): None

     

    The course is based on the principles of the double entry accounting system. Accounting provides the broadest background available to any student interested in any aspects of business and would be valuable to any student looking to major in a business discipline in college. The first half of the course introduces the student to the basic concepts in accounting and analysis of transactions. It takes the student through the entire accounting cycle for a cash-based service business organized as a sole proprietorship and then expands the accounting cycle for a retail merchandising business organized as a corporation. The second half includes specific topics such as payroll, depreciation, notes receivable and notes payable. Students will have the opportunity to use their accounting skills on the computer.


     8130 Principles of Business Management

    Grade: 11-12

    5 Credits

    Semester Prerequisite(s): None

     

    This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of the functions and activities of business operations. The material covered in the course includes an examination of the business environment, types of business ownership, economics, accounting, finance, management theories and marketing. One-half semester will include the opportunity for the students to operate and manage their own “real life” business within the classroom.


     8120 Introduction to Business/Business Communications

    Grade: 9-12

    5 Credits

    Semester Prerequisite(s): None

     

    The combination of these two courses provides students with the study of topics and learning experiences that are important personally and professionally. The Introduction to Business course will provide various opportunities for the students to learn about the business world. . In addition, the student will be better prepared to plan his or her educational future through personal research into careers. Some of the other topics to be explored include: basic economic concepts, ethics and social responsibility, business ownership, the global economy, the role of government in business, and financial institutions. The advent of new technology is helping people to function more effectively and across longer distances. However, one must still have good communication skills to succeed in both personal and business areas of life. Business Communications is designed to improve the student’s communication skills through assignments that stimulate business reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.


     8140 Economics and Technology

    Grade: 9-12

    5 Credits

    Semester Prerequisite(s): None

     

    Yes, money does matter. It is not just what you earn; it is also what you spend, how you spend it, how you invest it, and how you protect yourself against risk that matters. Understanding personal money management will serve the student throughout adult life. Some of the topics to be explored in this personal financial literacy course include: making good consumer decisions, how to get and keep good credit, money management through financial planning—checking and savings accounts, real estate, stocks, and basic risk management using insurance. In addition, office software applications of word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentations will be integrated to expand the students’ knowledge of how businesses use technology on an everyday basis. Designed mainly for freshman and sophomore students.