Business Education

Voice Recognition

Business Education

Career and Technical Education- Business


 

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

Accounting

Business Concepts

Business Math

Business Concepts

Entrepreneurship I (Dual Credit)

Entrepreneurship II (Dual Credit)

Internship Program

Accounting I/II (Dual Credit)

Financial Accounting Honors I/II (Dual Credit)

Consumer Economics

Entrepreneurship I/II (Dual Credit)

Accounting I/II (Dual Credit)

Financial Accounting Honors I/II (Dual Credit)

Internship Program

Consumer Economics

Entrepreneurship

Business Concepts

Business Math

Business Concepts

Entrepreneurship I (Dual Credit)

Entrepreneurship II (Dual Credit)

Internship Program

Accounting I/II (Dual Credit)

Financial Accounting Honors I/II (Dual Credit)

Consumer Economics

Entrepreneurship I/II (Dual Credit)

Accounting I/II (Dual Credit)

Financial Accounting Honors I/II (Dual Credit)

Internship Program

Consumer Economics

Informational Processing

Keyboarding I

Keyboarding II

Keyboarding I

Keyboarding II

Computer Applications I

Computer Applications II

Desktop Publishing

Word Processing I/II

Word Processing I/II Honors

Keyboarding I

Keyboarding II

Computer Applications I (Dual Credit)

Computer Applications II (Dual Credit)

Desktop Publishing

Word Processing I/II (Dual Credit)

Word Processing I/II Honors (Dual Credit)

Microsoft Office Suite I/II

Keyboarding I

Keyboarding II

Word Processing I/II (Dual Credit)

Word Processing I/II Honors (Dual Credit)

Desktop Publishing

Computer Application I (Dual Credit)

Computer Applications II (Dual Credit)

Microsoft Office Suite I/II

Marketing/Finance

 

Business Math

Business Concepts

Business Math

Marketing

Business Law

Consumer Economics

Financial Accounting Honors I/II (Dual Credit)

Internship Program

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Business Math

Marketing

Business Law

Consumer Economics

Financial Accounting Honors I/II (Dual Credit)

Internship Program

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Additional Business Courses

 

 

Independent Study: Business Occupations

 

 

Career and Technical Education- Business

PATHWAYS:

 

 Microsoft Office Technology Pathway:

                Sophomore:                          Keyboarding I & II or Keyboarding I &Business Concepts or Keyboarding I& Desktop Publishing

                Junior:                                    Computer Applications – Dual Credit

                Senior:                                   Computer Applications & Microsoft Office Suite I/II

                Certifications:                     MicrosoftWord, Excel, Powerpoint (MOS Certification)

 

Business Finance Pathway:

                Sophomore:                         Business Math

                Junior:                                    Accounting I/II or Honors Accounting I/II (Dual Credit)

                Senior:                                   Consumer Economics and/or Entrepreneurship I/II (Dual Credit)

                Certifications:                     WISEFinancial Literacy Certificate (Working in Support of Education)

 

Business Marketing Career Pathway:

                Sophomore:                          Business Math (Sem I),Business Law (Sem II)

Junior:                                    Business Marketing (Sem I) and Sports &Entertainment Marketing (Sem II)

                Senior:                                   Consumer Economics and/or Internship/Internship JobStation,

                                                                Entrepreneurship I/II and/or Business Law

                Certifications:                     WISEFinancial Literacy Certificate (Working in Support of Education)

INTRODUCTION FOR BUSINESS

In classrooms nationwide, business education play a prominent role in preparing students to become responsible citizens, capable of making the astute economic decisions that will benefit their personal and professional lives. Using the professional concepts and skills standards, students are introduced to the basics of personal finance, the decision-making techniques needed to be wise consumers, the economic principles of an increasingly international marketplace, and the processes by which businesses operate.

Course Number: J14

Course Title: Business Concepts

Grade: 9-10

This is a one-semester course that emphasizes global economics and personal money management. Students will learn how their personal money choices affect the US market as well as global markets. Students will also learn to make wise money management choices to allow them to invest their money in the future. (This course satisfies the Consumer Economics graduation requirement.)

Course Number: J20

Course Title: Business Math

Prerequisite: 10 – 12

This one-semester course is designed to provide experiences that will enable students to develop the ability to solve real world problems in order to become productive citizens and workers in a technological society. The course will assist students in reaching a level of increased competence in mathematics and expanded understanding of the application of mathematical concepts in business activities. Emphasis is placed upon learning mathematical concepts through practical application to common business problems. Problem-solving applications will be used to analyze and solve business problems for such areas as taxation; savings and investments; payroll records; cash management; financial statements; purchases; sales; inventory records; and depreciation.

Course Number: J50

Course Title: Keyboarding I

Grade: 9-12

This one-semester course will provide the necessary keyboarding and formatting skills that students need for careers in business that require the use of keyboards for entering, manipulating, and outputting information. The focus of this course is for students to learn the alphabetic and numeric keys using the “Touch Method”. Personal computers with user friendly software that are designed specifically for the beginning typist will be used to assist students to become proficient with the keyboard. This course will allow students to be self sufficient in their academic and professional pursuit of excellence.

Career and Technical Education- Business

Course Number: J51

Course Title: Keyboarding II

Prerequisite: Credit earned in Keyboarding I or passing of a proficiency test

Grade: 9-12

This one-semester course will provide the additional necessary keyboarding and formatting skills to further develop skills that students need requiring the use of keyboards for entering, manipulating, and outputting information. Personal computers will be used when teaching this course. Emphasis is given to the improvement of speed and accuracy. The course will also provide special attention to production keyboarding with “office-style” problems utilizing keyboarding and formatting skills for career and personal use.

Course Number: J52

Course Title: Desktop Publishing

Prerequisite: Credit earned in Keyboarding I or passing of a proficiency test

Grade: 10-12

Desktop Publishing is the process of creating computer-generated publications that appear to have been professionally printed. In this one-semester course students will utilize a personal computer to combine text and graphics to produce a document. The student will control the entire process from beginning to printed document using their creative abilities to combine text and graphics. Desktop Publishing teaches students how to produce documents such as newsletters, business reports, office publications, greeting cards, brochures, or publications of any sort.

Course Number: J54/55

Course Title: Desktop Publishing (Yearbook)

Prerequisite: Credit earned in Keyboarding I

Grade: 10-12

 Yearbook production will provide the student the opportunity to contribute to his/her own yearbook while learning about book production fundamentals. This one-year course is designed to enable the student to gain skill in layout design, interviewing techniques, copy-writing, cropping photographs, and content coverage of events. The student will be involved in the decisions concerning theme, format, and design of the book. The majority of the year will be spent on actual book production and meeting deadlines. Students will learn the basic and advanced features of Aldus Pagemaker and will be responsible for creating actual pages on the computer. Due to the heavy emphasis placed upon individual responsibility, students should be self-motivated. The students will also be involved in the selling and distribution of yearbooks. An opportunity to evaluate the book and make improvements will be provided at both the beginning and end of the course.

Course Number: J56/57

Course Title: Word Processing I/II

Prerequisite: Credit earned in Keyboarding I and II or passing of a proficiency test;

Grade: 11 – 12

This one-year course uses Microsoft Word, the most widely used program because it is the most powerful and sophisticated program on the market. Word enables the user to do word processing on a personal computer. Throughout the year the student will progress from basic to advanced word processing skills such as merging documents, using Clip Art, Microsoft Draw, WordArt, and formatting tables. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit. To receive dual credit, students are required to complete the application process for Prairie State College. (Dual Credit)

Course Number: J58/59

Course Title: Word Processing I/II Honors

Prerequisite: Credit earned in Keyboarding I and II or passing of a proficiency test

Grade: 11 – 12

This one-year course will include the same activities described in Word Processing I/II (See course description for Word Processing I/II) with additional activities requiring decisions concerning customizing preferences, formatting documents with minimal instruction, utilization of the most effective and efficient command options to complete a task, and application of the necessary commands and formatting principles presented in the primary textbook. The honors students will complete various individual projects featuring advanced word processing skills. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit. To receive dual credit, students are required to complete the application process for Prairie State College. (Dual Credit)

Career and Technical Education-bUSINESS

Course Number: J70/71

Course Title: Accounting I/II

Grade: 11-12

This one-year course is of value to all students pursuing a background in accounting, marketing, management, or personal finance. This course includes planned learning experiences that develop initial and basic skills used in systematically computing, classifying, recording, verifying, and maintaining numerical data involved in financial and product control records including the paying and receiving of money. Students will learn automated accounting procedures using computers. In addition to stressing basic fundamentals and terminology of accounting, instruction will provide initial understanding of financial reports, operation of accounting software, and career opportunities in the accounting and business industries. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit. To receive dual credit, students are required to complete the application process for Prairie State College. (Dual Credit)

Course Number: J72/73

Course Title: Financial Accounting Honors I/II

Grade: 11-12

This one-year course builds upon the foundation established in Accounting I/II and is planned to assist students to develop further knowledge of the principles of accounting with emphasis being placed on computerized financial statements and accounting records. It is a study of principles as they apply to complex business organizations such as partnerships and corporations. Skills are developed in the entry, retrieval and statistical analysis of business data using computers for accounting business applications. This course provides a preparation for college-bound students who will pursue a business curriculum and the necessary skills for entry into vocational or technical occupations. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit. To receive dual credit, students are required to complete the application process for Prairie State College. (Dual Credit)

Course Number: J74

Course Title: Computer Applications I

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 10-12

In this one-semester course students will gain knowledge in the use of two computer applications: Microsoft Word and Excel. This course will enable students to be proficient in the use of word processing and spreadsheet skills. Students will be able to apply these skills in their academic and professional lives. This course is a series of software applications that will skill the student in information-gathering, organizing, and problem-solving tools that supports every discipline. (Dual Credit 11-12 Only)

Course Number: J75

Course Title: Computer Applications II

Prerequisite: Computer Applications I

Grade: 10-12

In this one-semester course students will gain knowledge in the use of two computer applications: Power Point and Microsoft Access. This course will allow students to become capable presenters in a technically academic and professional environment. Students will also be skillful in database management, which is useful in research and technical careers. This course is a series of software applications that will skill the student in information-gathering, organizing, and problem-solving tools that supports every discipline. (Dual Credit 11-12 Only)

Course Number: J80

Course Title: Consumer Economics

Grade: 11-12

This one-semester course is designed to provide experiences that enable students to develop the broad knowledge base necessary to understand the role of the consumer in today’s economy. Students will develop the skills needed for making wise decisions as a consumer. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to consumer decision making, influences on consumer spending, consumer protection, legal aspects of consumer spending, financial planning and budgeting, use of credit, insurance, and taxes. (This course satisfies the Consumer Economics graduation requirement.)

Career and Technical Education-BUSINESS

Course Number: J84/85

Course Title: Entrepreneurship I/II

Prerequisite: Grade 11-12

Grade: 11-12

Interested in being your own boss? Do you have a great idea to start a business? This one-year course is designed to prepare students to run their own business and to become an entrepreneur. Students will learn the principles of business, how to write a business plan, how to market your business idea and what are the essential elements necessary to be a successful business owner. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit. To receive dual credit, students are required to complete the application process for Prairie State College. (Dual Credit)

Course Number: J87

Course Title: Business Law

Prerequisite: Grade 11-12

Grade: 11-12

Business Law is a one-semester course designed to provide a broader perspective of legal aspects of a free market economy as it applies to business situations that may occur in a student’s daily life. Topics include types of law such as: civil and criminal, contract, property, employment, business organization and credit. Students interested in careers related to business and law can benefit by taking this course.

Course Number: J90

Course Title: Marketing

Grade: 11-12

The course will provide students an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the field of marketing while refining skills that are needed for maximum success in future employment. Classroom instruction will include topics relating to: marketing and economic foundations, business communications, marketing math, salesmanship concepts, advertising, visual merchandising, trends in marketing careers, and employability skills. Career opportunities in marketing are also explored.

Course Number: J92

Course Title: Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Prerequisite: Marketing

Grade: 11-12

This course is designed for students interested in sports, entertainment and event marketing. Emphasis is placed on the following principles as they apply to the industry: branding, licensing and naming rights; business foundations; concessions and on-site merchandising; economic foundations; safety and security and human relations. Students will explore both the sport and the entertainment industry, focusing on real-world business perspectives with an in-depth look at how young adults are targeted by the big marketing establishments.

Course Number: J98/99

Course Title: Independent Study: Business Occupations

Prerequisite: Administrative approval

Grade: 11-12

Before final registration the student must obtain the approval of an instructor in the business education department under whom he/she will study. The instructor will base this approval both on an evaluation of the student’s ability and the program of study proposed by the student. The approved program must be submitted to the designated administrator for final approval. Independent Study is done on a Pass/Fail basis.

Course Number: J110/111

Course Title: Microsoft Office Suite I/II

Prerequisite: Computer Applications I/II

Grade: 11-12

This course is designed to provide further opportunities for students to improve basic computer capabilities and expand upon the skills and concepts presented in Computer Applications. Students will be introduced to components of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Advanced Word (Special Documents Creation), PowerPoint (Advanced Presentations), Excel (Spreadsheets and Formula Creation), and Publisher operations. Career and Technical Education Coordinator approval required to take Microsoft Office Suite I/II in conjunction with Computer Applications I/II.

Career and Technical Education-bUSINESS

Course Number: HZ510/511

Course Title: Keyboarding I

Prerequisite: Team recommendation*

This course will provide the necessary keyboarding and formatting skills that students need for careers in business requiring use of keyboards for entering, manipulating, and outputting information. The focus of this course is for students to learn the alphabetic and numeric keys using the Touch Method.

Course Number: HZ518/519

Course Title: Consumer Economics

Prerequisite: Team recommendation*

Grade: 11-12

This course is designed to provide experiences that enable students to develop the broad knowledge base necessary to understand the role of the consumer in today’s economy. Students will develop the skills needed for making wise decisions as a consumer. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to consumer decision making, influences on consumer spending, legal aspects of consumer spending, financial planning and budgeting, use of credit, insurance, and taxes. (graduation requirement).

Course Number: HZ522/523

Course Title: Job Skills

Prerequisite: Team recommendation*

Job Skills is a direct instruction course designed to familiarize students with employment as it relates to adult life. Through a variety of instructional materials and hands on activities, students will demonstrate mastery of skills in the areas of career exploration, job search, job application, interviewing, and maintaining employment. Students will become familiar with and apply skills related to adult living.

Course Number: HZ524/525 and HZ526/527

Course Title: Work Experience I and Work Experience II

Prerequisite: Team recommendation*

These courses offer the student the opportunity to learn real-world employment skills and practice them on the job. Work sites vary according to individual needs and may be executed within the school environment, outside of school under the supervision of a job coach, or in the community under the direct supervision of an employer. The course emphasis includes mastery of specific job tasks in addition to social skills necessary for job success.

Course Number: M94/95

Course Title: Internship Class

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 11-12

This capstone course provides the theory needed to succeed in the world of work. Classroom activities related to on-the-job responsibilities which help acquire related skills to secure and maintain a job. Interested students must be interviewed by the Internship Coordinator to be enrolled. Successful completion of both semesters satisfies the Consumer Economics graduation requirement. Students must have a job and provide own transportation.

Course Number: M96/97

Course Title: Internship Job Station

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Internship Class

This course provides on-the-job experience for students who desire to develop occupational skills through work experience. Students must enroll concurrently in Internship Class. Occupational competencies are developed through a combination of classroom and on-the-job experiences. 

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