EARN COLLEGE CREDIT FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS COURSES The Escrow Credit/Bank Project will award college-level credit to secondary students who complete curriculum from approved secondary Career and Technical Education programs at a ―B‖ or higher level. These credits will be ―banked‖ for a student in an Escrow Account until the student is admitted to one of the Colorado System Community Colleges. Escrowed credits may be applied to CTE certificates of degrees. Business Education also offers an articulation program with Mesa State College. Please see your Business Education teachers to learn more about how you can earn college credits on business courses take in high school. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Grades 9-12 .5 Credit Fee: $5.00 This course meets the District graduation requirement for computer literacy. This is a computer laboratory course that will enable students to gain experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook. Students will learn about operations systems, application software, windows terminology, disk and file management, word processing applications and formatting spreadsheet features and functions, the application of standard charts and the use of presentation graphs and applications. ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (Multimedia) Grades 9-12 .5 Credit Fee: $5.00 Prerequisite: Computer Applications This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in Computer Applications with emphasis on advanced applications in word processing, database and presentation slide show software. Desktop publishing skills are developed as students create business projects. Multimedia tools will be introduced and used to enhance these projects. This course develops the computer skills needed for today’s workplace and college environment. WEB DESIGN I Grades 10-12 .5 Credit Prerequisite: Computer Applications This course will introduce students to designing, creating, editing and maintaining web pages that are easy to use and visually appealing. The use of images, forms, tables, templates, layers and behaviors will be covered. Image editing software will be used to format images for use in web pages. WEB DESIGN II Grades 10-12 .5 Credit Prerequisite: Web Design I, passed with C or better This course will create, update, and maintain the high school website using industry-based standards. Students will take their prior experience with web designing software from Web Design I and apply it to the school site. PROGRAMMING IA Grades 10-12 .5 Credit Prerequisite: Algebra IA & IB completed This course introduces programming and applications development for the Microsoft Windows Programming environment using Visual Basic for Windows. Assignments focus on user interfaces, program structure, language syntax, and implementation details. PROGRAMMING IB Grades 10-12 .5 Credit Prerequisite: Programming IA This course builds on the skills learned in Programming IA. Assignments focus on more involved applications, working with advanced controls, and learning additional programming elements. ACCOUNTING I – A & B Grades 11-12 1.0 CREDIT Fee: $20.00 This course builds a basic understanding of manual and automated accounting principles and procedures. It provides an overall picture of the total process of a business accounting system. Students verify source documents, analyze and journalize business transactions, post to the general ledger account, and prepare work sheets for use in preparing financial statements for businesses organized as proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. These courses may be taken for .5 credit each of math. BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS To be offered in 2010 BUSINESS EXPLORATIONS Grades 9-10 .5 Credit Prerequisite: None This course is for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in learning the basics about the business world. Students will obtain knowledge about being an informed consumer and understanding the work world. Content includes the student of current business issues, with an emphasis on business vocabulary. Students are taught about ethics and social responsibilities. This course will prepare students for upper level business courses. BUSINESS LAW To be offered 2010 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Grades 10-12 .5 Credit Prerequisite: None This course develops an understanding of business management operations. It covers areas on advanced business topics, financial applications and analysis, and employer-employee relationships. Strong emphasis is place on leadership, communications, and managing human resources. The course covers issues pertinent to starting and/or owning a business. BUSINESS MATH Grades 11-12 .5 Credit Prerequisite: Core Math Credits This course is designed to assist students in learning to use math effectively as a tool in their lives as workers and consumers. Algebraic concepts will be used to assist students in their approach to problem solving in a logical manna. Technology tools such as calculators, spreadsheets and the Internet will be used to address realistic business situations such as personnel, payroll, purchasing, marketing, accounting records, insurance, and business technology. This course may be taken for .5 level one math credit. PERSONAL FINANCE Grades 11-12 .5 Credit This class meets the district requirement for Financial Literacy. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Math Credits This course emphasizes lifelong decision-making skills in personal financial management: exploring the economic way of thinking, calculating taxes, spending and budgeting, credit and debt, saving and investing, and types of insurance. This course will give a student hands-on experience through computer simulations, websites, and financial calculators, as well as a connection with real-world expertise through guest speakers. This course may be taken for .5 level one math credit. BUSINESS WORK EXPERIENCE CLASS (Workplace Skills) Grades 11-12 .5 Credit Prerequisite: Computer Applications This classroom instruction supplements the Business Work Experience Program. It is designed to help students develop workplace skills valuable to any profession. Students will assess personal skills, abilities, and aptitudes and personal strengths and weaknesses as they relate to career exploration and development. Students complete projects to develop their workplace skills in areas such as 10-key, organization and filing procedures, reinforcement of writing and math skills, business ethics and etiquette, and technology skills using Microsoft Office Suite. Students must complete this course with at least a “C” to receive more than .5 credits for Business Work Experience (Work Program). BUSINESS WORK EXPERIENCE (Work Program) Grades 11-12 .5 Credit per term Prerequisite: Computer Applications and Teacher/Coordinator Approval This course is designed to supplement course work with practical paid work experience related to students’ educational program and occupational objectives. Students acquire valuable workplace skills required to be successful on the job. Students will relate the importance of workplace expectations to career development. Students may take one term of BWE Work for .5 credit but must satisfactorily complete the BWE (Workplace Skills) Course to receive more than .5 credits for work.