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BUSINESS


EXPLORATORY WORD PROCESSING

GRADE: 7 & 8
SEMESTERS: 1 quarter
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed as an exploratory word processing/keyboarding course for students at the seventh and eighth grade level. It is designed to reinforce students’ basic skill in keyboarding and introduce them to the processing of simple personal and business documents. It will emphasize the importance of keyboarding/word processing as a life skill that is necessary for everyone. Students will be introduce to word processing, spreadsheet and presentation application software.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Introduction to word processing software—Microsoft Word
2. Alphabetic key reinforcement
3. Number and symbol key introduction
4. Development of speed and accuracy skills
5. Basic personal and business documents—centering, memos, letters, tables and short reports
6. Introduction to spreadsheet software—Microsoft Excel
7. Basic worksheet creation and design applications
8. Introduction to presentation software—Microsoft PowerPoint
9. Basic presentation and design applications

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Improve basic keyboarding/word processing skills for personal and vocational use
2. Build production skills on simple personal and business documents
3. Develop a basic understanding of spreadsheets
4. Develop a basic understanding of electronic presentations
5. Become familiar with procedures, terminology, and technologies in the area of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software and their importance in both personal and professional lives


COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: 7th or 8th grade word processing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is required for graduation. Computer Applications I is designated to serve both the college-bound and the vocationally-oriented student. Students will learn how to use a word processor, a data base, a spreadsheet, and a presentation program for personal and occupational purposes. The program currently being utilized to teach these skills is Microsoft Office on an IBM compatible computer system. It is essential for students who plan to further their education to have a background in basic computer software applications. Students seeking employment following graduation will likely be expected to also have at least basic computer usage skills.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Introduction to computers — hardware, software, and the Windows XP operating system.
2. Skills needed to create, edit, and format documents on the word processor
3. Skills needed to design, create, and make reports with a data base
4. Skills needed to design, create, and manage a spreadsheet
5. Skills needed to design, create, and prepare presentations

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Develop a basic understanding of the hardware, software, and terminology required to operate an integrated software computer system.
2. Explain how to use the various components of an integrated computer software system: word processor, data base, and spreadsheet.
3. Create, edit, format and print documents using the Microsoft Office word processing system.


COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I (with grade of “C” or higher)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for the student who has completed Computer Applications I and desires to develop additional skills in the areas of word processing, data base, and spreadsheet. The course will also help to develop greater keyboarding speed and accuracy. The software currently being utilized to teach these skills is Microsoft Office on an IBM compatible computer system.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Keyboard skill building
2. Skills needed to create, edit, format, and print advanced documents on the word processor program Microsoft Word
3. Advanced data base techniques on the Microsoft Access data base program
4. Advanced spreadsheet techniques on the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program
5. Advanced presentation techniques on the Microsoft Power Point program.
6. Integration techniques using the Microsoft Office word processor, data base, spreadsheet and presentation programs
7. Skills need to utilize Microsoft Outlook as an effective desktop information management tool

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Strive to develop greater keyboarding speed and accuracy
2. Create, edit, format and print documents using the Microsoft Word word processing system
3. Demonstrate mastery of advanced data base and spreadsheet techniques using the Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft Access systems
4. Create, edit, format and print documents that integrate the word processor with the data base and spreadsheet programs of Microsoft Office
5. Demonstrate basic mastery of tools used with Microsoft Outlook to effectively serve as a desktop information manager
7. Develop efficient and productive work habits that result in error-free, properly formatted documents


ACCOUNTING I

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In Accounting, a student learns how to systematically and accurately record the money a business earns and spends. The principles can also be applied to forming a personal accounting system. This course is beneficial to any student desiring accounting knowledge for career, personal, or professional development.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Accounting for a service business
2. Partnership accounting for a merchandising business
3. Partnership accounting simulation for a merchandising business
4. Corporate accounting for a merchandising business

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Develop and understand the basic principles of accounting
2. Develop and apply work habits appropriate to accounting and to the business world
3. Complete a business simulation for a business’ monthly fiscal period


ACCOUNTING II

GRADE: 12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Accounting I (grade C or above)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to enhance a student’s opportunity to learn how to systematically and accurately record the money a business earns and spends. The course will emphasize maintaining accounting records for a merchandising business organized as a corporation. This course is beneficial to any student desiring accounting knowledge –especially for career or professional development.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Reinforcement of basic accounting terminology, concepts, and principles
2. Corporate accounting for a merchandising business

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Demonstrate a fuller understanding of basic accounting principles and concepts
2. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply work habits appropriate to accounting and to the business world
3. Complete an accounting cycle of financial record keeping for a merchandising business organized as a corporatio


DESKTOP PUBLISHING

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Computer App I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for the student who desires to develop additional computer skills beyond the basic areas of word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and slide presentations. This course will utilize Microsoft Publisher – a powerful desktop publishing (DTP) program that assists you in designing and producing professional quality documents that combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photographs. DTP software provides additional tools over and above those typically found in word processing packages. With desktop publishing software, you can create professional looking documents that previously could only be achieved by graphic artists.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Creating and editing a publication
2. Designing a newsletter
3. Preparing a tri-fold brochure
4. Personalizing and customizing a publication
5. Creating business forms and tables
6. Creating a basic web site with Publisher software

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Develop a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Publisher software
2. Expose students to practical examples of the computer as a useful desktop publishing tool
3. Acquaint students with the proper procedures to create professional quality publications
4. Develop an exercise-oriented approach to learning by example
5. Develop independent study skills
6. Build production skills on a variety of business documents


OFFICE SKILLS

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: Pending
PREREQUISITE: Computer App I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The office procedures course in the secondary school is a significant component of career preparation for students planning to enter a variety of occupations. It introduces students to the reality of working in offices helping to bridge the gap between school and work. Once students have command of basic skills—keyboarding, computer applications, etc.—they are able through this course to learn efficiently the understanding of and procedures necessary to develop marketable skills for today’s office.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Office competencies
2. Communicating in the office
3. Meetings and travel
4. Records management systems
5. Processing mail
6. Telephone systems and procedures
7. Data entry and transcription
8. Working with others
9. Planning and advancing your career

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Develop information management, technology, and communication skills that are valuable for all types of workers
2. Develop an awareness of how to learn as new technologies and new processes and procedures are introduced in an organization
3. Develop a comprehensive view of time management and productivity
4. Reinforce and extend basic skills involving math, language, decision-making, critical thinking, and teamwork
5. Develop an understanding of basic qualities that are critical in the work environment
6. Develop awareness of one’s own interests, strengths, and weaknesses related to the demands of a technologically driven work environment


MARKETING

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic theory and application of marketing. Marketing topics covered include Customer Needs, Company Skills, Competition, Collaboration, Context in Marketing and Product Development – (what is known as the 5C’s), and Ethics. Students will use cases, readings, projects, and discussions to combine both concept integration and hands-on problem solving in the areas of marketing research and analysis. Marketing greatly impacts today’s society and a basic understanding of it role and function is a valuable asset to any student desiring business knowledge for career, personal, or professional development.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Introduction of key marketing ideas and phenomena
8. Development of basic skills in marketing analysis and planning
9. Familiarization with the tactics of marketing –the 5C’s
10. Provide a forum for presentation and defense of one’s own recommendations
11. Provide a forum for critical and constructive examination and discussion of other’s recommendations
12. Ethics in marketing

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Develop an understanding of the theory and application of marketing in today’s society
2. Develop basic skills in marketing analysis and planning
3. Demonstrate ability to develop and present a marketing plan/strategy for a new product
4. Demonstrate ability to constructively critique and discuss the marketing plans/strategies presented by others
5. Develop an awareness of the ethical issues that may arise in the area of marketing


21st CENTURY SKILLS - FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY

GRADE: 10
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st and 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: 7th/8th grade word processing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is required for graduation. 21st Century Skills is designed to serve all students to prepare them to be successful in the 21st Century. Finance and Technology is only one part of a three-part program of study under the 21st Century Skills Program. Students will learn how to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software programs for personal and occupational purposes. The program currently being utilized to teach these skills is Microsoft Office on an IBM compatible computer system. It is essential for students who plan to further their education to have a background in basic computer software applications. Students seeking employment following graduation will likely be expected to also have at least basic computer usage skills. Students will also learn knowledge and skills to help them make good financial decisions now and in the future. They will come to better understand that decisions they make now can affect the income and financial success they experience later in life. Good financial skills are essential in both personal and occupational areas of life-they are truly “life” skills.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Introduction to computers — hardware, software, and the Windows XP operating system.
2. Skills needed to create, edit, and format documents on the word processor
3. Skills needed to design, create, and manage a spreadsheet
4. Skills needed to design, create, and prepare presentations
5. Skills needed to understand income—choices that affect income, income sources, and income and purchasing
6. Skills needed to understanding money management—financial decisions and planning, banking procedures, and personal risk management
7. Skills needed to understand spending and credit—buying decisions, paying for credit, and credit problems and laws
8. Skills needed to understand saving and investing—understanding what saving and investing mean and options for savings and investing

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Develop a basic understanding of the hardware, software, and terminology required to operate an integrated software computer system.
2. Explain how to use the various components of an integrated computer software system: word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation.
3. Create, edit, format and print documents using the Microsoft Office word processing system.
4. Develop a basic understanding of income and its role in our economy and our lives.
5. Develop a basic understanding of good money management skills for a successful financial future
6. Develop a basic understanding of spending and using credit wisely to avoid financial problems in the future
7. Develop a basic understanding of savings and investing and options for future successful planning in these areas

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