Business Department Course Offerings

 

High School Business Department Course Offerings
 
CP ACCOUNTING I
 

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 1.0 
Length: Full Year
Grade Level:  9-12

Speak the language of business! Whether investing one's hard-earned cash, running one's own business, or moving up the corporate ladder, the basics of accounting are essential. Topics covered for both a sole proprietorship and corporation include:  journalizing, posting, preparing financial statements, controlling cash and merchandising.  Students will work with annual reports of publicly traded companies.  This is a must-take class for everyone considering majoring in business at all colleges and universities require business students to complete two accounting courses.
 

 


HONORS ACCOUNTING II
 

Prerequisite: CP Accounting I

Credits: 1.0 
Length: Full Year 
Grade Level: 10-12
 

Continue to advance your knowledge in accounting toward the equivalent of one semester of college accounting. Topics include:  Depreciation, Collection of Uncollectable Accounts, Corporate Equity, Valuation of Inventory and Financial Statement Analysis.  Students who have completed Accounting I & II will be better equipped to succeed in a college financial accounting class. Students will use accounting software to produce financial documents. Again, this is a must-take class for everyone considering majoring in business at all colleges and universities require business students to complete two accounting courses.

 

 


HONORS ACCOUNTING III

Prerequisite: CP Accounting II or CP Accounting I Instructor Approval

Credits: 1.0
Length: Full Year 
Grade Level: 10-12
 
Students first learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and then how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers.  This year-long course covers all the learning objectives of a traditional college level financial accounting course, plus those from a managerial accounting course.  Topics include an introduction to accounting, accounting information systems, time value of money, and accounting of merchandising firms, sales and receivables, fixed assets, debt and equity.  Other topics include a statement of cash flows, financial ratios, cost-volume profit analysis and variance analysis.

QUICKBOOKS

Prerequisite: Accounting I

Credits: 0.5
Length: 1 Semester 
Grade Level: 10-12

The Quickbooks class is designed to give every student the opportunity to get certified by Intuit in Quickbooks. In this course, students will learn to apply what they learned in CP Accounting I in an automated environment, including: invoice and track expenses, reconciling the bank account and preparing accounting records and financial statements.  Skills learned in this course will provide students an edge in college accounting.  It also enables students to do accounting work for small businesses. 

  

MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST

Prerequisite: None 

Credits: 1.0
Length: Full Year 
Grade Level: 9-12

The Microsoft Office Specialist class is designed to give every student the opportunity to get certified by Microsoft in Microsoft Office 2010 software. The class will include in-depth instruction of Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. At the conclusion of each section, each student will have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam (MOS) and be certified by Microsoft. If you successfully pass all three certification exams, you have the opportunity to receive college credit. (Refer to the Microsoft Office Specialist website for details)


VIRTUAL MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST

Prerequisite: None 

Credits: 1.0
Length: Full Year 
Grade Level: 9-12

The Virtual Microsoft Office Specialist class is designed to give every student the opportunity to get certified by Microsoft in Microsoft Office 2010 software.  The class will include Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. At the conclusion of each section, each student will have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam (MOS) and be certified by Microsoft. If you successfully pass all three certification exams, you have the opportunity to receive college credit. (Refer to the Microsoft Office Specialist website for details)


 
CP FINANCIAL PLANNING

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5
Length: 1 Semester
Grade Level: 11-12

CP Financial Planning is designed for the college bound student or the student getting ready to enter the work force. Topics will include: the college financial planning, money management, investments and insurance. Students will study everything from college loans and scholarships to IRA’s. Students will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers in the field of financial planning.

VIRTUAL CP FINANCIAL PLANNING

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5
Length: 1 Semester
Grade Level: 11-12

Virtual CP Financial Planning is designed to allow students an opportunity to experience online learning and provide scheduling flexibility.  This course will prepare students for the financial challenges of living independently.   Some topics covered are: saving, checking accounts, loans/credit, taxes, budgeting, and insurance.  Topics are introduced using short videos and articles.  Students taking this course will find all course materials on Moodle.  The pacing of the course, procedures for assignment submission and procedure for taking unit tests are at the discretion of the instructor.  

 


INVESTING

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5
Length: 1 Semester
Grade Level: 11-12

Using The Stock Market Game, students will explore the fundamentals of personal finance and investing.  Students will work together to build and manage an investment portfolio in a real-world, dynamic marketplace.  They will analyze and make decisions, explore the consequences of their choices, and seek new ways to strategize for success.


SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 1.0
Length: Full Year 
Grade Level: 11-12

The students will learn the basic principles of marketing through the lens of sports and entertainment marketing.  Students will develop and create promotions relevant to happenings within the school community.  Classes will be tasked to develop and run a marketing plan for an event to benefit a local nonprofit.  Throughout the course emphasis will be placed on critical soft skills such as presentations, communication, group work and problem solving.


CP INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5
Length: 1 Semester
Grade Level: 9-12

CP International Business explores the challenges of managing a culturally diverse work force and the complexities of doing business in countries with different religions, traditions, and value systems. International Business focuses on the ability of managers to lead, motivate, communicate, and negotiate with individuals with different attitudes towards achievement and work, time and change, wealth and success, gender and the family, religion and language.


BUSINESS ETHICS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5
Length: 1 Semester 
Grade Level: 11-12

In this class students will explore decision-making skills and techniques which can be used to make ethically-motivated choices.  Students will learn effective communication techniques to help them to communicate with managers, peers, and as a manager.  Through various case studies, students will explore real world problems that businesses face today. 

 

 

Middle School Business Department Course Offerings

6th Grade Digital Literacy

Prerequisite: None

Credits:
Length: 
Grade Level: 6
 

In the 6th Grade Digital Literacy course, students will learn how to use and navigate the tools and applications of Google Apps to complete their projects and assessments.

Students will use Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Drawings to share ideas, work together, and enhance their critical thinking skills.  The emphasis on learning the web-based applications is the ability to allow for the “4 C’s”—Communication, Collaboration Creativity and Critical Thinking.

Students will study Copyright Law, Effective Internet Researching Skills, and Safe and Socially Responsible Social Networking. This course will prepare students with 21st Century skills in a virtual environment.   

 
 
 7th GRADE C AREER CONCEPTS

Prerequisite: None

Credits:
Length: 1 Quarter
Grade Level: 7
 

In 7th Grade Career Concepts course, students will explore the local and national job market by reviewing recent statistics on employment, salaries, job outlook, and job responsibilities.  Students will individually research careers, and through a self-analysis, analyze the careers that meet their future lifestyle choices, interests, and aptitudes.  Students will learn what it takes to compete in the job market by developing networking and entrepreneurial strategies. 


 8th GRADE BUSINESS MULTIMEDIA

Prerequisite: None

Credits:
Length: 1 Semester
Grade Level: 7
 

Business Multimedia is an 8th grade project-based elective that focuses on preparing students to go beyond the classroom application of multimedia production and create their own applied shows and projects. Students will create digital movies, work with photography concepts and photo editing, design custom animations, and develop logos using digital illustrations. Using multimedia in the realm of Marketing, students will apply concepts learned in the world of business and advertising.  Various websites will be presented to convert and manipulate files, and gather Copyright free images, animations, music, and sound effects.  A strong emphasis on Copyright, Creative Commons, Public Domain and Fair Use is incorporated throughout the course. At the completion of Business Multimedia, students will have developed a digital portfolio of their work. 


 8th GRADE INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CONCEPTS

Prerequisite: None

Credits:
Length: 1 Semester
Grade Level: 8
 

This introductory course will gie students insight into various aspects of business, technology, and multimedia applications.  In Marketing, students will learn strategies for how companies persuade consumers in their buying decisions.  They will study the psychology of traditional print and television promotions, and learn how marketing has been adapted in the Digital Era.  Students will apply concepts learned to create their own multimedia promotional materials.  Students will play the Stock Market game and learn options and strategies in investing money.   They will get to invest $100,000 in an online simulation and compete against other students in the region.  In Coding, students will be introduced to core computer science and programming concepts, and complete a unit of study in HTML/CSS to learn website design.  Students will also complete self-guided lessons to learn various other languages and coding applications.  Practice in applying these concepts will not only broaden their view and understanding of our technologically driven lives, but provide them with relevant skills for real world application.

 
 
Last Modified on November 29, 2016
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