Business and Information Technology Department
The Business and Information Technology department is committed to provide an opportunity for all students to be educated through immersion in our core courses which are designed to equip them with the competencies and skill sets needed to function in today's global technologically advanced society.
We believe that a commitment to provide each student with the best and most technologically advanced academic, vocational and workplace literacy skills through our planned sequence of classes will lead to success in either advanced university study and or the workforce.
Business/Computer Technology Education Course Selections
Please note that in courses where computer work is necessary, that computer work is to be done in school during class or through special arrangements, prior to or after school.
8646 Keyboarding/Computer Applications 1 Credit Grades 9-10
Keyboarding/Computer Applications is designed to teach the “touch method” with acceptable speed and accuracy levels. Students will also acquire an overview of word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, presentations, and integration using Microsoft Office programs.
8605 Computer Applications 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
Computer Applications will establish an overview of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations, business documents, and integration using Microsoft Office programs.
8609 Entrepreneurship 1 Credit Grades 9-10
Students will learn how to develop a business plan for small business start-up. Other topics covered will include: different types of business ownership, marketing, operations, finance, accounting, and human resource management. This course is highly recommended for students interested in majoring in a business-related field in college.
8614 Personal Finance and Investment 0.5 Credit Grade 10
This is a comprehensive financial course that will develop students’ understanding and managing of educational and career goals, pay checks, checking accounts, budgets, credit and credit records, insurance, and investments. Computers will be used to enhance the realistic application of topics.
8621 Microsoft Word and Excel 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
This course will cover introductory skills. Students will learn to create and edit letters, memos, envelopes, basic reports, and resumes in Microsoft Word. Students will also learn how to create, edit, and format spreadsheets, charts, and graphs using Microsoft Excel. Students need to have prior computer knowledge before taking this class.
8626 Intro to Computer & Video Game Programming 0.5 Credit Grade 10
This class is an introduction to Computer Programming using both the ALICE programming application and Microsoft Small Basic. Students will be introduced to object oriented programming while creating animated movies and simple video games. In ALICE, they will be introduced to production oriented programming languages like Java, C++, and C#. In Small Basic, they will be introduced to .NET language similar to the Visual Basic programming language.
8636 Powerpoint / Desktop Publishing 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
Students will explore graphics and multimedia effects, and learn to create and edit presentations for on-screen display as well as for printed media using PowerPoint. Students will also produce custom designed brochures, flyers, newsletters, business cards, stationery, and promotional materials using desktop publishing programs. Students need to have prior computer knowledge before taking this class.
8657 Sports & Entertainment Marketing 1 Credit Grades 9-10
Students will study marketing for sports teams and sports products from high school through professional levels and from the entertainment industry. Students will create marketing plans, discuss legal issues, and plan management strategies.