Business

Career & Financial Management This course is designed to give students a practical approach in the knowledge and skills necessary to get a job, together with the self-confidence and “motivational” drive needed to succeed on that job. We are very interested in what it will take to make a smooth transition from school to the workplace. In the Working Citizen, we define skills and behaviors necessary to get a job and then move upward as a productive worker. While in Personal Resource Management, we attempt to develop basic competencies necessary for managing our resources as a self-sufficient individual and as a contributing “family” member.

Accounting This full year course is a great preparation for any student intending to study a business related field in college. Accounting knowledge is also beneficial for students entering the workforce or starting their own business. Basic accounting theory, the use of journals and ledgers; preparation of financial statements are included. Computerized accounting is introduced through hands-on activities.

Business Law This course includes the study of law, which affects the individual in their daily lives and in the business world. It is designed to inform about rights and duties of each citizen under the law. Business ethics, moral obligations, and personal responsibility are considered throughout the course. Also included are units on the legal way to make a contract, as well as an exploration of product liability and credit cards. This course may be used to complete a 5 unit sequence in Social Studies or business. Available to eleventh and twelfth grade students.

Multimedia Design This one-semester course provides skill development in the electronic procedures of producing and editing publications. Students will create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Improved productivity of electronically produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications are emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included.

Web Design The AccessIT Web Design & Development I curriculum is an introduction to the design, creation, and maintenance of web pages and websites. Students learn how to critically evaluate website quality, learn how to create and maintain quality web pages, learn about web design standards and why they are important, and learn to create and manipulate images. The course progresses from introductory work on web design to a culminating project in which students design and develop websites for local community organizations.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing ½ year This course takes students on a step-by-step journey through the world of marketing. Students encounter and learn about the key functions of marketing and how those functions are applied to sports and entertainment. Major areas that will be covered are professional sports, theme parks, TV and movie industries, concert and arena productions, and theme restaurants. Students will also obtain an understanding of the career options available within the fields of sports and entertainment.

Small Business Management ½ year This course is designed to introduce students to the rewards and risks of owning or operating a business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to plan, organize, manage, operate and finance a business using current technology. Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics, research, and problem solving are reinforced as each student prepares a business plan.

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