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BUSINESS COURSES

INTEGRATED BUSINESS APPLICATIONS I (IBA I)        

This course is designed to teach students software applications that are necessary to live and work in a technological society. The applications covered include word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation.  Other content areas may include computer hardware, terminology, and concepts.    Required for Graduation

GOOGLE APPLICATIONS

This course is designed to introduce students to many of the applications that Google offers. The course builds on skills beyond the traditional introduction of computer concepts and incorporates technologies using emerging applications for productivity, creativity, collaboration, and third party add-ons. It will prepare students for learning and working in the 21st century through communication and collaboration tools. Real world student-centered activities, projects, and collaborative works will strengthen students’ technology skills in the continually changing online Google community.

8th GRADE KEYBOARDING

The beginning of the course provides an opportunity for students to master the skill of entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard and a ten-key pad using the touch method of key stroking. Emphasis is placed on development of accuracy and speed, proper techniques, and correct fingering. After mastery of keyboard they will be introduced to formatting of basic letters, reports, tables, and other business documents. Composition and language skills are important components of the Keyboarding course.

PERSONAL FINANCE

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic financial literacy skills which includes budgeting, obtaining credit, maintaining checking accounts, analyzing the basic elements of finance, computing payroll, recording business transactions, and applying computer operations to financial management.  Prerequisites: None

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills leading to the development of a business plan for small business ownership. An important part of the course will be the incorporation of traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies, technology, staffing, and financial considerations. 


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PREVIOUSLY OFFERED COURSES IN THE BUSINESS DEPARTMENT BUT NOT 2016-2017

DIGITAL DESKTOP PUBLISHING  

This course brings together graphics and text to create professional level publications. Students create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Improved productivity of digitally produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications is emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included.  Prerequisite:  Integrated Business Applications 1 with grade of 80 or higher.    

WEB PAGE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT I                

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to design Web pages. Students will develop skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a Web site using authoring tools. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to take industry certification test(s).   Prerequisite:  Integrated Business Applications 1 with grade of 80 or higher. 

 INTEGRATED BUSINESS APPLICATIONS II (IBA II) 

This course of study is designed to teach the student advanced computer concepts as related to processing data into useful information needed in business situations by using advanced database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software capabilities.  Prerequisite:  Integrated Business Applications 1 with grade of 80 or higher.  

IMAGE EDITING 1  

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize digital imaging software in editing and designing images and graphics.  Students also learn the use of technologies related to digital imaging such as: basic computer operations; file sharing across networks; digital scanning; digital photography; preparing documents for output to various types of media.  Prerequisite:  Integrated Business Applications 1 with grade of 80 or higher.