BUSINESS EDUCATION
The Business Education program is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how to be successful in their personal economics and in their understanding of our economic system. Students taking business education courses develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for initial employment and/or career advancement.


BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY 1-2 
BUSB09, BUSB10, BUSZ09, BUSZ10
Length: 1 or 2 semesters   Credit:1 or 2 credits   Open to Grades: 9-10
Grade Weight: General
Prerequisite: None
(Meets state of Illinois consumer education graduation requirement if taken for 
2 semesters)
This new course will cover core business education concepts including finance, accounting, marketing, management, entrepreneurship 
as well as computer applications and general technology skills including Web 2.0, Google Apps, Word Processor, Spreadsheets, Presentation Software, Databases, etc.

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
BUSS01
Length: 1 semester   Credit:1 credit   Open to Grades: 10-12
Grade Weight: General
Prerequisite: None
This course will provide students with the fundamental principles and concepts identified with sports and entertainment marketing, and teach them to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills through the application of marketing principles in these industries. Students will create a variety of marketing plans and projects throughout the semester.

INVESTING AND FINANCE
BUSI03, BUSZ03
Length: 1 semester   Credit:1 credit   Open to Grades: 10-12
Grade Weight: General
Prerequisite: None
Students will take an in-depth look into the areas of wealth building and receive helpful advice on how to set investment goals, accumulate wealth, 
and achieve financial security. Students will utilize Stock Market simulations to get the hands-on experience of trading and selling stocks.  

FINANCIAL COLLEGE ACCOUNTING 
BUYA05
Length: 2 semesters   Credit:2 credits   Open to Grades: 11-12
Grade Weight: Advanced Placement
Prerequisite: Algebra 12-22 or teacher approval
This course includes computerized business simulations and financial plans allowing students to integrate various methods of accounting. Viewing books of various businesses will give students first hand knowledge of actual work performed in advanced accounting and further prepare students as they prepare to enter a college accounting program.

MANAGERIAL COLLEGE ACCOUNTING
BUYA07
Length: 2 semesters   Credit:2 credits   Open to Grades: 11-12
Grade Weight: Advanced Placement
Prerequisite: Financial College Accounting
This course presents managerial accounting as a system of producing information for internal use in a business. Managerial accounting concepts covered include: job order and process cost systems and tools used for managerial decision making (i.e., cost behavior, cost estimation, analysis, capital investment analysis, etc). The course involves a study of budgeting and standard cost systems.

BUSINESS STRATEGIES & 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BUYB11
Length: 2 semesters   Credit: 2 credits   Open to Grades: 11-12
Grade Weight: Honors
Prerequisite: 2 Credits Business Ed.
This serves as the capstone course in the business education sequence. This projectbased leadership course further develops student understanding and skills in entrepreneurship, marketing, and finance. Students are presented with problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Students will design, develop, and implement their own simulated business-learning project. This project involves the development of a proposal to start a new business, a self-analysis (including the willingness to take risks), an analysis of the business situation, a description of the way the business will operate, and detailed plans for financing the business. Through the development, implementation, Execution, and evaluation of this project, students will develop critical leadership and team management skills.

CONSUMER EDUCATION 
BUSC01, BUSZ01
(Meets state of Illinois consumer education graduation requirement)
Length: 1 semester    Credit:1 credit   Open to Grades: 11-12
Grade Weight: General
Prerequisite: None
This course covers concepts including management of personal business affairs, including consumer law, checking and banking services, credit, Loans, installment buying, budgeting, housing, informed and skillful buying, consumer protection, and the role business and government play in our economy. Emphasis is placed on developing personal economic decision-making competence.

WORK STUDY
CVYC01, CVYC21
Length: 2 semesters   Credit: 4 credits   Open to Grades: 11-12
Grade Weight: General
Prerequisite: Approval of Coordinator & Director. 
Must be 16 years old.
Work Study is a work experience program in which the students receive instruction about the world of work, its opportunities and responsibilities. 
The course combines learning experience gained through employment in the community and Education-to-Career oriented in-school instruction. Classroom instruction focuses on providing students with job survival skills, career and educational exploration, skills related to the job, and improving students’ abilities to interact positively with others. The teacher will assist the student in finding approved employment. Completion of one full year of Work Study meets consumer education graduation requirement.

VIDEO PRODUCTION 1-2
BUYT13
Length: 2 semesters
Credit: 2 credits
Open to Grades: 9-12
Grade Weight: General
Prerequisite: None
This course is a skill-level course designed to provide students with the foundation skills needed for a career in the video and technical aspects of television broadcasting. Instruction and projects will include video camera operation, non-linear video editing, pre-production,
production, and post-production processes, lighting, sound, shot composition, camera movement, and working as a production crew.
Students will write, direct, announce, and assemble raw footage into a polished production meeting broadcast industry technical standards.
In addition to creating the video morning announcements, students will also create and edit commercials, news packages, short movies, and other student produced projects. *This course meets the new public speaking graduation requirement, beginning with the class of 2016.

ADVANCED BROADCAST PRODUCTION
BUYT14
Length: 2 semesters
Credit: 2 credits
Open to Grades: 10-12
Grade Weight: Honors
Prerequisite: Director Approval
This skill-level course allows students to expand their knowledge in the areas of Broadcast Production. Students will produce news stories covering 
the current events within the school and community. In addition, advanced camera techniques that are commonly used in television and film will be 
covered. Students will also learn the basics of motion graphics and visual effects using professional software.