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Semester - Grade 11, 12

(Software Used in Course:  Microsoft Office 2013 and the Virtual Retail Software Simulation)

This is your chance to learn how to plan a small business! Amaze investors, bank loan officers, accountants and lawyers by understanding the importance of a business plan for your new entrepreneurial venture. The units of study associated with this course include: examining entrepreneurship as a career, sources of new business enterprise ideas, analyzing markets and studying competitors, planning and organizing a business enterprise, marketing products/services, obtaining financing, cash flow charts, preparing a financial plan, and selling your idea through the development of a business plan.

0650 -  Business Administration & Management (BAM) - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

(Software Used in Course:  Microsoft Office 2013 and the Virtual Management Software Simulation)

Do you aspire to achieve management level responsibilities and equivalent “pay”? This class will introduce you to best management practices used in today’s business environment. Topics of study include: leadership skills, manager and supervisor responsibilities, financial management, human resources management and more. Students will analyze case studies and practice hands-on problem solving activities. Students will compete in a nationwide simulation to successfully clean up a New York oil spill.

0652 - International Business - .5 credit

Semester – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Our world is global and International Business and trade affect you. We all live and work in a global marketplace. More businesses are becoming active in the international marketplace.  This course will give students an opportunity to study concepts of international business, to increase cultural awareness, and to explore economic, cultural, geographic, and political factors that affect business in the global economy.  Choose a country and product for a trade project based on your own personal interest and complete hands-on activities, internet research, and on-line discussion forums to expand you knowledge of the world of trade. Come and journey into the world of global business.

0653 - The Law and You - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Do you wonder where laws come from? Did you ever wonder if an act was “illegal” or “legal but unethical”?  Do you know the difference between civil vs. criminal law? How does consumer law protect you when buying a car, renting your first apartment or purchasing insurance? Do you know there are “cyber laws” to protect on-line activities? Learn this and more so you are prepared to tackle real-life issues you may face in the future.  Participate in a mock trial where you may be the judge, attorney, witness, plaintiff/defendant or a member of the jury.

0630 - Paralegal Studies - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

(Software Used in Course: MyLegalStudiesLab Virtual Law Office Experience.)

The demand for this Gold Collar career will increase 18% through the year 2020. This class will introduce you to various aspects of the “practice of law” and the “players” involved. Actual paralegal experience is incorporated into the class through interviews and videos. You will get a realistic view of the law office and the courts and practice the tasks performed in this career. You can acquire a Paralegal Certification or an Associate’s degree through an 18-24 month continuing education program.

0631 - Medical Records and Health Informational Technology - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

(Software Used in Course: Medisoft Advanced 17 On-Line Software)

The demand for this Gold Collar career will increase by 21% through the year 2020. Federal guidelines require all health care providers to implement health information technology by the year 2014 causing the demand for skilled employees in this field. Every healthcare professional who comes in contact with patient records - from medical coders, to  billers, to medical assistants must have an understanding of health information technology procedures. Exposure NOW will help you determine if this career is for you. You can choose to complete a comprehensive program with full certification by a 12-18 month program of study in continuing education beyond high school or by completing the Medical Administrative Assistant program offered at the Career and Technology Center your senior year. (The CTC program completion may provide an immediate employable skill upon graduation.)

0632 - Hospitality and Tourism Marketing - .5 credit

Semester – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

The demand for this Gold Collar career will increase by 10 to 18% through the year 2020. This course will introduce you to two of today’s fastest growing industries. These career paths provide the first, second or third largest group of employers in 30 of the 50 states. You will learn that success in hospitality and tourism requires responsibility, self-management, leadership and integrity. You will learn general employment skills, how to research jobs, and interviewing skills.

0654 - Sports and Entertainment Marketing - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

(Software Used in Course:  Microsoft Office and the Virtual Sports Software Simulation)   

Walking into Lincoln Financial Stadium, you ask yourself why is their name on the stadium?  You hand your ticket to the attendant and you wonder how does the Eagles’ management decide ticket prices?  In the stadium you notice the various field banners advertising several companies; you check the score of the game, Wow, yet another company name.  Who decides this?  How do they know what Eagle products to sell?  Why are all the NFL uniforms Reebok?  Who decides what games to broadcast on TV?  Learn how the sport and entertainment business industry works to meet their customer needs, and explore the planning involved in deciding what products and services to sell and how marketing affects sales. Virtual Sports Management software will help you analyze and make marketing decisions.

0642 - Accounting I
- 1 credit

Year - Grade 9,10, 11, 12

(1.0 math credit may be earned by taking this course if other math requirements are met.)

(Software Used in Course:  Aplia Online Working Papers and Automated Accounting Program)

Accounting is more than just another course!  Since every career area, job, individual, and family is based on finance, this course is a life skill not just a career choice.  Accounting I will give you a good foundation for future study of business at the college level.  You will study the accounting cycle and then apply those principles to various situations and organizations such as small business ownership and corporations.

This course is important if you would like an entry-level full-time or part-time position OR if you plan to attend a two-year or four-year school in a business-related field.  REMEMBER, even if accounting is not in your career plans, the material you learn will have valuable personal use in managing your money.

0643 - Accounting II - 1 credit

Year - Grade 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Accounting I

(Software Used in Course:  Aplia Online Working Papers and Automated Accounting Program)

After a review of the accounting cycle basics, you will apply these principles to projects and simulations for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.  Other topics in Accounting II include: inventory control, depreciation of plant assets, notes, receivables and payables, cash and marketable securities, corporate stocks and bonds, and uncollectable accounts.  Computers and simulations will be used extensively to complete general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll projects.  Workbooks are all online! Taking Accounting I and Accounting II will give you highly marketable job skills as well as prepare you for college accounting.  

0644 - Honors Accounting - .5 Credit (Weighted Course)

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Accounting I

(Software Used in Course:  Aplia Online Working Papers and Automated Accounting Program)

This weighted course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a two- or four-year degree in accounting, finance, or business administration.  It will provide students with the opportunity to apply skills already learned and to further develop accounting knowledge in the following areas: cost accounting, budgetary analysis, financial statement analysis, managerial accounting, and corporate accounting.  Students will collect, organize, analyze, and communicate financial information and develop the ability to make informed decisions and recommendations based on financial data.  Computers will be used in this course and all working papers are online!

0621 - College and Career Readiness Skills - .5 credit

Semester – Grade 10, 11, 12

This class will help you prepare for your continuing education beyond high school. In today’s world, most well-paying careers require some form of continuing education. Learn techniques to take lecture and research notes quickly and efficiently. Practice specific skills for your future including: time management, organization, listening, following directions, memory and study skills, and test-taking skills. Begin preparing your first career portfolio by preparing resumes. Practice effective interviewing strategies. Research colleges and scholarship opportunities and develop essays for both that emphasize your attributes. Understand the costs associated with continuing education. What is the FAFSA? Understand what college will really cost you and the terms and options of college loans. Learn it in this class!
0624 - Microsoft Office 2013 Word/Excel - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Picture yourself with three projects due by the end of the week. In one class, you are required to display your lab data in an Excel spreadsheet, include charts and import your results in a word document. Learn the features of both Word and Excel so those numerous papers can be done quickly and efficiently. Did you know that some colleges are giving credit for Microsoft Certification?

0625 - Microsoft Office 2013 PowerPoint/Access - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Learn how to give that tired old PowerPoint project some pizzazz with animations, music and movie clips to impress your teacher and classmates and maybe get that extra credit you need!  Need to set up a database to hold statistics from your science, math or business class?  Learn Access to effectively set up queries, tables and reports to get the answer you need within seconds! Did you know that some colleges are giving credit for Microsoft Certification?

0626 - Microsoft Office 2013 Advanced Word/Excel - .5 credit

Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

So you had fun learning the basic features of Word and Excel.  Want to learn the advanced features and put the zing in your assignments and the zest into those spreadsheets and tables?  Find out how these functions can make Word and Excel put you ahead of the class!  Did you know that some colleges are giving credit for Microsoft Certification?

0660 - Social Networking using Multimedia - .5 credit

Semester – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Be on the leading edge of social media. Here is your opportunity to enhance your creative side with social networking skills!  Learn how to create your personal “brand” and how to stand out with social media.  Explore and learn social marketing with Twitter, Linkedin, Snapchat, and other social apps. Create multimedia content for the Web with the use of different software and hardware devices.  Learn cutting edge apps and web-based software for your smartphone, ipad, or laptop. BYOD - This is a project-based course where smartphones and tablets become tools to the class.

0664 - Personal Money Management - .5 credit

Semester – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

(Software Used in Course:  Stock Market Game, Virtual Personal Finance Software)

Invest in your future by taking this course. Money management is a strategy that will put you financially ahead in life. Learn strategies that will show you how to budget, save, and invest your money. Learn all about investing by playing the stock market game. This course will help you to answer the question we all ask when leaving home - Can I Make It On My Own? Remember, to have and keep money, you need to know how to manage it! Don't let your money manage you, instead, be the financial manager of your future wealth. Don’t look back later in life with regret because you didn’t know how to do something positive with your money.

0641 - Keys to Success - .5 credit

Semester – Grades 9, 10

This class is sure to help you have a successful time in High School. This course is designed to help you become a more self-aware, organized, effective, and efficient student. You will learn how to create an effective study space, improve focus, and maintain concentration. You will become skilled at taking lecture and research notes, and learn and develop time management, organizational, listening, study, and test taking skills. You will also learn strategies for improving reading comprehension and speed as well as listening comprehension. You will learn about, research, and use a variety of useful Web 2.0 tools such as Moodle, Google Docs, and Wikis, that will help you apply and reinforce course content. The skills you learn in this class will help you be successful, not only in high school, but in whatever goals you have set for yourself outside of school and/or after graduation.

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