Course Guide: Business, Marketing, Economics, & Information Technology

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Business

Principles of Business & Marketing

BT6115 (1 credit) - 9th grade+

  • Discover the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy.
  • Investigate basic financial concepts of banking, insurance, credit, inheritance, taxation, and investments to provide a strong background as students prepare to make sound decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens.
  • Understand the real-world impact of technology, effective communication, and interpersonal skills throughout the course. Supports career development skills and explores career options.
  • Utilize all Microsoft Office 2019 software application.

Accounting

BT6320 (1 credit) - 10th - 12th grades

  • Learn basic accounting principles, concepts, and practices as they relate to personal and business financial records.
  • Understand the accounting cycle for a service business and merchandising business.
  • Prepare manual and computerized simulations through the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Business Management

BT6135 (1 credit) - 10th- 12th grade

  • Learn basic principles, concepts, and practices of business management.
  • Explore leadership styles and skills, business ownership, economics, international business, ethics, and human relation issues.
  • Participate in many hands-on real-world activities.
  • Utilize all Microsoft Office 2019 software applications.

Information Technology

Computer Information Systems

BT6612 (1credit) – 9th – 12th grade

  • Develop and refine skills in Microsoft Office 2019 through project-based learning.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, and integrated software activities.
  • Explore computer concepts, operating systems, networks, telecommunications, and emerging technologies.
  • Prepare students for the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (MOS) certification.

Associate Certification offered (4)

Advanced Computer Information Systems

BT6613 (1credit) – 10th – 12th grade

  • Apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through advanced integrated software applications, including printed, electronic, and Web publications.
  • Explore advanced computer maintenance activities, Website development, programming, networking, emerging technology, and employability skills.
  • Prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (MOS) certification.

Expert Certification offered

Information Management Systems/Programming

BT6640 (1 credit)

  • Coding throughout the course.
  • Write the software that enables computers to function.
  • Design and develop interactive multimedia applications and game programs.
  • Learn and use algorithms.
  • Execute programming procedures.
  • Opportunity to master the fundamentals of programming.
  • Create advanced web pages.

Design, Multimedia & Web Technologies (Yearbook 1)

BT6630 (1 credit), 9th-12th

  • Develop proficiency in creating desktop publications, multimedia presentations and websites using industry-standard application software.
  • Incorporate principles of layout and design in completing publications and projects.
  • Participate in photography, photo editing, video production, and video editing for the yearbook.

Advanced Design, Multimedia & Web Technologies (Yearbook 2)

BT6631 (1 credit), 10th-12th

  • Develop advanced skills for creating desktop-published, interactive multimedia, and website projects.
  • Apply to be associate editors for the yearbook staff (optional).
  • Participate in photography, photo editing, video production, and video editing for the yearbook.

Advanced Design, Multimedia & Web Technologies (Yearbook 3&4)

EL1215Y (1 credit) 11th – 12th grade

  • Students must apply to continue with the yearbook for their 3rd and 4th years.
  • Students in this course will be solely responsible for creating the yearbook and will be considered editors for the yearbook.
  • Participate in photography, photo editing, video production, and video editing for the yearbook.

Prerequisite: Adv. DMWT

Economics

Economics & Personal Finance

BT6120 (1 credit)

  • Learn how to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, managing debt, living independently, retirement, and inheritance.
  • Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success.

AP Economics

BT6162WY (1 credit)
AP exam fee

  • Examine a broad picture of economics in theory and practices through AP Microeconomics and AP Macro comics.
  • Prepare for the AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics test.

Prerequisite: Economics and Personal Finance

General Offerings

Education For Employment

Education for Employment - Workplace Readiness
CE9078 (1 credit)
Education for Employment - CO-OP
CE9080 (1 credit)

  • Investigate various occupational fields.
  • Practice solving real-world problems.
  • Develop employability skills through on-the-job paid work experience.

 

Medical Systems Administration

BT6730 (1 Credit), 10th-12th

  • Learn to manage office activities, enhance communication skills, identify legal and ethical issues in health care practices, manage financial functions, and enhance employability skills.
  • Learn how to use medical terminology and apply administrative procedures necessary to be productive employees in a healthcare environment.
  • Learn to work in a healthcare environment including insurance and billing, professional referrals, and other medical administration.

Industry Certifications offered (2)