Business and Computers / Accounting

Courses

Business and Computer Technology I

Grades 9-10     1 credit

Students will develop hands-on computer oriented skills with instruction based on technology and its application in the business world. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook, to complete projects which incorporate CORE academic benchmarks to assist students in mastering those concepts. Some of the topics covered are computer hardware, software and peripherals, formal and informal communication, career exploration, forms and procedures, basic checking and payroll functions, multi-media powered presentations, International business travel and etiquette, creation of business forms using various programs, linking and embedding between applications, and other self-paced hands on projects using multiple applications.

Business and Computer Technology II

Grades 10-12     1 credit

Prerequisite: Test out or complete Business and Computer Technology I
This is a course to expand and enhance students’ knowledge in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook. They will also obtain introductory skills in multi-media using programs such as Photo Story 3, Movie Maker to incorporate sound, video, animation and graphics into projects. Students will also learn Adobe CS3 Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, and other CS3 software. Students will gain advanced skills in desktop publishing, presentation, e-business, routine computer maintenance, money management, records management (paper and electronic), document processing, formatting, Internet, and office management. Students will be working in an office environment on self-paced hands on projects using multiple applications to complete each project. This course will meet the Michigan standards for a required Visual, Performing & Applied Arts credit.

Business and Computer Technology III

Grades 11-12     1 credit

Prerequisite: Business and Computer Technology II and teacher recommendation
Students will complete hands on activities which will include areas such as e-commerce, accessing on-line databases, transferring files, Adobe CS3 Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, and other CS3 software. They will acquire advanced skills in multi-media using programs such as Photo Story 3, Movie Maker to incorporate sound, video, animation and graphics into projects. Students will assume a leadership role in the classroom assisting beginners grasp the basic fundamentals of Adobe CS3 software. He/she will lend expertise to aid students in proofreading sources and advice on debugging techniques as needed. Other multi-media projects will be detailed and carried out by these advanced students. This course will meet the Michigan standards for a required Visual, Performing & Applied Arts credit.

Accounting and Computer I, II, and III

Grades 10-12     1 credit

This course is recommended for all students interested in pursuing a career in all business related fields. The course will be an introduction to the study of accounting principles and theory. A computerized accounting program will be used during this course, along with spreadsheet software. Several hands on simulations are integrated throughout the course as well as opportunities to research business topics. Additional topics covered include financial statements, basic procedures, the accounting cycle, general and columnar journals, payroll accounting, and other topics as related to sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Spreadsheet software will be used during this course. Topics covered are investments, receivables, inventories, payables, interpreting financial statements, statement of cash flows, departmental accounting, internal control, and accounting for business decisions. THIS COURSE MEETS THE MICHIGAN STANDARDS FOR A REQUIRED SENIOR MATH CREDIT.

Introduction to Business

Grades 9-12     1 credit

This course is recommended for all students desiring business training. The class is designed to provide economic background for those students interested in pursuing a career within the business world. Units of instruction are presented on financial management, key economics concepts, and current business issues.

Co-operative Work Experience

Grade 12     1 credit

Students who find employment in the business services field may receive co-operative work experience credit. To qualify, a student must be enrolled in one of the Business and Information Technology courses and be a student in good standing for graduation. Students with an interest in working in the business services field should see the Co-op Coordinator for assistance in possible job placements.