Business and Computers / Accounting

Business and Computer Technology I

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   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.  This course will meet the Michigan standards for a required Visual, Performing & Applied Arts credit.

Business and Computer Technology II                                          

Grades 10-12                                                                                                 1 credit

Prerequisite:  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

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 I 

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.

Accounting II

Grades 11-12                                                                                                 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Accounting I

Accounting II is a continuation of the study of accounting principles.   This course covers accounting for a merchandising business organized as a corporation.  Some topics include accounting for partnerships, plant assets, depreciation, and intangible assets; as well as recording international and internet sales.  Successful completion of Accounting I & II earns articulated credit with the following colleges/universities:  Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Kirtland Community College, and North Central Michigan College.  This course meets the Michigan standards for a required senior math credit.

Accounting III

Grade 12                                                                                                        1 credit

Prerequisite:  Accounting II                                                                       

Accounting III is a continuation of the study of accounting principles.  The course introduces accounting for the formation and operation of corporations; stocks and bonds; process and job order cost procedures; special reports, statements and analysis; and cash flow statements.  We will also include an introduction to computer-based accounting, using the latest version of QuickBooks Pro which is one of the most popular general ledger software packages used by small and medium sized businesses.  The accounting program provides the student with conceptual knowledge necessary to build the problem-solving skills that he or she will need when using computerized accounting in the workplace.  This course meets the Michigan standards for a required senior math credit. 

AP Computer Science Principles

Grades 11-12                                                                                     1 credit

This course is a full-year, rigorous, entry-level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing.  Students will learn  a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the Internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing.  Students will be completing the Code.org curriculum that is aligned with AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment.  The course seeks to provide student with a “future proof” foundation in computing principles so that they are adequately prepared with both the knowledge and skills to live meaningfully participate in our increasingly digital society, economy and culture.

 

Marketing I

Grades 10-12                                                                                                 1 credit

This course is designed to develop skills in major occupational areas of marketing (advertising and promotion, distribution, marketing management, selling, global marketing and e-commerce). Students will apply core economic, communication and interpersonal skills.  Also, students will have an opportunity to travel and meet new people with their involvement in DECA (an association of marketing students).

Marketing II

Grades 11-12                                                                                                 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Marketing I 

This course is designed to further develop competencies learned in marketing I.  It is much more project based, as Marketing II students take a leadership role in the management and operation of the school store.  Students will be involved in product and service planning sessions and entrepreneurial skill building.  Also students at this level are encouraged to participate in DECA.

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.  In addition, the student must maintain a minimum of 15 hours of work per week.  Students with an interest in working in the business services field should see the Co-op Coordinator for assistance in possible job placements.