Business Department

Course Title

Career Paths*

Year

Credit

Recommended Pre-requisite

Computer Applications

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

9,10,11,12

1/2

Required course for graduation

General Business

1, 2, 4

9,10,11,12

1/2

 

Advanced Computer Applications

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

10,11,12

 1

Computer Applications – grade of “C” or better

Desktop Publishing

1, 2, 4, 5

10,11,12

1

Computer Applications – grade of “C” or better

Multimedia Communications

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

10,11,12

1

Computer Applications – grade of “C” or better

Business Law

1, 2, 4

10,11,12

1

 

Accounting I

2

10,11,12

1

 

Accounting II

2

10,11,12

1

Accounting I – grade of “C” or better

Tiger Paws Publishing

1, 2, 4

10,11,12

1

Passed Advanced Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing or Multimedia Communications with a “C” or better

 

GENERAL BUSINESS – Money, Money, Money!!!  Budgets, payroll, banking, taxes—I know these things are in my future, but what are they?  Apply real-life personal business tasks with checkbooks, credit cards, savings and other money management tools.  Learn how to be a wise consumer and make your future financially successful by entering the “real world” through General Business!  Students are required to provide a three-ring binder and a $3.00 lab fee.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - (Pre-requisite: Required Freshman Course) Most of you have, or will use a computer – but do you really know how to make it work for YOU? Computer Applications is the place to bring it all together. After completing this course, you will be able to utilize Microsoft Office to enhance what you can do in all of your subjects (i.e., science, math, English, history, etc.).  Students are required to provide a $6.50 lab fee.

ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - (Pre-requisite:  Computer Applications – grade of “C” or better) Whether you are college bound or entering the business world, Advanced Computer Applications will provide the necessary skills.  Learn advanced features and develop proficiency in the integration of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, PhotoDraw, and FrontPage).  Students will complete a variety of required and personal projects for each software application.  Students will also have the opportunity to earn 3 College Credits under the Dual Credit Program through PCC. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Office Administration – prepare today for tomorrow’s future!  Students are required to provide a $13.00 lab fee and a three-ring binder with page protectors.

DIGITAL GRAPHIC DESIGN - (Pre-requisite: Computer Applications – grade of “C” or better)  Digital Graphic Design emphasizes the computer as a creative tool for students who wish to explore the graphic design potential of the PC.  Learn the creative use of graphic tools, typography, layout and design, and the production of graphic publications.  Students will use the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and GoLive) to create professional graphic design projects.  Students will also have the opportunity to earn 3 College Credits under the Dual Credit Program through PCC. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Graphic Production and Communication. Students are required to provide a $13.00 lab fee and a three-ring binder with page protectors.

WEB AND MEDIA DESIGN - (Pre-requisite:  Computer Applications – grade of “C” or better)  Knowing how to communicate effectively through web and media technology is the key to success in the 21st Century.  Learn to customize animation, music, video, graphics and text for web applications using software such as Macromedia (Dreamweaver, Flash, Director), Movie Maker and more!  Master these components of multimedia in your own web designs! Students will also have the opportunity to earn 3 College Credits under the Dual Credit Program through PCC. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Graphic Production and Communication.  Students are required to provide a $13 lab fee for this course. 

BUSINESS LAW - “You have to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.”  (Aaron Tippin)  Why have rules and laws? Find out – learn about your legal rights and responsibilities and be ready to face personal and business situations by knowing:

¨ Our Basic Legal System

¨ Criminal vs. Civil Law

¨ Juvenile Law

¨ Contract Law

¨ Business Law

¨ Personal Law

“Act out” legal positions through a mock trial. TAKE A STAND!  UNDERSTAND!  Students will also have the opportunity to earn 3 College Credits under the Dual Credit Program through PCC. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Management Trainee. Students may be required to provide a $6.50 lab fee.

ACCOUNTING I - Basic money knowledge is a MUST, whether you are heading for college or entering the business world!  Every person and business has to keep records of their daily activities.  Apply accounting concepts with real job situations through automated software and simulations.  Students will also have the opportunity to earn 3 College Credits under the Dual Credit Program through PCC. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Accounting. Gain a whole new perspective on financial management! Students are required to provide a $6.50 lab fee.

ACCOUNTING II - (Pre-Requisite:  Accounting I – grade of “C” or better)  Expand on what you have already learned in Accounting I and prepare yourself for a “real” job in accounting.  Make the transition from high school accounting to college accounting smoothly and easily.  The “learn by doing” approach is especially designed for the business-minded person!  Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Accounting II.  Students are required to provide a $6.50 lab fee.

TIGER PAWS PUBLISHING - (Pre-requisite: Passed Advanced Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing or Media and Web Design with a “C” or better)  This is the ultimate class to apply your computer skills!  Tiger Paws Publishing is a small non-profit desktop publishing enterprise that incorporates graphic design with multimedia.  Learn to integrate software to create dynamic publications, web pages, and digital media. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the areas of Management Trainee and Office Administration. Tiger Paws Publishing is your guide to real world business applications!