Business/Computer

BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS

                                                 (BUS FND)                                                                          

Business Foundationsis an introductory business course that provides the framework for pursuing additional business courses. This core course acquaints students with economics, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, law, risk management, banking, personal finance, and careers in business. The importance and application of business etiquette and ethics are included. Opportunities may be provided for the student to participate in job shadowing, job mentoring, and other field experiences. Instructional strategies may include simulations, projects, and cooperative ventures between theschool and the community.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9-10

·        Recommended Prerequisite: Digital Communication Tools

·        Credits: A one- or two-credit course over one or two semesters

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas 

·        A Career Academic Sequence, Career-Technical program, or Flex Credit course

·        Career Clusters: A recommended component of one or more career pathways in the Business, Management & Administration and the Marketing, Sales & Service career clusters. This course may be included as a component for career pathways in all Indiana career clusters

·        Career pathway information: http://www.doe.in.gov/octe/facs/CrrClstrGrid.html

 

 

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS

                                               (DIG COMM T)

 

Digital Communication Toolsis a business course that prepares students to use computerized devices and software programs to effectively handle communication-related school assignments and to develop communication competencies needed for personal and professional activities after graduation. Students will learn the capabilities and operation of high-tech hardware and software and will develop proficiency using a variety of computer input and output technologies, including touch keyboarding, speech recognition and handwriting recognition. Knowledge of hardware, software, and input and output proficiencies will be applied to communication situations that require problem solving and critical thinking. The projects included in this course will enable students to enhance their math, reading, listening, writing, speaking, and information presentation skills.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9

·        Recommended Prerequisite: None

·        Credits: A one credit course

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas 

·        A Career Academic Sequence, Career-Technical program, or Flex Credit course

·        A foundation course for Computer Applications

 

ACCOUNTING I

 

Accounting Iis a business course that introduces the language of business using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-entry accounting. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles as they relate to both manual and automated financial systems. This course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision making. Instructional strategies should include the use of computers, projects, simulations, case studies, and business experiences requiring the application of accounting theories and principles.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 10-12
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Business Foundations, Computer Applications, Algebra I
  • Credits: A two-credit course over two semesters
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas  

BUSINESS MATH

                                                 (BUS MATH)

                                                  

Business Mathis a business course designed to prepare students for roles as entrepreneurs, producers, and business leaders by developing abilities and skills that are part of any business environment. A solid understanding of math including algebra, basic geometry, statistics and probability provides the necessary foundation for students interested in careers in business and skilled trade areas. The content includes mathematical operations related to accounting, banking and finance, marketing, and management. Instructional strategies should include simulations, guest speakers, tours, Internet research, and business experiences.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10-11

·        Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra I

·        Credits: A two-credit course over two semesters

·        Fulfills a Mathematics requirement for the General Diploma only or counts as an Elective or Directed Elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence, Career-Technical program, or Flex Credit course

·        May fulfill up to two graduation credits of the minimum Mathematics requirement for a general diploma

 

 

PERSONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Personal Financial Responsibilityaddresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card  debt. A project based approach and applications through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in projects are encouraged.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 11- 12
  • Credits: A one-credit course over one semester
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

 

                                COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

      

                                                (COMP APPS)                                       

 

Computer Applications is a business course that provides instruction in software concepts using a Windows-based professional suite, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and presentation applications. Instruction in basic computer hardware and operating systems that support software applications is provided. Additional concepts and applications dealing with software integration, Internet use, and information about future technology trends are included. Instructional strategies should include teacher demonstrations, collaborative instruction, interdisciplinary and/or culminating projects, problem-solving and critical-thinking activities, simulations, and minibaskets/in-basket projects. 

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9

·        Required Prerequisite: Digital Communication Tools or Business Middle Level

·        Credits: A one-credit course over one semester

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas 

·        A Career Academic Sequence, Career-Technical program, or Flex Credit course

·        Career Clusters: This course may be included as a component for career pathways in all Indiana career clusters

·        Career pathway information: http://www.doe.in.gov/octe/facs/CrrClstrGrid.html

 

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ADVANCED

                                             (COMP APP ADV)

                                                            

Computer Applications, Advancedis a business course that integrates computer technology, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.  Areas of instruction include advanced applications and integration of a professional software suite and the use of emerging technology. Students should be given the opportunity to seek business/industry certification, such as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Instructional strategies may include collaborative instruction, peer teaching, in-baskets, minibaskets, LAPs, school and community projects, and a school-based enterprise.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10-12

·        Required Prerequisite: Computer Applications

·        Credits: A one- or two-credit course over one or two semesters

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas 

·        A Career Academic Sequence, Career-Technical program, or Flex Credit course

·        Career Clusters: This course may be included as a component for career pathways in all Indiana career clusters

·        Career pathway information: http://www.doe.in.gov/octe/facs/CrrClstrGrid.html
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