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Standards and Objectives

Business Standards and Objectives

Course Descriptions:

Accounting                                                   1 Credit                                                  85003/85004

Accounting is the language of business. In this class students will learn how to keep financial records for businesses. Students will develop an understanding of the principles and procedures in handling cash, recording transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, preparing financial reports, reconciling bank statements and preparing payrolls. In addition, accounting skills such as reconciling uncollectible accounts, calculating depreciation on assets, interpreting financial information, and calculating notes and interest will be developed. Use of computerized accounting is applied throughout this course. Successful completion of this course will provide the accounting skills necessary for entry level positions in the business world.

This class will fulfill your third Math credit.

Accounting I                                               .5 credit         Math/CTE                              85002

Accounting is the language of business. Students will learn how to keep financial records for business. Students will develop an understanding of the principles and procedures in handling cash, recording transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, preparing financial reports, reconciling bank statements and preparing payrolls. Use of computerized accounting is applied throughout this course. Successful completion of this course will provide the accounting skills necessary for entry level positions in the business world.

This class along with Accounting II will fulfill third Math credit requirement.

Accounting II                                                .5 credit         Math/CTE                              85032

Learn advanced skills that build upon those required in Accounting I. Additional accounting skills such as reconciling uncollectible accounts, calculating depreciation on assets, interpreting financial information, and calculating notes and interest will be developed. Computerized accounting will be incorporated as an essential tool.

This class along with Accounting I will fulfill third Math credit requirement.

Accounting III                                               .5 credit         CTE                                         85062

Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques learned in Accounting I and II. The skills learned previously are expanded to include computerized accounting principles applied to partnerships and corporations. Students will increase their knowledge of how computers and accounting software help manage, store, calculate, post, retrieve, and print accounting information.

Business Communication                       1 credit          CTE    

Business communications impact all aspects of our lives. This course will teach students to communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, and correct manner on both personal and professional levels. Competency will be developed in oral, written, social, technological, employment, and organization communication. Listening skills will be incorporated throughout the course. The overriding goal is to provide students with a solid communication base so they are able to function effectively in any course of study and in our global society. Students will prepare a practical, proficient portfolio consisting of a resume, job application, and an oral presentation. Students will complete the course with a greater understanding of the impact of technology and the need for effective communication skills to advance in a business career.

This course DOES NOT meet NCAA core English requirement; however, it fulfills Senior English credit requirement.

Business Communication I                      .5 credit         Sr. English/CTE                    85782

Business communication impacts all aspects of our lives. This introductory course will teach students to communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, and correct manner on both personal and professional levels. Competency will be developed in oral, written, social, technological, employment, and organization communication. Listening skills will be incorporated throughout the semester.

This course DOES NOT meet NCAA core English requirement.
This class along with Business Communication II will fulfill Senior English credit requirement.

Business Communication II                     .5 credit         Sr. English/CTE                    85792

This advanced course will build upon the skills acquired in Business Communications I and focus on additional methods of constructive communication skills. Students will develop a portfolio consisting of a resume, job application, and an oral presentation. Students will gain a greater understanding of the impact of technology and the need for effective communication skills to advance in a business career.

This cours e DOES NOT meet NCAA core English requirement. This class along with Business Communication I will fulfill Senior English credit requirement.

Business Law                                             .5 credit         CTE                                         85722

Students will gain an understanding of the law as it relates to them currently and the implications of the law in their future lives. The course presents the court system at the local, state and national levels; analysis and evaluation of cases and the courtroom process. Mock trials may be a concluding part of the course. Students will also develop an understanding of basic legal vocabulary, ethics in the law, defined consumer and contract law, and their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Instruction regarding wills, trusts, personal/real property, and computer laws will also be included.

Business Management                             .5 credit         CTE                                         85422

This is an entry level business management class designed to provide an understanding of the characteristics an operations of business. Students will acquire a working vocabulary, financial consciousness (domestic and foreign businesses, stock exchange affects, etc.), economic awareness, facts, procedures, principles and concepts needed to become effective members of a profit-making organization. They will gain an understanding of the types of problems that managers must deal with and the skills needed to be successful. They will also learn how a typical business is run and what teamwork, creative thinking, interviewing, finance, motivation, entrepreneurship, time management, business ethics, and operations play a part.

Three hours of concurrent enrollment credit isavailable.

Business Web Page Design                    .5 credit         CTE                                         85922

This course emphasizes the principles and design of a website as well as advanced internet skills and techniques. HTML, web publishing, and graphic editing software will be used to design, create, format, edit and publish web pages. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Internet and its tools through the use of e-mail, search engines and browsers.

Prerequisite: Computer Technology

Business Web Page Design II                 .5 credit         CTE                                         85932

This semester course is a continuation of skills developed in Business Web Page Design. Provides skill development in the electronic procedures of producing, editing, publishing and maintaining documents on the Internet. Web publishing software and HTML are used to develop the competencies of creating, formatting, illustrating, designing, editing, revising and publishing documents on the World Wide Web. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are included.

Prerequisite: Business Web Page Design

Computer Technology I                             .5 credit         CTE                                         85182

Computer Technology is a state required class and should be taken during 9th or 10th grade. This course provides training in basic computer concepts and in using a PC operating system, web browsers, e-mail software, and office application suite software. Students will develop skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic presentations. In addition, keyboarding skills are enhanced.

Computer Technology II                            .5 credit         CTE                                         85192

This advanced computer course builds on the word processing, spreadsheet, and electronic presentation skills that were acquired in Computer Technology I. In addition, students will develop new skills in database application software and the use of computer graphics in professional documents. Real-life simulations and integration of each application will be emphasized.

UVU concurrent enrollment is available for 11 & 12 only.

Desktop Publishing                                    .5 credit         CTE                                         85902

Develop skill in the electronic procedures of producing and editing publications. Students will create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Improved productivity of electronically produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications are emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included.

Prerequisite: Computer Tech I; may not be taken concurrently with Computer Tech.

Economics                                                   .5 credit         Social Science/CTE            85872

This course focuses on the study of economic problems and the methods by which societies solve them. Characteristics of the market economy of the United States and its function in the world and methods of applying economics to one’s life will be explored.

This course meets requirements for NCAA recognition.

Entrepreneurship                                       .5 credit         CTE                                         85452

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This course will help you to gain an understanding of the principles necessary to start and operate a business. Students will develop an awareness of career opportunities and the importance of entrepreneurship to our global economy. They will identify and assess common traits and skills found in entrepreneurs and compare the risks and rewards to owning a business. Business finances including capital required, the return on investment desired, and the potential for profit will also be discussed. Throughout the course students will develop a business plan. Participation in DECA and FBLA, marketing/business student organizations are encouraged which requires dues

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Leadership Principles                               .5 credit         CTE                                         82062

What makes a true leader? This class answers that question by teaching you how to be an “effective” leader. This is an interactive course designed to teach the fundamentals of leadership and business strategies. It teaches students how to be effective organizers, planners, and leaders. Concepts of goal-setting, motivation, time management, and much more are discussed. Projects in the class focus on how to fulfill leadership needs both inside and outside of school. Participation in a school student leadership position is encouraged which requires dues.

Concurrent enrollment credit is available.

Word Processing                                       .5 credit         CTE                                         85332

This advanced course builds upon the knowledge acquired in Computer Tech I. Students develop advanced application competencies in word processing. Improving productivity in the most efficient, timesaving way of producing documents using word processing software is stressed. An integral part of this course is continued instruction and practice in formatting and editing and the creation of business documents through the use of functions such as merge. Graphics are also introduced.