High School Business Education Courses

Some courses run every other year.

Accounting

Prerequisite — None
1 Unit
Grades 9-12
This one-credit course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of double-entry accounting. Accounting basics such as utilizing T accounts, processing transactions, posting journal entries, using general journals and preparing income statements and balance sheets will be discussed and applied. Since a large portion of college students will receive degrees in the business area, accounting is a wise choice for the college entrance student as well as the high school vocational business student.

Business and Personal Law

Prerequisite — None
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
Business and Personal Law covers a variety of topics that will provide practical legal information that may help students now and in the future. Students will learn about the legal issues in a variety of areas including employment law, contract law, landlord/tenant law and insurance law.

Business Communications

Prerequisite — None
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and nonverbal communication skills are emphasized and developed within the context of business and industry applications. Students will explore the writing process and how to effectively communicate in written and oral forms. Researching and presentation skills, including creating and utilizing graphic and visual aids, are also provided along with a strong focus on developing public speaking skills.

The Business of Music

Prerequisite — None ½ Unit
Grades 9-12
This course will explore the careers and marketing involved in the music industry. The wide variety of careers that are available in music will be discussed. We also look at past, present and future trends within the music industry. Legal aspects of the industry will also be covered including copyright, piracy and contracts. An in-depth look will also be taken with the marketing mix, promotional strategies, advertising and public relations.

Criminal and Civil Law

Prerequisite — None 
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
Criminal and Civil Law explores the federal and state legal systems as well as the composition of the courts at the federal and state level. This course is dedicated to exploring legal and ethical issues, with a specific focus on criminal law and civil law. The trial process is also discussed including, how trials begin, how jurors are selected for trials and an overall view of the trial process from beginning to end.

Introduction to Business

Prerequisite — None 
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
This course will provide students with an introduction to business topics and how businesses are organized and operate. The different forms of business ownership are explored along with the various motivations of businesses and functions of management. Student will learn about the universal activities that all businesses engage in and the external influences that could have an impact on those businesses. Students will understand how a business is structured along with the methods that a business utilizes to collect and analyze data. An overview of financial records and budgeting is also provided.

Principles of Marketing

Prerequisite — None 
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
Principles of Marketing introduces students to the important role that marketing plays in our economic system. Content revolves around the basic marketing functions with a focus on selling, promotion, distribution and pricing. Key concepts include developing a product, promoting products through a variety of advertising, getting the product to the consumer through a variety of channels and price planning and strategies for the product. Conducting market research as well as managing products and services will also be explored. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is encouraged but not required.

Sports Marketing

Prerequisite — None
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
Sports Marketing explores the world of marketing in professional, college and amateur sports. This course contains many projects over the duration of the course that will focus on such topics as: endorsements, charitable organizations and foundations, merchandising, the NCAA and basic marketing functions. The culminating activity is the creation and marketing of a major league sports team. The course will also cover such topics as careers in sports marketing, legal issues and the public images of sports figures. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is encouraged but not required.

Web Page Design

Prerequisite — Strong Computer Skills
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
The primary focus of Web Page Design is to learn the skills to design and publish your own web page. Students taking this class should have a solid background in computers. This is a higher level computer course that deals with understanding Hypertext Markup Language. Students will learn the basics of creating their own web page but will also be involved in learning more complex concepts such as form design, style sheets and table design. The principles of layout and design for a web page will be discussed. Web pages will be created using Adobe Dreamweaver software. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is encouraged but not required.

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