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Business Courses
• Keyboarding - 5 credits full-year or 2.5 semester course (9th grade)
• Computer  Applications I - 5 credits
• Computer Applications II - 5 crrdits (pre-requisite  Computer Ap. I)
• Word Processing - 5 credits** (pre-requisite one-year of  Keyboarding or Computer
   Applications I) 
• Office Systems Technology - 5 credits
• Business  Law/Consumer Education - 5 

credits
• Entrepreneurship - 5 credits
• Retail  Business - 5 credits
• Accounting I - 5 credits
• Accounting II - 5   credits  (pre-requisite  Accounting I)
• Computer  Science Visual Basic - 10 credits (by  approval of the   instructor) 
• Computer Science C+ - 10 credits (by  approval of the instructor)
• Computer Graphics - 5 credits
• Cooperative  Business   Education (CBE) - 15  credits (pre-requisites are 2 years of
   business classes and approval of the instructor) 
          
Description of Courses...
 
Keyboarding
An introductory computer course designed to teach students to operate the 
alphabet and numeric keyboard on the microcomputers using the touch method
with proper  techbniques. Theobjectives, instuctional  activities, materials and equipment will provide our students with the keyboarding ability to operate word processing programs and  performs various business applications, documents and features.  It is proposed that all 9th graders be required to take a keyboarding course.  The keyboarding course will prepare the students for continuing their  computer education with the upper level course offerings. 
 
Computer Applications I 
This is an introductory computer couse which examines the components and
features of the PC.  Students will learn the concepts and applications of Microsoft Office running under the graphical user interface Microsoft Windows including wordprocessing,electronic spreadsheet, data management, presentations, 
desktop publishing and the Internet.  The prerequisite for this course is keyboarding. 
 
Computer Applications II  
This is an advanced computer applications course designed to increase students'     productivity in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook).  Students wil be expected to achieve certification as a Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS).  The prerequisite for this course is keyboarding and Computer Applications  I. 
 
Word Processing 
Teaches students advanced techniques and skills needed for document preparation in today's high-tech work environment or at  post-secondary educational institutions.  The students will create tables, newsletters, charts, mail merges, spreadsheets and presentations. They will also learn techniques for navigating the  Internet.  Currently, the Windeows 2000 and XP operating systems and  Microsoft Office  2000 and XP software tools are available to the students.  The majority of  the assignments  are performance-based whereby students are evaluated on how well they apply their    technical skills, ability to analyze and problem-solve to complete projects.  The 
prerequisite for this course is one year of keyboarding or a Computer Applications  course. 
 
Office Systems Technology 
This is a course designed to meet the needs of the new generation of office workers. Students are provided training, exposure and information on technology equipment, interacting with others, and the importance of human relations and good work habits. Instruction is provided on computer calculator functions to perform various office-related mathematical simulations. The students will develop spelling and English skills; work to  promote consisently accurate spelling and correct English for their office; and improve     personal development.  The students complete a careers unit, create their resumes, letters of application, interviewing techniques and goal setting.  Field trips are included so that the student will become familiar with equipment and procedures not available in the classroom.
Business Law/Consumer Education   
Business Law presents human drama through an evolving set of rules. It focuses on  the process of our legal system and reflects many social and ethical issues. It provides the background for professional explorations. Consumer Education is designed to teach and equip the students with the skills and tools needed to manage their personal resources and affairs by making informed choices in the marketplace.  Students gain insight and appreciation of their rights and duties as a citizen, consumer knowledge and awareness, budgeting money, getting and keeping credit.  Experiences include field trip (courthouse), guest speakers, role-playing activities, simulations, and video presentation.