Philosophy Statement for Business/Marketing Program
The Business Education program will provide all students the opportunity to develop an understanding of current business concepts, practices, techniques and tools. It will support student learning in other subject areas, but most importantly, the Business Education program will provide an authentic workplace environment and curriculum that encourages students to set goals and strive to attain them, while developing an understanding of key concepts and achieving skills necessary for personal success.
Students learn how to operate a keyboard using the touch method. Emphasis is place on learning the skills through drill work and timed writings. Students will work on building speed and accuracy and will apply these skills to the formatting of letters, reports, and other types of business communication.
Accuracy and speed will continue to be stressed while learning to produce more complicated business letters, reports, and tables using office simulations. A major goal of this class is developing independent work skills as well as proofreading and following directions.
This is a full cycle of accounting for a small service business operated as a sole proprietorship, which gives students an understanding of accounting at the most basic level. Students can use this class to explore the possibility of a future as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper, accountant, or Certified Public Accounting. This basic accounting knowledge would be helpful for students as investors, voters, members of the community serving as volunteers, or just personally to enable the students to balance their checkbooks and better handle their own business affairs.
Accounting 2 is based on a larger retail business organized as a partnership that both buys and sells on credit using Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and uses subsidiary ledgers. The students also learn Payroll from calculating time cards through doing all the payroll journal entries. This class would be good preparation for an Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, or a Payroll Clerk.
In this class students will learn about business types (service, retail, and manufacturing) and forms of ownership (Proprietorship, partnership, or corporation). The main project of the class is to pick a personal business they would like to own and write the business plan for it after students have done research on the business type and size and also research on the population demographics to identify their targeted customers.
This course integrates computer literacy and applications. Students will cover a variety of topics from the origin of computers to career choices and the role of computers in the future. Students will use the Microsoft Office programs on the computer to do basic word processing, database, and spreadsheet documents.
Students will use what they have learned in Computers in Business 1 in order to complete more advanced business applications using Microsoft Office. Students will also learn basic skills such as basic HTML, web site development, presentations, and learning how to search the web.
The personal finance class ensures that students understand their role and financial responsibilities as an individual and citizen, it covers personal business management skills including checking accounts, budgeting, credit decisions, financial security planning, consumer rights and responsibilities, etc.
Units offered in Personal Finance Unit 1: Personal decision making Unit 2: Earning a living Unit 3: Budgeting Unit 4: Savings and Investing Unit 5 : Buying goods and Services Unit 6: Banking Unit 7: Using Credit Unit 8 : Protecting against risk