Business, Marketing, & Info. Tech

  • CTE: Business & Marketing

     

    Business Technology | Business Electives | Marketing 

     

    CTE: Business Technology

     

    Digital Communication Tools (Digitools)  (CTB 101)

    Grade Level:  9, 10
    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    This course prepares students for digital workplace communications using standard and customized software products. Students will learn about workplace technology using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Students will also learn some programming basics through animation and gaming. This course is typically taken during the 9th grade year.

     

    Microsoft Applications 1-A & 1-B   (CTB 218/219)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5 / College Credit may be available see note at beginning of

    Career/Technical Education Section

    Microsoft Certification Available

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Digitools

    This self-paced course series will guide students through real-life projects using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Access.   Throughout this course, students will be eligible to earn industry certification through Microsoft. Microsoft Certifications include both Core and Expert level certification

     

    Microsoft Applications 2-A & 2-B (CTB 255/256)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5 / College Credit may be available see note at beginning of

    Career/Technical Education Section

    Microsoft Certification Available

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Microsoft Applications 1-A & 1-B

    This self-paced course series will guide students through real-life projects using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Access. Throughout this course, students will be eligible to earn industry certification through Microsoft.  Microsoft Certifications include both Core and Expert level certification

     

    Web Design 1   (CTT 151/152)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Digitools

    Students learn to write and diagnose basic HTML by hand to create functional, yet attractive web pages that are designed and structured according to proper design and layout. Students also learn some basic PhotoShop to edit photos for their web pages.

     

     

    Web Design 2  (CTT 263/264)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Web Design 1

    This course prepares individuals to apply HTML, XML, JavaScript, graphics applications, and other authoring tools to the design, editing and publishing (launching) of documents, images, graphics, sound and multimedia products on the Internet. Includes instruction in Internet theory; web page standards and policies; elements of web page design; user interfaces; vector tools; special effects; interactive and multimedia components; search engines; navigation; morphing; ecommerce tools; and emerging web technologies.



    CTE: Business Electives

     

    Senior Survival (CTE 401)

    Grade Level: 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: None

    In this one trimester course, students will learn life skills that will help them navigate the adult world after graduation. Instruction will cover understanding phone plans, paychecks, banking, interest rates, investing, taxes, loans, credit cards, job applications, budgets, car leasing/purchasing, rental agreements, bills, health insurance, and overall finances. Learning experiences related to getting and keeping a job, leadership, teamwork, building healthy relationships, dealing with emotions, and being resilient in the face of disappointments and setbacks will also be part of this course. 



    Accounting 1-A & 1-B (CTB 201/202)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  3rd year Math Credit 1.0, Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Learn how to plan, record, analyze and interpret business transactions. This course begins to prepare individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions.  Accounting is the way financial information is kept, reported and interpreted. Business employees, owners, managers, as well as consumers use skills studied in accounting to make good financial decisions. Accountants are in high demand in the job market.

     

    Accounting 2-A & 2-B (CTB 361/362)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Accounting 1A&1B

    This second year course prepares individuals on advanced levels to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions.  Instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, professional standards and ethics, plus applications specific for profit, public and non-profit organizations will be included.

     

    Business Law   (CTB 207)

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    Students discover and explore rights and duties of citizenship including ethics, contracts, liabilities, tax laws, civil and criminal law. This course emphasizes the application of legal principles and practices. It develops an understanding of the United States legal system and how it is present in all areas of life from before birth to after death.  Students will study the sources of law and analyze legal cases related to the protection of individual rights and the responsibility to observe the rights of others.

     

    Financial Fitness A & B (CTB 305/306)

    Grade Level:  11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE, Elective 1.0, Math Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1.

    This course prepares individuals to plan, manage and analyze finances.  Students will learn about financial responsibility and decision-making; income; planning and money management; saving and investing; buying goods and services; banking and financial; institutions; credit and debt; and risk management and insurance.

     

    Yearbook Technology A & B  (CTT 351/352)

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Fine Arts or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Digitools and Instructor Permission

    This course is designed to teach students the essentials of advanced desktop publishing and graphic design. This is a project-based class in which students will create school wide flyers, poster and produce the yearbook using various publishing software.

     

    Project Management A, B & C  (CTE 105/106/507)

    Grade Level: 10, 11 & 12     

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.5--May be repeated 

    This course provides leadership and management guidelines for the project manager in a variety of school-based and community projects and initiatives.  Principles of effective planning, communication, motivation, and marketing throughout the project life cycle are the focus of this course. Project Management presents principles of project control from initiation through execution to closure/evaluation in a clear and practical manner.




    CTE: Marketing

     

    Introduction to Business & Marketing A & B (CTB 214/215)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    This introductory class will help students learn about careers and concepts in marketing.  Students will be able to utilize these concepts regardless of their future employment interests and improve their chances of success in our free enterprise system. Topics explored are leadership development, pricing concepts, product strategy, advertising and sales promotion, visual merchandising and display techniques, job acquisition skills, job safety, starting student businesses in class, and basic selling techniques.  This class uses guest speakers to enhance the classroom climate.  Additionally, student participation in DECA provides them the opportunity to attend area, state, and international competitions (for detailed information see www.wadeca.org), which further develop their leadership potential.  This course is a prerequisite for Entrepreneurship/Retail Store Operations (working in the student store).



    Retail Store Operations (CTB 301/302/503)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Repeatable

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5 (Repeatable)

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro to Business and Marketing with a C grade or better, a food handler's permit, and Instructor approval. This course does not need to be taken for all three trimesters, but is highly encouraged.

    This course is perfect for marketing students who desire real work experience, who are energetic, and interested in mastering cashiering, food handling, inventory control, and promotion.  Students who demonstrate quality work ethic and positive human relations skills will have the option to work in a management role.  Successful students will leave with real work experience and letters of recommendation for future employers.  Additionally, student participation in DECA provides them the opportunity to attend area, state, and international competitions (for detailed information see www.wadeca.org), which further develop their leadership potential.

     

    Entrepreneurship (CTBxxx) - NEW

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Business & Marketing

    This course introduces students to a wide array of entrepreneurial concepts and skills, including the role of entrepreneurship in our economy, entrepreneurial discovery processes, ideation, and preliminary start-up venture planning. Students also develop an appreciation for marketing’s pivotal role in the development and success of a new business. They become acquainted with channel management, pricing, product/service management, and promotion. Students conduct thorough market planning for their ventures: selecting target markets; conducting market, SWOT, and competitive analyses; forecasting sales; setting marketing goals and objectives; selecting marketing metrics; and setting a marketing budget. CTSO: DECA



    Business Management (CTBxxx) - NEW

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Business & Marketing

    This course expands student understanding of business management. It exposes students to several types of management, including customer relationship management, human resources management, knowledge management, information management, project management, quality management, risk management, and strategic management. Business law, communication skills, economics, operations, and professional development are also stressed throughout the course. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete activities. Throughout the course, students are presented ethical dilemmas and problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. CTSO: DECA

     

    Sports and Event Marketing (CTBxxx) - NEW

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Business & Marketing

    This course develops student understanding of the sport/event industries, their impact on local communities, and products; distribution systems and strategies; pricing considerations; marketing-information management; selling; product/service management, and promotion. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for planning. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. CTSO: DECA

     

    Entertainment Marketing and eSports (CTBxxx) - NEW

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5 (repeatable)
    Prerequisite: Digitools or equivalent 

    With over 380 million spectators and growing eSports is a worldwide phenomenon. Over 300 colleges offer eSports programs and more than 100 schools have scholarships. WIAA has recently adopted eSports as an approved activity. The eSports Management Specialization prepares students to turn a passion for gaming into a viable career. Students will focus on eSports coaching, social media, event planning, eSports marketing, project management, and performance training. This suite of skills are all transferable to many areas of business and connect to many high demand fields. Students will get a glimpse into the structures of an organization and how it builds a brand. Students will learn about the jobs available in eSports and where to get started in order to be involved.

     

    CTE: Computer Science 

     

    Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles A, B & C  (CTT 401/402/507)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.5

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1

    AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum is a full year, rigorous, entry level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing.  The course covers a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the Internet, bit data digital privacy and security and the societal impacts of computing. 

     

    Computer Programming 1  (CTT 251)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective .5 

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1 or AP Computer Science Principles 

    Introduction to Programming A is a one trimester course that focuses on fundamental computer science concepts while students learn to program using Python. This project based course will allow students to use a variety of tools and platforms. Assignments and instruction are application-based and include socially relevant, real-world, current topics. Students will learn a text-based coding language, Python, with the focus of this course teaching introductory coding concepts such as user inputs and outputs, if/else statements and while loops.

     

    Computer Programming 2  (CTT 252)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective .5 

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Computer Programming 1.

    Introduction to Programming B continues where Introduction to Programming A left off.  In this project based course students will continue to improve their programming skills using the programming language Python.  Students will learn advanced programming skills that include creating colored graphics, using functions, and creating algorithms.  Students will produce a final project that incorporates topics such as human computer interaction, problem solving, and basic game design.

     

    Advanced Placement Computer Science A - A, B & C (CTT 403/404/505)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Algebra Based Lab Science, Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.5    NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Computer Science A with a "C" or better or Successful completion of Introduction to Computer Programming 1 or teacher permission.

    Students will learn Java programing. The course emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and, when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. Completion of the Advanced Placement Exam is required. 


     

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