Business, Marketing, & Info. Tech

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    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 1&2

    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.

     

    Introduction to Business and 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).

     

    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 or Applied 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.

     

    Entrepreneurship / Retail Store Operations (CTB 301/302)

    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 recommendations 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.

     

    Business Law (CTB 207)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 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 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.

    *Note: The Pierce County Skills Center offers a program that may be of interest to you: Criminal Justice. Please see the Pierce County Skills Center section of this guide for more information.

     

    Digital Communication Tools (Digitools) (CTB 101)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    This course prepares individuals for electronic workplace communications using standard and customized software products. Students will learn about workplace technology resources such as programming basics, animation/gaming, digital languages, and computing concepts. Students will also begin post- secondary planning and career exploration. This course is typically taken during the 9th grade year.


     

    CTE: Computer Science and Information Processing

    Introduction to Computer Programming A & B (CTT 251/252)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra 1.

    Introduction to Computer Programming is a semester or year-long course focused on fundamental computer science concepts. Students will learn how to program using Python. Assignments and instruction are application-based and include socially relevant, real-world, current topics. Students will use a variety of tools and platforms throughout the course and will produce a final project that incorporates topics such as Human Computer Interaction, Problem Solving, Web Design, Introduction to Programing, Computing and Data Analysis, and Robotics. This project-based course will include fundamentals of Java and Unity along with Simulations, Game design, and App Development. *Note: The Pierce County

    Skills Center offers programs that may be of interest to you: DigiPen Game Design or PC Networking and

    Hardware Repair. Please see the Pierce County Skills Center section of this guide for more information

     

    Microsoft Applications 1-A (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 - Fees may apply / Microsoft Certification Available Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Digitools

    This self-paced course series will guide students through real-life projects using word processing spreadsheet, database applications, and presentation software. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible for industry certification through Microsoft. In addition to computer skills, students will develop work skills that are an important part of succeeding in the work environment.

     

    Microsoft Applications 2-A (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 - Fees may apply / Microsoft Certification Available Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Digitools

    This self-paced course series will guide students through real-life projects using word processing spreadsheet, database applications, and presentation software. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible for industry certification through Microsoft. In addition to computer skills, students will develop work skills that are an important part of succeeding in the work environment.

     

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

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.5

    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.

     

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

    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 and successful completion of Introduction to Computer Programming 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. *Note: the Pierce County Skills Center offers programs that may be of interest to you: DigiPen Game Design or PC Networking and Hardware Repair. For more information please see the Pierce County Skills Center section.

     

    Independent Study in Computer Science (CTT 451/452)

    Grade Level 11 & 12 Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of AP Computer Science A with a "B" or better and instructor permission.

    This course is intended as an advanced, independent study course for students who have reached a high level of proficiency in computer science/web design. Students will research a new topic each quarter and create an industry project depending on community need(s) and student interest. Students must be self-driven and be able to work independently. Teachers will serve as advisors and provide coaching information but provide minimal instruction.

     

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