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Business and computer classes provide students with the knowledge and skills required for everyday life; for continuing education; and for advancement in one's chosen career.Business and computer classes at the high school level are for all students.


Mary Kloess
Brad Schmidt

Courses offered

TEC 111 TECHNOLOGY AND STUDY SKILLS    (Fr)              SEM 1          .5 credit

This course has been designed to develop mastery of the alphabetic and numeric keys, introduce students to basic word processing functions and develop skills in accessing information from the Internet.  A program of study skills has been incorporated into the course.
Student Activities:  Complete self-paced keyboarding lessons along with exercises from the typing textbook; complete basic word processing units on developing knowledge and skills in formatting letters, reports, etc. And complete activities to develop skills in accessing information from the Internet. Student Evaluation:  Daily assignments on each of the various aspects of the course, unit tests, speed rates, completion of keyboarding lessons, and final exam.

INFO 121   INFORMATION PROCESSING (Fr, Sophs, Jrs, Srs)        SEM 2          .5 credit

INFORMATION PROCESSING IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Prerequisite: Technology Skills.This course will review the word processing skills achieved in Technology Skills and introduce advanced word processing skills such as text alignment, enhancements, columns, tables, graphics and other features.  Students will also develop skills in building spreadsheets and incorporating data into word processing files.  Lastly, students will learn to create visual presentations.  Student Activities:  Completing assignments designed to cover the various aspects of the course and learning to incorporate data from one program to another.
Student Evaluation:  Daily assignments, unit tests, major projects, and final exam.

PRIBUS 411   PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS   (Jrs,  Srs)            SEM 1            .5 credit

This one semester course will help students learn the basic aspects of:

•    Business in the global economy

•    Business organization and management

•    Business operations and technology

Student Activities:  Textbook related assignments, internet projects, and group work. 
Student Evaluation:  Class assignment, projects, quizzes and final exam.

WPD 412   WEB PAGE DESIGN (Sophs, Jrs, Srs)            SEM 1          .5 credit

Prerequisite:  Technology Skills. Students will be given an introduction to designing and creating Web pages using HTML codes and features available in Microsoft Office software.
Student Activities:  Creating and completing activities related to Web page design.
Student Evaluation:  Daily assignment, quizzes, projects, and final exam.

ACAPP 421   ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (Jrs and Srs)        SEM 2          .5 credit

Prerequisites:  Technology Skills and Information Processing.
This course expands on the use of Excel (spreadsheets) and PowerPoint (presentations).  During the first quarter, students will learn how to use spreadsheets from a review of the basic elements to the more advanced topics (cell formulas, linking files, graphing, macros).  The beginning of the second quarter will be spent teaching students how to create presentations in PowerPoint.  Students will learn how to make slides, use “builds” on slides, make graphs and charts, and run slide shows.  Finally, students will learn how to integrate both programs by linking Excel files to PowerPoint presentations and by linking Excel and PowerPoint files to Word files. Student Activities:  Assignments to develop skills in using Excel and PowerPoint, researching and creating data to use in assigned projects.
Student Evaluation:  Daily assignments, unit tests, projects, and final exam.

BUSMG 422   BUSINESS MANAGEMENT   (Jrs and Srs)        SEM 2        .5 credit

Prerequisite:  NONE
This course covers business organization in the free enterprise system, internal organization, finance, purchasing, and pricing procedures, marketing, and management theory.  Instruction focuses on the functions and tasks associated with owning and operating a business (entrepreneurship).  Class projects may be used to provide a better understanding of the decisions made in management.
Student Activities:  Textbook-related assignments, internet assignments, class project.
Student Evaluation:  Daily assignments, chapter quizzes and tests, projects, and final exam.

MRKT 401   MARKETING   (Jrs and Srs)            All Year        1  credit

Prerequisite:  NONE
Marketing is designed for those students interested in a career in business.  The main goal of the course is to introduce students to the many facets of marketing:  general marketing, free enterprise system, small business management and ownership, and service and product-oriented marketing.  Various marketing projects may be utilized semester 2 to reinforce the students’ understanding of marketing principles. 
Student Activities:  Textbook-related assignments, internet assignments, class project.  
Student Evaluation:  Daily assignments, chapter quizzes and tests, projects, and final exam.

ACCT1 402   ACCOUNTING 1   (Jrs, Srs)            All Year        1   credit

Prerequisite:  NONE
This course is recommended for students planning to enter the business world and/or students expecting to major in the field of business in college.  Accounting deals with keeping records of business transactions in terms of money values.Student Activities:  Accounting is concerned with the "bookkeeping" cycle, in which the student:  1) uses common business forms; 2) analyzes business transactions; 3) maintains journals and ledgers; 4) completes the end-of-cycle activities; and 5) prepares reports that reflect the financial condition of a business.
Student Evaluation:  Daily assignments, textbook assignments, reinforcement activities, a business simulation, tests, and final exam.

ACT2 403   HONORS ACCOUNTING 2    (Srs)               All Year        1    credit

Prerequisite:  A minimum grade of "C" in Accounting 1 and consent of instructor. The second year places emphasis on the learning process from a point that has been previously mastered in the first-year accounting course.  Accounting theory will be covered in much greater detail.  Issues of asset depreciation, notes payable/receivable, accrued revenue & expenses, issuing of stocks & bonds, and the area of cost accounting will be discussed.
Student Evaluation:  Daily assignments, tests, class project and final exam.