ACCOUNTING I A & B GRADES 10 - 12 1 CREDIT
Students will learn the theory and terminology necessary to start a basic accounting system for personal use, a service business, and a merchandising business. A simulation is used at the conclusion of each trimester to give students experiences in handling actual business forms. Students perform basic accounting functions on the computer. Accounting traits of accuracy, neatness, orderliness, thoroughness, and responsibility are stressed. This class, if taken in 12th grade, may fulfill the fourth-year state math requirement.
ACCOUNTING II A & B GRADES 11 - 12 1 CREDIT
**Prerequisite: Accounting I and permission from the instructor
This course explores in detail theories presented in Accounting I and introduces computerized accounting, corporate accounting, and cost accounting. Computerized accounting projects are used throughout the course to give students experience in handling the complete accounting cycle. This class is highly recommended for those students interested in business or who wish to enter the accounting field directly after high school, either through employment or further study. This class, if taken in 12th grade, may fulfill the fourth-year state math requirement.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING Two or Three trimesters GRADES 10 - 12 1.5 CREDITS
**Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Related Technology (CRT)
Business Management and Marketing assists in the improvement of marketing techniques, and builds understanding of the wide range of social and economic responsibilities that accompany the right to engage in marketing, management, retailing, and entrepreneurship in the free enterprise system.
Students participate in the operations of the Campus Corner school store. All students may benefit from belonging to the Association of
Marketing Students – DECA. Three trimesters highly recommended.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING II One to Three trimesters GRADES 11 - 12 .5 CREDIT each
Includes advanced study of management and marketing and management of the school store and/or entrepreneurship. Instructor approval required
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING III One to Three trimesters GRADES 10 - 12 .5 CREDIT each
Includes more in depth study of management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Instructor approval required.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS Two or Three trimesters GRADES 10 - 12 1.5 CREDITS
**Prerequisite: CRT A
This course is designed to prepare students for employment opportunities in today's rapidly changing business environment. Students will learn how to use advanced features of Word, Excel, and Access to produce and edit documents, create presentations using PowerPoint, develop a professional portfolio, use the internet for research, proofread, use voice input technology, manage records, use common office equipment, prioritize and organize work. Students are given the opportunity to participate in competitions and travel with Business Professionals of America, a national student organization. Field experience, job shadowing, and internships available through CTE. Credits may be articulated with Davenport University and Glen Oaks Community College. Three trimesters highly recommended.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS II One to Three trimesters GRADES 11-1 2 .5 Credit each
Advanced study of computer applications in business. Field experience and internships available and recommended. Instructor approval required.
BUSINESS EXPLORATION GRADES 10 - 12 .5 CREDIT
The Business Exploration course is designed for students who have an interest in the business world, whether it is in the private, public or personal area. How to compete in the global workplace and operate a successful business as well as the responsibilities of business ownership and the related activities associated with business operation are included. Virtual business computer simulation is used to give students experiences related course objectives.
COMPUTER RELATED TECHNOLOGY A (REQUIRED) & B GRADES 9 - 12 .5 CREDIT each
CRT students will develop computer related skills needed to be successful in work or advanced education. Areas of study include keyboarding, communication skills, listening skills, computer applications and entry-level work skills. Students will learn to use a number of computer applications such as Word, Excel, and Access. Keyboarding skills are enhanced through the production of documents and timings. Mastery learning is used so that all students complete the course with more than minimal skills. CRT A is a required class for all students at Sturgis High School.
BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LAW GRADES 10 – 12 .5 CREDIT
This course is developed to introduce students to the world of law. Multiple areas of the law are studied including: ethics, criminal law, civil law, tort law, public policy, the dual court system trial procedures, and entering into contracts. The course will give students basic understanding of the law as it relates to them in the business world and in the personal world.
DESKTOP PUBLISHING GRADES 10-12 .5 CREDIT
Prerequisite: CRT A
An introductory course in the fundamentals of planning and creating a document, this course will instruct students how to organize and format text in a publication. Students will learn about different types of objects and how to use them to enhance publications as well as how to work with color and select a method of publication. Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Digital Image, and Scrapbook Factory are samples of software that will be utilized.
WEB PAGE DESIGN AND THE INTERNET GRADES 10-12 .5 CREDIT
This course is an introduction to web design where students will learn what makes a web site useful and attractive, and put that information into practice by design. It is a goal of this course to have an informative web site available online upon completion of the class. This course will be designed to teach students the basic concepts of Web Page creation using HTML programming language and other programs. Areas of concentration will be formatting text, hypertext links, graphics, and other multimedia.
E-COMMERCE GRADES 10-12 .5 CREDIT
Through the course students learn how business concepts apply to the electronic world of e-commerce. Personal applications, such as online banking and consumer education are covered, as well as business applications such as Internet marketing, advertising, security, and global implications. Students learn how to maintain a commercial web site.
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS MATH A & B GRADE 12 1 CREDIT
In personal finance, students learn fundamental money management skills, including calculating gross income, paying taxes, recordkeeping, establishing savings accounts, handling credit, making mortgage payments, investing, and more. Business math reviews the fundamental math operations in launching and running a business. The lessons and activities will help prepare all students for success in work and in life. This class may fulfill the fourth-year state math requirement.