Business Education Technology Courses

07010 Career Planning

  • Grade Level: 9
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: Career Planning is a freshman course required for graduation. Over the course of the semester, students will work with topics that help them identify who they are, what they are interested in doing, and the potential paths available to getting there. By the end of the semester, students should have the resources needed to start planning their paths to their future. (22151A000, Career Exploration)

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Self-Investigation and Awareness
  • Career Research
  • Post-Secondary and Job Readiness Skills

State Course: 22151A000, Career Exploration

07400 Computers Applications

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: Computer Applications is orientation-level course designed to develop problem-solving skills to hands-on, real-life situations using a variety of software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation software.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

State Course: 10004A001, Computer Concepts & Software Applications

07300 Introduction to Business 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This class is designed to give students an orientation level overview of all aspects in the field of business and courses in our business department. Through individual and group projects, students will be working with technology to create and develop their ideas on the topics being covered - many of which will result in class presentations. Class topics will range from basic economics, to marketing strategies, accounting, business management, ethics and web development.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Marketing Overview (including advertising, promotion, and selling)
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Economics and Accounting

State Course: 12001A001, Business and Technology Concepts

07310 Introduction to Business 2

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Business 1

Description: This course allows students to get a deeper understanding of topics introduced in Business 1. Through many hands on activities and projects, students will continue to develop their business knowledge to build a foundation for further study in business. Students will frequently be working with groups and presenting concepts to the classroom.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • The 4 Ps
  • Target Markets
  • Promotional Techniques
  • Communication/Presentation Skills

State Course: 12001A001, Business and Technology Concepts

07220 Marketing

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Business 2

Description: Marketing is designed for students who are serious about potentially pursuing careers in the fields of business and marketing. This course is a lab in which students are responsible for running the school store during their lunch period. Students will further develop and implement topics learned in their Business 1 and 2 courses.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Pricing
  • Customer Service
  • Promotional Activities
  • Bookeeping and Buying

State Course: 12164A001, Product-Oriented Marketing

07600 Information & Software Systems 1

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: .5
  • Prerequisite: Computer Applications

Description: This semester course is taken after Computer Applications. It is a continuation into the deeper skill-sets found in Microsoft Office programs. The class will prepare and test to obtain multiple real-world certifications as a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Microsoft Word-Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel-Advanced
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

State Course: 10005A001, Information Processing I

07620 Information & Software Systems 2

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Computer Applications

Description: This semester course is a continuation of Information Systems & Software 1. Students will continue learning advanced Microsoft Office skills. The class will prepare and test to obtain additional certifications as a Microsoft Office Specialist. Students may work in Adobe software as well.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Microsoft Word-Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel-Advanced
  • Microsoft PowerPoint-Advanced
  • Microsoft Access

State Course: 10005A001, Information Processing I

07640 Advanced Information and Software Systems 3

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: .5
  • Prerequisite: Information and Software Systems 1

Description: Information and Software Systems 3 is for all students and builds on the information covered in Information and Software 2. A course portfolio is required and teachers will work with students to develop specific course goals, based upon the student’s career and educational goals. The course is designed to increase students’ opportunities to succeed in work after graduation or continue their education at a community college or university. Students successfully completing the course may elect to sit for Microsoft Office Word Specialist Certification

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Formatting documents and using clip art
  • Manage long documents

State Course: 10005A002, Information Processing II

07660 Advanced Information and Software Systems 4

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: .5
  • Prerequisite: Information and Software Systems 1 and Information and Software Systems 2

Description: Information and Software Systems 4 is for all students. Students will create the decision making functions, analyze worksheets, and create and work with interactive Web documents. A course portfolio will be created and teachers will work with students to develop specific course goals based upon the student’s career and educational goals. The course is designed to increase students’ opportunities to succeed in work after graduation or continue their education at a community college or university. Students successfully completing the course may elect to sit for Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint and Excel Certification.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Advanced work in PowerPoint
  • Intermediate and advanced work in Excel

State Course: 10005A001, Information Processing Il

07280 Consumer Education

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This class fulfills the State of Illinois Consumer Education requirement for graduation. It is designed to help students better understand the marketplace through the study of consumer rights, checking accounts, the banking system, budgeting, insurance, credit, real estate, consumer fraud, income tax, and investing.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Saving & Investing
  • Income Tax & Insurance
  • Credit & Banking

State Course: 22210A000, Consumer Economics/Personal Finance

07230 Salesmanship

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: Salesmanship is a course recommended for any student interest in learning the art of selling. The most important thing to sell is you - in an interview, on the job, to the public and, of course, in a sales field. Through various projects, students will learn the process of the sale and the psychology behind selling.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • The Seven Steps of the Sale
  • Feature-Benefit Selling
  • Closing the Sale

State Course: 12164A001, Product Oriented Marketing

07480 Digital Media Development

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Computer Applications

Description: This semester course is designed to teach students how to create professional Multimedia documents. The topics include how to use fonts and clip art effectively, and how to arrange text and graphics on the page. Examples of documents include: letters, brochures, business cards, flyers, posters, greeting cards, banners, newsletters, booklets, presentations, and reports. Students will compile a digital portfolio to use with future employers or a college admissions office.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Learning how to use Digital Design Software (Adobe Illustrator and In Design)
  • Layout and Design
  • Multimedia Portfolio

State Course: 10201A002, Web Page and Interactive Media Development II

0750 Beginning Accounting

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: Students will develop basic principles and practices of accounting with an emphasis on the financial records of sole proprietorship businesses. Daily transactions, specialized journals, financial statements, financial statement analysis are included.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Classify and record of transactions.
  • Complete and analyze financial statements.

State Course: 12104A001, Accounting I

0752 Advanced Accounting

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Beginning Accounting

Description: This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing accounting coursework in college. Students will encounter advanced accounting concepts such as the recording of departmental transactions. The curriculum also includes inventory planning, accounting for uncollectible accounts, plant assets and other advanced topics.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Recording of departmental transactions
  • Recording of higher level accounting adjustments and valuations

State Course: 12104A002, Accounting II

0754 Web Development

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Computer Applications

Description: This year-long course is designed for students interested in learning how to design and develop Websites. The course also explores many of Adobe’s Creative Cloud products such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Animate. The course may include Game Design.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Web design with HTML & Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Animate

State Course: 10201A001, Web Page and Interactive Media Development I

07560 Web Development 2

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Web Development

Description: This semester course further explores Web Design and Adobe Creative Cloud products. Students will also use programs to development video projects.

  • Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)
  • Web design
  • Adobe CC

State Course: 10201A002, Web Page and Interactive Media Development II

07260 Business Law

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This one semester course provides students with an understanding of the legal framework of our society. Students will make individual and group presentations. Students may participate in mock trials while learning about the law.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • History of the law
  • Courts systems and procedures
  • Contracts
  • Legal terminology

State Course: 12054A001, Business Law

3757 Introduction to Networking and Coding Articulated (RVC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 11-12 '
  • Credits Earned: 1
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This course will provide an introduction to computer concepts, principles and terminology. A number of hands on computer experiences will be provided and students will learn some basic skills necessary to develop code and mobile apps. This course will also teach the student how to install new machines in a stand-alone or networked environment.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Overview of PC hardware and software.
  • Preventative maintenance and system care.
  • Tools, safety procedures and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Assembling and disassembling a PC.
  • System configuration, system resources and conflicts
  • Disk drives and drive interfaces.

State Course: 10102A001 Computer Networking 1

3758 Computer Networking and Troubleshooting Dual Credit (RVC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 11-12 '
  • Credits Earned: 1
  • Prerequisite: Please see a counselor

Description: Computer Networking and Troubleshooting will provide an introduction to local area networks (LAN’s) and teach features of Windows and Linux operating systems. Students will learn troubleshooting strategies while they install a local area network.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Installation and management of a local area networks
  • Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Functions of a multi-user operating system
  • File system structure
  • Shell programming

State Course: 10102A002 Computer Networking 2

0712 Inter-related Co-op Classroom and VEI

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: A student must have a minimum of 12 credits for this program.

Description: Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) is a global business simulation offered to students through a project based learning environment that will foster 21st century job skills. Students will get hired for real jobs in a fake company. They will build and operate an online business internationally where all the money and products are made up, but the work is very real. This is an essential class for anyone planning to start or run a business.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Job application, resume, and hiring process
  • Building and presenting a business plan
  • Day-to-day operations of an international business including: Sales, inventory, advertising, finance, H.R. and leadership.
  • Designing trade show communication including a booth and sales flyers
  • Personal finance planning through spending tracking and budgeting.
  • Annual reporting process to close out fiscal year.

State Course: 22153A001, Cooperative Education

0714 Inter-related Co-op Supervision

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: The student must have a job by the third day of class. Job location must be a reasonable distance from the high school (at teacher discretion). Employment by relatives is not accepted. Students should have completed two years in a related vocational sequence in order to be accepted into this program. Good attendance is essential. A minimum of 12 credits is required to qualify for this program.

Description: Students can receive an additional ½ credit by finding and keeping gainful employment outside of school.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • On the job personal skills.
  • Development of
  • (2-3 per semester length of class)

State Course: 22153A001, Cooperative Education