Business

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Chere' Hobbs - hobbsc@sd5.k12.mt.us              

Grady Bennett - bennettg@sd5.k12.mt.us

Cindy Jones - jonesc@sd5.k12.mt.us                             

Josh Munro - munroj@sd5.k12.mt.us

Jareth Wilson- wilsonj@sd5.k12.mt.us

ACCOUNTING 1

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None 

Course Objectives:  Accounting, like learning a foreign language, is “the language of business”. Accounting professionals are the lifeblood of any organization. Despite tough economic times, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that accountant and auditor employment will increase by 18% by 2016 – faster than the average for all other occupations. Accounting 1 is an introduction to financial accounting concepts. A study of the accounting cycles of service organizations and merchandisers emphasizing the recording of business transactions, and the preparation of financial statements for such organizations. Emphasis is also placed on the accounting relating to the measurement, valuation and reporting of assets, liabilities and equity, and related internal control considerations.

ACCOUNTING 101 (ACTG_101)
Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 11, 12
Material Fee: All FVCC Dual Credit fees (First 6 credits are free)
Prerequisite: Required concurrent enrollment as a Running Start student in ACTG_101 at FVCC for 3 college credits.

Course Objectives: Accounting is necessary for every business student as it is truly the language of business. A good understanding of accounting will help you in every business venture in which you participate. A practical course in the foundations of accounting emphasizes the complete accounting cycle for a sole-proprietorship, service business or merchandising firm. This course covers receivables and payables as well as banking transactions and payroll. This course will give you the basic accounting functions to be able to do bookkeeping for any business. You will learn about Debits and Credits, Journalizing and Posting, preparing financial statements, and looking at ratios to know whether you have done well in your business.

ACCOUNTING 102 (ACTG_102)

Credit 0.5;
Semester; Grades 11, 12
Material Fee: All FVCC Dual Credit fees (First 6 credits are free)
Prerequisite: Accounting Procedures 101(Grade C or better). Required concurrent enrollment as a Running Start student in ACTG_102 at FVCC for 3 college credits.

Course Objectives: This is the second accounting class in the sequence. We will be using the second half of the book for this class and continue building upon the accounting theories and procedures learned in the first class, ACTG_101. The course covers notes payable and receivable, valuation of receivables, inventories, plant and equipment, the voucher system, accounting for partnerships and corporations, financial statement analysis and cash flow statements. This course will provide a more in-depth explanation of some of the theories learned previously.


COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS 1

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grade 9
Prerequisite:  None

Course Objectives:  This course will focus on careers, utilizing technology, and develop learning skills.  The five key components of the class include career exploration, learning skills, financial literacy, human relations, and information literacy.  Students will utilize resources such as on-line libraries and the internet to research careers.  Students will study how learning occurs, review and examine strategies for learning, and apply learning strategies to different situations.  Students will explore financial literacy and how to effectively manage personal finances.

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS 2

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grade 11 
Prerequisite:  None

Course Objectives:  This course is designed to prepare students for post high school education as well as career readiness.  The ultimate goal is to graduate students who are college and career ready by underscoring the relevance between education and work through early academic and career planning.  A major focus throughout the course will be college and career education. Students will develop tools to help them prepare for the pursuit of employment: resumes; cover letters; applications and mock interviews. Students will research post secondary educational opportunities by conducting college research; preparing college applications and scholarship research including essay writing. Students will create a final portfolio showcasing college and career research.  
 

INTRO TO TECH TOOLS

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None

Course Objectives: This is an introductory course that will teach students how to use, analyze, and create multimedia projects.  Students will explore graphics, animation, video production and photography. Students involved in organizations such as BPA and DECA will have opportunities to compete at state and national conferences and can use class time to complete and perfect projects. Students need to have a solid understanding of technology and be able to work independently.


ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Intro to Multimedia OR Graphic Design 1 OR IT business instructor’s signature.

Course Objectives:  This is an individualized, self-paced course where students will explore advanced multimedia projects of their choice and interest. Students can explore digital photo manipulation and enhancement, flash animations, video production, web design or any software or hardware applications of interest to them. Students will operate from a "business" mentality where they produce a product of the highest quality for the customer. Students involved in organizations such as BPA and DECA will have opportunities to compete at state and national conferences and can use class time to complete and perfect projects. Students need to have a solid understanding of technology and be able to work independently. Students can also choose to pursue the fundamentals of video game design and gain hands on experience in the areas of game theory and game building. This course is designed for a student to take more than one time. 


COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (CSE)

Credit 1.0, Year, Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Course Objectives: Open doors in any career with computer science/coding/programming! This course aims to build students’ awareness of the tremendous demand for computer specialists and for professionals in all fields who have computational skills. Each unit focuses on one or more computationally intensive career paths. Students willcreate apps for mobile devices, automate tasks in a variety of computer programming languages, find patterns in data, and interpret simulations. Students will collaborate to create and present solutions that can improve people’s lives. How will computing and connectivity transform your world?

CODING 101

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Course Objectives: Students will explore and master introductory elements of computer programming or “coding” through various computer based or mobile platforms. Coding 101 is designed to motivate students to continue learning computer science to improve real world relationships, connections and life. Students will experience an environment of communal learning that emphasizes risk-taking. This course will teach students about computer science, computational thinking and programming.

MARKETING 1

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description:  Students will learn marketing concepts and practices with an emphasis on project based learning through the use of simulations and role plays. Students work through concepts with a focus on the restaurant, retail, and hospitality industries. A restaurant marketing simulation allows students to manage their own virtual restaurant making decisions on everything from advertising to staffing to menu development. DECA events are used to provide case studies and real examples allowing students to put concepts into practice.

MARKETING 2

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Marketing 1 

Course Description:  This course is a continuation of Marketing 1 with an emphasis on the Sports and Entertainment industry.  Project based learning will be used including a simulation in which students run their own virtual football franchise while managing stadium operations. Students will also utilize DECA competitive events case studies and current events for real world application of concepts learned. Branding, licensing, sponsorships and endorsements, target marketing ticketing, operations, and promotions are key concepts covered.

 
PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (BMGT 205C)

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 11, 12
Required concurrent enrollment as a Running Start student in BMGT 205 at FVCC for 3 college credits.
Fees:  All FVCC Dual Credit fees (First 6 credits are free)
Prerequisite: None

Course Objectives:   This course will blend thinking, speaking, listening, and composition skills to understand their importance in business.  All of these components will be interwoven in a manner that will prepare the student for the world of work outside the classroom. We will review basic communication skills including grammar, punctuation.  We will study principles and techniques of written business communications and reports using the direct, indirect, and persuasive approaches to business writing as illustrated by routine requests, claim letters, persuasive letter, bad-news messages, application letters, memos, and short reports.  Some emphasis will be on oral communication, conducting meetings, intercultural communication, and business technology.  This course will recognize the importance of nonverbal communication as associated with intercultural communications.  This course also requires students to deliver an effective short oral report.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Credit 0.5; Semester; Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None

Course Objectives:  This course will help students manage their personal and family finances.  Throughout the course students will learn how to analyze needs versus wants, set financial goals, research financial planning, investigate human capital, read paychecks and tax forms, manage cash, credit and bank accounts, examine the time value of money and savings, identify major expenditure categories, develop a personal spending plan, investigate the stock market, and examine economic systems and consumer decisions.

Business Academy Distinction

The Business Academy distinction acknowledges graduating seniors that complete a plan emphasizing a business focus.  To be eligible for this distinction, the student must complete all requirements.  Students earning this distinction are eligible to wear a teal distinction cord at graduation.

The Business Academy distinction strand criteria:

  1. 3.0 total credits: 2.0 credits of any Business elective and 1.0 credit specializing in Finance, Marketing or Technology
  • Business Electives: Business Essentials, Personal Finance, Accounting 1, Marketing 1, Marketing 2, Into to Tech Tools, Advanced Multimedia, Coding 101, Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE), Accounting 101, Accounting 102, Professional Business Communications
  • Finance Focus: Accounting 1, Accounting 101, Accounting 102
  • Marketing Focus: Marketing 1 and Marketing 2
  • Technology Focus: Intro to Tech Tools, Advanced Multimedia, Computer Science and Software, Coding 101

2. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher in all course work

3. Participate in at least one of our Business Department activities (BPA, DECA, Internship or Job Shadow)

 

Technology Focus

Finance Focus

Marketing Focus

Potential Starter

Business Essentials

Business Essentials

Business Essentials

Specialized Focus Area

(must have 1 credit)

Intro to Multimedia

Advanced Multimedia

Computer Science & Software

Accounting 1

Accounting 101

Accounting 102

Marketing 1

Marketing 2

Highly Recommended

Personal Finance

Personal Finance

Personal Finance

Capstone

Professional Business Communications

Professional Business Communications

Professional Business Communications