Business & Computer Technology

The Business and Computer Technology Department provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of aspects of the business world, including technology, marketing, management, and personal finance. One-half credit is required for graduation.

114cmptrapp Computer Applications
GR 9 | QP 4.33| ½ CREDIT | SEM 1 OR 2
This one-semester course provides a thorough introduction to computer applications. The course begins with an introduction to computer hardware, software, networking, and Internet safety, including related concepts and terminology. The balance of the course will allow students to develop proficiencies in word processing (including MLA formatting standards and proper citations), spreadsheets, presentation graphics, Web design, digital image and movie editing, publishing, and visual mapping. To maximize contextual learning of the software applications, assignments will be project-based.

156entre Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
GR 10-12 | QP 4.33 ½ | CREDIT | SEM 1 OR 2
This one-semester course is designed to appeal to students who are considering the study of business (including accounting) in college, as well as those students who may aspire to business ownership. It is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage their own business. Topics include: benefits and potential drawbacks of owning a small business; building a business plan; forms of business ownership; marketing; franchising; understanding balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements; contracts; and negotiations.

191compsciH Honors Computer Science
GR 10-12 | QP 4.67 |  ½ CREDIT | SEM 1 OR 2
In today’s innovation-driven economy, complex problem solving and analytical reasoning skills are important for building a foundation for numerous careers, including jobs in math, science, engineering, and technology-related fields. This course provides an introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Students will be able to design and implement computer-based solutions to problems in several application areas, including mobile apps for Android and iOS (for iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads), two of today’s most popular platforms; to learn well-known algorithms and data structures; to develop and select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve problems; and to code in a well-structured fashion.
Prerequisite: Geometry; 3.67 in a previous full-year math class.
Note: This course counts toward the four-credit math requirement.
545finance Personal Finance
GR 11-12 | QP 4.33 | ½ CREDIT | SEM 1 OR 2
This course explores the mathematics of personal and business matters with an emphasis on rational decision making. Topics in personal finance include analyzing budgets, banking, insurance, credit, taxes, real estate and investments. Students research a range of investment opportunities and financial instruments from a variety of sources including the Internet. Book fee applies.
Note: This course counts toward the four-credit math requirement.

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