• BUSINESS & COMPUTER SCIENCE

    PERSONAL FINANCE (BUS 1610 - JCC 3 credits)
    Banking and Finance will be designed for students to gain a hands-on working environment with respect to the banking industry of today.  Students will be responsible for actually running a full service bank with respect to customer service, opening bank accounts, running teller transactions, scheduling, auditing all while learning about banking regulations as well as problem solving skills.  Students will gain practical knowledge of balancing the ATM as well as dual control.  Students will gain knowledge in respect to security, fraud, and computer software applications.  Students will be prepared to actually work for a bank once this course is completed. 

    SUNY JCC college credit will also be an option for students who take and pass the JCC College Placement Test and then pass the course. (3 SUNY credits) Accuplacer score of 80+/250+; students not pursuing college credit for this class do not have to take the Accuplacer test.

    Grades:  11, 12
    Length:  20 Weeks
    Prerequisite: Accuplacer score of 80+/250+ & Financial Management
    Credit: .5
    Level: College


    CAREER PLANNING
    This course is designed to introduce students to the process of career exploration and research.  Students will consider what characteristics (abilities, interests, values, and personality) help make them the unique people that they are and begin thinking about how this self-knowledge relates to their choice of a major and a career.  Students will identify the relationship between career planning and lifelong goals.   All assignments and projects are designed to develop the technological knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in future academic and professional pursuits.
    *Required for CTE endorsement for CAS, Accounting and Computer Graphics

    Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: 0.5     (Grade 8 - final course average of 80% or higher to earn honors credit)
    Level: G


    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
    This course stresses such items as use of banking facilities, credit usage, insurance usage to manage personal risk, and completing of Federal and State Tax forms.  This course will examine and give students ideas and ways that they can begin to work on the building of their personal wealth.  Various investment options will be examined and the students will complete an investment portfolio as part of the course requirements.  Upon completion of the course the students should understand aspects of financial literacy.
    *Required for CTE endorsement for CAS, Accounting and Computer Graphics

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: G


    KEYBOARDING
    This course is designed for students to develop & enhance skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, & symbol information on a keyboard. The course includes study of basic page layout, design structure and computer graphics to produce professional-looking documents such as spreadsheets & charts, tables, letters, MLA reports, as well as the creative production of flyers, business cards, brochures, advertisements & certificates.
    *Required for CTE endorsement for CAS, Accounting and Computer Graphics

    Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: 0.5     (Grade 8-final course average of 80% or higher to earn honors credit)
    Level: G


    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
    Introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. You can pursue your interests in digital projects like: apps, films, games or music – that showcase your creativity, and use your creations to make a difference in your community. In today’s digital world, it is imperative students gain a working knowledge of technology and how to leverage that knowledge for school and beyond. 
    Note:  Computer Science Principles can be used as a third unit of Math. Students will also have the opportunity to take the AP exam in Computer Science Principles.

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: Advanced Placement


    COMPUTER APPLICATION SOFTWARE I (CSC 1560 - JCC 4 credits)
    This course will study major Microsoft Applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, web design, and much more. The focus will be on the completion of training and testing for Microsoft Office Certifications 2013 in Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint and Outlook.  After the completion of each Microsoft Component through Gmetrix training and testing, students will have to choose at least one Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Test to take for industry standard certification. Students are encouraged to take and to pass as many certifications tests as they wish.  The second half of the course is a project-based course designed to teach the students how to use and integrate all applications named above.  (One certification test completion is required.)
    *Required for CTE endorsement for CAS

    SUNY JCC college credit will also be an option for students who take and pass the JCC College Placement Test and then pass the course.  (4 SUNY credits) Students not pursuing college credit for Computer Application Software I class do not have to take the Accuplacer test.

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Accuplacer math score of 238+, Students must have 1 year of HS Algebra
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: College


    COMPUTER APPLICATION SOFTWARE II
    This course is an advanced project-based course utilizing all program knowledge learned in MOUS I.  All projects are chosen from real-life needs from the district/community.  This course will study advanced uses of major microcomputer applications; word processing, spreadsheets, web design, graphic manipulation, animations, and database management plus Windows fundamentals. The students are required to take at least 2 certifications in either Microsoft (MOS) or Adobe (ACA) Certification areas.  The focus will be on the completion of projects using commercially available applications such as: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Front Page Web Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Flash. This is a project-based course designed to teach the students how to use and integrate all applications named above (One certification test completion is required)
    *Required for CTE endorsement for CAS

    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: CAS I
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    INTRO TO COMPUTER ART and DESIGN (ART 1730 - JCC 3 credits)
    This is a JCC College Connections Course where students will be introduced to techniques and processes of creating artwork and graphic design using the computer.  Students will be required to take and pass at least one Adobe Certification Test (ACA) in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, or InDesign.  They are also encouraged to take and pass as many ACA certifications tests as they wish so that they can better position themselves in a competitive market in the real world. Students will get an overview of electronic image manipulation, illustration, and page layout and design. This course is a prerequisite to other computer art/graphic courses at JCC. Students will be using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Microsoft Gif animator, as well as Adobe Flash Students will be using peripherals such as digital camera, video and Wacom Graphic Tablets.   This course is designed for all students interested in increasing their presentation and graphic manipulation skills that would be useful for all pre and post-secondary graphic design fields.  This course is required for the CTE in Computer Graphics.  Student focus is Advance Computer Graphics with an intense focus on certifications of the ACA exams in Adobe:  Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Premiere (at least 1 certification is required).  Students will also be required to create and help with District projects requiring graphic design and advertising.
    *Required for CTE endorsement for Computer Graphics

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: College


    COMPUTER GRAPHICS II
    This course is required for the CTE in Computer Graphics.  Student focus is Advanced Computer Graphics with an intense focus on certifications of the ACA exams in Adobe:  Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Premiere (at least 1 certification is required).  Students will also be required to create and help with District projects requiring graphic design and advertising.
    *Required for CTE endorsement for Computer Graphics

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Art and Design
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    COLLEGE & CAREER PORTFOLIO
    (GS 111 College Success Skills ECC 3 Credits)
    Students will develop a complete digital portfolio, which will showcase their preparation for the workforce and post-secondary education.  This portfolio allows students to highlight their interests and achievements in school.  This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods and strategies to promote personal growth and success in college, in the workforce, and in life.  Topics include:  skills employers and colleges look for, learning styles, problem-solving and creativity, time/task management, methods of inquiry and critical thinking, academic policies and procedures.

    Note:  Students who take this course may receive 3 college credits for College Success Skills through Erie Community College.  The curriculum for the College Success Skills class is the same as for College & Career Portfolio class with additional chapter work from the College Success Skills textbook.

    Students enrolling in College Success Skills should have an 80% or above cumulative average from grades 9-12 with at least an 80% average in English class.
    *Required for CTE endorsement for CAS, Accounting and Computer Graphics

    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: College


    HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
    In Hospitality and Tourism students will learn the basic concepts of tourism, hospitality, restaurant, recreation, sports and entertainment.  Students will have a chance to become ServSafe certified as well as learning how to use POS terminals (these are the machines that are in restaurants where a person takes an order using the terminal).   Students will be utilizing the Virtual Restaurant simulation.   In this class students will be creating their own restaurants, their own hotels, their own sporting events, researching cruise lines, and researching a country of their choice.

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (BUS 1410 JCC 3 credits)
    The first half of the course will be the JCC BUS 1410 Accounting course.  This is a college level introductory accounting class.  Topics that are covered include: journalizing business transactions that affect a service business, posting of transactions to a general ledger, and the preparation of financial statements.  Students will also journalize business transactions for a merchandising business into special journals, posting to various ledger accounts, and preparation of financial statements.  Most of the work will be done using accounting software.  The second half of the course will be examining various aspects of the accounting principles and their effects on management decisions.  Students will examine notes receivable, notes payable, adjusting and closing entries, inventory calculations, bad debt expense calculations, tax liabilities, employment payroll requirements and necessary filing requirements. *Required for CTE endorsement for Accounting

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: College


    ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    If you are someday hoping to open up your own business, this course is for you.  The course is designed to help students be successful in creating and running a small business.  The focus will be on selecting a business and preparing a business plan.  Topics will include: types of business ownership, management principles, Internet organization, and human resource management, with marketing, finance and risk management.  Students will also be utilizing the Virtual Business Retailing Simulation.
    *Required for CTE endorsement for Accounting

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
    Get ready for two of the most exciting and most competitive businesses in the world. The sports and entertainment industries are two of the most profitable industries in the United States. Sports and entertainment marketing is a subject to which all students can relate. Sports and entertainment marketing are everywhere-not just ballparks and theatres, but at schools, on television and radio, in stores and on the Internet. Students will learn about the key functions of marketing and how those functions are applied to the sports and entertainment industry.

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisites: None
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: G


    INTERNSHIP
    An innovative learning experience where students participate in a non-paid, part-time community based learning experience. Students are paired with local organizations to learn about work that goes on in a particular field. Students are generally scheduled for Work Study in the afternoon and are released early from the HS so they can work with their internship host at a local business or government agency. Students involved in Work Study may earn up to one credit (awarded in half credit units) by fulfilling between 80-100 hours of on-site experience and participating in seminars. The in-school seminars focus on safety, job skills, human relations skills and career-making decisions. A supervisor will coordinate all Internships and determine an academic grade. Students accepted and enrolled in Work Study must be in good academic standing and maintain that standing during their enrollment.  Students need to provide their own transportation.

    Grade:  11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    APPLIED BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING
    Working with the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce, our class will conduct Technology-based Needs Assessment interviews with local business owners in search of low-cost, effective solutions for their businesses. This class is designed to expose students to methods and procedures used to identify needs and viable technology solutions for local business. The stated goal of this class is to increase local business profitability to the point where they can hire SHS students. Students will be trained to conduct interviews, take effective notes, collaborate and brainstorm solutions, develop implementation plans, cost estimates, timelines, and effective graphics and give a well-practiced and delivered final presentation. Each student will take the lead for a given business and will present their final project plan to their selected business owners.

    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: (business-oriented courses as deemed fit by the Business Department) Limit 6-8 students first come bases is recommendation from teacher).
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G