Courses OfferingsKim Dry (in red)2016-2017Business Department Offerings
The Business Department offers a Career and Technical Education Endorsement for students who complete a sequence of courses in our Business Department. The Career and Technical Education endorsement is New York State recognition of successful completion of career-based courses, and the endorsement is equal to a Regents Diploma with Honors.
To bypass the foreign language requirement, students may take 5 credits of business classes.
Notes: At least one computer course is required for graduation.
KEYBOARDING .5 credit
Keyboarding provides students with the opportunity to identify and operate a computer keyboard using proper fingering techniques. The course includes study of basic page layout and design structure and computer graphics to produce professional-looking documents such as letters, tables, spreadsheets, MLA reports, as well as the creative production of flyers, advertisements, certificates, business cards, and brochures. Students will also learn the basics of how to research the career they are interested in pursuing.
*required for CTE endorsement for MOS, Accounting, and CAD
MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS .5 credit
Students will be using the Concert Tour Desktop Publishing simulation in which they will create their own band. Students will be creating design documents to market and promote their band. After creating their band name and logo, the students will design a variety of promotional documents such as tickets, fan club newsletter, CD covers, T-shirt, poster, etc. In this class, students will also learn how to use the Windows Movie Player software. Students will also improve techniques and keyboarding speed and accuracy, and application activities to help to improve related language arts skills.
INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (Programming-Visual Basic 2008) .5 credit
An introduction to programming using Microsoft’s Visual Basic 2005. Course focuses on object-oriented and event-driven programming concepts using the Visual Basic 2005(VB). Suggested for intended computer science and computer engineering majors who do not have experience in high-level programming language. Topics include the use of data types and variables, programming control constructs supported by modern languages, input/output, basic concepts of object-oriented programming (such as classes, objects, encapsulation, information hiding, and code reuse), as well as graphical user interfaces. The class is intended to be project based, and the projects are based on student interests. No previous computer experience is required.
ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCE (PROGRAMMING II) .5 credit
This advanced course is intended to be a continuation of Intro to Computer Science. This is a project-based course designed to utilize concepts, commands, classes, objects, encapsulation, information hiding, and code reuse. The students will also be asked to integrate the graphical user interface features of object oriented programming to create a professional looking final. Students will also learn to integrate databases and other programs within their VB program.
Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Science.
Note: Computer Programming I and II taken together can be used as a third unit of Math
MOUS I (Microsoft Office User Specialist) 1 credit
JCC CS1560 4 SUNY Credits
This course will study major Microsoft and Adobe microcomputer applications; word processing, spreadsheets, database management, web design, graphic manipulation, animations, plus Windows fundamentals. The focus will be on the completion of training and testing for Microsoft Office Certifications for Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. After the completion of each Microsoft Component through In Demand training and testing, students will have to choose at least one Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Test to take for industry standard certification. Other course applications focuses will include Publisher and Adobe Photoshop. This is a project-based course designed to teach the students how to use and integrate all applications named above. Other topics include instruction in multimedia applications, audio, graphics manipulation, and operating systems, storage devices and many peripherals such as Wacom Graphics Tablets, scanners, digital cameras, Smart Board features and Interwrite Boards, etc. (One certification test completion is required.)
*required for CTE endorsement for MOS
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. The JCC Course is infused within the first half of MOUS Class. (4 SUNY credits)
MOUS II (Microsoft Office User Specialist) 1 credit
This course is an advanced project-based course utilizing all program knowledge learned in MOS 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 MCAS, I-Critical, or MTAS 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. Other topics include instruction in use of multimedia applications, audio, graphics manipulation, and operating systems, storage devices and many peripherals such as Wacom Graphics Tablets, scanners, digital cameras, Smart Board features and Interwrite Boards, etc. (One certification test completion is required)
Prerequisite: MOS I
SUNY JCC college credit will also be an option for students who opted out of college credit in MOS I
COMPUTER GRAPHICS I (Full Year) JCC Computer Art and Design -3 SUNY Credits 1 creditThis course is intended to teach students industry standard computer graphic software and hardware with a focus on advertising and marketing print and digital media projects. This is a project based course that will focus on a number of image sources--printed images, photographic images, video, and computer-generated images and so on. Students will then create many different projects in many different image sources. Students will be using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft Gif animator, Macromedia Flash as well as using peripherals such as digital camera, video and Wacom Graphic Tablets. This course is designed for all students who would like to increase their presentation and graphic manipulation skills that would be useful for all high school courses.SUNY JCC Graphics Arts Class 3 Suny Credit) is infused within the first half of the Computer Graphics Course (SUNY Credit optional).
COMPUTER GRAPHICS II (Full Year) 1 credit
This course is intended for the advanced graphic student who is able to apply skills in computer graphics and technology with real world projects throughout the district and community. We will be using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Cinema 4D, Microsoft Gif animator and more. We will also be using peripherals such as digital camera, video and Wacom Graphic Tablets, poster printer, laminator and more. This course is designed for all students who would like to increase their presentation and graphic manipulation skills that would be useful for all high school courses and beyond.
E-COMMERCE .5 credit
This course is a hands on interactive course that teaches the fundamentals of business ownership and focuses on the creation of a real on-line business. The course is a multi-component class as it utilizes a wide variety of computer programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver (web editor), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, Microsoft GIF animator and more. This course is designed to teach the students and reinforce many different business ownership options while also walking them through creating their very own Internet based business and its Business Plan. The other focus of the class is the web design and online creation of the business the student decides to focus on. Students will first learn graphic manipulation as it is an important feature of the web, and then move on to the actual creation of a website. Other focuses of course include how to register with search engines, find hosting options, where and how to purchase domain names, use FTP sites, use paypal, track traffic to site and learn how to create and use e-commerce options of internet sales.
B.E.E.P. (BUSINESS EDUCATION EMPLOYABILITY PORTFOLIO) .5 credit
(Juniors and Seniors only)
The electronic portfolio developed in the B.E.E.P. course highlights the student’s exemplary work and extracurricular activities during high school. Students will develop a multimedia tool in this course which will showcase their preparation for the workforce and post-secondary education. This portfolio allows students to highlight their interests and achievements in school. Student portfolios are kept online for two years after students are enrolled in the course so prospective employers may view the portfolios and students may update the portfolios.
*required for CTE endorsement for MOS, Accounting, and C.A.D.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT .5 credit
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.
*required for CTE endorsement for MOS, Accounting, and C.A.D.
CAREER PLANNING .5 credit
This course delves into all aspects of gaining employment. Topics covered include the students developing their own career plans, practicing interviewing techniques, developing resumes, and other pertinent information for obtaining job-related aptitudes*required for CTE endorsement for MOS, Accounting, and C.A.D.
Hospitality and Tourism is an introductory course where the major emphasis is to introduce students to the basic concepts of tourism, hospitality, restaurant, recreation, sports and entertainment. 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. Hospitality and Tourism is the world’s single largest industry!
ACCOUNTING/Accounting I .5 credit
Note: Accounting may be used as a third unit of math
This is a full year course where students will examine the occupational competencies necessary to operate an accounting system for a service business and a merchandising business. Topics that will be covered include the accounting cycle, journalization of entries to a general journal, posting to a General ledger, and preparation of financial statements. Also students will journalize transactions to special journals, post to an accounts receivable and accounts payable ledger and complete financial statements for a merchandising business.
*required for CTE endorsement for Accounting
Accounting II .5 credit
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. We 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 on the computer.
(3 SUNY Credits)
JCC Accounting plus Advanced Accounting can be used toward the CTE in Accounting
ADVANCED ACCOUNTING .5 Credit
This course will examine various aspects of the accounting principles and their effects on management decisions. We will examine such things as notes receivable, notes payable, adjusting and closing entries, inventory calculations, bad debt expense calculations and tax liabilities.
JCC Accounting plus Advanced Accounting can be used toward the CTE in Accounting
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING .5 Credit
Principles of Marketing will introduce students to the various marketing concepts of pricing, promotion, planning, production, and distribution of products and how businesses apply these concepts. Students will be exposed to various career opportunities in this field. Incorporated into the course is the concepts of DECA and how students can become part of the scholastic organization and compete in Regional and State DECA competitions at a very productive level. There is a virtual business simulation segment where students will compete against each other in the managing of a store that requires them to make all product purchasing, pricing, promotion, and staffing decisions and to see how this affects the profitability of the store.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING .5 Credit
Sports and entertainment are becoming a growing area of the marketing world—this course will be examine how the Marketing concepts used by all businesses are applied to these two different areas. Emphasis will be placed on how sports teams and sports venues use marketing to promote their businesses and how the entertainment field uses marketing to attract consumers to their businesses. There is a virtual simulation project that all students will work on to allow them to virtually manage a sports facility. This course is open to any sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1 credit
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.
Open to 10th – 12th grade students.