Wondering What We Do in the Business Department? Here it is in a Nutshell.
Computer Applications 1
This class is an introduction to information processing systems while building effective touch typing skills. Basic skills mastered are word processing, spreadsheets, desk-top publishing, databases, and presentations. Career exploration and “real world” simulations are also done. This class is required.
Computer Applications 2
This is a multimedia class for 10th-12th graders interested in technology. Students learn how to edit photos, create animation and vector images, and make web pages. Students are also introduced to computer hardware, maintenance and networking. Emerging technology is investigated. Spreadsheets are used to track the stock market and use budgets. The class is a pre-requisite to Computer Applications 3 and 4.
Computer Applications 3
This is a project-based class that uses group activities to learn video editing skills. Students use advanced computer techniques while applying writing, interviewing, problem solving, and critical-thinking skills. Planning, meeting deadlines, and assuming a variety of roles are necessary. Students also learn some advanced web page design skills like cascading style sheets. Concurrent credit is available for this class.
Computer Applications 4
This class is designed for students to build on the skills learned in all other classes in the Computer Applications series. In addition to advancing their skills in those areas, some programming is used. Senior projects are part of this class. Concurrent credit is available for this class.
This class is designed to give students “hands on” experience in owning their own business. After examining the traits of successful entrepreneurs, class members learn and apply skills needed to manage the operation of a school-based business. Skills involved range from financial management to marketing and advertising. Students use technology for financial records, time management, web page creation, and advertising campaigns. The school-based business this class runs is the Devils Brew coffee shop. Students also run an engraving business, as well as a sub-dye design and printing business. Concurrent credit is available for this class.
This class is an introduction to the three accounting cycles: a service business-sole proprietor, a merchandising business-partnership, and a merchandising business-corporation accounting.
This class is a continuation of Accounting I with further emphasis on businesses organized as corporations and automated accounting concepts. Concurrent credit is available for completing both accounting I & II.
also sponsors the Future Business Leaders of America organization. Check these sites out for more information about FBLA:
National Web Site- http://fbla-pbl.org/
State Web Site – http://wyfbla.org/