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Business Education

Courses offered

ACCOUNTING I

Accounting is a course designed to show students how basic accounting principles provide the necessary background for business and managerial positions and their personal needs. Students will learn the complete accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises involving sole proprietorships, taxes, payroll, special journals, financial statements, and account ledgers. Students will also gain experience using Quick Books automated accounting procedures and business simulations. This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) integrated curriculum and counts as a third year math credit.

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

This course is a continuation of first year Accounting which adds to the student’s knowledge of accounting principles in preparation for further study in accounting. Students will be studying manufacturing, cost, partnership and corporate accounting. This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) integrated curriculum.

APPLIED MATH

Applied Math is a rigorous math course designed to give students meaningful experience with the kind of math that is used daily in various careers. Applied Math is taught through real-world problems in various fields including Agriculture, Business & Marketing, Health Occupations, Family & Consumer Science, and Industrial Technology. Students will gain skills with problem solving, making estimates, converting between metric and English, graphing and charting data, working with 2D and 3D shapes, ratios & proportions, scale drawing, vectors, scientific notation, powers & roots, and formulas. Qualifies as third year math credit for juniors or seniors as an alternative to Algebra II.

YEARBOOK PRODUCTION

​Do you love photography? Are you artistic? Do you love storytelling? This class provides an opportunity to develop and use skills in journalistic writing, layout and design, photojournalism, graphic design, and advertising through production of the school yearbook, the WA WA. ​This is a year-long course, which includes and A/B option.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

Computer Applications II gives students a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Students work at an independent rate and take the SAM test to measure their competency. Students will earn Microsoft Office Specialist certificates for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access at the core and expert level. This is a STEM (Science, Technology, & Math) integrated curriculum.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE

AP Computer Science students will learn problem solving skills, the basics of computer programming, and apply high-level math principles as they write programs in the Java programming language in preparation for the AP Computer Programming test. Topics covered will include objects and classes, algorithms, Java syntax and style, data types, conditionals and loops, searching and sorting, graphics, using libraries and application programming interfaces, and object-oriented methodology (classes, inheritance, etc.). This class will focus on general programming as covered by the AP Computer Programming test. This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) integrated curriculum.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

​In this class students will become creators, not just consumers of the technology all around them. Students will use multiple languages and tools to write apps for mobile devices, develop computational thinking, and foster creativity and communication. Students will also learn about cyber-security, data visualization, and computer simulations. This STEM course prepares students for the AP Computer Science Principles exam and is part of the PLTW engineering pathway.

PERSONAL FINANCE & TECHNOLOGY

Want to be able to navigate your personal financial world? By taking this class you will explore the checking account process, credit and credit cards, savings, filing a tax return, study skills, and financial ethics. In addition, students will explore their passion and research corresponding careers while incorporating the employment process! This is a STEM course with activities/concepts that integrate technology and math in an applied manner. This course also gives students a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Students work at an independent rate and take SAM tests to measure their competency. Students will earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word and PowerPoint at the core level. Students will also be introduced to Excel and Access. Industry application is included along with the SAM practice units and industry certification. This class operates in a Windows 8 environment. This is a STEM (Technology and Mathematics) integrated curriculum.

ECONOMICS

In this class students will learn how money and resources affect the actions of people at the state, national, and global level. They will learn the effects of supply and demand, government policy, taxes, and trade on economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and other economic measures.With some additional study, students may choose to take the AP Macroeconomics exam.

COMPUTER REPAIR

Learn the basics of computer architecture. This course prepares students to enroll in an A+ certification program. This is a general introduction to computer construction and repair, computer configuration and preventive maintenance. Students get a chance to get inside a computer and get to build a computer from scratch. Students will study components, shop for them, and choose the parts to make their dream system. Want to build a screaming fast gaming Last Revision 04/27/2018 52 computer? This is the class for you! This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) integrated curriculum.

(PLTW) PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING & ROBOTICS

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. This class will have an emphasis on robotics and programming.