• Business

    500   INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
    Grade Level: 9-12   Term: One Semester (1 credit)
    Introduction to Business introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. The course covers business management, entrepreneurship, marketing fundamentals, and business ethics and law. The course develops business vocabulary and provides an overview of business and the role that business plays in economic, social, and political environments. Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas

    502   PERSONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    Grade Level: 9-12   Term: One Semester (1 credit)
    Personal Financial Responsibility addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. A project based approach and applications through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in projects are encouraged. Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas and qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

    503   BUSINESS MATH
    Grades 10-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1
    Business Math is a course designed to prepare students for roles as entrepreneurs, producers, and business leaders by developing abilities and skills that are part of any business environment. A solid understanding of math including algebra, basic geometry, statistics, and probability provides the necessary foundation for students interested in careers in business and skilled trade areas. The content includes mathematical operations related to accounting, banking and finance, marketing, and management. Instructional strategies should include simulations, guest speakers, tours, Internet research, and business experiences. Counts as an Elective or Directed Elective for all diplomas
    • Fulfills a Mathematics requirement for the General Diploma only
    • Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

    506   BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS
    Grade Level: 10-12   Term: One Semester (1 credit)
    Business Law and Ethics provides an overview of the legal system in the business setting. Topics covered include: basics of the judicial system, contract, personal, employment and property law. Application of legal principles and ethical decision-making techniques are presented through problem-solving methods, case review, and situational analyses. Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas

    516   INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING  
    Grade Level: 10-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)
    Introduction to Accounting introduces the language of business using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-entry accounting. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles as they relate to both manual and automated financial systems. This course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision-making. Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the all diplomas

    531  DIGITAL APPLICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY (CINS 101 Dual Credit opportunity through Ivy Tech)
    Grade Level: 9-12   Term: All Year (2 credit)
    Digital Applications and Responsibility prepares students to use technology in an effective and appropriate manner in school, in a job, or everyday life. Students develop skills related to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and communications software. Students learn what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to use technology, including social media, responsibly. Students expand their knowledge of how to use digital devices and software to build decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students should be provided with the opportunity to seek industry-recognized digital literacy certifications. Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas

    534   INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Grade Level: 9-12   Term: One Semester (1 credit)
    Introduction to Entrepreneurship provides an overview of what it means to be an Entrepreneur. Student will learn about starting and operating a business, marketing products and services, and how to find resources to help in the development of a new venture. This course is ideal for students interested in starting their own art gallery, salon, restaurant, etc. Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas

    579   WEB DESIGN
    Grade Level: 9-12   Term: One Semester (1 credit)
    Web Design is a course that provides instruction in the principles of web design using HTML/XHTML and current/emerging software programs. Areas of instruction include audience analysis, hierarchy layout and design techniques, software integration, and publishing. Instructional strategies should include peer teaching, collaborative instruction, project-based learning activities, and school community projects. Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas