Business Education
Brenda Kelley, Chairperson 

Business Education3000 Introduction to Business and Technology Concepts 1-2
Prerequisite:   None       Grade:   9, 10    Credit:  1.0
This course will provide an overview of all aspects of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in a global economy.  Topics covered will include the various forms of business ownership and the basic functional areas of business (finance, management, marketing, administration and production).  This course introduces a wide range of careers in fields such as accounting, financial services, information technology, marketing, and management.  Emphasis will be placed on using the computer while studying applications in these careers.  According to the Illinois Skill Standards, students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading applications.  Workplace skills, business ethics, math, problem solving and communication skills will also be taught and integrated throughout this course.  Fee required.  (General) (B113)

3247, 3248 Computer Keyboarding 1
Prerequisite:  None  
Grade:   9, 10, 11, 12          Credit:   .50
Dual Credit is available for students 16 years of age or older by the end of course through Southwestern Illinois College (OAT 170, 2 cr.)  Keyboarding is a semester course designed to develop the abilities to type by touch, proofread, correct errors, and format documents.  Success in formatting letters, reports, centered documents, memos, forms, and other business documents is expected.  Production of copies that meet today’s business standard is stressed; in addition speed and accuracy skills are developed and measured.  This course would benefit any student wanting to develop keyboarding skills to keep up with today’s technology.   The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and math.  Fee Required. (General) (B105)

3236, 3246 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 1         
Prerequisite:  Keyboarding 1          Grade Level:  9 (semester 2 only) and 10          Credit:  .50
This course is designed to develop awareness and understanding of application software and equipment used by individuals to perform tasks in business, marketing and management.  Students will develop more advanced and specialized business documents and will apply problem-solving skills to hands-on, real-life situations using a variety of software applications.  Students will explore topics related to computer concepts, operating systems, telecommunications and emerging technologies.  Business Ethics and workplace skills will be included throughout the course.  According to the Illinois Skill Standards, students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading applications.  Fee Required (General) (B115)

3223 Accounting          Prerequisite:  None          Grade:  10, 11, 12          Credit:  1.0
Accounting is a skill level course that is of value to all students pursuing a strong background in business, marketing, and management.  This course includes planned learning experiences that develop initial and basic skills used in systematically computerizing, classifying, recording, verifying, and maintaining numerical data involved in financial and product control records including the paying and receiving of money.  Instruction includes information on keeping financial records, summarizing them for convenient interpretation, and analyzing them to provide assistance to management for decision making.  Accounting computer applications will be integrated throughout the course where applicable.  Mathematic Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout this course. Fee Required. (General) (B340)

3351 Advanced Accounting         
Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of Accounting
Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  1.0 
Advanced Accounting is a skill-level course that builds upon the foundation established in Accounting 1.  This course is planned to help students to develop a deeper knowledge of the principles of accounting with more emphasis being placed on financial statements.  It is a study of previously learned principles as they apply to the more complicated types of business organizations:  partnerships, corporations, branches, etc.  The students will become familiar with such specialized fields of accounting as cost accounting, tax accounting, payroll accounting, and others.  Computer programs will be utilized throughout the course where applicable.  Managerial accounting to include the preparation and analysis of financial statements will be covered.  Mathematic Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course.  Fee Required. (Advanced) (B440)

3237, 3238 Information Technologies W – (Word/Advanced Word)
Prerequisite:  None          Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  .50
Dual Credit is available for students 16 years of age or older by the end of the course through Southwestern Illinois College (OAT 130 Word, 1 cr.).  This is a skill-level course that includes the concepts, skill development and terminology related to the people, equipment, and procedures of information processing.  Students will prepare memos, letters, reports, and forms, create rough drafts, correct copy, and learn e-mail procedures.  Students will create/use data directories, prepare various files to merge, learn to locate and retrieve information from hard copy and electronics sources, and prepare masters for presentations using presentation software.  Students will be exposed to databases and spreadsheets.  Students will gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies.  According to the Illinois Learning Standards, students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading applications.  Accuracy will be emphasized.  Workplace skills, as well as communication skills, will be taught and integrated throughout this course.  Fee required.  (General) (B331)

3239, 3240 Information Technologies DB/SS – (Excel/Access)
Prerequisite:  None          Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  .50
Dual Credit is available for students 16 years of age or older by the end of the course through Southwestern Illinois College (OAT 131 Access, 1 cr.; OAT 132 Excel, 1 cr.).   This is a skill-level course that includes the concepts and terminology related to the people, equipment, and procedures of information processing, as well as skill development, in the use of information processing equipment.  Students will revise data in a stored database and use queries to create customized reports.  Students will edit and utilize calculation functions in spreadsheets, integrate graphics, spreadsheets, tables, text and data into documents and reports and create graphs and charts from spreadsheets.  Students will gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies.  According to the Illinois Learning Standards, students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading applications.  Accuracy will be emphasized.  Workplace skills, as well as communication skills, will be taught and integrated throughout this course.  Fee required. (General) (B436)

3243, 3245 Information Technologies DTP – (PowerPoint/Publisher)
Prerequisite:  None          Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  .50
This is a skill-level course that includes the concepts, skill development, and terminology related to the people, equipment and procedures of information processing.  Students will create and update documents using word processing and desktop publishing programs and put together slideshows, speaker notes and handouts using presentation software.  Students will integrate various software and technologies.  Students will learn to conduct research on the Internet and/or Intranet, organize and maintain a filing system, maintain an appointment calendar, and prepare correspondence.  Students will gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies.  According to the Illinois Learning Standards, students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading applications.  Accuracy will be emphasized.  Workplace skills, as well as communication skills, will be taught and integrated throughout this course. Fee required. (General) (B431)

3391, 3392 Information Technologies MM – (Multimedia) 
Prerequisite:  None          Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  .50
This is a skill-level course that includes the concepts, skill development, and terminology related to the people, equipment, and procedures of information processing.  Students will learn to conduct research on the Internet and/or Intranet.  Knowledge of the Windows operating environment will be introduced.  Students will gain exposure to advanced presentation techniques and to cutting-edge technologies, such as:  text messaging, video conferencing, integrated coverage of graphics, animation, video and audio editing, presentation conferencing, web design, digital photography and hand-held technologies.  According to the Illinois Learning Standards, students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading applications.  Accuracy will be emphasized.  Workplace skills, as well as communication skills, will be taught and integrated throughout this course.  Fee required. (General) (B336)

3355 Business Technology and Procedures – (Office Occupations Non-co-op Option)
Prerequisite:  Keyboarding 1 or an Information Technologies Course
Grade:  12          Credit:  1.0
           
This course is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the business office with particular attention to a technology-based environment.  In addition to theory and applied concepts in word processing, students develop hands-on skills in other uses of the microcomputer (spreadsheets, electronic communications, desktop publishing, graphics, presentations, database, file management, data entry), and the electronic numerical keypad.  The course provides students with a broad knowledge of office procedures and techniques and integrates and correlates related clerical, secretarial and general office skills.  Projects are infused throughout the course utilizing the Microsoft Office Professional Suite. The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and math.  Fee required.  (General) (B320)

3371, 3373 Interrelated Cooperative Education (Office Occupations)
Prerequisite:  Application and Coordinator Approval
Grade:  12          Credit:  3.0

Office Occupations Cooperative is a program that enables students interested in office work to gain on-the-job experience in their field of interest while still in school.  In class, all students receive instruction in the areas of filing, business machines, duplicating, telephone techniques, introduction to data processing, transcribing and typing.  Projects are infused throughout the course utilizing the Microsoft Office Professional Suite.  Individual instruction is given which relates to specific areas of employment.  Students attend school in the morning and receive on-the-job training in the afternoon.  Cooperative Occupational Education is designed for senior students interested in pursuing careers.  Students are released from school for their paid cooperative education work experience and participation in 200 minutes per week of related classroom instruction.  Classroom instruction focuses on providing students with job survival skills, career exploration skills related to the job, and improving students’ abilities to interact positively with others.  Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) are incorporated throughout this course.  Written training agreements and individual student training plans are developed and agreed upon by the employer, student, and coordinator.  The coordinator, student, and employer assume compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.   Fee required.  (General) (X499)         

3225 Introduction to Marketing          
Prerequisite:  None 
Grade:  10          
Credit:  1.0
Introduction to Marketing is a course designed to acquaint students with the importance of the field of buying and selling from the producer to the consumer.  This course is both math and business oriented.  Students will be introduced to the function of buying and selling, exploration of careers in the areas of sales, finance, merchandising, advertising, display, retailing, and management.  Other areas stressed are the basic skills needed for entering the field of marketing – communication, mathematics, and consumer and economic understanding.  The marketing program is designed for those students who may desire to go into the business fields of sales, advertising, retailing, and buying.  The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and math.  (General) (B160)

3227, 3228 Marketing 1-2           Prerequisite:  None     
Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  .50 each semester
Dual Credit is available for students 16 years of age or older by the end of the course through Southwestern Illinois College (MKT126, 3 cr.)  Students must enroll in both semesters to be eligible for dual credit.  Marketing is designed for those students interested in a career in business as well as for those students wanting to enter the marketing education program their senior year.  The main goal of the course is to introduce students to the many facets of marketing:  general marketing, our free enterprise system, small business management and ownership, and service- and product-oriented marketing.  Computer simulation projects are used to reinforce the students’ understanding of marketing principles.  The Marketing 2 course continues the development of skills learned in Marketing 1.  This course is planned to help students develop a deeper knowledge of product-oriented marketing through computerized simulations.  The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and math.  (General) (B360, B365)

3241 Business Law and Ownership          Prerequisite:  None    
Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  .50
Business ownership gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles of business operations as they relate to the functions and tasks associated with owning and operating a business.  The legal responsibilities and requirements of business in such areas as business ownership, contracts, buying, selling, employment, consumerism, and business liability will be covered.  The students also gain an understanding of how our criminal, civil, and juvenile court systems work.  Business Law & Ownership is a practical course for all students, especially those interested in careers in legal professions or business.  The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English and reading comprehension. (General) (B465)

3244 Introduction to Business Management          Prerequisite:  None 
Grade:  
10          Credit:  .50
This one-semester orientation course covers the basics of business management, including free enterprise system, business organization, decision making, and entrepreneurship.    The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and math.  (General) (B163)

3242 Business Management          Prerequisite:  None
Grade:  11, 12          Credit:  .50
This course covers business organization in the free enterprise system, internal organization, finance, purchasing and pricing procedures, marketing, and management theory.  Computer simulation projects may be used to provide a better understanding of the decisions made in management.  Instruction focuses on the functions and tasks associated with owning and operating a business (entrepreneurship).  The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the English, reading comprehension, and math.  (General) (B460)

3361, 3363 Interrelated Cooperative Education (Marketing-DECA)
Prerequisite:  Application and Coordinator Approval
Grade:  
12          Credit:  3.0
Marketing Education is a cooperative program where the local businesses and school cooperate in training the students in occupational skills.  These students should have a basic knowledge of English and mathematics, be a senior, be at least 16 years of age, and have a true interest in a career in business. Cooperative Occupational Education is designed for senior students interested in pursuing careers.  Students are released from school for their paid cooperative education work experience and participation in 200 minutes per week of related classroom instruction.  Classroom instruction focuses on providing students with job survival skills, career exploration skills related to the job, and improving students’ abilities to interact positively with others.  Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) are incorporated throughout this course.  Written training agreements and individual student training plans are developed and agreed upon by the employer, student, and coordinator.  The coordinator, student, and employer assume compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.   (General) (X499)

3117, 3118 Consumer Education          Prerequisite:  None  
Grade:  10, 11, 12          Credit:  .50
Consumer Education is the development of the student in the skills, concepts and understandings required for everyday living in our economy.  Instructional activities focus on managing personal economic affairs to gain maximum satisfaction within the framework of the student’s own values.  Emphasis is placed on the areas of installment purchasing, budgeting, and comparison of prices.  This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.  The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and math.  Free Required  (General)

3200 Practical Skills for Learning and Living
Prerequisite: 
Application and Coordinator Approval 
Grade:
 
12          Credit:  1.0 
Dual credit is available for students through Southwestern Illinois College. (ED110 4 cr.)  Practical Skills for Learning and Living is a course that is part of the Jobs for Illinois Graduates program.  It is an education-to-career course, which explores career pathways and teaches employability skills to selected seniors.  The goals of this program are to assist participants in graduating from high school, finding and keeping quality jobs, and/or entering post-secondary education leading to a career track position.  Follow-up support services are provided for 12 months following graduation.  The Illinois Learning Standards will be integrated throughout the course in the areas of English and reading comprehension. (General)





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