9 10 11 12
Career Planning
Computer Applications*
Consumer Economics
General Business
Web Page Design
Word Applications / Keyboarding
*Business Law
*Personal Law
App Development 1
App Development 2
Career Planning
College Skills for Success
Computer Applications*
Consumer Economics
Entrepreneurship
General Business
Intro to Accounting*
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Web Page Design
Word Applications / Keyboarding
*Business Law
*Personal Law
App Development 1
App Development 2
Career Planning
College Skills for Success
Computer Applications*
Consumer Economics
Entrepreneurship
General Business
Honors Accounting*
Intro to Accounting*
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Web Page Design
Word Applications / Keyboarding
*Business Law
*Personal Law
App Development 1
App Development 2
Career Internship (IROC/OE)
Career Planning
College Skills for Success
Computer Applications*
Consumer Economics
Entrepreneurship
General Business
Honors Accounting*
Intro to Accounting*
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Web Page Design
Word Applications / Keyboarding

CHSD 230 Graduation Requirements require 1 credit in any of the following areas: Applied Technology,  Art, Business , Family Consumer Science, Music, or World Languages.  Check individual course description for credit value.

*Courses are approved for dual credit through Moraine Valley Community College as transferable credit with a grade of C or above. To receive dual credit for BUS – 110 at MVCC, students must take Business Law and Personal Law in the same school year.

*Business Law

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn practical applications of business laws and customs as they apply to the law-conscious consumer.  Topics studied include contractual ownership, consideration, breach of contract and potential remedies, employment law, agency relationships and equal protection and opportunity law.  Students are made aware of business responsibility to society and each other in regard to ethical behavior and the treatment of customers.  

*Personal Law

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students learn the basic principles of law as applied to personal and business situations and transactions. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding personal rights, civil and criminal law, buying and leasing goods, the importance of warranties, consumer protection and product liability, and owning a vehicle. Students are made aware of the law of society around them and how, as young adults, they must work within the law.  To receive dual credit for BUS – 110 at MVCC,  students must take Business Law and Personal Law in the same school year.

App Development 1

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: .5

“There’s an app for that.” Not only have Apple iOS apps become a natural and essential part of our daily lives, but software development careers are some of the most highly paid in a fast growing job market. Over the course of a semester, students will learn professional software design using the Swift programming language. Beginning with the fundamentals, students will be guided through the development of a variety of apps of growing complexity. While geared towards the beginning programmer, this course requires a high level of personal dedication in order to successfully master the challenging concepts that are covered.

 

App Development 2

Prerequisite: App Development 1
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: .5

Continuing on with topics learned in App Development 1, students will be guided through the development of apps of growing complexity. While geared towards the beginning programmer, this course requires a high level of personal dedication in order to successfully master the challenging concepts that are covered. This course is the second course in a series. In this course the students will design their own apps.

Career Internship (IROC/OE)

Prerequisite: Approval of Coordinator
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 2

The Career Internship program is designed to provide instruction and training to senior students in many areas of the business world including, marketing, merchandising, financing, and office occupations while pursuing work in those areas. Students will leave school early to work in their chosen path. Additional classroom topics include human relations, finding and keeping a job, leaving a job, resume writing and interviewing. A mandatory component of the course is that the students participate in either the DECA program, Business Professionals of America, or Skills USA.

Career Planning

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

What do you want to be when you grow up? Students will explore their own interests, aptitudes, and abilities and see how they relate to particular careers. Through projectbased learning, students will explore different career paths that match those interests and aptitudes. Students will learn what to research about careers, and to set goals to achieve their future careers. Resume writing, interview skills, networking, and college preparation are other topics that are covered through projects, guest speakers, and field trips.

College Skills for Success

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Are you ready for college? This course presents study and note-taking skills to prepare students for college with an opportunity to practice those skills while still in high school. Other topics include goal setting, test-taking, memory strategies, selecting a college, financing an education, and setting up a college course schedule along with other topics pertaining to college life issues.

Computer Applications*

Prerequisite: Recommended – Word Applications & Keyboarding
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn the basic of and “tips and tricks” for effective use of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel. Students will train to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification test which is the leading IT certification in the world. Microsoft Office Specialist training enables you to use the full features and functionality of Word, Power Point, and Excel, resulting in heightened levels of individual performance, confidence, and differentiation.

Consumer Economics

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn and be able to perform life skills such as goal setting, calculating paychecks, filing tax forms, opening and utilizing bank accounts, researching investments, budgeting, home and automobile purchasing, insurance acquisition, and using credit. By learning about and connecting the curriculum to the current economic trends, students will be involved in hands-on, interactive learning experiences and will fulfill the consumer education requirement for graduation.

Entrepreneurship

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

“I want to be my own boss.” In this project-based class, students will explore business concepts as they relate to starting and running their own business. Students will learn how to prepare a business plan and secure the financing to start a business. Topics covered in the class include promotional activities, research, target markets, financing, business operations, and human relations. The course concludes with a capstone project of a presentation based on the students’ business plan.

General Business

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

As an entry level Business course, students are introduced to the activities of business enterprise and the global economy. Students will develop an economic vocabulary and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for, and correlated with, further business studies. Throughout the course, students will study units in business organization, credit, insurance, economics, consumerism, mortgages, and personal finances. General Business fulfills the Consumer Education graduation requirement.

Honors Accounting*

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

This class will introduce students to college level accounting concepts and principles.  Students will apply skills to the maintenance of a business’s financial records.  Topics include cash flow, inventory analysis, depreciation, and financial statement analysis.  This class is designed to prepare students for a business oriented major and a successful completion may provide students advanced placement opportunities in college accounting programs.  An automated software program will be integrated throughout the program.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option. If you take this for dual credit through Loyola at Andrew whatever grade you earn will be reflected on your Loyola transcript.

Intro to Accounting*

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This course will provide students the fundamental processes that allow an organization to account for their income and expenses.   As students analyze financial transactions, they will learn to record them in order to create ending statements for business.  This curriculum will serve as a perfect stepping stone for a career in accounting, a degree in business, or simply preparing books for any small business.  An introduction to Quickbooks, an accounting software, will be included, as well as,  guest speakers that will allow students to learn more about careers in accounting.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

The sports and entertainment marketing field is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the United States. This course will introduce students to marketing and advertising concepts used in these industries. The course topics will include the following: Promotions and Sales, Sponsorship and Endorsements, Branding and Licensing, the Marketing Plan, Sports and Entertainment Communication. Topics will be taught through real-world case studies, individual and group projects, discussions of current events in the industry, videos, and field trips.

Web Page Design

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and the World Wide Web provide a canvas to demonstrate skills and abilities. Adobe CS5 Web Design products are an effective multimedia environment where students will focus on web navigation with a balanced use of graphics, text and color. Students will design sites that enable individuals to easily and quickly access information, regardless of browser type, connection speed or computing platform. Students will learn to use powerful web authoring software to create an interactive website. A 1 GB flash drive is required for this course.

Word Applications / Keyboarding

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This course is designed to enable students to develop basic computer skills essential in today’s marketplace because computers are found in almost every workplace. This course starts with a focus on keyboarding skills and speed; once those skills are mastered the students will move on to learning the basics of formatting and editing using Microsoft Word. They will produce documents such as personal and business letters, emails, tables and outlines. The students will learn about shortcuts and the use of graphics. Also organizing data and enhancing data will be introduced. The basics of Google Docs will also be taught. This is an important class to take to help make students more marketable in the work place and to increase their keyboarding skills for class work in high school and college.