• Business & Computer Science
     
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    Laura Griffin
    Mrs. Kim Tyson
    Kim Tyson
     
    The goals of the Business Education/Computer Science Program at ECHS:
    1. To offer specialized pathways for students wishing to further their education or to become employed in the business field.
    2. To offer pathways that are beneficial to all students by relating them to academic as well as other CTAE pathways.
    3. To ensure the information provided to the students meets industry and/or community requirements.
    4. To graduate students who are pathway completers and who are prepared for entry level employment or post secondary training.

      

    Small Business Development
    07.4413091 *Introduction to Business & Technology                                                             

     

    Introduction to Business & Technology is the foundational course for the Administrative Support, Small Business Development, and Human Resources Management pathways. The course is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways above, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.
     

    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.


    06.4150092 *LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS                                                

     

    Legal Environment of Business is the second course in the Small Business Development Career Pathway. This course concentrates on the legal aspects of business ownership and management. Legal issues will include contracts, sales, consumer law, agency and employment law, personal and real property, risk management, environmental law, and government effects on business. The impact of ethics on business operations will be studied. International business principles are infused in the standards for Legal Environment of Business. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace.  

     
    Prerequisite: 07.4413091 Introduction to Business & Technology   
     

    06.4170093 *ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES                                              

     

    Entrepreneurial Ventures is the third course in the Small Business Development Career Pathway. This course concentrates on the management skills necessary for successful business operation. Students will study management strategies for developing and implementing business plans; structuring the organization; financing the organization; and managing information, operations, marketing and human resources. International business principles are infused in the standards for Entrepreneurial Ventures. An integral component of the Entrepreneurial Ventures course is a school-based or community-based entrepreneurial venture that will engage students in the creation and management of a business and the challenges of being a small business owner. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace. 
     
    Prerequisite: Business Essentials 06.4160091  

      

    Administrative/Information Support

    07.4413091 *Introduction to Business & Technology                                                             

     

    Introduction to Business & Technology is the foundational course for the Administrative Support, Small Business Development, and Human Resources Management pathways. The course is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways above, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.
     

    07.4412092 *BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
     
    This course provides students with opportunities to enhance their computer technology, decision-making, productivity, communications, and problem solving skills. Areas of instruction include advanced computer applications and integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software, as well as the use of emerging technologies.  Students will acquire advanced skills required to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Areas of study will also include oral and written communications and information research for reporting purposes.  Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and technical skill standards. 
     
    Prerequisite: 07.4413091 Introduction to Business & Technology   
     

    07.4510093  *BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

    Business Communications is the third course in the Business and Technology pathway in the Business Management and Administration cluster.  In this course, students will explore the value of communication in their personal and professional life.  The digital presence and impact of written and visual communication in a technological society will be addressed.  Students will create, edit, and publish professional-appearing business documents with clear and concise communication.  Creative design along with persuasive personal and professional communications will be applied though research, evaluation, validation, written, and oral communication.  Leadership development and teamwork skills will be stressed as students work independently and collaboratively.  Presentation skills will be developed and modeled for students to master presentation software in this course.  Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources, software, and applications of communications.  Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready.  Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry.



    Prerequisites: 07.4413091 Introduction to Business & Technology and Business & Technology
        
Last Modified on September 25, 2014