Business Education Department

Accounting I - Accounting I is a course for those students who intend to enter the business field.  Instruction will focus on debit and credit rules, interpretation of accounting records and financial reports, banking, and the preparation of worksheets and special journals.  Students will also apply the basic accounting principles using computer software in a Windows environment to perform automated accounting procedures. Instruction includes a long-term simulation of managing accounts for a partnership.

Accounting II - Accounting II begins with a review of the concepts and procedures covered either in Accounting I or College Prep Accounting. Advanced accounting principles involving accounts receivable, payables, payroll notes, inventories, worksheets, adjustments, and financial statements will be covered.  Partnership and corporate procedures will also be studied. A long-term simulation of managing corporate accounts is included.  Students will use computers to complete a variety of spreadsheet application problems using Excel software in a windows environment.

Entrepreneurship -In this course students gain an understanding of the business/marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business.  They will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business.  Students will explore the financing options available to small businesses.  Students gain an awareness of knowledge needed in research, planning, operations, and regulations affecting small businesses. They will learn strategies of business management and marketing and the economic role of the entrepreneur in the market system.  Students will have the opportunity to create a business plan for an entrepreneurial enterprise of their choice.

Business Technology - Business Technology I is a course that allows students to develop the skills needed to communicate quickly and easily through business documents.  The students will prepare presentations to share data statistics and other information as well as communicate in a productive manner using Microsoft Office.  Business Technology I covers the software applications, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.  The students will use relevant exercises and simulations in order to increase productivity. Students will analyze their work using the full capabilities of the software that  is appropriate for a business setting.  Students will work together using work flow collaboration and project oriented lessons in group activities. 


Principles of Marketing I - Principles of Marketing I provides classroom instruction in areas such as sales, business organization, entrepreneurship, economics, salesmanship, advertising, human relations, communications, and leadership training.

Principles of Marketing II - Principles of Marketing II is designed to reinforce the study of concepts covered in Principles of Marketing I, but with specific emphasis on marketing research.

Business Law - Business Law isdesigned to cover the principles of law relating to business transactions.  Primary emphasis is on business ethics, contracts, the sale of goods, employment law, the forms of business organizations, corporate finance, and related law.  The objective is to develop a well-informed person who will understand more clearly the personal duties and obligations involved in business.

Consumer Finance - Consumer Finance is a financial literacy course that introduces students to the economic realities of the world.  Students study money management as it pertains to paying for college, creating working budgets, managing the costs of owning a car, maintaining and managing credit and debt, and managing savings and investments. The financial and personal skills related to employment are considered including the creation and preparation of resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interview techniques. Students use spreadsheet software and computer simulations to manage a wide variety of investments at different points during the life cycle.  Students have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to be a critical and informed consumer.  The concept of risk as it pertains to personal property and investment is examined and addressed through the topicsof insurance, investment return, and identity theft.


 Introduction to Business Management - This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the essential elements of management.  Using the fundamental management functions including planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and evaluating, students will gain an understanding  of the role of management and the successful operation of business.  Students will apply their knowledge to virtual business simulations in both the sports and hospitality industries.