|Accounting: Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester .5 credits. Accounting is often referred to as the “language of business.” This course is for students who want a background for personal use or as a basis for further work or study in any business related career or area. This course provides an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double entry accounting systems. Accounting for proprietorships and corporations will be covered. Principles are applied in manual accounting situations as well as computerized settings using accounting software. Careers in accounting, business, and related fields are discussed.|
|Business Management: Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester .5 credits. Students will gain the understanding of the private enterprise system, government and business and small and large business management while using organizational resources effectively to achieve goals through planning, organizing, leading/directing, and evaluating/controlling. Worldwide competition and increasing environmental complexity are having a dramatic effect on how organizations are structured and managed.|
Computer Application: Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester .5 credits. Computer Applications provide a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Publisher. Students learn basic to advanced level skills in daily lessons that provide many business-based profiles, real-life problems, exercises, and projects. By the end of the course students will be very familiar with the computer and its basic functions and able to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist test at the Core Level in Word, Power Point, and Publisher.
|Desktop Publishing: Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester.5 credits. Students in this course experience the challenge of creating exciting publications related to a business environment using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator software. This course is an excellent opportunity to put creative energies toward completing real-world design projects.|
| Focus on Careers: Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester .5 credits. This course will focus on career exploration and development while expanding upon technology skills previously learned. Students will have the opportunity to examine post-secondary options and resources available for success. Employability skills and
career goals will also be covered. This course will help students prepare for their future career and learning about new up and coming careers. As a final goal, student will develop a career plan/path while creating an electronic portfolio for future use.
|Focus on Multimedia: Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester .5 credits. This course is for students who wish to develop their skills in basic multi-media software by doing project work. Among the software to be explored would be: PowerPoint, Podcasting, Garage Band, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, I-Movie (or similar), I -Photo (or similar), I -Stop Motion, and InDesign. The course will be teamtaught by both Business education and Art & Design teachers. A portfolio showing the various projects is required for the completion of the class.|
|Marketing: Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester.5 credits. Marketing is a one-semester business class that deals with the identification and creation of customer needs and wants, consumer research, the creation of promotional, and advertising plans to target markets, the establishing of profitable pricing strategies, personal selling, ethical business practices, and the management of distribution and logistics. Marketing addresses both non-profit and for-profit entities. Nothing happens in both for-profit and non-profit enterprise until the product or idea is sold.|
|Personal Finance: Junior Requirement 1 Semester .5 credits. Personal Finance is a course that provides students with the knowledge and skills they need now and in their future to explore their personal financial values while making life-long decisions. Students will recognize economic alternatives in purchasing goods and services, cope with the pressures to which they are exposed to as members of the buying public, prepare for and adjust to rapidly changing economic conditions, make educated choices in personal values and responsibilities, and participate effectively as consumers in the economic and government systems. This course is designed to teach students personal financial aspects so they can have the life long skills needed to live on their own.|
|Web Page Design 1: Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester .5 credit. This course is designed to teach beginning web designers how to get started creating web sites. The class begins with an introduction to the World Wide Web and web design basics. Students will develop beginning web pages in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and advance to more sophisticated web pages using Macromedia Dreamweaver and eventually Macromedia Flash. Students will be given the opportunity to design and maintain a web page using various tools and various software programs. Students in Beginning or Advanced Web Page Design will benefit and understand why businesses today are using sophisticated web pages to market businesses. *After successfully completing Beginning Web Page Design, students may enroll in Advanced Web Page and work on the Catholic Central High School Web Page.*|