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Business Management I
Prerequisite: Computer Literacy
Career Pathway: Business Management I
Length: 1 year
This course is designed as a survey course that will expose you to business terminology, concepts, and current business issues, with the intent of helping students develop a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine business decision-making skills.
Business Management II
Prerequisite: Business Management I
Career pathway: Business Management
Length: 1 year
Students learn to apply the five business management principles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The course is hands-on and project based and is enhanced by the use of guest speakers. Computer simulations and case studies are also used to allow the students the opportunity to actually apply the information and knowledge that they have acquired. One or more
field trips may also be offered.
- The student will understand the important of professional behavior and soft skills in the workplace.
- The student will understand the basic aspects of business management
- The student understand the elements and purpose of a business plan.
- The student will understand how to use technology in a small business to gain a competitive advantage.
- The student will understand effective finance and marketing of a small business.
- The student will understand the key economic concepts that affect small business ownership.
- Demonstrate understanding of career strategies by successfully completing assignments in choosing, planning a career, getting, adapting to, and keeping a job
- Demonstrate understanding of money management by successfully completing and discussing exercises dealing with employee pay and benefits, federal and state income tax, budget, financial records and banking services
- Demonstrate understanding in consumer rights and responsibilities, including the role of the consumer, and legal protection
- Demonstrate appropriate customer service skills including the ability to complete sales transactions
- Demonstrate an understanding of planning, production, and displaying of products
- Complete a market research study for the business of their choice
- Compute basic math problems including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions as they relate to the world of business.
- Explain advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, cooperatives and franchises
- Apply knowledge of local, county, state, and federal laws that govern activities for public protection to business operations
- Project business income and calculate payrolls and tax forms using a word processing program, computers, spreadsheets, and the ten key calculator
Course ID: 255
COMP B5 course description:
This course is intended for home users and business people who desire a working knowledge of personal computer hardware and software. Special emphasis is placed on software that is most widely used in the nation. This course mainly focuses on business and home applications of personal computers, hands-on training with word processing, spreadsheets, database management systems, electronic presentations, and the necessary operating system fundamentals to use the listed application software.
The following are the goals for students taking this class.
• The student will successfully identify computer hardware.
• The student will use menus, the keyboard, and the mouse to perform functions in the Windows Explorer program, such as managing files.
• The student will successfully create, edit, print, and format Word documents.
• The student will successfully create, edit, print, enhance, insert formulas, and create charts in Excel documents.
• The student will successfully create, edit, print, enhance, and run a PowerPoint presentation.
• The student will successfully design, create, and edit, in an Access file.
Pre-Requisite: Computer Literacy recommended
Career Pathway: Software and Systems Development
This course provides entry-level training in media production and technology. Instruction covers the following areas: multimedia history and careers, web development, animation, computer programming, computer graphics and audio. Students will learn best practices for digital workflows and the management of a variety of digital assets.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding meeting goals and timelines
2. Creating original production pieces and write original copy
3. Demonstrate an understanding of elements of style and design
4. Effectively incorporate image, audio, animation and text media into multimedia presentation
5. Prepare a product for publishing/distribution
6. Organize files that are part of a multimedia program logically and efficiently
7. Use hardware and software to develop quality images, video and audio and edit multimedia presentations
Pre-Requisite: Computer Literacy, Multimedia I
Career Pathway: Software and Systems Development
This course is a year long, hands on course in which students are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the class. This course will provide a project-based program by providing students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video, media, and film makers in the production of film, video, and new media projects for business and entertainment. Students are instructed in pre-production planning, writing and script editing, on-camera acting, technical work, critical analysis, post-production editing of projects and their presentation to outside audiences.
Students develop and demonstrate skills through creation of multimedia production and presentation. Students are expected to create and produce original projects that examine specific genres i.e. documentary, narrative, entertainment, etc. and to understand and effectively use standard pre-production techniques such as: storyboards, shot lists, script writing, identifying target audiences, and to learn to use digital equipment, lights, and audio to effectively communicate an idea. Each student will follow their project through all stages of production to the finished product with each student working individually and/or collaboratively as part of a production crew.
1. Students will learn and understand the history of the motion picture including, but not limited to early mechanisms, pre-conditions of the motion picture, and the early studio system.
2. Students will understand basic camera shots and angles along with various common framing heights; understand concepts of composition, perspectives, and point-of-view
3. Students will learn and understand the structure of the narrative diagram and how it applies to media.
4. Students will learn and understand how to adhere to copyright and intellectual property laws and regulations in the creation of original works.
5. Students will be able to create a rough draft of a storyboard, convey their ideas to paper, and be able to work together as a team.
6. Students will understand the basic categories of sound for film and video as well as the related terminology.
7. Students will learn and apply proper transitions, edits, titles, effects, media and output control.
8. Students learn and understand how to set-up audio and lighting equipment properly for a variety of applications.