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Course Catalog – Business and Technology

Accounting I

 

 

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 10th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


This course provides good basic accounting knowledge for (1) the student wishing to enter college and pursue accounting, marketing, or management as a profession and (2) the student desiring entry-level office employment. Students will learn to design an accounting system from scratch and keep the financial records of a business through a complete accounting cycle for businesses organized as a sole proprietorship.

Accounting II

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th and 12th

Weight: 1.0


This second year course is designed to enhance the career-oriented student who will enter college as a business major or someone seeking entry-level work as an accounting assistant. Students will learn accounting for a corporation through a complete accounting cycle. Special areas such as plant assets and depreciation, accounts receivable and un-collectible accounts, accruals and deferrals, control systems, tax returns for business and personal use will be covered.

Business & Consumer Law

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 10th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Students will apply legal concepts to business and personal questions involving criminal and civil law. They will become more aware of their rights and responsibilities as a minor and an adult, student and school, parent and child, consumer, plaintiff and defendant. Court cases are discussed for a variety of topics and shows students how court procedures are developed for both criminal and civil cases. Field trip to Northumberland County courthouse exposes students to actual court proceedings.

Marketing Concepts

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th and 12th

Weight: 1.0


This course introduces basic principles and strategies of marketing goods and services. Topics include promotion, pricing, and placement for products. Upon course completion, students should be able to apply marketing practices to business decision making.

Business and Personal Finance

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th and 12th

Weight: 1.0


This course gives students an understanding of handling their money. They will learn how to do the following real-life situations: choose a career and go on an interview, write a check and keep track of their spending, create a budget, shop around for the best prices on products, save and/or invest money, and buy a house. They will also learn what a credit card is and how to get and use one, the differences between buying and renting a house, why you pay taxes and how you pay them, and why you need insurance and how to get it. This course will also give the students a basic understanding of starting a business.

Computer Technology

Credit: .5

Grades Offered: 7th and 8th

Weight: 1.0

7th Grade Computer Technology is designed to develop and improve the skill of touch keyboarding as a foundation for personal and business use. Students are introduced to techniques that will allow them to memorize the order of the keys and practice typing for speed and accuracy. The course stresses typing without looking at the computer keyboard or backtracking to fix mistakes. Students will also learn how to use Microsoft Word to create and format basic documents.

8th Grade Computer Technology is designed to build upon knowledge gained in Computer Technology 7th Grade. The goal will be to continue to develop and improve the skill of touch keyboarding as a foundation for personal and business use. Students are introduced to techniques that will allow them to memorize the order of the keys and practice typing for speed and accuracy.

Computer Applications

 

Credit: .5

Grades Offered: 9th

Weight: 1.0


This course is designed to teach students how to use a computer as a business and personal tool through the use of applications software. Students will learn the techniques and receive training of applications used in many businesses today. Appropriate software for database management, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics will be used. Students will be introduced to other applications of technology as well as use the Internet for information acquisition.

Computer Web Design

Credit: .5

Grades Offered: 10th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


This course is designed to introduce students to various skills, methods, and techniques related to basic web design. Additional topics include: Computing, Information Acquisition, and various Web 2.0 platforms.
Students will be required to utilize a number of learned web design skills as well as real-life aptitudes such as reading, writing, problem solving, attention to detail, work ethic, follow through, and communication skills. The main focus of this class will be production, design and composition of pages. Work will be completed individually and in small group as students explore different software platforms.

Desktop Publishing

Credit: .5

Grades Offered: 11th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


This course is a business course designed to allow students to develop proficiency in using desktop publishing software (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and various websites) to create a variety of printed publications for personal and professional use. Students will incorporate journalistic principles in design and layout of print and web publications including integration of text and graphics and use hardware and software to develop and create quality materials for business/personal related tasks. Students will incorporate the process of analyzing information and audience and choosing the appropriate visual signals to communicate the desired message effectively.

Industrial Arts 9

Credit: .25

Grades Offered: 9th

Weight: 1.0


Technology Education 9 is a required introductory course that all ninth grade students must complete. This course is designed to introduce students to basic woodworking tools and techniques. Students will be learning about and using woodworking hand tools, power hand tools and a few of the major woodworking machines. Students will also be learning proper safety for working in the wood shop. Students will also be using the STEM Model to design, construct, and test a roller coaster.

Technology Education I

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th and 12th

Weight: 1.0


Technology Education is a course where students will have a chance to build upon foundation they received in Technology Education 9. This course is primarily for 11th-12th grade students. In Technology Education, students will receive instruction on all major woodworking equipment. Students will also study woodworking history, properties of different types of trees and wood, basic manufacturing concepts and basic drafting skills. Students will also be exposed to more advance techniques that they will need to complete various projects.

Technology Education II

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 12th

Weight: 1.0


Technology Education 2 is the most advance wood class. Primarily for seniors, and only if the student has successfully and safely completed Technology Education 1 and has been approved by the instructor. Students will learn advanced techniques in wood joinery, machine operation, wood steam bending, and mastery finishing processes. Students will have the opportunity to channel the knowledge they have received into a project that will show their exemplary skills.

Power, Energy, and Transportation

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th and 12th

Weight: 1.0


Power, Energy, and Transportation (PET) is a course to expose students to a wide variety of different technologies and processes. Students will receive instruction on traditional board drafting, basic woodworking, sheet metal construction, forging, metal lathe operations, and a series of transportation and energy challenges. This course is primarily for 11th and 12th grade students.

Yearbook

Credit: .5

Grades Offered: 12th

Weight: 1.0


Yearbook is an elective course that gives students marketable experience in print media publishing. This course solely works towards completion and selling of a large finished product. In class, students compose, construct, and edit all elements of computerized text layout, graphic art, and digital photography. Students work on many clerical operations, make announcements, maintain signs, and conduct student polls.

Communications Media (TV Studio)

 

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 9th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Students will learn all tasks involved in the daily operations of a television broadcasting facility, including equipment operation, electronic news gathering and media processing, work flow, non-linear editing, in-field remote production, photography, videography, post production, file conversion and application. Regular tasks will require all students to become proficient in mid-level to advanced applications within Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Works. The course begins with an emphasis on digital and film photography and includes best practices in composition, as well as technical and craftsmanship skills. First year students will also be introduced to principles of graphic design and will demonstrate their use through regular assignments.  Students will also be introduced to the application and interface of digital and analog hardware within the requirements of specific needs in video production and will demonstrate competence and teamwork required to produce video content for a variety of programs including informational, educational, documentary, and sports broadcasting.  The course continues with the review and introduction of principles of electricity and electronics with respect to simple AC and DC circuits leading to the interpretation of test signals generated on professional measuring devices such as waveform monitors and vector scopes. Advanced students will also complete lessons in the application of HTML and use WordPress software systems to modify or create web applications.

 

Developmental Studies

 

Credit: .33

Grades Offered: 9th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Developmental Studies is a special education program available to qualifying students who desire to enrich and augment their educational experience. To enroll in the program, students need to successfully complete a testing process with the school psychologist. Once the student qualifies he or she will meet one to two days during the six-day school cycle in a small classroom.
Goal objectives are designed for the individual student, but may include community service, critical thinking, scientific problem solving, technology, reading materials, stock market game, and career research and exploration. The program also strives to implement its curriculum elements, which include citizenship, wellness and fitness, environment and ecology, arts and humanities, and career.