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PREPARING FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS    1 Credit, 1 Semester     Core 40, AHD, THD

Career Planning and Success Skills is a career, technical and education business course that is designed to address the knowledge, skills and behaviors all students needed to live, plan, and work successfully in today's society. This course includes exploring career clusters, developing leadership  and teamwork skills, researching and collecting labor market data, and developing career plans. The employment process is explored through searching for employment opportunities, completing applications, developing resumes, participating in interviews, gaining job survival skills, and understanding employee evaluations; extensive practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills is provided. Thinking skills such as decision making, problem solving, and reasoning are utilized through research, report writing, technical writing, and interpreting data. Instructional strategies should include use of the internet to conduct career research, job shadowing, mentoring, field trips, projects, computer and technology applications, and cooperative ventures between school and community.                                                                              

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT   (11, 12)     2 Credits, 2 Semesters     Core 40, AHD, THD

Principles of Business Management focuses on the roles and responsibilities of managers as well as opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system. Students will attain an understanding of management, team building, leadership, problem solving steps and processes that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The management of human financial resources is emphasized.   Pre-requisite: Intro to Business 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT  (12)  2 Credits, 2 Semesters    Core 40, AHD, THD

Administrative and Office Management prepares students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization and be successful in a work environment. Students are provided opportunities to develop attitudes and apply skills and knowledge in the areas of business administration, management, and finance.  Individual experiences will be based upon the student's career and educational goals.  Pre-requisite: Principles of Business Mangement or Principles of Marketing

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS   (9, 10, 11, 12)   1 Credit, 1 Semester            Core 40, AHD, THD

This course teaches the fundamental principles of general business and related economic concepts from the viewpoint of the consumer. Topic areas include: our economic system, business in our economy, labor and government in our economy, careers in our economy, consumers in our economy, living and working with technology, financial institutions and banking services, the business of credit, planning your savings and investments, protection from economic loss, and financial management.

Note: Intro to Business is offered to 9th as a one (1) semester course; this will be a full year course for 11th & 12th grade students                               

INTRODUCTION  TO ACCOUNTING I   (10, 11, 12)   1 Credit, 1 Semester            Core 40, AHD, THD

Accounting I is a course designed to introduce students to the accounting field and is also recommended for students who are planning a college career in business. Emphasis is placed on journalizing transactions, posting and preparing financial reports for service and merchandising businesses organized as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Out-of-class time required: Class time will be given for students to work on problems. If students do not finish the problems during class time, they are expected to finish the assignments outside of class. Homework should average 2-3 hours per week.                            

PERSONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY   (required for graduation)   1 Credit, 1 Semester       Core 40, AHD, THD

Personal Financial Responsibility addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. A project based approach and applications through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in projects are encouraged.

COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION AND GRAPHICS   (9, 10, 11, 12)  2 Credits, 2 Semesters                              Core 40, AHD,  THD

Computer Illustration and Graphics introduces students to the computer's use in visual communication. The focus of the course is on basic computer terminology and use, mastering fundamental skills, and developing efficient working styles.  These skills are then developed by creating work with imaging, drawing, interactive, and page layout software. The course includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, produce vector illustrations, graphics and logos, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design products that impart information and ideas. Advanced instruction might also include experiences in silk screening and air brush techniques as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.


1 Credit, 1 Semester

Principles of Marketing/Sports & Entertainment Marketing course provides a basic introduction to the scope and importance of marketing in the global economy and a concentration in sports and entertainment marketing. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communications, mathematical applications, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as they relate to advertising/promotion/selling, distribution, financing, marketing-information management, pricing, and product/service management. The course provides an understanding of the sport/event industries, their economic impact, and products; distibution systems and strategies; pricing consideratons; product/service management, and promotion. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation for plannng. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills to marketing internship projects.

WORK BASED LEARNING PROGRAM      (12)                           1-6 Credits,   2 Semesters

Work Based Learning (WBL) is a school-to-work program open to Boone Grove High School senior students. This program provides seniors who wish to work a part-time position throughout the school year and are in line with meeting graduation requirements, an opportunity to gain work experience in their last year of high school while also earning high school credit. WBL is designed to build student's skill and knowledge in their chosen career path and further their study within their area of interest. The program strives to provide an avenue for the transition from the school environment to the world of work in the areas of business, industrial trades, food service, agriculture, construction trades, health care, home economics and other technical areas. WBL is a year long course in which the student will have an opportunity to earn 1-6 credits, gain an income and invaluable work experience. Students who take this course are expected to complete the year-long course and meet expectations as outlined at the beginning of the 1st semester which include but not limited to maintaining a part-time position for no less than 40 hours every two weeks.

The program is a Standards Based Training Plan developed by the student, teacher, and workplace mentor to guide the student's work based learning experiences and assist in evaluating achievement and performance.  Pre-requisite: Prep College and Careers (or taken concurrently)