Business & Information Technology

Business Courses

Click on any of the course titles to find out more information about that particular course.

 

Computer Skills Related Courses

Office Administration Information Systems Advanced Information Systems
Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies Programming Web Page Development

Management Skills Related Courses

Accounting Advanced Accounting Business Law
Business Management Business Cooperative Internship Economics and Personal Finance
IB Business and Management SL IB Business and Management HL  

Academy Courses

Computer Systems Technology Database Design and Management 1 Database Design and Management 2
Network Design and Engineering Network Administration 1 Network Administration 2

Computer Skills Related Courses

Office Administration(662100)
ESOL Section (662190)

Grades: 9 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: None

This course allows students to reinforce keyboarding skills and acquire knowledge of office routines such as preparing correspondence and business forms, managing electronic records and financial records. Real-life activities and simulations are used to improve communication skills, business etiquette, and develop job-seeking techniques.

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Information Systems(661200)
ESOL Section (661290)

Grades: 9 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: None

This computer-based coursed teaches students to use technology efficiently and effectively to gather and organize information and problem solve tasks. Through a series of software applications and activities, students while establish a strong foundation in managing computer systems, producing word documents, developing spreadsheets, databases and multimedia presentations, and working with telecommunications and networks. Integrating lessons with real-life business applications and cross-curricular learning activities will enable the students to become better prepared for life-long learning and problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for and earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

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Advanced Information Systems (661300)

Grades: 10 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: Information Systems or equivalent skill/instructor approval.

Advanced Information Systems provides students with the opportunity to develop professional computer and technology skills in a project-oriented and student-centered environment. Working independently on and in teams, students apply problem-solving, decision-making, creative-thinking and communication skills to relevant, real-life situations through a series of software and peripheral applications. Instruction is current and emerging information technology include operating systems, networking, hardware principles, document preparation, presentation tools, spreadsheet analysis and publishing, copyright issues, and basic web page design. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for and earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

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Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (663000)

Grades: 10 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: Information Systems or equivalent skill/instructor approval.

This product-oriented course introduces the student to multimedia presentations, desktop publications, and web page creation. Hands-on activities are used as students develop skills, master techniques, and prepare products for a client-based environment. Students learn to create professional slideshow presentations. Students also create brochures, flyers, business advertisements, and many other useful documents using Adobe Software. The course also introduces students to document construction for publishing on the World Wide Web using authoring software. Units of instruction include design and layout, typeface selection, electronic scanners and scanned images, image editing, digital cameras and images, and video capturing. Internet research and copyright laws are emphasized.

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Programming (664000)

Grades: 10 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills and Microsoft Windows knowledge.

Students learn to write programs using the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language. Programs include decision and looping structures, graphics, sound, animation, and Microsoft Access database. Students also learn to create web pages using HTML and JavaScript.

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Web Page Development (663100)

Grades: 10 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: Information Systems or equivalent skill/instructor approval.

This course provides students the opportunity to study, develop and design sophisticated web pages in a client-based business environment. Basics of HTML, DHTML, scripting, and the use of authoring software are covered. Students are also provided instruction in preparing and editing Web page images, applying advanced design techniques and features, creating vector animations, and managing web site directory structures. Skill development will be achieved through hands-on activities that help students to design web pages for various audiences and users.

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Management Skills Related Courses

Accounting (632000)

Grades: 10 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: None

Accounting offers student the opportunity to learn about the financial operations of modern business enterprises and prepares students to make better financial decisions for the future. Students study accounting concepts for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations to understand the fundamental accounting equation, the business transaction analysis process, and the elements of financial reporting. Interpretation of accounting information is mastered through decision making and problem solving approaches that include source documents, case studies, and simulations. Technology integration and related accounting software applications are used to enhance skills to analyze and evaluate financial situations. Internet learning activities are used to reinforce research, communication and team building skills. Course topics include forms of ownership, accounts receivable/accounts payable systems, payroll, taxes, and banking activities. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to complete an accounting cycle from transactions to financial statements.

 

Students have the opportunity to earn the NOCTI certification.

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Advanced Accounting (632100)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: Accounting

Students continue to master accounting principles and procedures, adding new topics about managerial accounting, cost accounting, financial analysis, and business ethics. Content areas include property, plant and equipment, corporate investments, bonds, notes payable and receivables, amortizations, cash flow statements and ratio analysis for the corporate structure. Spreadsheets analysis and accounting software applications provide the opportunity for higher-level thinking skill activities and authentic simulations enhance teamwork, decision making, and communication skills. Students also develop and understand of career opportunities as they complete career exploration activities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of decision making, problem solving and critical thinking, and apply them to both business and personal financial simulations. Students in this course run the Atom Branch of the Apple Federal Credit.

 

Students have the opportunity to earn the Advanced NOCTI certification.

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Business Law (613132)

Grades: 10 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1/2
Prerequisite: None

Business Law provides students with the basic knowledge to become a better informed citizen, employee, and consumer. The course offers students the opportunities to study the nature and function of our legal system, courts, and procedures. Topics include contracts, sales agreements, torts, constitutional law, criminal law, and family law. Students focus on consumer rights and responsibilities, examine legal aspects of employment, research careers in law, and discuss the impact of laws on travelers and those living abroad. Enriched with student projects, debates, mock trials, field trips, guest speakers, and Internet activities, the course helps students understand the laws affecting businesses and consumers.

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Business Management (613532)

Grades: 10 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1/2
Prerequisite: None

Students study basic management concepts and leadership styles as they explore business ownership, planning, economics, international business and human relations issues such as employee motivation and conflict resolution. Through engaging software simulations students learn to utilize efficiently and effectively the basic management functions of planning, organizing, staff, directing and controlling, and their impact on human and capital resources. Upon completion of this course students will develop a business plan for a real or simulated business.

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Business Cooperative Internship (BCI) (679920)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1 or 2
Prerequisite: A student must be con-currently enrolled in a business course.

BCI allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. The BCI work experience combines an advanced business course with employment in a business-related field that reflects the student’s current career interests. The program offers valuable work experience, enhances employment skills, and develops marketable skills. This course, taken in conjunction with another business course, will earn one to two units of credit. Students who successfully complete 396 hours of supervised on-the-job training in a related occupation will earn one credit. Students who successfully complete 720 hours of supervised on-the-job training in a related occupation will earn two credits.

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Economics and Personal Finance (612000)

Grades: 9 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts of personal finance and its increasingly important impact on consumers. Units of study cover the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management and the practical applications of banking, planning and budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investing, and retirement planning. Students will also develop a keen understanding of consumer rights, responsibilities, and protection related to the units of study. Finance offers the students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to manage personal finances and make sound financial decisions through a variety of methods that include the Internet, mathematics applications, financial publications, financial software applications, hands-on activities, and group projects.

 

This course satisfies the graduation requirement for the Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning.  Students have the opportunity to earn the W!SE Financial Literacy certification

 

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Academy Courses

Computer Systems Technology

(Available at Edison, Marshall, and Chantilly)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 2
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry. Students will install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintainence on computer motherboards, processors, and memory chips. Other areas of study will include basic networking, software operation of Windows and DOS, memory management, and preventive maintenance.

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Database Design and Management 1

(Available at Edison)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 2
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry. Students will install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance on computer motherboards, processors, and memory chips. Other areas of study will include basic networking, software operation of Windows and DOS, memory management, and preventive maintenance.

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Database Design and Management 2

(Available at Edison)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 2
Prerequisite: Database Design and Management 1

This advanced information technology class offers supervised self-study opportunities for students interested in learning either Oracle Database fundamentals or Sun/Oracle Java Programming. Students who have pass the Oracle SQL exam and pass the database fundamentals exam will earn the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) designation.

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IB Business and Management 1

(Available at Marshall)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: None

The Advanced Business and Management 1 course, with an International Baccalaureate option, is designed to provide a broad introduction to the basic principles and practices of businesses and other organizations, both profit-making and nonprofit in nature. Fundamental principles and skills are studied in local, national and international context, thus affording the opportunity to reflect the differences in perspectives and cultures. Instruction includes units in introduction to business, marketing, finance, accounting, and human resource management. For students attending base schools that have the IB program, this course may serve as an elective in the IB diploma program or may be taken independently for an IB certificate. These IB students are required to take the IB exam, and the course carries a weighted credit of .5 on the student’s GPA. Students attending schools that do not have the IB program are not required to take the IB exam and will receive course credit only.

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IB Business and Management 2

(Available at Marshall)

Grades: 12
Credits For Completion: 1
Prerequisite: IB Business and Management 1

This course is the second segment of a two-year series with an IB option. It will continue and expand the curriculum of the first-year course and will require a written research project. The class is design to promote the importance of exploring business issue from different cultural perspectives, to encourage a holistic view of the world of business, to enable the student to develop the capacity to think critically, and to enhance the student’s ability to make decisions. Through the assessment of data from a variety of sources, students will identify social factors, cultural factors, and ethical considerations in the action of organizations as well as examine the impact of the actions of organizations on the internal and external environment. For students attending base schools that have the IB program, this course may serve as an elective in the IB diploma program or may be taken independently for an IB certificate. These IB students are required to take the IB exam, and the course carries a weighted credit of .5 on the student’s GPA. Students attending schools that do not have the IB program are not required to take the IB exam and will receive course credit only.

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Network Design and Engineering

(Available at Edison, Marshall, and Chantilly)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 2
Prerequisite: None

Students learn skills in designing, installing, configuring, operating and troubleshooting simple and complex computer networks. This course includes topics in network architecture, industry standards and communication protocols, networking devices (such as routers and switches), media selection, topologies, data transmission, and cabling for local area networks and wide area networks. The coursework is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification. During the second semester, selected students may participate in internship activities in cooperation with the local business community.

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Network Administration 1

(Available at Edison, Marshall, and Chantilly)

Grades: 11 - 12
Credits For Completion: 2
Prerequisite: Information Systems, Database Design and Management, equivalent skill/instructor approval.

Network Administration is a comprehensive, hands-on computer course in which students are taught basic networking skills using Microsoft Server 2003. Topics covered throughout the year include network concepts, installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting. Upon successful completion of Network Administration, students may elect to obtain industry-recognized professional certification by taking the Microsoft Certified Professional exams leading to the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Student internship experiences are an option for this course.

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Network Administration 2

(Available at Edison, Marshall, and Chantilly)

Grades: 12
Credits For Completion: 2
Prerequisite: Network Administration 1 or equivalent skill/instructor approval.

Network Administration 2 is designed to continue teaching aspects of network administration - focusing on management and support of network users and systems. Time is spent discussing responsibilities of computer professionals, training end users, evaluating new technology, developing system policies, troubleshooting workstations, managing network services and protocols, and effectively using e-business communications.

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Edison High School Academy || Marshall High School Academy
Chantilly High School Academy

 

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