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Business Foundations

Business Foundations (F1000) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
This is a BTC 3 credit transcripted class.

This course is designed to help students become familiar with the business world around them. It provides students with a basic understanding of consumerism, insurance, taxes, credit, checking accounts, banks, organized labor, occupations and careers, and money management. (Note: A “transcripted class” means that the student can receive 3 credits at Blackhawk Technical College for successful completion of the
course with a C or better.

Business Technology Courses

Computer Applications (F1004) .5 credit *UW Whitewater

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Note: This course fulfills the computer education requirement for graduation

Students will learn how to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, G-Mail and iPads to create a wide-variety of documents for school, work and personal use.

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Advanced or transcripted credit course. You will receive college credit after graduation if you enroll in the college within 27 months of graduation.

Word Processing (F1002) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

In this course you will learn proper keyboarding technique which enhances your ability to make the best use of your computer time. Using Microsoft Word 2010 you will create a variety of documents for school, home and work. You will learn how to create business letters, tables, and reports in Word, basic Excel spreadsheets, and Publisher. You will learn these skills while improving your accuracy and speed over the course of a term.

Web Design & Development (F1006) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 .5 credit
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Computer Applications.

Create your own web page. Learn different software to design Web pages. The Web has become the hottest new way for businesses and individuals to get their message to the public. The Internet is the fastest growing communications medium ever, and in this course students will also learn how to use this resource effectively and ethically. Students will learn how to narrow a search to find information more efficiently and evaluate the reliability of the sources you find. Students should have a USB drive.

Advanced Web and Design (F3006) .5 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Web Design and Development.

This course provides students the opportunity to study, develop and design sophisticated web pages comparable to sites used by organizations and businesses. Here’s your opportunity to help design and maintain an actual school web site. Using web design software, a digital camera, and a scanner, you will create web pages that can be uploaded to a server. You will help to create pages that will be reviewed by the district technology department for possible inclusion on the school’s web site. Note students should have a USB drive.

Digital Media Production (F3017) .5 credit

Grade 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Computer Applications.

This course offers participants a practical introduction to digital media with a core curriculum that exposes participants to the practice of the media arts. Through the curriculum, individuals are given the opportunity to develop hands-on production skills, achieve technical proficiency, and make sophisticated choices in the creation of digital media art. Individual and group projects will utilize various forms of mobile technology (iPads) and applications (Blogs, Social Media) for class presentations. In addition, students will create highlight videos and documentaries utilizing iMovie and Adobe Creative Suite. The course is ideal for participants seeking to build digital media production skills.

Multimedia (F3021) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Note: This course can be used to fulfill the computer education requirement for graduation.
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Computer Applications.

Excel in our digital world by acquiring the software and internet skills employers and colleges are looking for in this competitive marketplace. You will learn advanced computer skills in Microsoft 2010 Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint as well as iMovie, Google Docs and other iPad Apps. This is a great course to prepare you for college or tech prep. Students must have a USB drive and headphones.

Introduction To Coding And APP Development (F3022) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Algebra 1

An understanding of computer science is essential in today’s world. There are over one million coding jobs that will be available in the next ten years. Using Scratch,,,, and more, this course will teach the basics of coding. This will also teach you logical reasoning, elementary coding techniques and problem solving skills. You will design and write several computer programs and
apps incorporating memory usage, decision structures, looping, object design and the interaction of objects.

Game Design (F3023) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Game Design is an introductory course where you will learn technical skills related to software development, coding and graphic design as it relates to game design. You will learn to write code, program original game projects, use digital design resources and color theory, become competent in game engines, technical writing and user instructions. In addition, you will learn steps of the engineering cycle, troubleshoot bugs, form game development groups and collaborate on projects and presentations and learn how basic physics concepts and required mathematical techniques are used in gaming compared to the real world.

Management / Marketing Courses

Accounting (F2001) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Interested in a business career? Then this course is a must! This course introduces the basic principles of accounting: journalizing, posting, preparing financial statements, completing end-of period activities, and reconciling a checkbook. Many aspects of personal money management are also covered. Computers are incorporated into this course daily. A calculator is required.

Fee: Approximately $45.00

Advanced Accounting (F3001) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Accounting 1.

This course builds on what students have learned in Accounting 1. Students will study special journals, corporations, non-profit organizations, prepaid expenses and bad debts to list just a few. Computers will be used daily.

Fee: Approximately $45.00

Business Management (F3011) .5 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Business Foundations.

This term course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in business administration. Students will gain an understanding of the business world including finance, marketing, public relations, manufacturing, and human resources. Assignments include projects, presentations, and videos. Students will use Skype as a multimedia to interact with presenters. It is recommended that students have a USB Drive.

Personal Finance (F3012) .5 credit (Graduation Requirement)

Grades:10, 11, 12

A working knowledge of personal finances is essential for all citizens. This course studies practical mathematics used in daily life. Important topics covered in this course include the following: consumer credit; stock market investing; personal financial planning & budgeting; comparison of wages and salaries; personal banking (traditional and online); buying, maintaining, financing and insuring a home/apartment and/or care; taxes; and more. A simple four–function calculator is required.

Entrepreneurship (F3009) .5 credit

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Business Foundations

Prepare yourself for an exciting career as an entrepreneur where people will be working for you! Students will gain valuable entrepreneurial experience and knowledge through projects and speakers, as well as getting real hands on experience working with the Beloit Snappers implementing a promotional plan for their upcoming season. The term project will give students the option to write a business plan for one of the
following types of businesses; a sporting goods store (retail), sports-themed restaurant (food services), or a minor league sports team.

Business & Personal Law (F3010) .5 credit

Grades: 11, 12

This is a course for students interested in a better understanding of the laws of society that will affect their daily lives. Topics covered: law enforcement and the courts, crime, torts, contracts, insurance, personal property, real property, landlord-tenant relationships, negotiable paper and Wills. Students will participate in a Mock Trial. Upon completion of the course, students will be better equipped to recognize legal problems and know when legal help is needed and where to find the answers to legal questions.

International Business (F3014) 1.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12 1.0 credit
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Business Foundations.

International Business utilizes Junior Achievement’s International 18-week Global Learning of the Business Enterprise (GLOBE) program. Students will develop cultural, economic, legal, political, and social skills relevant to their lives as consumers and workers in the global marketplace.

Marketing 1 (F3007) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Students in Marketing 1 will gain a basic understanding of what marketing is, as well as economics, selling, pricing, product development, advertising and employability skills. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of these concepts by participating in the exciting game of “The Apprentice”! This activity will allow the students the unique opportunity to exercise their teamwork, creativity and business skills. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the DECA club.

Advanced Marketing (F4007) 1.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Marketing 1

Students in Advanced Marketing will use many of the skills learned in Marketing 1 and apply them to higher level projects, using “The Apprentice” format. Students will develop a professional portfolio and complete a written project based on a marketing related situation or problem. These projects may be entered into competition at the State DECA Conference held each spring. In addition, students will visit several Beloit area
businesses to learn more about the world of business and marketing. Other areas of instruction include sports and entertainment marketing, management and communications. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the DECA Club.

Sports and Entertainment Management (F3018) .5 credit

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Business Foundations, Accounting, Multimedia or Marketing 1.

This course is designed to introduce an understanding of the principles necessary to properly operate a sports or entertainment organization. Principles include facility management, marketing and promotion, public
relations, community service, sponsorships and legal issues. In addition, the course will offer theoretical and practical application by providing simulations, case studies and projects that allow the students to become a decision maker in an organization. Students will also have the opportunity to visit and get a behind the scenes look into a sport organization. Students will have the latest in mobile technology in the classroom to further engage themselves into the world of sports and entertainment.

Advanced Business (F4002) 2.0 credits

Grades: 12
Prerequisite: Must have taken Computer Applications and 1 of the following: Business Foundations, Multimedia, Marketing 1, Advanced Marketing, Accounting 1, Advanced Accounting, Personal Finance, International Business, or Business Management.
Co-Requisite: Business Internship

This course is recommended for students who are interested in business careers. Instruction on telecommunication, data processing, business skills, job search, application and interview skills are included along with instruction related to onthe-job training skills. Students will gain retail experience working in the Knight Zone, the high school concessions.

Note: Students are required to be a FBLA member and compete at regionals.

Business Internship (F4003) 1.0 credit

Grades: 12
COREQUISITE: Advanced Business
Prerequisite: Must have taken Computer Applications and 1 of the following: Business Foundations, Multimedia, Marketing 1, Advanced Marketing, Accounting 1, Advanced Accounting, Personal Finance, International Business, or Business Management.

On-the-job training in area of business/office career choice (can not have a job in health, day care, or food industry). Students will be released from school to go to work in an approved work site or work Knight Zone concessions. The student will be responsible for transportation to and from work, and must average 10-15 hours per week. Instructor must approve all job sites.

Business Publications (F3016) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Business Publications is an English/Business elective that gives students marketable experience in pictorial/digital media publishing reflecting the history of campus activities, creating the Beloiter, BMHS Yearbook. Students will complete and sell the high school yearbook as well as create DVD’s and a college/tech prep E-portfolio. This is an entrepreneurship class – maintaining a business in real world terms. Students will compose, construct, and edit all elements of computerized text layout, graphic art, and digital photography. Business Publications is a monetary business which requires students to work cooperatively. Students must be industrious and eager to be creative to design multiple business publications and must be visionaries, thinkers, writers, and risk takers. Must be available outside of class to work on projects.

Principles of Business .5 credit

Business Economics .5 credit

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Business Education

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