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May be used to fulfill Elective Credits

 

Course Offerings

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Introduction to Business

½ credit - Fall or Spring  

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This ½ credit elective introduces students to the business world.  It helps students to become more knowledgeable consumers, citizens, and employees in our global economy. It also covers a wide variety of business foundations and functions which prepare students for future employment and for taking other business courses at high school or college. Topics discussed in this course include: general business terms and concepts, personal finance, career planning, entrepreneurship, accounting, marketing, economics and management. This course is designed from the Pennsylvania Standards for Business.

 

Students will also explore business skills for everyday life such as budgeting, résumé creation, interviewing techniques, consumer decision-making skills, and business etiquette. This course is recommended for any student interested in obtaining employment, studying business throughout high school and/or college, or for those who want to develop business skills needed for everyday life.

 

In this course, students will:

    • Study the role of business and business startup in a free enterprise system
    • Identify the roles and impact of the business functions (accounting, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, money management)
    • Create a business plan
    • Develop business skills needed for daily life

     

Materials:

Teacher Developed

Glencoe: Introduction to Business

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Business Accounting 1A

½ credit - Fall  

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This course is designed from the National Business Education Association standards for Accounting and from the Pennsylvania Accounting standards.  It includes the study of the accounting equation and techniques for journalizing and recording different accounts. The student will learn about ledgers and journals. The accounting cycle will be studied with exercises in adjusting entries and closing entries. Completing financial statements for a proprietorship will show how accounting is used in businesses every day. Students also explore career opportunities in the accounting field.  This course helps students develop an understanding of financial literacy.  It also prepares students to study accounting or other business fields at a college level.

 

Materials:

Century 21 Accounting

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Prerequisite: 80% or higher in Algebra 1

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Business Accounting 1B

½ credit - Spring  

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This course is a continuation of Accounting 1A. It is designed from the National Business Education Association standards for Accounting and from the Pennsylvania Accounting standards. Students will continue to work with ledgers and journals. Accounting procedures for a merchandise business and a service business will be explored for similarities and differences. Payroll, taxes and financial statements for a corporation will also be introduced.  This course helps students develop an understanding of financial literacy.  It also prepares students to study accounting or other business fields at the college level.

 

Materials:

Century 21 Accounting

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Prerequisite: Business Accounting 1A and teacher recoomendation

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Money Management

½ credit - Fall or Spring  

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This ½ credit elective will cover topics such as goal setting, investing, using credit, wise consumer practices, insurance, budgeting and financial planning for the future. It is recommended for any student in grades 10-12. The course is designed from both the National Business Education Standards for Finance and the Pennsylvania Finance Standards.

 

In this course, students will:

    • Develop money management skills including banking, saving, investing and understanding pay checks
    • Participate in real-life simulations such as opening a checking account and buying a car
    • Learn valuable tools that will allow students to get the most out of their income now while preparing for the future       

     

Materials:

NEFE HSFPP Workbook

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 10-12

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Business Management

½ credit - Spring  

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This ½ credit elective introduces the fundamentals of small business startup and growth. Topics include development of the business concept, strategic planning, marketing, financing, and an overview of international business. Examines important principles for businesses of any size.

 

In this course, students will learn about the procedures and philosophies of business management, leadership, business startup, human resources, communication, motivation, ethics, time management, performance appraisals, delegation, and entrepreneurship. This course is recommended for those who may have their own business or who are interested in operating a business. It is also recommended for those interested in pursuing a management or business-related major or employment.  The course is designed from the National Business Education Standards for Management the Pennsylvania Management Standards.

 

Materials:

Glencoe: Introduction to Business

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 10-12

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Principles of Marketing CLOSED

½ credit - Spring  

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This ½ credit elective introduces the fundamentals of small business startup and growth. Topics include development of the business concept, strategic planning, marketing, financing, and an overview of international business. Examines important principles for businesses of any size.

 

In this course, students will learn about the procedures and philosophies of business management, leadership, business startup, human resources, communication, motivation, ethics, time management, performance appraisals, delegation, and entrepreneurship. This course is recommended for those who may have their own business or who are interested in operating a business. It is also recommended for those interested in pursuing a management or business-related major or employment.  The course is designed from the National Business Education Standards for Management the Pennsylvania Management Standards.

 

Materials:

Glencoe: Introduction to Business

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 10-12

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Fashion Marketing

½ credit - Spring  

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This course will offer a more advanced business elective that builds on the concepts and understanding of Principles of Marketing. The need for this course is based on current student interest and career trends and will coincide with the National Business Education Association and the Pennsylvania standards for Marketing. This course will prepare students to study fashion marketing and retailing at the post-secondary level. This course will revolve around fashion marketing, management, and merchandising.

 

In this course, students will study:

    • The World of Fashion
    • Producing Fashion
    • Fashion Marketing
    • Exploring Careers in Fashion Marketing

     

Materials:

Glencoe/McGraw Hill: Fashion Marketing

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing

Grades Offered: 11-12

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