Business

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Proficiency in computer skills is essential for future success in the 21st Century. This course is designed to assist the collegebound student, as well as the student preparing for career opportunities, by addressing the dominant software use in today’s business world. Students will learn the fundamentals of current and emerging technologies. The computer applications addressed in this course will include spreadsheets, data base, word processing, desktop publishing and presentation software. Social media trends will be examined and cloud computing will be addressed. In addition, the student will be better prepared to enter today’s competitive workplace.

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Students will be exposed to the planning and decision making process involved in creating websites that include text, images, hyperlinks, tables, etc. Unlock creativity while learning the fundamentals of computer animation. Successful completion of this course meets one of the two fine arts credit requirements.

Available At: East Ridge High School Park High School

Want to take your web design skills to the next level? Perhaps you want your own .COM? Use JavaScript and Dreamweaver to express your creative self. Throughout the course, students utilize planning, designing and web maintenance skills from the Web Design and Animation class and build upon with multimedia to enhance layout, navigation and interactivity. Students will delve deeper into HTML and will also work with CSS code to produce multi-page websites. Certification Exam available.

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Are you interested in learning how to write computer programs and explore the world of programming? You will have access to programming software used in today’s Information Technology (IT) industry. App development will also be explored. Programming is both challenging and exciting. This course provides opportunities for you to see how computer software, hardware and technology all work together.

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Can’t get enough programming? Then sign up for this advanced class where you can explore new code to make your programs more sophisticated. Sharpen your abilities and use that knowledge to create entry-level games. In addition, gaming strategies and the video game industry will be explored.

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Would you know your rights if the police stopped you at 11:30 on a Saturday night and began to search your car? Do you really own what you post on Facebook? These questions will be answered when we study your individual rights as well as all aspects of civil and criminal law. Trial procedures and law-related careers will be explored. Other current topics and legal case studies, along with guest speakers, will enhance this course.

Available At: East Ridge High School

Would you know your rights if the police stopped you at 11:30 on a Saturday night and began to search your car? Do you really own what you post on Facebook? These questions will be answered when we study your individual rights as well as all aspects of civil and criminal law. Trial procedures and law-related careers will be explored. Other current topics and legal case studies, along with guest speakers, will enhance this course.

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Does this question haunt you? Save thousands of wasted dollars on a college major that may not be right for you! Avoid the pitfalls of so many young adults who continually change their college majors while they search for the right fit. Find out now about your hidden talents and use them to your advantage to choose and plan a career path that is right for you. You will research, explore and evaluate your potential career choices by developing an action plan/portfolio to help you make plans for life after high school.
College Credit available through Inver Hills Community College.

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Students must take this class in conjunction with the Business Internship “Earn While You Learn” experience. Gain practice in job-seeking and workplace skills. Prepare your resume, learn how to interview, and get a jump-start in the competitive world of work. Early release allows you to go directly to work during the school day.

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The Business Internship Program is an opportunity for students to gain occupational experience, explore career areas and assist in making college career choices. Your paid positions in the community receive a grade/credit earned towards graduation. Training agreements between student, teacher, employer and parent ensure a valid work experience. Early release from school allows students additional time to maintain academic progress in all classes.

Available At: Park High School

The Diploma Programme business management course is designed to develop an understanding of business theory, as well as an ability to apply business principles, practices and skills. The applications of tools and techniques of analysis facilitated an appreciation of complex business activities. The course considers the diverse range of business organizations and activities and the cultural and economic context in which business operates. Emphasis is placed on strategic decision-making and the day-to-day business functions of marketing, production, human resource management and finance. Links between the topics are central to the course, and this integration promotes a holistic overview of business activity. Students will be prepared for the IB Business Management SL Exam.

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Never has the need for financial education been so critical for all students! Become equipped to confidently discuss money issues and plan for your own financial future. Learn the essentials for independent living such as budgeting, saving for a car and buying insurance. Learn how to build wealth and avoid the mistakes of others who find themselves with unnecessary debt and in bankruptcy court. Instead, learn how to develop good financial habits at an early age - habits that will allow you to Make, Manage, Multiply and Protect your money. This course is essential for a secure financial future.

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Are you planning on becoming a business major in college? If so, you need to take this course! The accounting basics learning in this course will prepare students for careers in business, accounting or finance. The skills you gain will open doors for a future job and can be valuable in managing your financial life. If you plan to take Accounting II, we recommend that you try to take it during the same year as Accounting I.

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Use the skills you learned in Accounting I to set up a computerized accounting system. You will manage the financial records of a business using current accounting software. By successfully completing this course, you are prepared for college level accounting as well as an entry-level accounting position.

Available At: East Ridge High School

AP Computer Science Principles introduces you to the essential ideas of computer science with a focus on how computing can impact the world. Along with the fundamentals of computing, you will learn to analyze data, information, or knowledge represented for computational use; create technology that has a practical impact; and gain a broader understanding of how computer science impacts people and society. The major areas of study in the AP Computer Science Principles course are organized around the big ideas of creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the internet and global impact which are the essential touchstones to studying computer science.

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This course will combine the traditional marketing and sales topics with the current trends of social media marketing. Design creative marketing projects and learn who your customers are and how to sell to them. Promote a business using social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Viddy and Tumblr. Increase web traffic though search engine optimization, mobile marketing, YouTube, blogging, affiliate advertising, etc. to market products/services to target audiences. Students will address ethical issues as well as day-to-day management and implementation of all marketing activities.
College Credit available through Century College Articulation Program.

Available At: East Ridge High School

This course will combine the traditional marketing and sales topics with the current trends of social media marketing. Design creative marketing projects and learn who your customers are and how to sell to them. Promote a business using social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Viddy and Tumblr. Increase web traffic though search engine optimization, mobile marketing, YouTube, blogging, affiliate advertising, etc. to market products/services to target audiences. Students will address ethical issues as well as day-to-day management and implementation of all marketing activities.
College Credit available through Century College Articulation Program.

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Take a step-by-step journey through the world of marketing as it pertains to the sports and entertainment industry. This course will include a variety of fun marketing projects, and you will participate in a virtual sports simulation and manage your own football franchise. Learn the ins and outs of this exciting, fast-growing industry.

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Do you want to start your own business? Are you a risk taker? Does profit motivate you? Do you want to be your own boss? If so, this course is for you. Learn how to prepare a business plan from start to finish. You will develop your idea (product/service), design your logo, create your floor plan, investigate the financial operations, explore the competition, choose your location and pinpoint your target audience for your successful business venture.
College Credit available through Century College Articulation Program.

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IT Exploration will expose you to the countless areas of IT careers and broad range of computer-based skills and competencies that today’s employers are seeking. Units of study include: Analytics, Security, Infrastructure/Networking and Software Development. Come learn about the many job opportunities in this fast-growing industry. Jobs in this area are expected to grow by 28% by the year 2020.