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Advanced Accounting, CC
Formerly Accounting II/III
Advanced  Accounting  expands  on  the  Generally  Accepted  Accounting  Principles  (GAAP)  and  procedures  for   proprietorships  and  partnerships  using  double-­‐entry  accounting  covered  in  Introduction  to  Accounting.     Emphasis  is  placed  on  accounting  principles  as  they  relate  to  both  manual  and  automated  financial  systems.     This  course  involves  understanding,  analyzing,  and  recording  business  transactions  and  preparing,  analyzing,  and   interpreting  financial  reports  as  a  basis  for  decision-­‐making.    Students  are  required  to  take  Introduction  to   Accounting  prior  to  enrollment  in  this  course.  Grades 11 and 12.

Administrative and Office Management, CC

Formerly Advanced Business Management
Advanced  Business  Management  prepares  students  to  plan,  organize,  direct,  and  control  the  functions  and   processes  of  a  firm  or  organization  and  to  perform  business-­‐related  functions.    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.  Grade 12.

Business Law and Ethics, CC

Business  Law  and  Ethics  provides  an  overview  of  the  legal  system  in  the  business  setting.    Topics  covered   include:  basics  of  the  judicial  system,  contract,  personal,  employment  and  property  law.    Application  of  legal   principles  and  ethical  decision-­‐making  techniques  are  presented  through  problem-­‐solving  methods  and  situation   analyses. Grade 11-12.

Community Service

Community  Service  is  a  course  created  by  public  law  IC  20-­‐30-­‐14,  allowing  juniors  and  seniors  the  opportunity  to   earn  up  to  two  high  school  credits  for  completion  of  approved  community  service  projects  or  volunteer  service   that  “relates  to  a  course  in  which  the  student  is  enrolled  or  intends  to  enroll.”

Digital Applications and Responsibility, CC
Formerly Information Communications and Technology
Digital  Applications  and  Responsibility  prepares  students  to  use  technology  in  an  effective  and  appropriate   manner  in  school,  in  a  job,  or  everyday  life.  Students  develop  skills  related  to  word  processing,  spreadsheets,   presentations,  and  communications  software.  Students  learn  what  it  means  to  be  a  good  digital  citizen  and  how   to  use  technology,  including  social  media,  responsibly.  Students  expand  their  knowledge  of  how  to  use  digital devices  and  software  to  build  decision-­‐making  and  problem-­‐solving  skills.  Students  should  be  provided  with  the   opportunity  to  seek  industry-­‐recognized  digital  literacy  certifications.  Grades 9-12.

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures, CC
Entrepreneurship  and  New  Ventures  introduces  entrepreneurship,  and  develop  skills  and  tools  critical  for   starting  and  succeeding  in  a  new  venture.  The  entrepreneurial  process  of  opportunity  recognition,  innovation,   value  proposition,  competitive  advantage,  venture  concept,  feasibility  analysis,  and  “go  to”  market  strategies   will  be  explored  through  mini  case  studies  of  successful  and  unsuccessful  entrepreneurial  start-­‐ups.  Additionally,   topics  of  government  and  legal  restrictions,  intellectual  property,  franchising  location,  basic  business  accounting,   raising  startup  funding,  sales  and  revenue  forecasting  and  business  plan  development  will  be  presented  through   extensive    use  of  word  processing,  spreadsheet  and  presentation  software. Grade 12.

Interactive Media
Interactive  Media  prepares  students  for  careers  in  business  and  industry  working  with  interactive  media   products  and  services;  which  includes  the  entertainment  industries.    This  course  emphasizes  the  development  of   digitally  generated  or  computer-­‐enhanced  products  using  multimedia  technologies.    Students  will  develop  an   understanding  of  professional  business  practices  including  the  importance  of  ethics,  communication  skills,  and   knowledge  of  the  “virtual  workplace”.    

Introduction to Accounting
Formerly Accounting I
Introduction  to  Accounting  introduces  the  language  of  business  using  Generally  Accepted  Accounting  Principles   (GAAP)  and  procedures  for  proprietorships  and  partnerships  using  double-­‐entry  accounting.    Emphasis  is  placed   on  accounting  principles  as  they  relate  to  both  manual  and  automated  financial  systems.    This  course  involves   understanding,  analyzing,  and  recording  business  transactions  and  preparing,  analyzing,  and  interpreting   financial  reports  as  a  basis  for  decision-­‐making.  Grades 9 and 10.

Personal Finance
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.  Grade 9-12.

Principles of Business Management, CC

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  and  financial  resources  is   emphasized.  Grade 11-12.

Principles of Marketing, CC

Principles  of  Marketing  provides  a  basic  introduction  to  the  scope  and  importance  of  marketing  in  the  global   economy.    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.  Grade 11-12.

Technical Business Communications, CC

Technical/Business  Communication  provides  students  with  the  communication  and  problem-­‐solving  skills  to   function  effectively  in  the  workplace.    Areas  of  study  include  written/oral/visual  communication,  listening,   informational  reading,  Internet  research/analysis,  and  electronic  communication.    Concepts  addressed  will   include  adapting  communication  to  the  situation,  purpose,  and  audience.    Students  produce  documents  related   to  employee  handbooks,  instructional  manuals,  employment  communication,  organizational  communication,   business  reports,  and  social  and  professional  situations  using  word  processing,  presentation,  multimedia,  and   desktop  publishing  software. Grade 11-12.

Web Design, CC

Web  Design  is  a  course  that  provides  instruction  in  the  principles  of  web  design  using  HTML/XHTML  and   current/emerging  software  programs.  Areas  of  instruction  include  audience  analysis,  hierarchy  layout  and   design  techniques,  software  integration,  and  publishing.     Instructional  strategies  should  include  peer  teaching,  collaborative  instruction,  project-­‐based  learning  activates   and  school  community  projects.  Grade 11-12.
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