Business Education
Faculty:
Name & Email Conference Website Phone
Julieanne Ash 7th Period Web Site 832-484-4873
Bob Duckworth 2nd Period Web Site 832-484-4956
Erin Kisseberth 6th Period Web Site 832-484-4958
Crystal Kocian 4th Period Web Site 832-484-4963
Patricia McClintock 6th Period Web Site 832-484-4964
Kathy McDonald 3rd Period Web Site 832-484-4814
Angela Wilcox 5th Period Web Site 832-484-4794

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

   9476CT                                    Formerly Computer Multimedia and Animation Technology    9700CT           *New Course *

Professional Communications

This is an activity based career development course in which students will develop an understanding of professional communications through exploration of the career clusters. Students will explore a variety of career options and activities including formal and informal presentations, resume writing, and job interviewing. Students will exhibit public relations skills, leadership characteristics, knowledge of the global economy, and information technology applications.

 

Business Management and Administration

 

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

Students will participate in activities which focus on business ownership, business and personal finance, global economies, business operations and advertising. The course allows students to be involved with a variety of activities such as running a business, evaluating leadership styles, problem solving, business setting, marketing, and finance.

 

Touch System Data Entry

This course will train students to create documents and input data using the “touch system” of keyboarding. Emphasis is placed on student accuracy, speed and production of business documents using the touch system. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

 

CTED Touch System Data Entry, Career & Technical Education for Students with Disabilities

This course provides keyboarding skills for students with special needs.  This course will train students to create documents and input data using the “touch system” of keyboarding. Emphasis is placed on student accuracy, speed and production of business documents using the touch system. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

 

Business Information Management I

In this course students will apply technical skills to personal or business situations focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, presentation management, operating systems and emerging technologies.  This course provides students with an overview of the various uses of information processing tools and skill development needed to make a successful transition to the workforce and postsecondary education.  Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.  Advanced Technical Credit and Tech Prep college credit are available through community colleges in Texas.

 

CTED Business Information Management I, Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities

This course provides computer skills for the special needs students. In this course students will apply technical skills to personal or business situations focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, presentation management, operating systems and emerging technologies.  This course provides students with an overview of the various uses of information processing tools and skill development needed to make a successful transition to the workforce and postsecondary education.  Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. This course may be taken for more than one year—up to four years.

 

Business Information Management II

Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create complex word-processing documents, develop sophisticated spreadsheets using charts and graphs, manage and create enhanced data reports and create an electronic presentation using appropriate multimedia software. Students will focus on Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and computer based certification software. Students are strongly encouraged to take the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) exams. The course objective is for students to obtain high-level skills in Microsoft Office. Students are responsible for the MCAS exam fees and for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. Students will receive advanced grade points for this course. Advanced Technical Credit and Tech Prep college credit are available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Business Law

Students analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the legal environment, business ethics, torts, contracts, negotiable financial instruments, personal property, sales, warranties, concept of agency and employment, business organizations and real property. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of contemporary legal issues. Students apply skills learned when participating in a mock trial.

 

Virtual Business

Students incorporate a broad base of knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, marketing, financial, ethical, and international dimensions of business to make appropriate business decisions. Students will be able to identify steps needed to locate customers, set fees, and develop client contracts. Student will be able to provide administrative, creative, and technical services using advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery. The student builds a functional website that incorporates the essentials of a virtual business. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

   9168CT                                    Formerly International Business

 

 

 

Global Business

This course provides students with an understanding of cultural diversity, the global economy, and the international business environment. The content and activities of the course allow students to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to work in a global marketplace. Students will also have opportunities to work collaboratively and give presentations based on research gathered on international business projects.

 

Human Resources Management

This course introduces the primary concepts of human resources management including recruitment, selection, training, safety, wellness, development and compensation of people who work in an organization. Topics covered will include social responsibility of business and industry, employment laws, current trends and managerial practices.

 

Problems and Solutions in Business, Finance and Information Technology

A project-based learning experience developed by a student or group of students, teacher, and an interdisciplinary mentor team. The project provides opportunities for an in-depth study of at least one aspect of the business area. The student or group demonstrates the ability to utilize a variety of resources, advanced technology, and communication skills in the development and presentation of the project. This project-based course may allow a student to meet one of the Distinguished Achievement Program advanced measures. Incoming 9th graders of 2008-09 will receive advanced grade points for this course.

 

Business Education Career Preparation I, II

This course provides an opportunity for students to obtain high school training through work-based paid experiences.  The student attends one class period of instruction and reports to an approved training site for a minimum of 10-15 hours per week.  Advanced concepts and technical skills in business management and enable the student to function successfully in the workplace.  Emphasis includes technical skills, effective oral and written communication, planning and organizing work, establishing priorities, records and information management, and operation of equipment.  Students provide their own transportation to their training stations. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.    9333CT                                     Formerly Ready, Set, Teach! I

 

Finance

 

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

Students will participate in activities which focus on business ownership, business and personal finance, global economies, business operations and advertising. The course allows students to be involved with a variety of activities such as running a business, evaluating leadership styles, problem solving, business setting, marketing, and finance.

 

Money Matters

Students discover new ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing their resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money.  Students will discuss current trends and issues consumers face in today’s marketplace.

 

CTED Money Matters, Career and Technical education for Students with Disabilities

Special needs students will discover new ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing their resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money.  Students will discuss current trends and issues consumers face in today’s marketplace.

 

Securities and Investments

This course introduces students to the regulation of the securities and investment industry, the risk factors of selecting investments, concepts of real estate law and titling. Students will use career planning concepts, tools, and strategies to explore, obtain, and develop a career in the securities industry. Students may have the opportunity to participate in stock market simulation activities.

 

Insurance Operations

This course will introduce students to the insurance industry. The types of insurance discussed will include liability, automobile, property, health, unemployment, life and disability. Students will use career planning concepts, tools and strategies to explore and develop a career in insurance. Students will determine client needs and respond through planned, personalized communication to influence purchase decisions and enhance future insurance business opportunities.

 

Accounting I

This course introduces general accounting concepts, principles and procedures while emphasizing the need for financial records. The student performs accounting functions for service and merchandising businesses, completes account payable and receivable functions, determines inventory value, calculates and records payroll and associated taxes, verifies cash flow and analyzes financial data. Students will explore accounting career options and discuss current events involving accounting practices. Calculators are used and exposure to computerized accounting is provided. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. Advanced Technical Credit and Tech Prep college credit are available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Accounting II

Students continue the investigation of the field of accounting, including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as economics, financial, technological, international, social, legal and ethical factors. This course incorporates the complete accounting cycle in relationship to partnerships and corporations, as well as cost accounting.  Students use computerized accounting techniques and available software.  Experience is provided through simulation by initiating and maintaining an accounting system.  Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. Students will receive advanced grade points for this course.   

 

Financial Analysis

Students apply technical skills to develop knowledge and skills in the economical, financial, technological, international, social and ethical aspects of business to become competent consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs. Students develop analytical skills by actively evaluating financial results of multiple businesses, interpreting results for stakeholders, and presenting strategic recommendations for performance improvement.

 

Problems and Solutions in Business, Finance and Information Technology

A project-based learning experience developed by a student or group of students, teacher, and an interdisciplinary mentor team. The project provides opportunities for an in-depth study of at least one aspect of the business area. The student or group demonstrates the ability to utilize a variety of resources, advanced technology, and communication skills in the development and presentation of the project. This project-based course may allow a student to meet one of the Distinguished Achievement Program advanced measures. Incoming 9th graders of 2008-09 will receive advanced grade points for this course.

 

Business Education Career Preparation I, II

This course provides an opportunity for students to obtain high school training through work-based paid experiences.  The student attends one class period of instruction and reports to an approved training site for a minimum of 10-15 hours per week.  Advanced concepts and technical skills in business management and enable the student to function successfully in the workplace.  Emphasis includes technical skills, effective oral and written communication, planning and organizing work, establishing priorities, records and information management, and operation of equipment.  Students provide their own transportation to their training stations. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

 

Information Technology

 

Digital and Interactive Media

In this course students will develop proficiencies in designing, importing, and manipulating advanced text, graphics and audio used in presentation management, multimedia productions, publishing systems, web design, and emerging technologies.  Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. Advanced Technical Credit and Tech Prep college credit are available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Web Technologies

Through the study of web technologies and design, students create web sites based on the needs of a client. The student researches legal and copyright issues, hardware and software, connectivity issues and security protocols to make professional web pages. Students are expected to plan, create and maintain web sites with appropriate graphics, content, video and programming elements. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course. Advanced Technical Credit and Tech Prep college credit are available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Programming and Software Development

 

Computer Programming

This course introduces beginning programming. Student will apply an algorithmic approach (program execution, testing, debugging, and data storage) to problem solving and program design using an appropriate programming language. Emphasis is placed on programming problem identification and solving.  Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

 

Network Systems

 

Research in Information Technology Solutions

A student will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance, evaluation and assessment of products, services and systems. Analytical skills and application of information technology concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven society.