Business

Business Department Mission Statement:

Our students are college and career ready with responsible consumer skills.

Course #

Description

Required or Elective

Other Information


600/601

Cooperative Vocational Education

Elective



Prerequisite: Parent approval, coordinator approval and training sponsor approval are required.

Semester


Recommendation: None


Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) is limited to seniors who are interested in actual on-the-job training related to their occupational choices through supervised work experience. Students are registered for a minimum of five classes at school which includes the CVE-related class. Students are released from the remaining hours for school employment at the training station. The school coordinator meets with prospective students individually prior to meeting with the training sponsors. In addition, the student should be enrolled in a vocational curriculum related to his/her career interests. A prerequisite for the program is that the students should have been enrolled in at least four semesters of vocational training in their related field prior to their enrolling in the CVE program. Other factors considered are grades, school attendance and discipline referrals. Individual training programs are derived by cooperative agreement between coordinator and training station personnel. The school coordinator meets with the students regularly at school and visits the training stations to observe and evaluate the students' progress. Each student is required to agree to and abide by certain regulations that apply specifically to cooperative students and to contribute to the expenses of the annual employer appreciation banquet. This program is a full school year program with no early graduations.

705

Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO)

Elective


Prerequisite: Seniors Only

Year

The Morgan-Scott CEO Program enables high school students in rural Illinois to become self-reliant, enterprising individuals who will start successful businesses and contribute to the ongoing economic development of their communities. Visit www.morganscottceo.com for more information. Note: this course is a double period class (first and second periods). Applications may be picked up in the Student Services Office and must be returned by a specified date.

715

Introduction to Business

Elective


Prerequisite: None

Semester


Available to 9th-12th grade students, this is a basic course that gives students useful, practical business information, with the goal of ensuring they become informed consumers and helping them select a future career. Included are the following topics: the United States' economic system; types of businesses, with a discussion of social responsibilities and business ethics; the importance of world trade; and entrepreneurship, management and leadership.

716

Business Concepts

Elective


Prerequisite: None

Semester


Available to 9th-12th grade students, this is a basic course that gives students useful, practical business information, with the goal of ensuring they become informed consumers and helping them select a future career. Included are the following topics: marketing; consumers in the economy; credit in our economy; saving and investing; insurance; personal financial management; financial institutions and banking; and small business financial management. It is NOT necessary to complete Introduction to Business I before taking this course.

717

Computer Applications I

Elective


Prerequisite:None

Semester


Available to 9th-12th grade students, this is a basic course is designed to give students exposure to Microsoft Word and increase their typing speed before they enter post-secondary education or the workforce. Students learn the touch method of keyboarding, and will work extensively in Word, creating business letters, advertising flyers, newsletters, and reports.

718

Computer Applications II

Elective


Prerequisite: Computer Applications I (717)

Semester


Available to 9th-12th grade students, this is a basic course is designed to train students in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for use in post-secondary education or the workforce. Students will learn how to create spreadsheets and presentations. Internet projects will also be integrated in the course.

720

Business Law

Elective


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Open to Sophomores through Seniors only

Semester


Recommendation: None


Business law affects each of us on a daily basis. Students taking this course will obtain a general understanding of how business law affects us as citizens and workers. This course explores the criminal and civil justice system, contract law, bailments, commercial paper, real and personal property, and wills and estate planning. The use of technology will be emphasized. Students will also gain an insider's perspective on courtroom procedures through participation in a mock trial.

722

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Elective


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Open to Sophomores through Seniors only

Semester


Recommendation: None


Marketing is the tool that has allowed the United States economy to be one of the most successful in the world. Sports and entertainment are important parts of our modern economy. Fans, like you, and companies spend billions of dollars each year on sports. Entertainment is the largest export from the United States to the rest of the world. You will embark on a journey through the world of marketing. You will learn the basic functions of marketing including: marketing information management, financing, pricing, promotion, distribution, selling, and product/service management. The use of technology will be emphasized. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride!

724

Business Math

Elective


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Open to Sophomores through Seniors only

Semester


Recommendation: None


This course deals with the fundamental principles and operations faced by every individual. The problems deal with personal money records, banking transactions, buying for personal and household needs, and personal financing. This may not be used to satisfy part of a student's math requirement.

727

Entrepreneurship

Elective


Prerequisite: Open to Juniors and Seniors Only

Semester


Recommendation: None


Entrepreneurship introduces students to the principles of entrepreneurship and business ethics as they examine all the major steps involved in starting a new business, including marketing, financing, management, and legal aspects. It will provide students with the knowledge needed to realistically evaluate their potential as business owners. They will develop a business plan and learn what it takes to get an entrepreneurial venture off to a good start. This is a project-based class.

728

Economic Survey

Elective

Honors Credit


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Open to Juniors and Seniors only

Semester


Recommendation: None


This course covers concepts in both macro and macroeconomics. It centers on many phases of the American economic system so that a student should gain a good understanding of what goes on in our economy and how it operates. It also focuses on many problems in the United States' economy today and policies which might be used to deal with those problems. This course fulfills the state of Illinois consumer education requirement for high school students. One or two short reports are to be submitted during a semester.

736

Accounting I

Elective


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only

Year


Recommendation: None


Because it is considered the language of business, this course is a must for anyone considering a career in business or studying business at the post-secondary level. It is also of great personal benefit. Accounting I involves the reading, interpreting, analyzing, and recording of business transactions. In so doing, the course teaches the use of journals, ledgers, work sheets, income statements, and balance sheets. Mastery of basic mathematical skills and the ability to think in a logical manner are absolutely essential. The importance of accuracy in keeping business records is stressed. The majority of coursework is completed on-line.

738

Accounting II

Elective

Honors Credit


Prerequisite: Successful completion of 736

Year


Recommendation: A passing grade in 736 with a "C" or better average


Accounting IIA provides the student with an opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems. The objectives for Accounting IIA are a continuation and extension of those given for the first-year accounting course. More emphasis is placed on the thought processes of analysis and interpretation. Computer applications will be integrated in the course. Good mathematical skills are essential.

745

Consumer Education

Fulfills Requirement


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Open to Juniors and Seniors only

Semester

Recommendation: None


This course focuses on the student's role as a citizen, family member, consumer, and active participant in the work and business world. The intent is to inform students of their various economic and financial responsibilities in the marketplace. Possible units students will study include the United States economy, advertising, budgeting, banking services, credit, investing, housing, buying a car, unit pricing, income tax preparation, and insurance. This course fulfills the Illinois consumer education requirement.

784

Health Careers

Elective


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Open to Sophomores through Seniors only

Semester


Recommendation: None


This course explores many health careers and teaches basic anatomy, physiology, and physical assessment. Speakers from various health fields, videos, and discussion about careers in health and current health issues are part of the course. Students also study the history of health care, do computer career searches, learn medical terminology, safety and infection precautions, and job-seeking skills. Field trips to health care institutions are conducted.

786

Certified Nursing Assistant

Elective


Prerequisite: Successful completion of 784

Semester


Recommendation: A passing grade in 784 with a "C" or better average


This second semester course teaches basic nursing skills and personal development in professional attitude and work habits. The course provides on-site clinical experience with hands-on patient care at a local nursing home. Upon completion of the course and passing the Department of Public Health examination, the student will be a certified nursing assistant in Illinois. This course offers an introduction to health care and CPR certification and is generally a good introduction to the field of nursing. CNA is taught through Lincoln Land Community College in the evenings (schedule differs from semester to semester). To be eligible, a student must have scored a minimum of 22 on the reading portion of the ACT and/or pass the LLCC admittance exam. The examination fee is the responsibility of the student; additionally the student may need to pay for the cost of class supplies. The student must also be able to provide his or her own transportation to the clinical site. To complete the class a student must acquire 120 hours (80 theory/40 clinical) of attendance.

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