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Business & Computer Science Teachers
Page Updated: August 29, 2017
Mr. Anthony Jordan
Room 305
Ms. Vonda Lorson
Room 303

Courses Offered:
Computer Applications
Advanced Computer Applications
21st Century Skills (Graduation Requirement)
Accounting I
Accounting II

Computer Applications (15370)
Prerequisite: None - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
This course is uniquely designed for students preparing for success in high school, college, and beyond through efficient and proficient use of computer software. Students will experience word processing, desktop publishing, and presentations. This course focuses on database and spreadsheet computer application software in business and daily life. The ability of spreadsheets to properly describe numeric information, show trends, and assist in making future decisions is a key to financial success. Students will analyze and construct databases that can be sorted and queried in multiple ways.

Some units covered in this course include: integration and presentation of spreadsheet and database information. Advanced levels of online research, simulations, and Web 2.0 Tools are current elements that flow naturally into this dynamic, hands-on course.

Advanced Computer Applications (15372)
Prerequisite: Computer Applications recommended but not required - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
Advanced Computer Applications is designed to complete the computer competency skills taught in the Computer Applications class. The course is designed to give the student a thorough and comprehensive understanding of an integrated software package such as Office 2007. Students will learn advance, Word, Excel, Access, Excel and Access Integration, Power Point Presentation and Use of the Internet. The course will provide superior computer competency skills which will allow the student to make full use of an integrated software package. In addition, students will get a brief opportunity to explore programming with Alice, editing with image editing software, and work with Google Docs. This is a practical and necessary technology course that is recommended for 10th – 12th grade students.

21st Century Skills (15371)
Prerequisite: Juniors and Seniors - Graduation Requirement - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
21st Century Technology Skills is a course designed to benefit all students. This course discusses important topics for everyday living in our challenging and dynamic society. Students will learn more about their role as a consumer, a worker, and a productive citizen through the use of available technology, such as Web 2.0 tools and a number of web-based applications. With the use of technology, hot topics in Digital Citizenship will be discussed throughout the semester. Other course topics include personal money management strategies, such as how to properly budget and save, how to establish and maintain a good credit standing and how to prepare personal income taxes. Students will explore careers and create a digital Career Portfolio including a resume, letters of application, and letters of recommendation from personal references. They will complete a general job application and discuss interviewing. This career unit will also include guest speakers for job interviews and current job search trends. This course will also explore the areas of business ownership, financial management and marketing. In covering these topics, students will be presented with real life experiences that will best prepare them to grasp new technological trends for success in high school, college and beyond.

Accounting I (15636)
Prerequisite: Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
This beginning accounting course provides a basic knowledge of accounting principles and techniques that will enable the individual to obtain employment in an entry level accounting or bookkeeping position. It also provides for a solid foundation either for those wishing to take the advanced Accounting II course or for those who will further their education in accounting at a business school or college. The appropriate accounting techniques stressing both these areas are emphasized in the Accounting I course. An online Accounting workbook is featured throughout this course. This allows the student experience with online course formats. Because of its wide appeal, the Accounting I course is available to any student.

Some units covered in this course include: Accounting careers and concepts; Starting an accounting system; The effect of business transactions on a business; Analyzing transactions into debit and credit parts; Journalizing business transactions; Posting; Understanding and recording financial statements; Working with six and eight column work sheets; Completing an accounting cycle for a partnership using a combination journal; and Understanding various kinds of journals and the use of ledgers.

Accounting II (15637)
Prerequisite: Accounting I - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
This advanced accounting course provides a basic knowledge of accounting principles and techniques with special emphasis on the accountant in a corporation. This course will further enhance the opportunities available to the student who seeks an entry level accounting or bookkeeping position. It also prepares the students who wish to further their education in accounting at a business school or college. The appropriate accounting techniques, stressing both these areas, are emphasized. This course will be taught entirely on a computer to familiarize the student with modern accounting applications in today’s offices.

Some units covered in this course include: Recording transactions using special journals; payroll records; payroll accounts, taxes, and reports; federal income tax forms; accounting for uncollectible accounts; accounting for plan assets and depreciation; accounting for notes and interest; a voucher system; end of fiscal period work for a corporation; a petty cash and inventory system