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Business Courses
Business Education courses are valuable for both personal use and as a foundation for students planning to major in business in college. Business Education courses may be selected to meet the 11/2 Fine Arts/Technology Education/Business/Consumer & Family Studies or Vocational Education credits or the Elective credits required for graduation.
 
*Students enrolled in Business courses are strongly encouraged to join the student business organization, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and/or DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America). Leadership activities provide opportunities for students to make connec­tions among the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is based on services to others, social and competitive events.
ConcurrentEnrollment.jpgStudents will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn community college credit with the opportunity of trans­ferring credit to a four-year university.
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
Introduction to Business is designed to give the student a background in the fundamental principles of business – Economics, Owning and Operating a Business, and Career Development. This includes making business and career decisions, conducting business in a private enterprise system, and the students’ role in today’s changing business world. The students will also create a career plan to help develop strategies to make an effective transition from school to career. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
 
 
CE BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FINANCE BUS 116 - 1/2 Credit  ConcurrentEnrollment.jpg
Prerequisite: None​
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Personal Finance (BUS 116). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn community college credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. This course aligns with all Colorado Financial Literacy Standards and is designed to help students develop their abilities to make wise financial decisions by recognizing, understanding and comparing the alternatives facing them as individuals. Additionally, students will learn how businesses manage their finances. Topics include: decision making, earning a living, managing finances and budgeting, saving and investing, buying goods and services, banking, using credit, and protecting against risk. Business and Personal Finance course units integrate and align with Colorado Financial Literacy Standards. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
WORD PROCESSING 2 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Word Processing 1
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
Word Processing 2 will advance the student’s ability to master touch-typ­ing and expand their knowledge of Microsoft Word. The students will continue to increase speed and accuracy as well as format tables, business reports with citations, special communications and outlines. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
CE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS CIS 118
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​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Introduction to PC Applications (CIS 118). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn community college credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. With increased use of computers in our daily lives, it is crucial that stu­dents develop the ability to efficiently use a computer. This course pro­vides an introduction to computer applications including, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. The knowledge of these applications is vital for the student in high school, college, and in his or her career. Much of the curriculum is individualized; students must have good problem solving, organizational, and motivational skills. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).​​
ACCOUNTING 1 - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
Accounting 1 is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the accounting cycle and an understanding of the role accounting plays in the ongoing operation of a business. During this year-long class, students will learn the fundamentals of accounting using a sole proprietorship and corporation as a basis for study. Students will develop an understanding of business activities by recording and summarizing basic accounting trans­actions, preparing financial statements, payroll records, income tax forms, and interpreting financial statements as part of the management decision-making process. A combination of manual and PC-based automated accounting systems will be used. This course is the first in a two-year pro­gram. Students who elect to complete the two-year program will receive community college credit. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
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​Prerequisite: Accounting 1 and Instructor Approval
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: None*
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Accounting Principles I (ACC 121). Students will earn high school cred­it while at the same time enroll in and earn community college credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. In this course, students learn the fundamentals of accounting using sole propri­etorships, partnerships, and corporations organized as service providers, merchandising, and manufacturing concerns. Students develop an under­standing of business activities by recording and summarizing business transactions, preparing financial statements, payroll records, and financial analysis of business data. A combination of manual and PC-based auto­mated accounting systems will be used. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
CE BUSINESS LAW BUS 216 - 1/2 Credit ConcurrentEnrollment.jpg
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Legal Environment of Business (BUS 216). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn community college credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. Business Law will address legal topics concerning business and the indi­vidual. Topics of discussion will include contracts (e.g. renting an apart­ment, buying a car, obtaining a credit card, laws affecting minors, fraud), negligence (e.g. slipping/falling, car accidents), intentional torts (e.g. tres­passing, defamation, assault, battery, invasion of privacy), civil procedure (e.g. trial process), crimes, constitutional law and the court systems, intel­lectual property law, employment law, credit, and ethics/social responsi­bility. The course will also include guest speakers and law-related movies and/or videos illustrating the legal topics discussed in the classroom. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Introduction to Business (Strongly Recommended)
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: None
This course will introduce students to the concepts of entrepreneurship and business management. In Business Management students will learn the fundamentals needed to finance, manage, and operate a successful business. Topics to be covered include human resource management, pro­duction and marketing management, and financial management, types of business organizations, business ethics, and leadership styles. Upon suc­cessful completion of the class, students will have a solid understanding of what it takes to own and operate their own business. Students are encouraged to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
MARKETING 1 - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: $20 DECA Dues
Marketing 1 is a full-year course designed for the student who wants to explore marketing, sales and the business world. Units of study include advertising, sales, promotion,
product planning, pricing, economics, dis­tribution, computer simulations and professional human relation skills.
 
According to the Princeton Review, the #1 college major in the United States is Business. Marketing 1 exposes students to the exciting and dynamic world of marketing and business. Marketing 1 is a prerequisite for Marketing 2 which simultaneously offers high school and college credit.
 
Only students enrolled in Marketing classes can participate in DECA, a co-curricular chapter. DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) allows members’ opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in community service projects, and enjoy social activities. Students will also be eligible to travel and compete in marketing competitions, both locally and nationally. A chapter membership fee is involved.
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​Prerequisite: Marketing 1 and instructor's consent
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: $20 DECA Dues
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Principles of Marketing (MAR 216). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn community college credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. Marketing 2 is a full-year course expanding on Marketing I curriculum for the serious student contemplating a business career. Content topics include an analysis of the theoretical marketing processes and the strate­gies of product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, people, processes, packaging and physical environment. This course sequence is designed to allow students to develop a working knowledge of marketing terms, marketing strategies, marketing research and buying behavior. The marketing mix will be analyzed and applied to exciting real world proj­ects. Some other units of study are selling, merchandising, management and computer simulations.
 
In addition, Marketing 2/DECA students will develop leadership skills through planning and implementing community service and social activi­ties. Students will also be eligible to travel and compete in marketing com­petitions, both locally and nationally. Membership and involvement in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) is an integral part of the marketing program and fees are involved.
MARKETING-COOPERATIVE - 1 - 2 Credits*
​Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Marketing 1 or Marketing 2 and instructor approval
Course Length: Year​
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees:
This course is an opportunity that is available to students enrolled in Marketing. Students will be required to have a marketing related job if enrolled in Marketing Cooperative. Students may work in the DECA school store with the instructor’s approval to fulfill this requirement.
 
*A minimum of ten work hours per week will earn two elective credits per semester. Students may earn 1 credit per semester if they maintain five work hours per week. (Only with approval of the instructor).
​​AVIATION - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
A career in aviation is both high paying and highly competitive. How do you get started? Start flying as soon as possible! You can solo at age 16, and earn your Private Pilot License at age 17. This course is designed to provide you with the information necessary to pass one of three criteria for a pilot’s license—the FAA Knowledge Test. If you complete the course with 80% or better, you are qualified to take the FAA Knowledge Test. This will save you a minimum of $350 in flight training costs. Topics studied include career opportunities in aviation, aerodynam­ics, aircraft systems, flight operations, weather for aviators, aircraft per­formance, and navigation. A Windows based flight simulator will be used to supplement the college level textbook.
 
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