BUSINESS & COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
1. Take BOTH:
· Career and Success Skills (1/2 credit)
· Financial Literacy (1/2 credit)
2. Take BOTH:
· Excel (1/2 credit)
· Word/PowerPoint (1/2 credit)
3. Choose THREE:
- Accounting* (1 credit)
- Advanced Accounting (1/2 credit)
- Business Math (1 credit)
- Business Planning (1/2 credit)
- Entrepreneurship (1/2 credit)
- Keyboarding & Computer Integration (1/2 credit)
- Marketing (1/2 credit)
All teachers in the Business department are adjunct professors for Erie Community College. Therefore, many courses include the opportunity for advanced studies credit for juniors and seniors. Students have the potential to earn SUNY (State University of New York) credits while still enrolled in high school which are transferable to any SUNY College and most SUNY Universities. Transcripts are issued by Erie Community College (ECC) after completing all enrollment and academic requirements.Please note: Students enrolled in a business class that offers advanced studies are not required to enroll at ECC, it is offered as an option. All information is subject to change at any time. College credit is issued at the sole discretion of Erie Community College.* Microsoft Certification
All Computer Applications courses use the Microsoft Office 2010 Suite. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher) Students enrolled in a MOS-labeled course are eligible to become a Microsoft Office Application Specialist; a credential recognized by educators and professionals around the world.
9030 Grades 10, 11, 12 1 credit May serve as a third Math credit required for graduation.This course is highly recommended for students considering a college major in business. Course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting procedures — payroll records, basic credits, cash and special journals, posting, worksheets, adjusting and closing entries. Basic computer application procedures and related reports are also included in this course. 3 Credit ECC Advanced Studies option is available for this course.
9031 Grades 11, 12 1/2 creditNEW 1/2 year course! This course provides a chance to examine a career choice or college major in Accounting while preparing for actual college-level work. Computer spreadsheet applications are incorporated into the course. Completion of Accounting I is desirable but not required. If your plans include any type of business program in college, Advanced Accounting is a key course.
9035 Grades 11, 12 1/2 creditNEW 1/2 year course! This exciting half-year course is filled with practical content that can be applied to daily life of a student. It will provide a comprehensive understanding of business and personal law. Topics inlcude constitutional, statutory, laws for minors, civil and criminal law, court jurisdictions and trial procedures. Contract, consumer, employment, family, property and cyber laws are also covered. Legal knowledge is applied in a fun and meaningful way through debate, guest speakers, internet research and the mock trial process. Controversial issues and current legal events are highlighted within each unit. This course provides useful information for every person, regardless of their career aspirations.
9034 Grades 10,11,12 1 credit May serve as a third Math credit required for graduation.How much is this new car going to cost? How can I save enough to pay for a vacation? I know I have to pay taxes, but how much? These are all examples of how math is used in everyday life or in a typical career. In Business Math students gain the skills necessary to make informed decisions on car purchases, loans, credit cards, mortgages, etc. Business Math provides students with a thorough review of all basic mathematical concepts and the applications necessary to effectively manage banking services, credit, loans, insurance, home and personal expenses, owning and operating your own business, automobiles, taxes, employment and much more. This course cannot be used toward a Business sequence.
9041 Grades 11, 12 Spring 1/2 credit
NEW 1/2 year course! No pre-requisite. If you like Entrepreneurship, this is the course for you! This course will go more in-depth and students will create and present a detailed business plan. We will work with Junior Achievement of WNY, and student will be eligible to compete in a business plan competition for scholarships and other prizes. Other topics will include identifyuing and meeting a market need, marketing your business, distribution, promotion, selling and operations management.
9032 Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1/2 credit
Students will discover careers from all 16 career clusters through exploratory activities. Students will analyze educational requirements, worker qualifications, job outlook and more. Students will then further investigate careers based on their own interests, strengths, skills and abilities and develop a plan based on their academic and career goals. Students will learn about post-secondary education/training options; job acqusition skills such as applying for a job, developing a resume and cover letter, and job interviewing techniques; and practice 21st century workplace skills such as time management, communication, problem-solving, presentation skills and teamwork.
9038 Grades 11, 12 1 creditThis course is designed to introduce students to the role that entrepreneurship and small business play in our economic system. An in-depth study of the various steps involved in starting a new business and the financial, legal and government aspects critical to a successful small business will be covered. Topics include marketing, economics, competition, communication and human resources. Students will be involved in a variety of activities including project based learning, guest speakers, field trips and development of a business plan.
9038 Grades 11, 12 1/2 creditNEW 1/2 year course! This course is designed to introduce students to the role that entrepreneurship and small business play in our economic system. An in-depth study of the various steps involved in starting a new business and the financial, legal and government aspects critical to a successful small business will be covered. Topics include marketing, competition, communication, human resources, type of ownership, location and setting up your business. Students will be involved in a variety of activities including project based learning, guest speakers, and a field trip to the 43 North Business Plan Competition.
9045 Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1/2 creditThis course is a must for all students who wish to learn money management skills that will benefit them now and in the future. Students will learn how to make informed decisions related to topics that include but are not limited to budgeting, spending, banking, credit, consumer protection, insurance, taxes, saving and investing, buying or leasing a vehicle, living independently and much more.
9050 fall 9055 spring Grades 11, 12 1/2 credit
Prerequisites: Students must have their own transportation to and from the mentor’s job site (Not all internship locations are located in Lancaster, NY.)
Students must understand that this is a time commitment and therefore schedules need to be considered prior to registering.
The Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) is designed to give students hands-on experience in a career field of their choice. It also includes classroom learning on important workplace topics, such as resume preparation and effective interviewing techniques, teamwork, projecting a professional image, career research and experience connections. Students are assisted with the placement of an internship working with an employer at a job site. This experience allows students the opportunity to work with people within a similar career field of their interests and could possibly lead to future job opportunities.
9012 Grades 9,10,11,12 1/2 creditEnhance computer skills and cut homework time in half! Master the keyboard, and focus on technology features that contribute to high school, college and career success. This course is the foundation for digital applications including Microsoft Office Suite 2010.
9037 Grades 10, 11, 12 1 creditCourse offers an overview of Business and Marketing topics and activities. Included are store operation, buying and pricing, selling, market research, advertising and display, career exploration and Internet related activities. This course provides students with entry-level skills in a variety of career clusters. Many students join DECA, a co-curricular activity, for statewide competitive events such as sales demonstrations, job interviews, etc.
9037 Grades 10, 11, 12 1/2 creditNew 1/2 year course! Course offers an overview of Business and Marketing topics and activities. Included are store operation, buying and pricing, selling, market research, advertising and display, career exploration and Internet related activities. This course provides students with entry-level skills in a variety of career clusters. Many students join DECA, a co-curricular activity, for statewide competitive events such as sales demonstrations, job interviews, etc.
7510 Grades 9,10,11,12 ½ creditNo previous computer background is necessary. This course focuses on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Students will use Word for processing letters, reports and a variety of communications documents. With PowerPoint, students will expand their skills of communications to include business style presentations. The basic concepts of each application using Microsoft Windows and Office 2016 will be introduced. Hands-on activities and exercises are used to emphasize real-world usage and integrate the classroom to college and business.
7523 Grades 9,10,11,12 ½ creditRecommended: Demonstrated basic computer skills and math knowledgeThis course focuses on Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet software program that allows you to store, organize and analyze numerical and text data. Students will develop vital academic and workplace skills necessary to succeed in today’s informational society. Students will create spreadsheets, use formulas; buttons and functions to analyze data and solve real world problems.