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Business and Technology Department

 

BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Be who you are and be that well.

St. Francis de Sales

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Wright, Department Chair, ewright@cohs.com 

The ultimate goal of business/technology education is to assist the students in attaining the marketable skills and knowledge needed to function in a technological society, and to achieve a solid foundation for those interested in majoring in business in college and eventually entering the business world.

 

Emphasis is placed on developing positive attitudes and values resulting in Christian men and women who will be capable of making ethical decisions and becoming responsible members of society.

 

 

 

622 Technological Communications I       3 ppc  0.50 cr.  Tr. 2  Gr. 9

 

This course is an introduction to the school's technology. It is a one-semester program that teaches about the development and applications of technology and its effects on individuals, society and the environment.  Its goal is to develop the technological literacy and capabilities for all students so that they will be better prepared for success in a highly technological society. The use of Web-based applications, such as Google Docs (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms) will be used to produce and share information.  Students will also become familiar with MLA formatting, Digital Citizenship and responsible internet use.

 

2 semesters

 

631 Accounting                   6 ppc  1.00 cr   Tr. 1 Gr. 11 & 12

 

This accelerated course will provide students with the opportunity to learn the role of accounting in today’s business environment, and realize the value of the proper accounting practices and ethics. In addition, the course will prepare them for an introductory accounting class in college.  Instruction will focus on the accounting cycle for both a sole proprietorship and a partnership culminating with the students keeping a set of books for a complete accounting period.

 

2 semesters

 

632 Accounting             6 ppc  1.00 cr.  Tr. 2 Gr. 11 & 12

 

This introductory course will provide students with the opportunity to learn the role of accounting in today’s business environment, and realize the value of proper accounting in today’s business environment, realize the value of proper accounting practices and ethics, and to prepare them for an introductory accounting class in college. Instruction will focus on the accounting cycle for both a sole proprietorship and a partnership culminating with the students keeping a set of books for a complete accounting period.

 

2 semesters

 

642 Marketing                     6 ppc  1.00 cr.  Tr. 2 Gr. 12 only

 

This course is designed to introduce key marketing concepts to students and to develop an understanding of how marketing is an essential activity in every type of business.  Major topics will include the functions of marketing, the marketing mix, the marketing concept and the methods businesses use to identify their target customers.  Other topics discussed are careers in marketing, the role of promotion, advertising and the various types of media.  Students will apply marketing principles in an extensive promotional project. This course is designed for students interested in majoring in Business Administration, Marketing or Advertising.

 

2 semesters

 

 

673 Entrepreneurship       6 ppc  1.00 cr   Tr. 3    Gr.11 & 12

 

This course introduces students to the principles of entrepreneurship and business ethics as they examine all the major steps involved in starting a new business, including the marketing, financing, managing, and legal aspects.  It provides students with the knowledge needed to realistically evaluate their potential as a business owner.  As the students complete the chapters, they develop a business plan and learn what it takes to get an entrepreneurial venture off to a good start.  Market research, budgeting, selecting a business location, and financing the business are covered using real-life examples that students can relate to.

 

2 semesters

 

 

662 Business/Personal Law        6 ppc  1.00 cr.  Tr. 2 Gr. 11 & 12

 

Business/Personal Law is a course that will enable the student to learn answers to legal situations including both the recognition and the avoidance of legal problems.  Topics include law enforcement and the court system, formulation and breach of contract, the nature of warranties, ethics, employment law, credit law, and ownership of property as well as the risk of loss involved. Open to track 3 students.

 

2 semesters

   

682 Technological Communications II             6 ppc  1.00 cr.  Tr. 2 Gr. 11 & 12

 

This course is designed to enhance application and research skills using the internet, as well as, collaborative Web 2.0 tools. Students will learn to use and integrate the latest Microsoft Office Software Suite—-Word, Excel, PowerPoint in preparation for college and the world of business. The course will also use technology to enhance the effectiveness of real time communication and will focus on digital citizenship and how technology influences society.  Information sharing will be utilized through the use of Google Docs and Web 2.0 tools that can be used personally and in the business world to enhance productivity, collaboration and communication.

 

2 semesters

 

 

692 Web Design and Multimedia Applications             6 ppc  1.00 cr.  Tr. 2 Gr. 12

 

This course is designed for students who wish to learn how to develop web pages for personal or professional use. The course gives students an extensive knowledge of HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, CSS, Javascript, and other scripting languages.  Students will also have the opportunity to create digital stories using Windows Movie Maker and iMovie.  This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in Web Design, Graphic Arts or Advertising.  The pre-requisite for this course is Technology Communications II.

 

2 semesters

 

693 Media Production              6 ppc  1.00 cr.   Open to all Tracks   Gr. 12

 

This course is designed to give students an in-depth technical knowledge into the planning, creation, production and distribution of television, film and new media elements.  Students will work to distribute the daily WCOH Morning Program, a once-a-month PSA in conjunction with Broomall Fire Company, and several other programs, documentaries and videos.  Students will learn the technical aspects required to plan a video, operate a camera, and use non-linear editing programs and techniques.  Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own, unique material and distribute it to the proper channels. This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in Film and the Arts.  Enrollment is limited.

   

2 semesters

 

650 Visual Communication Arts            6ppc   1.00 cr.   Track 2    Gr. 12

 

This new course will be offered to 11th and 12th track 2 students as an elective. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the principles of design essential to the production of effective visual communication, with special emphasis on advertising and marketing materials, and magazine and newspaper layout. Using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop, the industry standard, students will create visual media that demonstrate technical skill and communication effectiveness, along with aesthetic appeal. The hands-on nature of the course, coupled with a theoretical understanding of effective design, will afford students interested in design or mass communication the opportunity to master industry-standard software and gain a basic knowledge of concepts they will apply throughout their collegiate and professional careers. The course will especially benefit those students interested in pursuing a degree in the fields of Communication, Advertising or Design.

 

2 semesters

 

652 Sports Management and Medicine       6 ppc.   1.00 cr.   Track 2    Gr. 12

 

The goal of this new course is for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to understand the basic management functions of planning, organizing, implementing and controlling, their interrelationships and the organization’s competitive niche in the field of sports management.  In addition, students will be able to identify the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems of the body and common sports injuries as they relate to each system.  Students will be able to identify the treatment and prevention of common injuries. This course is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of Sports Management, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy.

 

2 semesters