All students can benefit from any courses in the Business/Computer Education Department. All Business/Computer Education courses should be considered as electives by all students. The Business Education Department concentrates its offerings in three primary directions:
- Developing saleable skills of the vocationally oriented student in the areas of administrative responsibilities, accounting, retail selling, banking, and other office duties.
- Making available for all students the personal business courses that will enable them to solve consumer and legal problems they face now and will meet later in life.
- Providing computer application courses and computer programming courses that prepare students to use technology tools to solve problems and enhance creative thinking.
This course allows students to discover how a business works and how it impacts lives on a daily basis. Topics presented include entrepreneurship, types of business ownership, marketing, promotion, management, and financing your business. Students will go through a step-by-step process of creating a business and developing a business plan. This course is an excellent introductory course for students interested in a business career.
Accounting is designed to build a foundation in accounting principles and procedures with emphasis being placed on developing habits of accuracy, legibility, promptness, and thoroughness. Accounting will also provide an introduction to automated accounting techniques. This course provides enough information so the student will be able to analyze and interpret the financial operations of a business. All students who plan to study Business Administration Management or Marketing in college should definitely choose Accounting as an elective.
Business Law is designed to enhance students' awareness of business relationships, as well as their legal consequences. Students develop an understanding of the differences and similarities of civil and criminal law and the courtroom procedures related to both. Business Law presents a business approach to selected topics such as law for the minor and consumer, law enforcement, landlord and tenant law, bailment’s, contracts and law as it relates to automobile and property insurance. Also covered are laws of agency, wills and inheritance, credit and business organization. This course deals with issues that are essential, and relevant, in the lives of all adults, especially to those individuals interested in pursuing careers in accounting and law.
Emphasis is placed on preparing students for the world of work and the managing of income earned from working. The course includes improving all practical mathematical skills, methods of solving problems involving checking accounts, percent’s, payroll, borrowing money, housing and transportation expenses, and insurance coverage. Focus is placed on motivating students to learn mathematics by relating the content of the course to the real world. This course does not meet credit requirement for math credits for graduation.
Computer Applications is a class designed for students interested in improving their computer, keyboarding and Internet skills. Introductory concepts of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and other publishing software will be taught. Time to improve keyboarding skills will also be incorporated in this course.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
Students discuss and demonstrate key functions related to sports, entertainment, hospitality, and e-commerce. Multimedia presentations featuring links between the sports and entertainment industries are the clear focus. An e-commerce unit of study allows students to apply textbook and multimedia knowledge to real world situations. Careers in marketing are a central theme throughout the course. Legal and ethical issues are explored.
Microsoft Office is a course designed to prepare students for computing efficiency that is essential for college and in the workplace. This course focuses on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams in Word and PowerPoint. Microsoft Office certification can improve skills and distinguish students in today’s competitive academic environments. The MOS exams are an optional part of the course, but successful completion of the exams will provide a professional credential recognized around the world. This course will also help students earn cost-effective college credit.
COLLEGE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
This course provides a fundamental understanding of computers and familiarizes students with the interaction of computer hardware and software. Emphasis is on the application of microcomputers and “hands-on” use of software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. This is one college computing course; CIS105 as listed in the HACC course catalog. Students must meet the same requirements as those college students taking the course on the HACC campus. There is a $35.00 HACC application fee and a $30.00 per credit course fee ($90.00). Upon the successful completion of the course, students will receive three (3) transferable HACC credits. Students will be required to purchase the CIS105 textbook with an approximate cost of $175.00. Students may also take this course for high school credit at no charge (student still responsible for book fee). Students must pass the reading and writing AccuPlacer (placement) test administered by HACC to enroll in this course.