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BUSINESS EDUCATION
Subject Course# Credits Grade Level Prerequisites and related info
9 10 11 12
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft Office 060311 0.5 X X X X Satisfies technology graduation requirement
Applications
Advanced 060321 0.5 X X X X Microsoft Office Applications; Algebra
Microsoft Office recommended
Applications
Introduction to 000003 0.5 X X X X This course does fulfill the Technology
Computers requirement for graduation.
(CSC110) 3 college credits
Visual Basic Net I 032411 0.5 X X X 3 college credits
(CIS606)
Java (CIS171) 032611 0.5 X X X Algebra recommended
3 college credits
C++ (CIS161) 032621 0.5 X X X 3 college credits
C# (CIS169) 000034 0.5 X X X 3 college credits
Fundaments of 031641 0.5 X X X Computer Apps I & II recommended
Web Design I 3 college credits
(CIS251)
ACCOUNTING
Principles of 020222 0.5 X X Recommended 2.0 GPA or higher
Banking (FIN106) 3 college credits
Principles of 020770 0.5 X X X None
Accounting
Computer 020781 0.5 X X X Principles of Accounting (or) Financial
Accounting Accounting (ACC142) required
QuickBooks I 2 college credits
(ACC332)
Financial 020771 0.5 X X X Principles of Accounting.
Accounting 3 college credits
(ACC142)
Managerial 020773 0.5 X X X Financial Accounting (ACC142)
Accounting 3 college credits
(ACC146)
PERSONAL/SURVEY
Principles of 022111 0.5 X X X X None
Business
Introduction to 000018 0.5 X X X 3 college credits
Business (BUS102)
Business Law 276311 0.5 X X X X None
Small Business 062411 0.5 X X Principles of Accounting recommended.
Management
Sports and 000073 0.5 X X Principles of Business or Introduction to
Entertainment Business (BUS102) recommended or 2.0 GPA or
Marketing higher
Managing Personal 222101 0.5 X X X X None
Finances
Principles of 029912 0.5 X X 3 college credits
Marketing
(MKT110)
Employment 029911 0.5 X X 2 college credits
Strategy (BUS106)
Employability Skills 000047 0.5 X X None
Independent Study 029611 0.5 X See course description for information
Davenport Digital 221061 1 X X X X Application and approval.
Innovators I 221062
Davenport Digital 221063 1 X X X X Application and approval.
Innovators II 221064
CO-OPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
Cooperative Work 029721 2 X Employment Strategy OR Employability Skills OR
Experience 029722 iJAG Employment Strategy must be taken as a
029723 pre-requisite or concurrently.
029724
Occupational 020111 0.5 X X Successfully completed or currently enrolled in
Experience Principles of Banking (FIN106)
(Banking) 3 college credits
(ADM936)
College Credits and Transfer Key
Transfers to some state colleges as equivalent course.
Transfers to some state colleges as elective credit.
Nontransferable at some colleges
BUSINESS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft Office Applications 060311 0.5 credits
This course teaches Windows software beginning with a brush-up on proper keyboarding techniques. Microsoft
Word will be used to develop and/or revise a variety of personal and business letters, MLA style reports, resumes,
tables and other business documents. Students will also learn how to create and manipulate spreadsheets and
charts using Microsoft Excel. This course provides students technology skills needed for other curricular areas such
as PowerPoint, Photo Stories and Web searches, and includes current and emerging technological trends and
advancements and prepares students for college and/or entry into the workforce. Students will satisfy State of
Iowa career requirements by completing Career Cruising.
Advanced Microsoft Office Applications 060321 0.5 credits
Students will use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access to design advanced spreadsheets,
databases, presentations and business documents. Publisher and Graphics will also be included. Students will use
the Internet to access information. An integration project will be completed at the end of the course integrating
Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Introduction to Computers (CSC110) 000003 0.5 credits
An introduction to computers including: operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets/worksheets,
databases, presentation programs, email, the internet, and certain related computer concepts. Course will satisfy
technology requirements for graduation. This course awards college credit.
Visual Basic Net I (CIS606) 032411 0.5 credits
This hands-on course covers essential aspects of Visual Basic for Windows. Students will design applications;
understand controls and properties; use variables, functions and expressions; use statements and methods; use
arrays; design menus; and access files. This course awards college credit.
Java (CIS171) 032611 0.5 credits
An introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. The course covers
methods, objects and classes with emphasis on modularity and reusable code. Students design programs
demonstrating conditionals, iteration, array handling and event processing. This course awards college credit.
C++ (CIS161) 032621 0.5 credits
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the C++ language. Topics covered include Visual
C++, NET environment, variables, calculations, loop structures, design structures, pointers, arrays and function
templates. This course awards college credit.
C# (CIS169) 000034 0.5 credits
Course introduces programming using the C# programming language to solve business-related problems. Content
includes program development and design, visual and object-oriented programming, screen design, structured
programming techniques, and event-driven programming using objects. Programming assignment concepts
include arithmetic calculations, decision making, looping, reports to screen and paper, subroutines and functions,
interactive processing, working with arrays, and introductory concepts of file creation and access.
Fundamentals of Web Design I (CIS251) 031641 0.5 credits
Students will learn how to design web sites focusing on the overall web site production processes with particular
emphasis on design elements involving layout, navigation, accessibility and interactivity. Students will use Adobe
CS Design Premium and will learn HTML, Flash, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. This course awards college credit.
ACCOUNTING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Principles of Banking (FIN106) 020222 0.5 credits
Presents the basic economic principles as they relate to the banking/credit union Industry. Provides the essential
understanding necessary to further banking studies by providing students with an overview of the American
monetary and banking system as well as types of financial institutions and the services and products that they
offer. This course awards college credit.
Principles of Accounting 020770 0.5 credits
Students will be able to successfully determine the profitability of a business. This course is designed for students
wanting a basic principles course and could be used for preparation for advanced study in ACC142 and ACC146.
Generally accepted accounting procedures will be presented, practiced and used. Quickbooks software will be
utilized for the instruction of computerized accounting concepts. There is an additional fee for materials.
Computer Accounting Quickbooks 1 (ACC332) 020781 0.5 credits
Students apply accounting concepts to keep financial records for small service and merchandising companies using
the accounting software Quick- Books. Topics include setting up a company, creating a chart of accounts, recording
customer and vendor transactions, processing payroll, printing financial reports, and recording and adjusting
entries. This course awards college credit.
Financial Accounting (ACC142) 020771 0.5 credits
Financial Accounting is a college-level course. It introduces students to the use of accounting concepts in the
decision-making process. Information is presented from a user's standpoint as opposed to an accountant's
standpoint. Identifying the role of accounting in society; basic accounting and business terminology; concepts
behind financial information; accepted accounting practices; and analysis and interpretation of financial
statements of sole proprietorships and corporations will be discussed. There is an additional fee for materials. This
course awards college credit.
Managerial Accounting (ACC146) 020773 0.5 credits
The foundation for all other accounting courses designed for students planning careers in accounting and business
administration. Emphasis is given to managerial and cost analysis activities. Covers managerial accounting; job
order cost accounting; process cost accounting; activity-based costing; cost- volume- profit analysis; incremental
analysis; variable costing; pricing; budgetary planning; budgetary control and responsibility accounting; standard
costs and balanced scorecard; planning for capital Investments; Statement of Cash Flows; and Financial Analysis.
There is an additional fee for materials. This course awards college credit.
PERSONAL/SURVEY BUSINESS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Principles of Business 022111 0.5 credits
Students will learn basic business principles and how to apply them to everyday living. Topics for study include:
career planning (seeking, obtaining and advancing); decision making; budgeting; checking and savings accounts;
credit; investments; consumer buying; and the role of business in our economic system. Students may also elect to
participate in a job shadowing experience. There is an additional fee for materials.
Introduction to Business (BUS102) 000018 0.5 credits
Introduces the student to American contemporary business, its nature, and its environment. A survey course
providing exposure to social responsibilities of business, management, production, human resources, marketing,
finance, quantitative methods, world business and business law. This course awards college credit.
Business Law 276311 0.5 credits
Business Law explores criminal and civil law; legal rights and responsibilities; the court system; contracts and
property law. Class discussion, guest speakers and videos and written materials will provide every student with
usable information for his/her daily life as well as insights into possible career choices.
Small Business Management 062411 0.5 credits
Highly recommended for business students and others planning advanced studies in business administration or
accounting. It is taught from the viewpoint of the small business operator, focusing on the operation (sales, pricing,
promotion, personnel and finance), planning and controlling functions necessary for successful business operation.
Small business models are used extensively. Students will have the opportunity to apply business principles
through simulations and case studies. There is an additional fee for materials.
Sports & Entertainment Marketing 000073 0.5 credits
Sports & Entertainment Marketing is a comprehensive course that covers many aspects of the sports and
entertainment field. Some of the areas discussed in the course include: The history and evolution of Sports &
Entertainment Marketing (SEM), creating a brand/licensing, sponsorships, promotions, endorsements, ticket sales,
communications, marketing, and careers in the SEM field. Projects are a large part of this course. Students will
explore local community events to gain real- world, hands on experience, and make connections within the
industry. Students must submit a teacher recommendation in order to be enrolled.
Managing Personal Finances 222101 0.5 credits
Designed to teach students about all aspects of personal finance. It will include such things as evaluating and
applying financial information, setting financial goals, exploring earning potential, investing and understanding the
importance of saving.
Principles of Marketing (MKT110) 029912 0.5 credits
Develops an integrated, analytical and managerial approach to the study of marketing. Principles of psychological,
social, political and economic forces are analyzed as they relate to the marketing of goods and services. Strategy of
marketing is based on the consumer-oriented concept. This course awards college credit.
Employment Strategy (BUS106) 029911 0.5 credits
Students will complete assignments focused on their individual and career targets, while developing successful
lifetime job search skills and career management tools. Students will also learn job search techniques, such as
completing employment applications, preparing letters of application and resumes and participating in a mock
interview. This course serves as a related course for cooperative work experience. This course awards college
credit.
Employment Skills 000047 0.5 credits
This course offers a hands-on approach in employability/job attainment skills (resumes, cover letters, job
applications, interviewing, etc.) and work place survival skills. Students will continue their own self-study on career
options, with emphasis on planning for life after high school graduation. This format involves individual
assignments, team activities/projects, and guest speakers. This course satisfies the Cooperative Work Experience
related course requirement.
Independent Study 029611 0.5 credits
Designed to allow students to pursue an area of study not already available. Before registering, the student must
secure a faculty advisor who will support the student's request and is willing to supervise the student's program. A
proposed plan of study must be submitted to and approved by the faculty advisor before registration, and
approved by the department chairperson, the student's counselor and building principal. Independent study does
not meet as a regularly scheduled class. Conferences are arranged between teacher and student as needed.
Davenport Digital Innovators I 221061, 221062 0.5 credits
Students will engage in self-directed learning to solve a problem within the community using a digital
tool. Students will collaboratively work to learn a programming language to develop a creative solution to a
problem of their choosing. Teams will work with community mentors and teacher facilitator to manage projects,
refine solutions, and share innovations at an exhibition event for the community.
Davenport Digital Innovators II 221061, 221062 0.5 credits
Building on the beginner level course, students will engage in self-directed learning to solve a problem within the
community provided by a client. Students will develop a digital tool as the solution, working to build their skills as
coders, creative thinkers, and successful communicators. Teams will work with community mentors and teacher
facilitator to manage projects, refine solutions, and share innovations at an exhibition event for the community.
CO-OPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Cooperative Work Experience 029721, 029722, 029723, 029724 2 credits
Note: Students must be enrolled in a related class. Businesses in the community cooperate with the school by
providing actual work experience and job training to the students. Students must work a minimum of 15 hours per
week at a school-approved job in the retail, wholesale or service occupations. The work experience teacher must
meet with each student during registration. An application must be completed and approved by the coordinator
before enrollment is complete. The coordinator will assist students in arranging interviews and will regularly visit
the student on the job. Students are not guaranteed a job. The student receives two units of credit for the year
plus wages for hours worked.
Occupational Experience (Banking) (ADM936) 020111 0.5 credits
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to receive practical office-related work experience through on-
the-job training. While at work, students apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to complete the tasks
and responsibilities of their positions. Students are guided by the coordinated efforts of the employer and the
occupational experience coordinator. This course awards college credit.
CAREER INTERNSHIP & WORK EXPERIENCE
Subject Course# Credits Grade Level Prerequisites and related info
9 10 11 12
Career Exploration 089641 0.5 X X Approval of coop work experience teacher
Internship
Career Emphasis 089642 0.5 X X Approval of coop work experience teacher
Internship
Every effort will be made to place students in experiences that relate to their area of interest. However, availability
of sites will determine placement.
CAREER INTERNSHIP & WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Career Exploration Internship 089641
Students will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about a career of interest by volunteering (unpaid) at a
business or community work site. A written proposal will be jointly agreed upon between the student and the
cooperative work experience teacher. This can also include working in a school setting if the student has a faculty
member who will be their sponsor/supervisor. Students will perform a variety of tasks that expose them to many
facets of their career choice. The internship will enable students to obtain valuable knowledge and skills to help
them make informed decisions about their future. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, an excellent
attendance/discipline record and a recommendation from a teacher/counselor. Applications may be picked up
from the student's counselor.
Career Emphasis Internship 089642
Students will have an opportunity to work at one or more sites to gain in-depth knowledge and skills first-hand about
one or more career fields. A written proposal will be jointly agreed upon between the student and the cooperative work
experience teacher. Work experiences may consist of a variety of timeframes with possible periods of unemployment
filled with volunteer service projects, self-directed studies and school-related activities. Students may be paid for some
of their work, but it depends on the situation(s). Placements will be dependent upon available sites and the student's
skills. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, an excellent attendance/discipline record and a recommendation from a
teacher/ counselor. Recommendations for scholarship applications and opportunities for future employment based on
contacts made during a successful internship experience are excellent. Applications may be picked up from the student's
counselor.
CAREER INTERNSHIP & WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES
Career Exploration Internship Career Emphasis Internship Cooperative Work Experience
Typically unpaid work experience; can Paid or unpaid work experience Typically a paid work experience, all
be business/community-based or depending on situation(s); may include year, with concurrent enrollment in a
school-related work experience if a variety of work-site hosts for short related class;
student obtains faculty sponsor. periods of time such as with
employment agency or other business
& community organizations; school
projects/assignments or community
service will fill in during non-
employment intervals
Juniors or seniors who fulfill Juniors or seniors who fulfill Senior status
predetermined criteria predetermined criteria
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and return application to counselor and return application to counselor and return application to counselor
1 term of Internship (may be repeated ? 1 term of Internship (may be repeated - 1 year of Cooperative Work Experience
with approval) with approval) and concurrent enrollment in the
related class
Average 7.5 hours/week of work Average 15 hours/week of work Average 15 hours/week of work
experience experience and/or school/homework; experience
work experiences may consist of a
variety of timeframes and/or at multiple
work-sites with possible intervals of
non-employment

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