BUSINESS COURSES

BUSINESS MATH (DHS, EFHS) Academy of Business and Hospitality

This course is designed to enable students to learn and apply mathematics skills to a business setting. This course introduces students to the mathematical concepts and applications necessary for successful business careers. Topics will include bank services, payroll, tax deductions, insurance, compound interest, consumer credit and mortgages. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Solve basic math problems using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, percentages, ratios, and proportions. Solve business math problems using equations. Maintain checking accounts and prepare bank reconciliations. Compute gross pay and payroll deductions. Create employee’s earnings record and payroll register. Calculate property tax, state and federal income taxes. Determine health insurance premiums. Determine motor vehicle and property insurance. Compute simple and compound interest. Calculate open-end and closed-end credits. Determine mortgage payments.


BUSINESS TECH & MANAGEMENT 1, 2 (DHS) Academy of Business and Hospitality

This course meets the district’s “computer” graduation requirements and the State’s online requirement. Students who have good computer skills and are looking to increase their knowledge, use, and productivity will want this class. This is an intermediate to advanced computer and business skills class. Students will learn skills colleges and corporations expect and corporations in their employees. Using Microsoft Office, students begin with refresher training and proceed through more advanced technical and professional preparation, including advanced MS Office use, publishing/presentation design software, software integration for technical writing, etc. Business practices and employability skills are integrated into this course. Students may pursue their MOS (Microsoft Office) Certification. This course also covers the technical writing required in most universities. Students are encouraged to be a member and compete using their skills in our national-winning Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter, the State-recognized business organization.


COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

This course is a review of computers and technology in business. Using Microsoft Office, students learn how to create a word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation (PowerPoint) documents and use the internet responsibly. This course meets the district’s “computer” graduation requirements and the State’s online requirement.


COMPUTER SCIENCE DISCOVERIES Academy of Industry, Technology & Innovation

This full-year, one-hour block course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1 & 2 (DHS) Academy of Business and Hospitality

This is a full-year, one-hour block course will allow students to gain an understanding of the marketing and management principles necessary to start and operate their own business. They will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business. Students will become aware of the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Students will gain an awareness of knowledge needed in research, planning and regulations affecting the small business and the means of financing a small business. They will understand the specific strategies of business management and marketing and the economic role of the entrepreneur in the market system. Entrepreneurship is designed for students with a focus in business, finance, or marketing, and/or other courses, who have an interest in developing the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to become a successful entrepreneur.


INTRO BUSINESS Academy of Business and Hospitality

Students will learn valuable skills to obtain and keep a job in pursuit of a successful career path. Types of business resources from a consumer’s point of view will be covered. Office procedures, management, and basic economic principles will be presented. In addition, skills using computer hardware, software, and other office equipment will be developed.


INTRO TO MICROSOFT KEYBOARDING (FHS) Academy of Industry, Technology & Innovation

In conjunction with the Technology Standards and Technology Advisory Committee (TAC), students are taught keyboarding. Computer lab activities align with technology standards and include keyboarding practice. Dearborn Public Schools aligns with ISTE (International Standards for Technical Education) and objectives for Keyboarding education.


INTRO TO WEB PAGE DESIGN (EFHS, FHS) Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Successful businesses today must operate in the global economy and have a presence on the Internet. Students learn to design and maintain creative web pages for personal and business applications. This will be accomplished by learning general design concepts and the process of developing a Website from sketches to publishing. Then students will gain considerable “hands on” computer experience using Web development tools. This experience will be gained using the Macromedia Suite which includes Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash. This course will also include an explanation of networks, learning basic HTML along with also learning the vocabulary of the World Wide Web.


MULTIMEDIA (EFHS, FHS) Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Students learn advanced features of PowerPoint and gain extensive experience using Microsoft Publisher. This class is project-oriented and students have the ability to create projects on topics of interest to them. Digital images, art, graphics and sound are incorporated into computer projects to produce dynamic results. Macromedia Fireworks and Flash are learned in order to produce attractive presentations. All programs used will be incorporated to create a spectacular final project. (Prerequisite: Students must complete Business Technology & Management 1 and 2 with a grade of “C” or better)


PERSONAL FINANCE Academy of Business and Hospitality

Students learn financial skills necessary for life after high school and successful independent living. Topics include budgeting, buying decisions, managing credit, investment options, stock market, and applying math for daily living. Students learn basic payroll calculations and deductions and additional job benefits, as well as preparation of the federal 1040 EZ. Corporate simulations such as the Stock Market Game and National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) put additional real-world financial management decision in students’ hands.


Work Based Learning (WBL) Students leave school campus to work and apply job skills they have learned in previous business/technical classes as well as those being taken concurrently with their co-op job placement.


Work based Learning CTE (Co-Op) -- All Academies Recommended prerequisites:

1. Student must be classified as seniors (17 Credits) and have completed or be currently enrolled in a State-Approved CTE Program.

2. Student must be enrolled in a DPS or HFC course aligned to their Educational Development Plan (EDP) and their CTE Program of Study during the Co-Op

3. The Co-op job (WBL) training site must offer opportunities for training and experiences leading to a future trade or career that the student is considering pursuing

4. Released time for Co-op (WBL) is granted from school, either a.m. or p.m.

5. A student may receive one-half credit hour per semester and for up to three hours for WBL (CTE).


Work Based Learning (Non-CTE) (Work Experience) All Academies

1. 12th grade students who have successfully completed business/technical preparation classes as listed before in Co-op.

2. Students take a class providing training that relates to the co-op position concurrently (during) the same semester with the co-op placement, e.g., Advanced Microsoft Office, Accounting 1,2, Accounting 3,4, Cisco 1,2, Interior Design 2, Child Development, Tailoring, Fashion Design, Food for Life, Auto Engine Electronic Systems 3, Auto Engine Performance Service, Advanced Auto, Tech Systems 2, Advanced Woods.

3. Released time for Work Experience (WBL Non CTE) is granted from school, either a.m. or p.m..

4. Students need to be employed in a position that aligns with their career pathway in their school records EDP.

5. The Work Experience (WBL Non CTE) training site must offer opportunities for training and experiences leading to future trade or career the student is considering pursuing

6. A student may receive one-half credit hour per semester and for up to two hours.