CCHS Business & Technology Courses

PERSONAL FINANCE

Money, money, money!!! Budgets, payroll, banking, and personal business tasks—I know these things are in my future, but what are they? Apply real-life personal business tasks with checkbooks, credit cards, savings, and other money management tools. Learn how to be a wise consumer and make your future financially successful by entering the “real world” through Personal Business!

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

(Prerequisite: Required Freshman course; must take before enrolling in any Business computer course)

This introductory course is designed to integrate technology with personal and business world applications. Students will utilize various software applications, including Microsoft Office and Google Apps to enhance work in all their high school subject areas. Students will also be introduced to basic personal finance and business concepts that are integrated into the curriculum. Topics include: Basic Computer Literacy, Digital Citizenship, Manipulating Software and Documents, Integrating Personal Finance and Business Applications, Exploring Various Design Software.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

(Prerequisite: Business Applications – grade of “C” or better)

Whether you are college bound or entering the business world, Computer Applications II will provide the necessary skills. Learn advanced features and develop proficiency in the integration of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photo Draw, and FrontPage). Students will complete a variety of required and personal projects for each software application. Students will have the opportunity to earn credits under the Dual Credit Program through Pueblo Community College, Fremont Campus. Credit for this class also applied toward earning a certificate in the area of Office Administration – prepare today for tomorrow’s future!

HONORS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS III

(Prerequisite: Computer Applications II and Application Approval)

Students will be studying for and pursuing the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. Students can focus on one area of the Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), or depending on their experience and ability can prepare for more than one during the semester. The student will be completing coursework, projects and experiences for test preparation. The eligibility of students for these courses will be determined through an application process that includes coursework completion, recommendations and a readiness evaluation. Students are expected to take the certification exam upon completion. Rates for this exam are $80-$110.

HONORS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IV

(Prerequisite: Passed licensing exam in one of the software problems in Computer Applications III and Application Approval)

Students will be studying for and pursuing the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Expert. This license puts student right in the mix for immediate employment in a variety of fields with professional licensure. Students will continue from their licensure in Computer Applications III and prepare for the expert level exam. Students will be competing coursework, projects and experiences for test preparation. Students are expected to take the certification exam upon completion. Rates for this exam are $80-$110.

DIGITAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

(Prerequisite: Business Applications – grade of “C” or better)

Digital Graphic Design emphasizes the computer as a creative tool for students who wish to explore the graphic design potential of the PC. Learn the creative use of graphic tools, typography, layout and design, and the production of graphic publications. Students will use the Adobe Master Collection (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver) to create professional graphic design projects. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Graphic Production and Communication Students must meet minimum reading standards to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

HONORS DIGITAL GRAPHIC DESIGN II

(Prerequisite: Digital Graphic Design and Application Approval)

Students will be studying for and pursuing their Adobe Associate License in Visual Communication via Photoshop, Rich Media Communication using Flash, or Web Communication using Dreamweaver. The student will be completing coursework, projects and experiences for test preparation. The eligibility of students for these courses will be determined through an application process that includes coursework completion, recommendations and readiness evaluation. Students are expected to take the certification exam upon completion. Rates for this exam are $80-$110.

WEB Design 1

(Prerequisite: Business Applications – grade of “C” or better)

Knowing how to communicate effectively through web and media technology is the key to success in the 21st Century. Learn to customize animation, music, video, graphics, and text for web applications using software such as the Adobe Master Collection (Flash, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects), Movie Maker and more! Master these components of multimedia in your own web designs! Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in Graphic Production and Communication. Students must meet minimum reading standards to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND LAW

Knowledge is Power! The study of law can be an exceptionally exciting and illuminating experience for students. This class features expanded coverage of essential legal topics ranging from our legal structure, to criminal and civil applications. The course also captures business legal topics on contracts, business organizations, consumer protection, employment issues, and basic personal laws that are practical and connect to real-world business simulations. Students apply concepts though various class projects including computer generated assignments, discussions, and a Mock Trial. Learn about your legal rights and responsibilities. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Management Trainee. Students must meet minimum reading standards to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

ACCOUNTING I

Basic money knowledge is a MUST, whether you are heading for college or entering the business world! Every person and business has to keep records of their daily activities. Apply accounting concepts with real job situations through automated software and simulations. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Accounting. Gain a whole new perspective on financial management! Students must meet minimum reading standards to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

HONORS ACCOUNTING II

(Prerequisite: Accounting I – grade of “C” or better)

Expand on your knowledge in Accounting I and prepare yourself for a “real” job in accounting. Make the transition from high school accounting to college accounting smoothly and easily. The “learn by doing” approach is especially designed for the business-minded person! Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Accounting. Students must meet minimum reading standards to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program. Students will be taking the Quick Books Certified user exam upon course completion. Rates for this exam are $80-$110.

TIGER PAWS MARKETING AND ADVERTISING STUDIO

(Prerequisite: Passed Computer Applications II, Digital Graphic Design or Web Media Design with a “C” or better)

This is the ultimate class to apply your computer skills! Tiger Paws Marketing and Advertising Studio is a small non-profit desktop publishing enterprise that incorporates graphic design with multimedia. Learn to integrate software to create dynamic publications, web pages and digital media. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a certificate in the area of Management Trainee and Office Administration. Tiger Paws Marketing and Advertising Studio is your guide to real world business applications!

ACCOUNTING I

Basic money knowledge is a MUST, whether you are heading for college or entering the business world! Every person and business has to keep records of their daily activities. Apply accounting concepts with real job situations through automated software and simulations. Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Accounting. Gain a whole new perspective on financial management! Students must meet minimum reading standards to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program. For more information on the Concurrent Enrollment Program see page 3.

ACCOUNTING II (H)

Prerequisite: Accounting I – grade of “C” or better)

Expand on what you have already learned in Accounting I and prepare yourself for a “real” job in accounting. Make the transition from high school accounting to college accounting smoothly and easily. The “learn by doing” approach is especially designed for the business-minded person! Credit for this class also applies toward earning a state accredited certificate in the area of Accounting. Students must meet minimum reading standards to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program. For more information on the Concurrent Enrollment Program see page 3. Students will be taking the Quick Books Certified user exam upon course completion. Rates for this exam are $80-$110.

Mr. House's Schedule

  • Block 1 - Digital Graphic Design
  • Block 2 - Computer Applications 2
  • Block 3 - Plan
  • Block 4 - Web Design 1
  • Block 5 - Computer Applications 3

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