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     Principles of Accounting 

    This full-year computerized course is a study of the basic accounting principles and procedures. It provides a background in accounting for further study at the college level. Students prepare, use, and interpret financial records and statements for personal use, a sole proprietorship, a partnership, and a corporation. This course is a must for Business majors in college and could make the difference in your success at some of the top colleges in the United States.

     Advanced Accounting 
    This full-year computerized course has been dramatically revised to light a fire under students. It is an advanced study of accounting records, principles, and procedures. This course is a must for students who want to pursue a college major in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, or Marketing. (Prerequisite:  Accounting 1)

     Entrepreneurship (1 Credit)
    Have you ever thought about starting and running your own business?  Would you like to be your own boss?  Do you have a business idea, but aren’t sure how to get started?  Do you want to learn more about business ownership?  Then sign up for this exciting course that will help you prepare a business plan and get started on the road to a successful future

     Computer Software Applications - MS Office (1/2 Tech Ed Credit) +

     CSA is a semester course that provides students with opportunities to develop fundamental skills through the use of windows and the Microsoft Office Suite.  A step-by-step format is used to present the fundamentals of windows, word processing with Microsoft word, spreadsheets with Excel, and presentations with PowerPoint.  It provides students with a variety of methods to present their work in an attractive format.

     Business Law (1/2 Credit)
    This semester course is a study of the legal rights and responsibilities of adults and minors in civil and criminal actions.  Emphasis is placed on laws as applied to ethics, contracts, sales, court systems, employment, and personal business transactions.  The concepts and skills will be useful in future business and personal situations.  This course is a good foundation for students who plan to major in business in college.

     Business Management (1/2 Credit)
    This semester course is a motivational guide to becoming a successful business owner, board chairperson, or company president.  It is designed to give students insight on the qualities necessary for effective leadership and career success.  The topics featured are forms of business ownership, marketing, financing a business, management responsibilities, human resources management, and much more.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of owning and operating a business by establishing a real or simulated business through the development of a business plan.

     Financial Management Financial management provides students with the knowledge and practice they need to make informed financial decisions and is consistent with Maryland Council on Economic Education components.  Students will learn to successfully manage financial resources.  Banking, investing, borrowing, and risk management (insurance) are core content areas of the course.  Students will gain knowledge and understanding of revenue, expenses, credit and money management to enable them to make informed decisions in a highly technical and competitive society.  Students will gain competencies in software using Microsoft applications.  Financial Management is a skill that is essential in all business and personal environments.Textbook(s): Business Math Using Excel, Cengage Learning.

     Career Research and Development 1 and 2 (formerly CCE) - Tech Prep Completer - Earning 9 College Credit Hours (PGCC)  Career Research and Development 2 is a work based learning program for students interested in exploring the world of work and preparing for college or a career. The program will earn selected seniors up to four credits toward graduation.  CRD is designed to so that students attend a one period class in the morning and report to a supervised worksite in the afternoon.  This is in addition to other courses needed for graduation.  Current work-study students are employed in the federal government, law offices, medical offices, retail stores, hospitals, daycare facilities, insurance agencies, etc.  Course content includes career planning, job search techniques, portfolio development, college preparation, money management, human relations skills, and much, much more.

    (*) - courses that satisfy the fine art graduation requirement
    (+) - courses that satisfy the technology education graduation requirement
    (=) - courses that satisfy the advanced technology graduation requirement


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