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ACCOUNTING 1

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Year:  1 credit                   

Prerequisite:  None


Accounting 1 is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the accounting cycle and an understanding of the role accounting plays in the ongoing operation of a business. During this year-long class, students will learn the fundamentals of accounting using a sole proprietorship and corporation as a basis for study. Students will develop an understanding of business activities by recording and summarizing basic accounting transactions, preparing financial statements, payroll records, income tax forms, and interpreting financial statements as part of the management decision-making process. A combination of manual and PC-based automated accounting systems will be used. This course is the first in a two-year program. Students who elect to complete the two-year program will receive community college credit. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

ACCOUNTING 2

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                

Year:  1 credit     
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Accounting 1 or teacher recommendation.

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Accounting Principles I (ACC 121). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 4 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. 

In this course, students learn the fundamentals of accounting using sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations organized as service providers, merchandising, and manufacturing concerns. Students develop an understanding of business activities by recording and summarizing business transactions, preparing financial statements, payroll records, and financial analysis of business data. A combination of manual and PC-based automated accounting systems will be used. Students are required to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE

Grades:  11, 12                                          

Year:  1 credit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro Computer Programming 2 or teacher recommendation.

 

Advanced Placement Computer Science is a college-level course in the study of computer programming and applications of computer to solve problems.  Students will continue their study of programming and study the Java programming language.  The course requires well-developed organizational skills, a high degree of motivation and intensive study.  Students may have to put in extra time outside of class for review and lab work.  The structure of the course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement test in AP Computer Science.  Success on the AP test may entitle a student to college credit, advanced placement or both.  It is expected that all students enrolled in this class will sit for the $90 May exam. Students should expect 1.5 hours of homework per class session and teacher-led outside-of-class AP study sessions. If applicable, mandatory summer work for this course can be found on the school website. Partial exam scholarships are available. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FINANCE              

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                         

Semester:  .5 credit            

Prerequisite:   None 

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Personal Finance (BUS 116). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.

 

This course aligns with all Colorado Financial Literacy Standards and is designed to help students develop their abilities to make wise financial decisions by recognizing, understanding and comparing the alternatives facing them as individuals. Additionally, students will learn how businesses manage their finances. Topics include: decision making, earning a living, managing finances and budgeting, saving and investing, buying goods and services, banking, using credit, and protecting against risk. Business and Personal Finance course units integrate and align with Colorado Financial Literacy Standards.  Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

BUSINESS LAW 1

Grades:  10, 11, 12            

Semester:  .5 credit            

Prerequisite:  None

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Legal Environment of Business (BUS 216). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.

Business Law will address legal topics concerning business and the individual. Topics of discussion will include contracts (e.g. renting an apartment, buying a car, obtaining a credit card, laws affecting minors, fraud), negligence (e.g. slipping/falling, car accidents), intentional torts (e.g. trespassing, defamation, assault, battery, invasion of privacy), civil procedure (e.g. trial process), crimes, constitutional law and the court systems, intellectual property law, employment law, credit, and ethics/social responsibility. The course will also include guest speakers and law-related movies and/or videos illustrating the legal topics discussed in the classroom. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                                   

Semester:  .5 credit                    

Prerequisite:   Business and Personal Finance or teacher recommendation.     

 

This course will introduce students to the concepts of entrepreneurship and business management.  Students will be provided with information and skills that lead to success in developing and managing businesses, including international business opportunities. The curriculum includes units on management theory, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, ethics, business communications, decision making, and business law. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                       

Semester:  .5 credit          

Prerequisite:   None

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Introduction to PC Applications (CIS 118). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.

With increased use of computers and digital media in our daily lives, it is crucial that students develop the ability to use digital tools appropriately, efficiently, and collaboratively.   This course provides an introduction to digital applications that use photos, audio and video for public presentations; support digital writing; and incorporate internet tools.  Software applications include Google Docs, Photoshop CS5, Moviemaker Live, Gamemaker, Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.  Instruction in Office 2010 teaches toward Microsoft Certification. The knowledge of these applications is vital for the students’ college and career readiness. Much of the curriculum is individualized; students must have good problem solving, organizational, and motivational skills.  This course is recommended for most business courses. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 1

Grades: 11, 12                           

Year:  1 credit                       

Prerequisite:  None

 

The program in IB Business and Management is designed to provide a broad-ranging introduction to the principles and some of the practices of organizations currently pursuing the activities outlined below, and set in a scene of international markets, exchange and production.  Organizational Studies incorporates a wide range of activities designed to manage efficiently the production, distribution and exchange of goods and services, at the minimum cost within the framework of a personnel-oriented employment policy. This course is required for the Management-Advanced pathway.    Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and/or FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is strongly encouraged.

 

IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT HL 1

Grade: 11                                  

Year:  1 credit                            

Prerequisite:  None

 

IB Business and Management HL 1 is a rigorous and critical study of the ways in which individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment.  It is an academic discipline that examines how business decisions are made and how these decisions make an impact on the internal and external environments.  A fundamental feature of this course is the concept of synergy.  In a technical sense, it is a concept that means an organization should see an overall return greater than the sum of its parts.  Senior IB students will also be required to complete an Internal Assessment research project during HL2.  IB Business Management HL 1 is the first year of a two year course.  The IB exam is at the end of the second year.  Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) is strongly suggested.

 

IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT HL 2

Grades: 11, 12                           

Year:  1 credit                            

Prerequisite:  IB Business Management SL 1

 

IB Business and Management HL is a rigorous and critical study of the ways in which individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment.  It is an academic discipline that examines how business decisions are made and how these decisions make an impact on the internal and external environments.  A fundamental feature of this course is the concept of synergy.  In a technical sense, it is a concept that means an organization should see an overall return greater than the sum of its parts.  It is a third year course in the Marketing program and can be a 6th subject for senior IB students who have completed IBBM SL. One   of the major objectives of IBBM HL is to prepare IB seniors for the HL exam in May.  Senior IB students who choose to test at the HL will also be required to complete an Internal Assessment research project.    Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and/or FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is strongly encouraged.


INTRO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 1

Grades:  10, 11, 12                    

Semester:  .5 credit          

Prerequisite:  None

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Introduction to Computer Programming (CSC 154). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop applications in Microsoft Visual Basic.NET for the Microsoft .NET platform.   The course content focuses on user interfaces, program structure, language syntax, and implementation details. This is the first course in the Visual Basic.NET curriculum and serves as the entry point for other .NETcourses.  Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

INTRO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 2

Grades:  10, 11, 12                    

Semester:  .5 credit           

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Intro Computer Programming 1 or teacher recommendation.

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Game Design and Development (CSC 126). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.

 

This course combines problem-solving techniques with computer game design and implementation to introduce the student to basic gaming and computer science concepts. Students design, implement, and test computer games using software that allows for basic game creation through a wide variety of game creation tools.  Alice Programming is a teaching tool for introductory computing that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging first programming experience.   This course will serve as in introduction to concepts taught in AP Computer Science. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

MULTIMEDIA 

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                              

Semester: .5 credit                                       

Prerequisite:   None

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Adobe Photoshop I (MGD 102). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.  

 

Students will gain extensive knowledge of Adobe CS3 Photoshop, the ultimate playground for bringing out the best in your digital images, photo-editing, transforming images and text into anything you can imagine, and showcasing images and text in extraordinary ways.  Students will be introduced to the Photoshop family of Illustrator, Indesign and Flash.  This course introduces the types of equipment and technical considerations used in multimedia productions and the multimedia professions. Students gain hands-on experience in how the technology is utilized for input and output in production and design projects. Students will have the opportunity to design “real life” projects for CTHS departments.  This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Introduction to Multimedia (MGD 111).  Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.  

 

MULTIMEDIA 2

Grades:  10, 11, 12                     

Semester: .5 credit            
Prerequisite:   Multimedia

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Adobe Photoshop I (MGD 111). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.  

 

Students will build upon their Multimedia skills to design and integrate projects using Adobe CS3; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and Adobe Premiere Elements.  Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics and videos, including the Adobe Photoshop Touch software for tablets.  Students apply digital applications that support digital writing; use photos, audio and video for public presentations, including the design of the CTHS Baseball Book.  Students incorporate internet tools in multimedia projects.   Much of the curriculum is individualized; students must have good problem solving, organizational, and motivational skills. This course provides instruction in Adobe CS3 and teaches toward Adobe Certification.  This course is recommended for most business and marketing courses. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.  

 

WEB PAGE DESIGN 1

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                           

Semester:  .5 credit 
Prerequisite:   None 

           

Students will be introduced to html code and use it to build basic web page and/or sites. Students will also be introduced to HTML editors and coding, elements of design, CSS style sheets, and graphics editors using the latest software. Elements built using these tools will be incorporated to create powerful web pages and/or sites. Students will learn ethical responsibilities, searching and information retrieval and the importance of verifying the validity of information posted on the web. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

 

WEB PAGE DESIGN 2

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                

Semester:  .5 credit

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Web Page Design 1 or teacher recommendation.

Concurrent Enrollment Credit available

 

This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Web Design 1 (MGD 141). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.

 

Students will continue their study of the Web and the current developments in that area of technology.  Students will expand their knowledge of Web design using state-of-the-art hardware and software to incorporate video, sounds, CGI, applets, and other Web developments in their sites. Students will learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS) to provide different looks for a website quickly and effectively. Students will learn to use CSS for page layout as required by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

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