Business Management & Administration, Finance, and Information Technology Education Courses
Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education prepares students for successful transition from school to work and postsecondary education. It empowers them to use business principles and concepts while they manage their current and future responsibilities as informed consumers and productive workers in the 21st century.
Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education is a broad, comprehensive that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business, finance, and information technology. Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education plays a major role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. The program area is designed to integrate business, finance, and information technology skills into the curriculum.
Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the business world and for advanced educational opportunities. The instructional program begins in the middle grades with the development of proficiency in basic computer software applications. Career pathways are offered that provide knowledge and skill development in these Career Clusters™:
- Business, Management, and Administration
- Information Technology
Literacy and numeracy skills are an integral part of the Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education program. Computer literacy and proficiency in the various applications are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Development of 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, economic literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and problem-solving is a part of each of the career pathways.
CAREER CLUSTER ALIGNMENT
The Business, Finance and Information Technology Education program is designed to provide students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for careers and postsecondary education in the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Information Technology Education Career Clusters™. The Program of Studies is constructed to provide maximum career opportunities to students in those Career Clusters™. Business, Finance and Information Technology Education courses also provide students core instruction in the other Career Clusters™.
CERTIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALING
Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education courses provide students multiple opportunities to obtain industry credentials. Students may earn credentials ranging from Microsoft Office Specialist to Oracle SQL and PL/SQL certifications as well as SAS Base Programming certification and W!SE Financial Literacy.
Course Number: BF05
This course prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances.
Course Number: BF10
This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.
Course Number: BM20
Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is designed to help you use the newest version of Microsoft Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data. Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data. In the second part of the class, students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in newest version of Microsoft Access.
(STANDARD AND HONORS LEVELS OFFERED)
Course Number: BM10
In the first part of this course, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations.
Course Number: BD10
Prerequisite: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design.
E-COMMERCE I HONORS*
(COMPLETER Taught Online Through NCVPS)
Course Number: BD12
Prerequisite: Multimedia and Webpage Design
This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business.
CTE ADVANCED STUDIES
Course Number: CS95
Prerequisite: Two tech credits in one Career Cluster
This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation.
Course Number: ME11 & ME12
Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing
OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10
Principles of Business and Finance; ME11
In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.
ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN
Course Number: II31
This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN*
Course Number: II33
Prerequisite: II32 Adobe Digital Design
This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification.
ACCOUNTING I & II*
Course Number: BA10 & BA20
Prerequisite: None; BA10
This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions, preparation, and interpretation of financial statements, accounting systems, banking and payroll activities, basic types of business ownership, and an accounting career orientation.