Integrated Arts & Technology

PERSONAL FINANCE CP-A
Course #187 Fall Level 2 Credit: 1/2
Course #188 Spring
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

This advanced course will help students acquire the knowledge necessary to prepare them for a financially secure future. The basics of savings, budgeting, balancing a checkbook and using credit will be covered. This course will also include a detailed exploration of more advanced topics such as investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance. The tax code will be discussed.

PERSONAL FINANCE CP
Course #139 Fall Level 3 Credit: 1/2
Course #140 Spring
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

A beneficial course for students which will help them face the financial realities of life with a knowledge and understanding that will help prepare them for a financially secure future. This course will cover basic topics such as saving, budgeting, balancing a checkbook and using credit. More advanced topics such as investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance, as well as an understanding of the tax code will be discussed.

ADVANCED PERSONAL FINANCE

Course #157 Level: 2 Credit: 1/2

Open to: Juniors and Seniors

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Personal Finance and signature of present Personal Finance teacher

Students will continue the study of personal finance and fiscal responsibility by applying the knowledge acquired in Personal Finance to secure a financially sound future. Topics include in-depth applications of career planning, business writing, small business ownership, long-term investing, risk management and taxation. This course will offer real-world applications in finance to give students the tools and skills necessary to make informed financial decisions.

ACCOUNTING 1 CP

Course #711 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

This full year course presents the introductory phases of bookkeeping and accounting for a single proprietorship which deals with services and/or selling merchandise. Preparation and interpretation of journals, ledgers and statements will be stressed. Emphasis will be placed on accounting applications with the computer.

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING CP

Course #714 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Accounting 1; recommendation of present teacher

Students will continue the study of accounting by utilizing the basic principles learned in Accounting 1. Topics include departmental accounting, partnerships and corporations, plant asset management, stocks and bonds, payroll and taxation, personal income tax and inventory control. This course will provide a realistic approach to solving advanced computer applications.

BUSINESS LAW

Course #721 Level: 3 Credit: 1
Open to: Seniors

The course content aids students in the understanding of their personal rights and responsibilities in business situations. Topics covered include contracts, insurance, buyer and seller, employer and employee, motor vehicles and property. Taken for its personal value, this full year course helps the student meet the demands of the every day business world.

COMPREHENSIVE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Course #790 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: All Students

The objective of this course is to develop proficient word processing, presentation and spreadsheet skills using Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Power Point 2010, and Microsoft Excel 2010 software. Students will prepare and format articles, letters, memos, tables, flyers, and MLA style reports. They will learn to plan, create, run and enhance presentations. The students will use Excel as a problem-solving tool combining spreadsheets, charts and database lists.

WEB DESIGN WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

Course #774 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Comprehensive Computer Applications or equivalent proficiency

This course is an introduction to Web Design with a focus on its use for business. Students will work with Adobe Dream Weaver, a powerful Web development tool that supports a wide range of technologies and standards for creating and managing web sites.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ART

Course #750 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: Introduction to Studio Art or portfolio equivalent and basic computer proficiency

This course will explore photo-editing, digital illustration, textile design and graphic design in a computer based course. Manipulate your photographs and scans of your original art as well as create original art on screen. Create textile designs for use on fabric and wallpapers. Employ design concepts, such as balance, emphasis and composition with the use of text in graphic design, advertising, and logo design.

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