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COURSE: Accounting I
Accounting I is a general bookkeeping class that primarily deals with proprietor and partnership accounting. Students will learn procedures for figuring expenses, revenue and payroll for a business. Basic accounting principles will be used to complete a business simulation. There is also a basic overview or corporate accounting and taxation. Students will use workbooks as well as computer based problems.
COURSE: Advanced Accounting
PREREQUISITES: Accounting I
Advanced accounting is a continuation of Accounting I. Students will learn more in-depth accounting skills applied toward corporate work. Students will also be given computer time to complete automated accounting projects. Advanced Accounting should be advised for students planning on continuing their education in business.
COURSE: Business Computers
PREREQUISITES: Keyboarding Applications & Algebra I
Microsoft Word 2007 will be used for word processing units. An in depth study of Word 2010 features will be covered as well as formatting skills. Tables, mail merging, special formats, macros and desktop publishing will be covered.
PowerPoint 2010 will be used for preparation of presentations. Several slide shows will be completed using template designs, autolayout, autoshapes, and clip art.
Microsoft Excel 2010 is a powerful spreadsheet program that allows students to organize data, complete calculations, make decisions, graph data, and develop professional looking reports. Objectives include: teaching the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel 2010 and acquainting students with proper procedures to create worksheets suitable for coursework, professional purposes and personal use.
Microsoft Access 2010 is a program known as a database management system. A computerized database management system allows you to store, retrieve, analyze, and print information.
99% of the students’ time will be spent working on the computer.
Computer Programming (CSCI 191) (Dual Credit)
This course is offered for dual credit. Any student who would like to earn 3 semester college credits must fill out a form and pay the appropriate fee (approx. $140) to Montana Tech. If students take the course for college credit they will earn a letter grade from the college, but may opt for a pass/fail for their high school transcript. Students who do not opt for college credit will earn a letter grade for their high school transcript.
Prerequisites: Algebra I
Complete Modules 1-5 and all requirements of CSCI 191
The student will learn the following key concepts:
o What is programming?
o Writing code to process data – Assign values to variables, I/O, computation
o Write code to make decisions – if, if-else, nested conditionals
o Writing code to loop – Do while, for loops
o Manipulating arrays
o Writing algorithms to solve problems
o Translating the algorithm to code
o Problem solving
o Modular programming (methods)
COURSE: Consumer Economics
This course is designed to help students understand the role of business in a free enterprise economic system. It provides principles, concepts and understandings for the preparations of individuals as effective citizens, employees/employers, and consumers participating in the American free enterprise economy. Participation in the Stock Market Game and Montana Business Challenge is also a part of the class. There will be an emphasis on “student-owned” businesses throughout the semester with advertizing, inventory, employees and business set-up.
Intro to Computers
COURSE: Intro to Computers
Intro to Computers is an application-based course for students who want to learn more about computers. Topics covered include: computer literacy, Windows Vista/7, Internet (searching, e-mail, etc.), creating and uploading web pages, spreadsheet, graphic design, basic desktop publishing, creating multimedia presentations, and photo editing using Adobe Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity of explore open-source software and take home a cd of free programs. Students spend 99% of their class time working on computers (PCs with Windows operating system.)
This is a production oriented class. Students are responsible for the online and print newspapers.
Criteria for 2nd & 3rd year editors:
**Consent of Instructor, experience with InDesign, Photography and/or Journalism I.
It also helps to be a good English student with above average spelling and grammar skills.
This is an advanced publication class where most students will work as Editors. They will maintain the student online and print publications as well as Leading the first year journalism students.
Year three students will have increased editorial duties and will work closely with printers and advertisers learning more about the advanced production of mass media. They will develop broadcast journalism skills and have an advanced independent plan of study for additional media skills. Another area is movie editing and production.
COURSE: Mass Media
The goal of Mass Media is to develop students' knowledge of the communication process. They will study the history of communication, media, and the influence of technology and the impact on society and the world today. Students will become involved with a variety of communication skills: elementary presentations, and mock interviews. Forms of media will be reviewed and studied throughout the semester.
Students will learn the process of speech, and the different types of speeches. They will present in assorted ways, (power point/web sites/video) utilizing technical tools, creating diverse types of presentations. Students will analyze the audience and adapting language for the most effective presentation. Effective speaking and listening skills will be discussed and implemented throughout the course. Famous quotes and speeches, past and present, will be reviewed, as students study how speakers have communicated an effective message, influencing history.
Yearbook: Publishing and Management
PREREQUISITES: Keyboarding Applications
CREDIT: 1 (Full Year Course)
This class will culminate with the creation of an 80 - 100 page yearbook --- SGHS Timberline (with deadlines throughout the school year). This is a year long elective in vocational education - computer department. This class is open to grades 10-12. We encourage participation for a broad coverage of student life. Topics covered include: photography basics (35mm and digital), scanner applications, photo editing, layout and design applications, advertising sales and production, record keeping and sales.