Chairperson: Jordan LangueEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBuilding: NASHPhone: (724) 934-7265Course Offerings:Select a course to view the course details and description.Grade 9, 10............# 7403# 7503# 7406# 7410Grade 10......# 7505# 7605Grades 11, 12...............................................................# 7503# 7406# 7410# 7908# 7906# 7909# 7905# 7506# 7907# 7606# 7919# 7929# 9929# 7505# 7605# 7705# 7805# 7508# 7509# 0403# 0405Grade 12
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This course will be completed in partnership with the FBI and the University of Pittsburgh’s College in High School Program. To obtain collegiate credit, the student must enroll and pay the corresponding tuition charged by the University.Criteria for Selection - None.CYBERSECURITY AND THE LAWSemester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit .5Computers, the Internet, and mobile information have become routine elements of our daily lives. The percentage of our social, professional, and political discourse mediated by information systems increases each year. Critical infrastructure likewise follows suit, with financial, healthcare, energy and other utilities leveraging the Internet to increase both capability and efficiency.In the physical world, we publish rules (laws) to govern our interactions with one another. These rules tell us what behaviors are permissible and what responsibilities we have to one another. In cyberspace, where these rules exist – and what they require – are less clear. This course explores questions surrounding how we “govern” cyberspace in the context of cybersecurity and privacy issues. We will examine a series of examples, both real-world and hypothetical, to investigate what policy “tools” are in-place, available, and should be available to address Internet security and privacy issues.
This course will be completed in partnership with the FBI and the University of Pittsburgh’s College in High School Program. To obtain collegiate credit, the student must enroll and pay the corresponding tuition charged by the University.Criteria for Selection - None.BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONSSemester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit .5Effective communication skills help foster cooperation, productivity, and teamwork within an organization. These are some of the most important 21st Century skills required to succeed in business. Possessing essential interpersonal skills will boost your influence and effectiveness with individuals and groups in all settings. Developing the ability to relate to and effectively express your point in different situations is essential for growth and advancement in the business world and in life.
This course will explore overcoming barriers to communication, listening skills, presenting, and the use of technology and social media in business. Students will also learn to analyze and relate to an audience, and to understand the impact that gender and cultural diversity can have on communication. The latest technological advancements for communicating will be used.Students will be given the tools that will help them achieve goals, secure employment, adapt to environments, and communicate effectively.Criteria for Selection - None.SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENTMANAGEMENTSemester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit .5
Offered in over 500 Universities across the country, Sports and Entertainment Management has become one of the most popular majors of the past five years. This introductory course will emphasize basic management concepts and principles as they relate to the business of sports and entertainment. Students will be introduced to sports marketing and promotions, supervision, ethics, event planning and entertainment, as well as other related areas. There will be a strong focus on amateur, college, and professional sports, as well as, leadership and the entertainment industry. Students will develop critical thinking skills and improve decision-making and communication. College exploration and career outlook will be researched. Current and future trends will be identified and job shadowing opportunities offered. Field trips to and speakers from organizations such as local professional, college, and amateur sports teams, and the local entertainment industry will be incorporated throughout the course. The mission is to provide future managers with a solid business foundation as well as knowledge of the unique facets of the Sports and Entertainment Industries.Criteria for Selection - None.ENTREPRENEURSHIPSemester/Full TimeGrade 11, 12Credit. 5This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship. Students will learn the process for conceiving, creating, and managing their own business venture. From an entrepreneurial perspective, students will gain skills in finance, accounting, marketing, management, and general business skills. Students also will see the economic and social contributions entrepreneurs provide to society. This is an excellent course for students who think they would like to start or manage a business.Criteria for Selection - None.BUSINESS MANAGEMENTSemester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit .5Business Management is an introduction to business concepts, management skills, and management theories. The four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are covered. Students will learn how to think strategically and conceptually in order to achieve organizational goals. Understanding the issues involved in both managing and being managed will be taught, providing students with the skills necessary to be more effective contributors within an organization. Decision-making techniques and leadership qualities will be reinforced. Additional topics covered include: management of the global corporation, mergers and acquisitions, ethics and social responsibility, the securities markets, and current trends in management practice and theory.Criteria for Selection - None.COMPUTER SECURITYFull Year/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit 1.0This course covers the fundamental concepts in Computer security and privacy. The course is intended to expose the various security threats and vulnerabilities in computer systems and provide an understanding of the various defense and protection mechanisms. Primarily, the course will focus on models and mechanisms related to insuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability related to computer and information systems. We will cover the basic concepts of cryptography including symmetric and public key encryption schemes. We then focus on program security issues such as buffer overflow attacks and discuss various control mechanisms to handle malicious code. The second half of the course will cover the topics of database security and general security issues in Operating Systems. Toward the end, we discuss various security and privacy issues in the context of emerging cloud computing systems.This course will be completed in partnership with the FBI and the University of Pittsburgh’s College in High School Program. To obtain collegiate credit, the student must enroll and pay the corresponding tuition charged by the University.Criteria for Selection -
FINANCIAL LITERACYSemester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit .5Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. The aim of this course is to equip students with the introductory financial skills needed for success in today’s economy. This comprehensive course will provide students with the financial knowledge necessary to create household budgets, initiate savings plans, manage debt, and make strategic investment decisions for their retirement or their children’s education. Having these basic financial planning skills can help individuals and families to meet their short-term obligations and to maximize their longer-term financial well-being. Enrollment in this course is for the regular semester teacher-led course. For the online, self-paced version, see course No. 9929. Either way, this course is highly recommended for every student.Criteria for Selection - None.FINANCIAL LITERACY (Online Version)Semester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit .5Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. The aim of this course is to equip students with the introductory financial skills needed for success in today’s economy. This comprehensive course will provide students with the financial knowledge necessary to create household budgets, initiate savings plans, manage debt, and make strategic investment decisions for their retirement or their children’s education. Having these basic financial planning skills can help individuals and families to meet their short-term obligations and to maximize their longer-term financial well-being. Enrollment in this course is for the online, self-paced course. For enrollment in the traditional, regular semester teacher-led course, please see course No. 7929. Either way, this course is highly recommended for every student.Criteria for Selection - None.PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING 1First Semester/Full TimeGrades 10, 11, 12Credit .5Accounting is such an integral part of business that accounting has been called the “language of business. ”Principles of Accounting 1 is designed to provide students with an understanding of accounting for a service business organized as a proprietorship by completing the entire accounting cycle. This course is a must for students who plan to major in Accounting, Marketing, Business Management, or Finance in college. Accounting is a core requirement for all business majors in college (such as economics, finance, management, marketing, international business, and accounting). This course provides a great foundation in accounting principles, applications, and terminology. Computer integration is also incorporated using Microsoft Excel. Upon successful completion of Principles of Accounting 1 and 2, students are eligible to enroll in Honors Advanced Accounting 1 and 2.
- ‘B’ (80%) or better in Academic Algebra 2 (3103) OR ‘B’ (80%) or better in Honors Algebra 2 (3202) AND
- ‘C’ (70%) or better in Computer Science A (3523) OR ‘C’ (70%) or better in AP Computer Science Principles (3010) OR ‘C’ (70%) or better in Intro to Information Science (7906)
In addition, the student may obtain three college credits through the Carlow University College in High School program. To obtain this credit, the student must also take Principles of Accounting 2 in the same school year, successfully complete the course as specified by the University, and pay the tuition charged by the University.Criteria for Selection - None.PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING 2Second Semester/Full TimeGrades 10, 11, 12Credit .5The accounting skills acquired in Principles of Accounting 1 will be expanded this semester. Emphasis is placed on accounting for a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Students continue applications of accounting principles using Microsoft Excel for problem-solving. This course will be beneficial when considering a major in accounting or business at the college-level. Upon successful completion of Principles of Accounting 2, students are eligible to enroll in Honors Advanced Accounting 1 and 2.In addition, the student may obtain three college credits through the Carlow University College in High School program. To obtain this credit, the student must also take Principles of Accounting 1 in the same school year, successfully complete the course as specified by the University, and pay the tuition charged by the University.Criteria for Selection - ‘C' or better in Principles of Accounting 1 (7505).HONORS ADVANCED ACCOUNTING 1First Semester/Full Time Honors Wt.Grades 11, 12Credit .5
Honors Advanced Accounting 1 is the first half of the second full year in accounting principles. It is designed to acquaint students with accounting concepts and principles and their underlying theories. The course begins with a quick review of the Accounting Cycle and the financial statements for a Sole Proprietorship. More emphasis is placed on analysis of the data to use in decision-making. An in-depth coverage of the following topics completes the course: Merchandising Operations, the accounting for inventory, and accounting for Plant Assets.
In addition, the student may obtain three college credits through Carlow University’s College in High School program. To obtain this credit, the student must also take Honors Advanced Accounting 2 in the same school year, successfully complete the course as specified by the University, and pay the tuition charged by the University.Criteria for Selection - ‘C' or better in Principles of Accounting 2 (7605).HONORS ADVANCED ACCOUNTING 2Second Semester/Full Time Honors Wt.Grades 11, 12Credit .5
Honors Advanced Accounting 2 picks up where Honors Advanced Accounting 1 leaves off with an in-depth coverage of the following topics: Disposal of Plant Assets and Intangibles; current liabilities (with an emphasis on accruals) and long-term liabilities (Bonds); Corporations paid-in capital and the balance sheet; accounting for cash dividends; Corporations effects on retained earnings and the income statement; accounting for stock dividends and treasury stock; the statement of Cash Flows; and Partnerships.
In addition, the student may obtain three college credits through Carlow University’s College in High School program. To obtain this credit, the student must also take Honors Advanced Accounting 1 in the same school year, successfully complete the course as specified by the University, and pay the tuition charged by the University.Criteria for Selection - ‘C' or better in Honors Advanced Accounting 1 (7705).HONORS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSSemester/Full Time Honors Wt.Grades 11, 12Credit .5Honors International Business will provide an up-to-date and complete exploration of international business issues and practices. With a strong foundation of international business theory, this course will include current examples, case studies, and insights showing how global businesses apply these concepts and theories. Controversies in international business will be reflected upon, as will the impact of international business practices on countries, corporations, and individuals. The course will examine the role and impact of culture and also includes the exploration world maps, time zones, and currencies, helping students develop and refine a global perspective. This course adopts a truly global approach with attention given to topics that are critical to the international manager in the global business environment.Criteria for Selection - ‘B' or better in prior Social Studies Course.HONORS FINANCE AND INVESTMENTSSemester/Full Time Honors Wt.Grades 11, 12Credit .5Honors Finance and Investments will introduce students to the three areas of the finance discipline: Financial Institutions, Investments, and Business Finance. Finance is the study of money and its management. Although finance is a separate academic discipline, its roots are in accounting and economics. This course will provide you with a breadth of knowledge of finance. It is a foundation on which you may build. Topics include, but are not limited to, the role of financial markets, the role of money, the role of interest rates, the role of investment banks, financial regulations, banking, the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, currency, the time value of money, the features of stock, stock valuation, the features of bonds, bond pricing and yields, convertible securities, investment risk, investment returns, and investment companies.Criteria for Selection - ‘B' or better in prior Mathematics Course.CAREER DEVELOPMENTFull Year/Full TimeGrade 12Credit 1.0
Developing life skills in a changing world is very important, yet often overlooked. The more prepared students are to handle the everyday stress of becoming an adult, the more successful they will be.It is never too early to start to develop these skills, and in this unique business course offering, students will gain this valuable experience. Some course topics include: career exploration and advancement, resume writing, interviewing skills, time management, banking, money management, and more. These skills will be explored in-depth to give students a clear understanding of what lies ahead. Communications skills and the secrets to developing strong personal relationships will be addressed with students as well. Students will have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing experience relating to their career interest.
For an additional credit each semester, students have the opportunity to work at an approved job for an average of 15 hours per week, and may be released early from school each day under the supervision of the Co-Op Coordinator.
Co-op work experience is NOT REQUIRED in order for students to take the class. Students with a full schedule are able to participate in co-op as well. This is a valuable course for all students.Criteria for Selection - None.CO-OPSemester/Full TimeGrade 12Credit 1.0For an additional credit, students enrolled in Career Development or Advanced Marketing can receive an early release from school each day in order to fulfill the requirements of co-op. Students must work an average of 15 hours per week at an approved work station, and are encouraged to work at a job related to their career goals. The work experience is supervised by the Co-Op Coordinator and the student’s work supervisor. If students have a full academic schedule, they may still participate in co-op (refer to No. 0436 and 0437 for period 12 - No Early Release). Select the course numbers that correspond to the work release time requested. The teacher-coordinator will assist in the placement of students who do not have jobs.Criteria for Selection - Enrollment in the Career Development Course or the Advanced Marketing Course.CO-OP ... No. 0433Semester 1 ... Period 11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0431Semester 1 ... Periods 10-11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0429Semester 1 ... Periods 8-11... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0427Semester 1 ... Periods 7-11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0425Semester 1 ... Periods 5-11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0434Semester 2 ... Period 11 ... Full TimeCO-OP... No. 0432Semester 2 ... Periods 10-11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0435Semester 2 ... Periods 9-11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0428Semester 2 ... Periods 7-11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0426Semester 2 ... Periods 5-11 ... Full TimeCO-OP ... No. 0436Semester 1 ... Period 12 ... Full TimeFor those students who have a full schedule, but would like to participate in Co-op.CO-OP ... No. 0437Semester 2 ... Period 12 Full TimeFor those students who have a full schedule, but would like to participate in Co-op.PLEASE NOTE: Students may take Career Development in this program without participating in Co-op and/or getting an early release from school.MARKETINGFull Year/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit 1.0
More than half of all branded emails are opened on mobile devices. The digital age that we live in has created new challenges for marketers. This course includes the core functions of marketing, as well as up-to-date trends in marketing which are essential in the operation of a business. Students will have an opportunity to apply the marketing concepts through interactive enrichment activities. Students will also improve their skills in communications and interpersonal relations. The many career opportunities available in this broad field of study will be explored. When exiting the class, students will have the skills necessary to research job leads, complete employment applications, and successfully interview for a job, and will have a working resume in hand. This course is recommended for students considering a Marketing/Business Major or those who would like to be more informed consumers.Criteria for Selection - Simultaneous enrollment in Advertising and Promotion (0405) is recommended but not required.ADVERTISING & PROMOTIONSemester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12Credit .5
Students will learn the various promotional concepts and strategies, and how advertisers are responding to the new challenges they face in this digital age. Students will also develop skills in advertising, professional selling, and visual merchandising. Creative projects are implemented to provide hands–on learning experiences. Skills are demonstrated in the preparation of advertising projects in various media, such as magazine ad layouts and television commercials. Sales demonstrations are role–played to give students experience in personal selling techniques.Criteria for Selection - Simultaneous enrollment in Marketing (0403) is recommended but not required.ADVANCED MARKETINGFull Year/Full TimeGrade 12Credit 1.0This course has been designed to build upon and reinforce the skills, ideas, and techniques that were first highlighted in the introductory level of this course. Through hands-on learning experiences and problem-centered activities, curriculum focuses on market research, risk management, and international marketing.Optional: Students may receive credit and early dismissal from school for part-time employment takingCo-op. Also students may participate in DECA (Preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs).Students enrolled in Advanced Marketing are not to enroll in Entrepreneurship.Criteria for Selection - Successful completion of Marketing (0403) is required and Advertising and Promotion (0405) is recommended.