Business Courses

Career Education Course Progression / Offerings Chart

Word Processing Personal Financial Literacy*:   The course covers proper keyboarding techniques, word processing concepts (Microsoft® Word 2007), and document formatting of letters, memos, tables, reports, and e-mail. Basic file management and operating system functions are included. Keyboarding speed and accuracy are emphasized. Students will increase skill through drill practice and reinforcement of correct techniques. As students create a variety of documents, increased efficiency, productivity, quality, and creativity will be evident through their use of basic and advanced software features. The second half of the year will be spent on introducing students to personal financial literacy enhanced through the use of the computer skills already learned in the first half of the year. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets; simulate use of checking and saving accounts; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management; and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes.
*Meets the 2.5 credit personal financial literacy graduation requirement.
Offered to 9th - 12th grade students.



Desktop Publishing: This project based course is designed for students to concentrate on specific skills and concepts necessary to design and produce professional looking publications using Microsoft Publisher 2002®.    Peripheral equipment such as scanners and digital cameras are integrated into the page layout of professional looking business projects. Students search the internet and gather information for projects such as a travel brochure, their day in history, and careers in desktop publishing. Other projects covered are newsletters, business cards, letterheads, magazine covers and page designs, invoices, invitations, CD cover designs, theatre tickets, advertising flyers and much, much more. Digital images and scanned images are refined and retouched using Photoshop 7.0 for use in many projects.  Offered to 10th-12th grade students. 

Business Publications:  This is the second course in a possible continuum of study in applying computer software to meet complex business/academic/personal needs. This class focuses on creating a business portfolio as well as an individual career portfolio using Microsoft Publisher 2007. Students will develop business portfolios using Adobe Photoshop. Students will create and edit multimedia presentations using Windows MovieMaker, Adobe Premier, Adobe Director and Adobe InDesign software.
Offered to 10th-12th grade students


Information Technology:   This is the first course in a possible continuum of study in applying computer software to meet complex business/academic/personal needs. This course is designed for the more proficient computer operator. Developed to utilize a student-centered, hands-on approach in exploring various Computer Software. Sophisticated components of the following elements will be explored: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Excel and an introduction to Microsoft Publisher.
Offered to 9th-12th grade students


 Web Design:  This course is intended for the student interested in learning how to create web pages for the World Wide Web. Instruction on how to program using the HTML language is provided. Specific objectives include HTML tags, CSS, links, images, image mapping, tables and forms. Additional software from the Adobe CS3 Suite will be utilized, including: Dreamweaver, to build websites and web applications; Fireworks, a vector-based graphics program, which allows you to create and optimize interactive graphics on the web; Flash, which provides for efficient creation of graphics and animation on Web sites and standalone presentations. These software packages are the industry’s standards. Students will end the course by collaborating with Management students and develop web sites for various business plans within different industries and with different web based needs. The student will leave the course with the ability to develop well-designed web pages that combine navigation utility with the balanced use of graphics, animation, text and color.
Offered to 10th-12th grade students.



Business Dynamics Personal Financial Literacy*:  Personal Finance is a course designed to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well assaving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets; simulate use of checking and saving accounts; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management; and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions. Students will gain first-hand knowledge about how their personal finances impact their ability to become entrepreneurs. Topics including franchising, forms of business ownership, and emerging careers will be infused throughout the curriculum.
*Meets the 2.5 credit personal financial literacy graduation requirement.
Offered to 9th and 10th grade students.


Marketing & Entrepreneurship: This course is a project-oriented, hands-on class designed to provide students with a foundation in marketing and advertising through the introduction of economic and marketing concepts. Students will examine risks and challenges marketers face to establish a competitive edge. Topics include target marketing, product planning, market research, pricing, distributing, and the promotion of goods and services. Students will be designing marketing plans using these concepts as well as current non-traditional marketing techniques. This course will focus on sports and entertainment marketing, hospitality management, and retail management.
Offered to 10th to 12th grade students.


Marketing 2: 

 This course is a project-oriented, hands-on class designed to provide students with a foundation in marketing and advertising through the introduction of economic and marketing concepts. Students will examine risks and challenges marketers face to establish a competitive edge. Topics include target marketing, product planning, market research, pricing, distributing, and the promotion of goods and services. Students will be designing marketing plans using these concepts as well as current non-traditional marketing techniques. This course will focus on sports and entertainment marketing, hospitality management, and retail management.
Offered to 10th-12th grade students.


Financial Accounting 1 and 1H:  This is the first course of a possible two-year curriculum, designed to provide students with a foundation in the accounting cycle and the ability to prepare and analyze financial statements. The course examines the accounting procedures for both service and merchandising business. Students will be provided a body of knowledge necessary for success in the future study of accounting, finance, or business administration, as well as entry into the many business fields where "accounting" is the major language spoken. Farleigh Dickinson University Middle Level College credits are available for those achieving a "C" or better at the Honors level.
Offered to 10th-12th grade students.


Financial Accounting 2 and 2H:   This is the second course of a possible two-year curriculum, designed to provide students with an opportunity to utilize their knowledge of financial statements to make business and investment decisions. The course focuses on the accounting procedures of corporations. Topics include asset depreciation, inventory calculations, stock and bond transactions, and financial ratio analysis. The second half of the year enables the student to use their understanding of financial statement analysis to develop stock portfolios in a real-time stock simulation challenge. Farleigh Dickinson University Middle Level College credits are available for those achieving a "C" or better at the Honors level.
*Prerequisite: Accounting 1 or 1H
Offered to 11th and 12th grade students.


Business and Consumer Law: This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic legal principles regarding their roles as citizens, consumers, and employees.  Emphasis will be on laws for minors, laws for juveniles, making contracts, ethics, consumer issues, debts and bankruptcy, employment discrimination, environmental law, sexual harassment in the workplace and other legal principles as they relate to business and consumer issues.  Students develop cognitive skills and models of ethical behavior concerning the rights and obligations of both private and corporate citizens with special emphasis placed on instruction through the use of mock trials.   
Grades 10, 11, and 12 only


International Business & Finance:  This full-year course will focus on the following areas of the international arena: the world of international business, including economics, cultural influences on business, and government and political influences on business. Organizing for international business; including structures of international business organizations, importing, exporting, trade relations, foreign exchange and international finance will be discussed. Other topics to be discussed include global financial activities, foreign markets, investment strategy, stocks, bonds & mutual funds, fundamental & technical analysis. International business news will be discussed to increase the students awareness of what is taking place throughout the global community.
Offered to 10th -12th grade students.


Management and Strategic Planning:   This course is designed as a capstone business class. In Management and Strategic Planning students will bring their business expertise together to create an innovative business plan. Students will first gain an awareness of career opportunities while creating individual career portfolios. This part of the course will emphasize resume writing, interviewing, and networking skills. Students will then be introduced to the roles of managers at different levels within an organization. Topics will also cover planning, organizing, controlling, as well as the need for a businesses to be proactive, team oriented, and focused on results. After the formation of business teams are made, students will use entrepreneurial skills to create their own business. This comprehensive business plan will focus on product development, marketing, research, financing, and technology.
Offered to 10th -12th grade students.

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Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

201-794-5450

 

 

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