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Business and Computer Science Courses

Business and Computer Science Courses

Graduation Requirement
  • 1.0 Any combination of Business/Computer, FACS &/or Skilled/Technical
0.5 Digital Studies (CT)

ACCOUNTING I/II 2000

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE, M)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

Accounting, a basic fundamental for all businesses, is an excellent background for any career and is required for students who will have business-related college majors. Students learn concepts of double- entry accounting as well as banking, taxes, payroll procedures, and personal finances, and record- keeping. Accounting is a practical application of math. Computerized accounting will be introduced at various points throughout the year.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 2095 CE

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Marketing, Economics, Accounting &Leadership Principles

This course seeks to develop sound management skills. Future employment opportunities in business management will be explored. Students will learn to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data from functional areas of business like marketing, finance, accounting, time management, and production. Leadership skills, appropriate management styles, appropriate use of technology, and international trade issues will also be taught. Juniors and Seniors may be eligible to receive 3 credits of concurrent enrollment at Utah Valley University.

ECONOMICS 2080 NCAA/CE

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

Economics allows students to study areas of interest relating to a career in management, real estate, merchandising and entrepreneurship as well as starting and operating a business. Topics covered in the course: stock market, supply and demand, competition, production, taxes, and government. Student companies are formed for a computer simulation that is used. Juniors and Seniors may be eligible to receive 3 credits of concurrent enrollment at Utah Valley University.

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES 2085 CE

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

Are you a leader? Would you like to be a leader? If you are currently serving in a leadership position or would like to hold a leadership position in the future, this class is for you. Leaders have great ambitions and enthusiasm for their cause but this alone does not create success. This class teaches how to be an “effective leader.” Concepts of goal setting, motivation, team building, time management, conflict resolution, dealing with stress, and much more are discussed. Juniors and Seniors may be eligible to receive 3 credits of concurrent enrollment at Utah Valley University.

MARKETING 2090

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • This course is taught every other year opposite Sports Marketing.

Do you want to make it big as an entrepreneur? Do you want to get ahead in the fast-paced career world? Learn how to market your idea and yourself using the 4 P’s of Marketing (product, promotion, price, and place). Students may develop their own product complete with packaging, price, and advertising campaign. Students may use skills learned in this class to participate in DECA.

 

MARKETING 2

  • Duration: Year (0.5)
  • Grade: 11, 12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Marketing 1 with a C or better

This project based course allows students to develop and demonstrate management level marketing skills. Students will learn advanced marketing skills and then demonstrate proficiency by completing a marketing project. The majority of class time should be spent by students completing their marketing project. Examples of projects include: creating an advertising or public relations campaign, developing a business plan, conducting market research for a business and making suggestions for improvement or completing an official CTSO (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, FFA, TSA, Skills USA) written project. Each project will include a written and presentation component.

 

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING 2092

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • This course is taught every other year opposite  Marketing.

This is an introductory course, which will help students develop a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and sporting events. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions, sponsorship proposals, and sports marketing plans. This course will also delve into the components of promotion plans, sponsorship proposals and the key elements needed in sports marketing plans. Students taking sports marketing should have the opportunity to participate in DECA (student marketing leadership organization). DECA related activities and curriculum could be used as an approved part of all marketing classes.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 2300 STEM  (This course will not be offered after the 2016-2017 school Year)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grade: 9
  • Graduation: Required (CT)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

This course is required for high school graduation. It is an introductory course which gives students experience in creating business and personal documents using Microsoft Office Suite Software. Keyboarding competency is expected. Students lacking these skills may be required to complete work outside of class.

BUSINESS OFFICE SPECIALIST 2145 CT

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (CT)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

This course applies  concepts and principles using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic presentation software. The integration of these applications will assist students in being college and career ready. This course satisfies the Digital Studies credit required for graduation.

EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE 2325 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (CT)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee:(See Fee Schedule)

Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers and societal and ethical issues. This course satisfies the Digital Studies credit required for graduation.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING IA 2314 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE, M)
  • Homework: 1

This course offers elective Math credit and is a beginning course in computer programming and software engineering. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming using such languages as Scratch and NXT. Simple control statements and data structures will be examined with some exposure to object-oriented design. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own computer programs. Legos Mindstorm robotics and game- making tools will also be introduced as methods to learn important programming concepts.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING IB 2316 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE, M)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Computer Programming IA

This course offers elective Math credit and is an intermediate course in computer programming and builds upon Computer Programming IA. Students will explore intermediate designs in controlling and automating Legos Mindstorm robots. Participation in major robot challenges at institutions like UVU and BYU will be offered. Students will also explore initial programming techniques of python/Java and Android operating systems with the end goal of developing simple software applications. Intermediate game- making tools will also be learned and utilized.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 2 2315 STEM

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE, M)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Computer Programming IA & IB

This course offers elective Math credit and is an advanced course in computer programming. This advanced course in computer programming and software engineering reviews and builds on the concepts introduced in Computer Programming IA-IB. Students will explore more advanced designs in controlling and automating Mindstorm Lego robots. Participation in major robot challenges at institutions like UVU and BYU will be required. Students will explore more advanced programming techniques of python/Java and Android operating systems with the end goal of developing an application that could be made available for download on the Internet. The intention of all hands-on activities will be to help the student develop an understanding of advanced programming concepts which utilize data structures like arrays, classes, recursive processes, and text and data files. Through the involvement of special programming projects, like robotics, game-making and hand-held application development students should gain an understanding of Computer Science principles like dynamic allocation of data, utilization of object-oriented design classes, GUI (Graphical User Interface) techniques, and recursion. Advanced game-making tools will also be utilized.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE 2322 STEM

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 5
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Computer Programming 1A-1B

AP Computer Science A is equivalent to a first- semester, college level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with many CS1 courses in colleges and universities.

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION 2327 STEM

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 2
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite:

Robotics & Automation is a lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices by applying science, technology, engineering and math concepts. A rigorous study and application of electrical concepts will include: sources of energy, electrical safety, use and identification of basic electronic components, sensors and actuators. Engineering concepts will include: mechanical design, prototype development, design testing, programming, and proper engineer documentation. Industrial automation, robotic applications and career opportunities will also be discussed

GAME DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS 2250 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite:

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and project based experience of fundamental gaming development concepts relating to STEM. These concepts include: game design, creation of digital assets, graphic resources, animations, understanding hardware, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and project management.

MOBILE DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS 2251 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Computer Programming and Exploring Computer Sciences

This course is designed to provide students knowledge and project based experience with mobile app development concepts relating to STEM. Students will be introduced to various mobile devices while learning critical computer programming concepts focused on project management and mobile app development principles. Students will learn numerous programming and user experience concepts within the mobile app development world. Also, exploration of careers in mobile app development will be investigated.

DIGITAL MEDIA I 2155 STEM/CE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Computer Technology

This course combines sound, graphics, animation, text, and video. Anyone with imagination who enjoys planning and creating projects and working with fascinating computer software (Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, and Dreamweaver) will enjoy this class. Students with an interest in computer programming, art, or Web Design project management are encouraged to enroll. UVU concurrent enrollment credit is available (DGM 1110).

DIGITAL MEDIA II 2160 STEM

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Digital Media I

This advanced course is project-based. Students will expand their knowledge in the programs taught in Multimedia Development. 3-D Modeling and animation will also be included. Students will enter projects to Utah Multimedia Arts Festival and Utah HS Film Festival.

VIDEO PRODUCTION 1 2168 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Computer Technology

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the video production industry. Instruction includes hands-on assignments in the following areas: camera operation, recording audio, lighting systems, pre-production, production, post production, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws. You will take part in script writing, storyboarding, filming, directing, editing, and producing the projects. Projects will include documentaries, short stories, music videos, commercials, and Public Service Announcements (PSA’s). You will learn how to use TV broadcasting equipment such as video mixers, audio mixers, cue cards and set lighting. Projects will be formatted for YouTube upload.

VIDEO PRODUCTION 2 2169 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Video Production 1

This course is designed to provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills related to the video production industry. Instruction includes hands-on assignments in the following areas: camera operation, recording audio, lighting systems, preproduction, production, post production, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws. Video Production 2 will put an emphasis on storyline and character development as part of longer and more in-depth video productions. You will be expected to enter a project in the Utah HS Film Festival and/or the Utah Multimedia Arts Festival. You will learn how to use the equipment (switchers, audio and lights, etc.) in a live TV Broadcast. We will broadcast live all home sporting events. Projects will be formatted for YouTube upload.

WEB PAGE DESIGN 2240 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Computer Technology

This semester course will provide students with advanced Internet skills and techniques as well as a major emphasis on beginning Web page design. Students will explore resources on the Internet through search engines and create their own websites. HTML

ADVANCED WEB PAGE DESIGN 2241 STEM

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Computer Technology and Beginning Web Page Production

This course provides skill development in the electronic procedures of producing, editing, and maintaining documents on the Internet. HTML, CSS, and Web Publishing software are used to develop the competencies of creating, formatting, illustrating, designing, editing, revising, and publishing documents on the World Wide Web. Students will receive hands-on experience by managing the school website.