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Timpview High School

Last modified: March 5, 2019

Business and Marketing Education

ACCOUNTING I (ME)

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 will 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.

ACCOUNTING II (ME)

Students will develop advanced skills that build upon those acquired in Accounting 1. Students continue applying concepts of double-entry accounting systems related to merchandising businesses. Additional accounting skills will be developed, including preparing and journalizing payroll records, calculating and recording adjusting entries, and interpreting financial information. Exposure to automated accounting procedures is strongly encouraged.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (CTE)

This capstone 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 three credits of concurrent enrollment at Utah Valley University.

ECONOMICS (CTE, SS)

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 three credits of concurrent enrollment at Utah Valley University.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CTE)

Students will gain an understanding of the marketing and management principles necessary to start and operate their own business. They will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business.

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES I (CTE)

Leadership Principles teaches students how to become effective student and adult leaders. Concepts of communication, goal setting, decision making, team building, time management, conflict resolution, and much more are discussed. Examples from movies and case studies are analyzed and evaluated. Students will participate in group activities and presentations to practice the skills being learned Juniors and Seniors may be eligible to receive three credits of concurrent enrollment at Utah Valley University.

MARKETING I (CTE)

Thinking about taking Marketing? JUST DO IT! When asked about this class you will say “I’m lovin’ it!” Learn to “Think outside the bun.” We will spend time watching super bowl commercials, designing new products, and learning how to sell stuff. This class is co-curricular with DECA (an association for marketing students). DECA related activities and curriculum will be used as an approved part of all marketing classes. This course is taught every other year opposite Sports Marketing.

BUSINESS OFFICE SPECIALIST (DS, CTE)

This course applies advanced concepts and principles using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic presentation software to aid students creating work for classes and jobs now and in the future. Students will create interactive and professional presentations, use creative elements such as graphics, styles, themes and other and artistic enhancements. The tools taught in this course are used extensively in the business community and will serve as a sound background for employment in many entry-level office positions and preparation for any educational courses in the future.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 1 (DS, CTE, ME)

An introductory course in computer programming/software engineering and applications. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs while applying mathematical concepts. Teachers introduce concepts and problem solving skills to beginning students through a programming language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, or JavaScript. Second semester introduces students to more complex data structures and their uses, including sequential files, arrays, and classes. Students will learn to create more powerful programs. Possible concurrent college credit available through Utah Valley University.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 2 (CTE, SE, ME)

This is an advanced course in computer programming/software engineering and applications. It reviews and builds on the concepts introduced in Computer Programming 1. It introduces students to dynamic data structures, advanced utilization of classes, and applications of recursion through the application of mathematical concepts.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE (DS, CTE, SE)

AP Computer Science 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 course curriculum is compatible with many CS1 courses in colleges and universities.

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES (CTE, DS, SE)

This is the first course in the Computer Science progression. Computer Science is a very broad topic that includes much more than just writing programs. This course is designed to introduce you to several of those areas including: How digital information can represent text, numbers, pictures, colors, audio, and video. How large amounts of information can be collected, visualized, interpreted, and manipulated. How digital information is sent and received over the internet, including how data is routed as it travels to and from your device, how the data can be compressed for sending then decompressed when received, and how data can be encrypted to protect sensitive information. This is a hands-on course where every concept you learn is first demonstrated and then you practice doing it yourself in creative ways. For example, after you learn how web pages are created using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, then you will create your own web page using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Another example, after learning about data compression you will use a simple app to create your own data compression program.

ROBOTICS I (CTE, SE)

The first in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with a lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices. 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.

ROBOTICS II (CTE, SE)

The second in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with a lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices. 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.

DIGITAL MEDIA I (CTE)

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 Photoshop, 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.

VIDEO PRODUCTION I (CTE)

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 (PSAs). 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 II (CTE)

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, pre-production, production, post production, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws. Video Production II 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 High School 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 DEVELOPMENT I (CTE, DS)

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.

TV BROADCASTING I (CTE)

Students will explore different methods of using video to gather and distribute information. Students are in charge of producing Thunderbird News Network (announcements), which highlights Timpview High School students and activities. Students learn the fundamentals of presenting information in front of a camera, as well as running a live switcher, teleprompter, green screen, and much more. Students will use video and broadcast equipment, as well as software to create videos and live broadcasts.

Computer Technology (This course is no longer taught, Students wanting this course should take Business Office Specialist)

Sports & Entertainment Marketing (This course is taught every other year opposite Marketing. It is not taught during the 2019-2020 School year)

Game Development Fundamentals (CTE,EL) (Not taught during the 2019-2020 School Year)

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. This course is taught every other year opposite Mobile Development Fundamentals. It will not be offered during the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Mobile Development Fundamentals (CTE, EL) (Not taught during the 2019-2020 School Year)

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. This course is taught every other year opposite Gaming Development Fundamentals. It will be offered during the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Exploring Computer Science

(This course is not being offered after the 2017-2018 school year) Students interested in this course should see the new Computer Science Principles (CT)

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.