Practical Arts Course Descriptions

Computer/Business

Personal Finance
Unit: 1/2
Grade: 10-12
Prerequsite(s): None

The finance course applies money and economic concepts to the development of personal financial goals and to the preparation of students for careers in which they plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and success of business enterprises. Skills in money management deal with the study of basic concepts of economics, insurance, credit, savings, investments, and budgeting—skills needed for productive citizenship.

Computer Applications
Unit: 1/2
Grade: 7
Prerequisite(s): None

This course includes an overview of various computer concepts including word processing, spreadsheet analysis, graphing, integrated software problems, and Internet research. The objective is to provide students with an understanding of computer concepts and an opportunity to solve application problems on their own. Composition skills, knowledge of geography and mathematical skills are interspersed throughout the applications.

Desktop Publishing
Unit: 1/2
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite(s): Keyboarding and Computer Operations

This area of instruction provides content for employment in career areas in which include desktop publishing skills. Demand in this area will continue to expand as businesses utilize advanced desktop publishing skills to increase their production efficiency and improve the creativity and quality of business documents and publications.

Multimedia
Unit: 1/2
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Keyboarding and Computer Operations

This area of instruction addresses the technology knowledge and skills required of students entering the workplace. The demand will continue to expand as businesses utilize multimedia functions including graphics, audio, video, web page design, and electronic presentation skills. This course also involves Internet research.

Business Technology I and II
Unit: 1/2
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite(s): Keyboarding and Computer Operations

This area of instruction provides content for knowledge and skills required in the technology-based workplace. The demand will continue to expand for individuals to use computer hardware and software to create documents, gather information, and solve problems. This class is vital for students planning to enter the workforce or post secondary education.

Entrepreneurship
Unit:1/2
Grade:10-12
Prerequisite(s): Personal Finance is helpul, but not required

Entrepreneurship is must have course any student who has ever given thought to owning his or her own business someday. Ideally, with the changes in today’s economy, self-employment is becoming a plausible option for many of America’s citizens. Entrepreneurship will set the groundwork for our students to properly structure their business and give great insight into other important aspects such as site selection, business planning, management, marketing, legal issues, and business succession.

Family and Consumer Science

Heath
Unit: 1/2
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite(s): None

Students will learn about personal health, injury prevention, community health, nutrition, and fitness. Students will also learn about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, personal development, and family living.