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BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS OF STUDY

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Accounting I
Course Number: 6311
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 (pdf, 26kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions, preparation, and interpretation of financial statements, accounting systems, banking and payroll activities, basic types of business ownership, and an accounting career orientation. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Accounting II
Course Number: 6312
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 29kb)
Prerequisite: Accounting I
Description:
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making financial decisions. Emphasis includes departmental accounting, corporate accounting, cost accounting, and inventory control systems, managerial accounting and budgeting, and further enhancement of accounting skills. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Business Financial Planning
Course Number: 6316
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 125-150
Course blueprint: Under development (pdf, 41kb)
Prerequisite: Principles of Business and Finance
Description:
This course expands student understanding of finance as it is impacted by globalization, convergence and consolidation, technological innovation, and increased regulation. Accounting and financial services including banking, insurance, and securities and investments are emphasized throughout the course. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Business Law
Course Number: 6215
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2006 (pdf, 147kb)
Prerequisite: Principles of Business and Finance
Description:
This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic legal principles common to all aspects of business and personal law. Business topics include contract law, business ownership including intellectual property, financial law, and national and international laws. Personal topics include marriage and divorce law, purchasing appropriate insurance, renting and owning real estate, employment law, and consumer protection laws. Social studies and English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Business Management
Course Number: 8710
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 164kb)
Prerequisite: Principles of Business and Finance
Description:
This course expands student understanding of management, including customer relationship management, human resources management, information management, knowledge management, product-development management, project management, quality management, and strategic management. Economics, finance, and professional development are also stressed throughout the course. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Computer Programming I
Course Number: 6421
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 25kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of programming, application development, and writing software solutions in the Visual Studio environment. Emphasis is placed on the software development process, principles of user interface design, and the writing of a complete Visual Basic program including obtaining and validating user input, logical decision making and processing, graphics, and useful output. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include entrepreneurship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Computer Programming II
Course Number: 6422
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 24kb)
Prerequisite: Computer Programming I
Description:
This course is designed to teach students advanced programming concepts, including class structures, multimedia programming, advanced arrays, and file structures. Students will apply course concepts through the development of XNA Game Studio computer games. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Computer Skills and Applications
Course Number: 6207
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: Local decision
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 72kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This middle school course is composed of instructional modules designed to provide hands-on instruction in basic keyboarding skills, computer concepts, and software applications. The software applications include word processing, desktop publishing, presentation software, spreadsheets, and databases. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


CTE Advanced Studies
Course Number: 8595
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster
Description:
This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


CTE Apprenticeship
Course Number: 8596
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster
Description:
Students who participate in apprenticeships or pre-apprenticeships through the North Carolina Department of Labor, Apprenticeship and Training Bureau can also earn CTE credit while they earn hours and experience toward an adult apprenticeship leading to a completed journeyman certificate. This course is appropriate for occupations that do not require a college degree but require a high level of skill and knowledge.


CTE Career and College Promise I
Course Number: 8598
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: NA
Prerequisite: None
Description:
Career and College Promise provides a way for any North Carolina high school student in good academic standing who meets eligibility requirements to take community college courses while still in high school. Students can combine high school and postsecondary courses to earn a credential, certificate, or diploma in a technical field and meet requirements for CTE concentration. Credit may be transferrable to another North Carolina community college, to UNC System institutions, and to many of the stateÕs independent colleges and universities. Students should work with their school counselor to determine what CTE pathways are available at their local community college or in what other ways they can access this program.


CTE Career and College Promise II
Course Number: 8599
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: NA
Prerequisite: None
Description:
Career and College Promise provides a way for any North Carolina high school student in good academic standing who meets eligibility requirements to take community college courses while still in high school. Students can combine high school and postsecondary courses to earn a credential, certificate, or diploma in a technical field and meet requirements for CTE concentration. Credit may be transferrable to another North Carolina community college, to UNC System institutions, and to many of the stateÕs independent colleges and universities. Students should work with their school counselor to determine what CTE pathways are available at their local community college or in what other ways they can access this program.


CTE Internship
Course Number: 8597
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Prerequisite: None
Description:
A CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in a number of related activities. The teacher, student, and the business community jointly plan the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid internship.


e-Commerce I
Course Number: 6415
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 25kb)
Prerequisite: Multimedia and Webpage Design
Description:
This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business. Students learn through project-based applications as they plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote an e-commerce website. Art is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. FBLA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


e-Commerce II
Course Number: 6416
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2005 (pdf, 113kb)
Prerequisite: e-Commerce I
Description:
This course is designed to help students master advanced skills in electronic commerce security, payment infrastructure, secure electronic commerce transactions, and electronic commerce order entry, tracking and fulfillment. Emphasis is placed on marketing techniques for electronic commerce websites, tracking and using customer and sales data, and other uses of databases in electronic commerce sites as students develop a capstone project. Arts and English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Entrepreneurship I
Course Number: 8716
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 159kb)
Prerequisite:
Marketing OR Personal Finance OR Principles of Business and Finance
Description:
In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements. English language arts and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Entrepreneurship II
Course Number: 8717
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 160kb)
Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship I
Description:
In this course students develop an understanding of pertinent decisions to be made after obtaining financing to open a small business. Students acquire in-depth understanding of business regulations, risks, management, and marketing. Students develop a small-business management handbook. English language arts and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Exploring Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
Course Number: 6208
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: Local decision
Course blueprint: Summer 2008 (pdf, 190kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This middle school course is designed to explore the nature of business in an international economy and to study related careers in fields such as entrepreneurship, financial services, information technology, marketing, office systems technology, public relations and promotion, and travel and tourism. Emphasis is on using the computer while studying applications in these careers along with problem solving and thinking skills. This course contributes to the development of a career development plan. English language arts, mathematics, and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Foundations of Information Technology
Course Number: 8811
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 37kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This introductory course provides students with the foundation to pursue further study in information technology. Emphasis is on network systems, information support and services, programming and software development, and interactive media. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include entrepreneurship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Microsoft Excel and Access
Course Number: 6419
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 23kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is designed to help you use the newest version of Microsoft Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data. Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data. In the second part of the class, students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in newest version of Microsoft Access. Students will learn how to create, modify, and locate information as well as how to create programmable elements and share and distribute database information. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Microsoft SharePoint
Course Number: 6418
Recommended Maximum Enrollment:
Recommended Hours of Instruction:
Course blueprint: Under development (pdf, 71kb)
Prerequisite:
Description:
Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. In this course, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft SharePoint. ÊThey will manage SharePoint Libraries, create and manage items and documents, manage and administer a site, manage web parts and create a SharePoint workspace. ÊStudents will configure and collaborate through My Sites and tag and note content. Students will learn to view and perform advanced searches. Finally, students will learn to integrate SharePoint 2010 with other Microsoft Office 2010 applications and create a dashboard for SharePoint. Ê SharePoint complements the Career and Technical Education Project Management courses. English language arts, mathematics, and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing, internship and cooperative learning. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher
Course Number: 6417
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 24kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. In the first part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations. In the last part, students will learn to use the basic features of the newest version of Publisher to create, customize, and publish a publication. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Multimedia and Webpage Design
Course Number: 6414
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 22kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through software applications. English language arts and arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Network Administration I
Course Number: 6341
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 32kb) 3
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course is based on industry-validated skill standards. Topics include operating systems, networking, Windows server administration, and security. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Network Administration II
Course Number: 6342
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 25kb) 3
Prerequisite: Network Administration I
Description:
This course is based on industry-validated skill standards. Topics of this course include networking security, administrator responsibilities, and documentation of work-based experiences. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Network Administration III
Course Number: 6343
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 47kb)
Prerequisite: Network Administration II
Description:
This course is based on industry-validated skill standards. Topics of this course include desktop application issues, networking issues, managing and maintaining systems that run Windows 7 Client, supporting mobile users, and identifying the cause of and resolving security issues. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Oracle Database Programming I
Course Number: 6451
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 3
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This introductory course provides a foundation in database, programming, and professional skills curriculum. Students learn to analyze complex business scenarios and develop a data model, a conceptual representation of an organizationÕs information. Students implement their database design by creating a physical database using SQL, the industry-standard database programming language. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, entrepreneurship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Algebra I is recommended as preparation for this course.


Oracle Database Programming II
Course Number: 6452
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 3
Prerequisite: Oracle Database Programming I
Description:
This course covers PL/SQL, a procedural language extension to SQL. Through an innovative project-based approach, students learn procedural logic constructs such as variables, constants, conditional statements and iterative controls. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Personal Finance
Course Number: 8726
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 Version 2 (pdf, 32kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Principles of Business and Finance
Course Number: 8721
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 (pdf, 28kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management. English language arts, social studies, and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Project Management I
Course Number: 8510
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 167kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course will introduce students to the principles, concepts, and software applications used in the management of projects. Through project-based learning, students will understand how to use the framework of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project in authentic situations. Art, English language arts, and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Project Management II -- Global
Course Number: 8511
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Under development
Prerequisite: Project Management I
Description:
This project-based course focuses on the impact of cultural differences and exchange rate fluctuations on business practices and the marketing mix in global markets. Students will understand factors that affect manufacturing and research location selection, the impact of local government policies and procedures on market decision making, and the use of strategic alliances to acquire additional necessary experience. Finally, students will learn to identify and manage risk in global market development. Art, English language arts, and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Project Management II -- Technology
Course Number: 8512
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Under development
Prerequisite: Project Management I
Description:
This project-based course focuses on the use of information technology to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of project management and integrated enterprise. Students will learn operational strategies for managing advanced technology and innovation as well as how to map the high technology operations environment to business settings. Art, English language arts, and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Project Management III
Course Number: 8513
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 125-150
Course blueprint: Under development
Prerequisite:
Project Management II -- Global OR Project Management II -- Technology
Description:
This project-based, culminating course covers the management of a complete project in an authentic environment. Students will be responsible for planning, monitoring, controlling, and completing a series of smaller projects as well as a capstone project. Art, English language arts, and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


SAS Programming I
Course Number: 6428
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 (pdf, 27kb) 3
Prerequisite: One course in another computer programming language
Description:
This course is the entry point for students to learn SAS programming. Students will learn how to plan and write SAS programs to solve common data analysis problems. Instruction provides practice running and debugging programs. The emphasis is placed on reading input data, creating list and summary reports, defining new variables, executing code conditionally, reading raw data files and SAS data sets, and writing the results to SAS data sets. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, entrepreneurship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


SAS Programming II
Course Number: 6429
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 (pdf, 162kb) 3
Prerequisite: SAS Programming I
Description:
This course is for experienced SAS student programmers who will learn how to prepare data for analysis. The comparisons of manipulation techniques and resource cost benefits aredesigned to help student programmers choose the most appropriate technique for their data situation. This course also teaches students how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL) and how to use the components of the SAS macro facility to design, write, and debug macro systems that are reusable and dynamic. Emphasis is placed on understanding how programs with macro code are processed. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Local Course Options

Schools may offer one or more specialized courses not included in the Programs of Study. These courses should meet a local economic need. Options may include:

  • Database Programming and Administration
  • International Business
  • Refer to Part I, Local Course Options, and Appendix B for instructions on how to offer these courses.
Notes:

A:Adopted from another source, contact program area for more information on ordering
R:Reformatted but not otherwise revised
P:Pilot
D:Draft
L:Leadership objectives revised
OL:Outline

1:Curriculum guide not available in electronic format.
2:Alternative forms of curriculum products will be distributed
3:A complete package is available commercially
4:Draft or pilot blueprint are provided for review purposes only.
 Contact program area for piloting opportunities.
5:Use objectives from other T&I Education courses (See Standard Course of Study)
6:Bank not yet validated; released in pilot form.
7:Students enrolled in course should be tested with performance assessments
 and industry certification exams.

 
 
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Programs of Study
Skills USA: Trade and Industrial
Classroom Resources