Business

  • FBLAThe business education courses offer employment and future educational opportunities in the fields of both business and computer science.  In these courses, students will interact with emerging technologies and prepare for an exciting future in a rapidly expanding area.  Look for the College Credit or Technical College Credit symbols for these courses.

    Employers seek individuals who have strong leadership skills.  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student leadership organization offered to all business students.  The FBLA Program is closely linked to the business classes and offers students the ability to develop themselves through a wide variety of leadership activities.  Students taking business classes will have the opportunity to participate in the FBLA Program.  Enrollment in any business course automatically registers students as an FBLA member at no cost.  Look for courses with the FBLA emblem.

    FBLA focuses on key skills related to work readiness, teamwork, leadership, decision-making, verbal and written communication, goal-setting, and collaboration.  Learning experiences are available outside the classroom to support students in developing confidence in themselves through participation in regional, state and national competitions.  Students also develop a sense of community through service projects.  The Washington Journalism Education Association (WJEA) is another organization that offers opportunities for students to participate in regional, state, and local competitions in the journalism field.

    ACCOUNTING
    Course Code:  BUS 560/561
    Full Year:  1.0 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Clover Park ACTG110A (5 cr), Pierce ACCT150 (5 cr) or SPSCC ACCT201 (5 cr)
    Certification:  Precision - Accounting (210)

    Interested in the high paying opportunities in the rapidly growing field of Accounting? How would you like to receive 5 college credits while still in high school? Are you planning to go to college and major in business? Do you want to own your own business someday?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course might be for you. In this class you will learn the language of business. Planning, recording, analyzing, and interpreting financial information is what accounting is all about. This class will introduce you to the accounting cycle, assets and liabilities, debits and credits, and more. Learning basic accounting principles is beneficial as an adult in society, regardless of your career plans.

    COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 1
    Course Code:  BUS 115
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Bates (up to 15 cr), Clover Park (up to 9 cr), Pierce (up to 9 cr), SPSCC (up to 10 cr)
    Certification:  Microsoft Office Specialist Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Earn certification from Microsoft and up to 17 college credits at the same time. Make your resume, job application, scholarship application or college application stand out from the rest. Industry certification and college credits will do just that. Students will learn Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Students with prior experience can continue to earn certifications in Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Expert Word, Expert Excel, and even work toward their Master Certification! We are a certified testing center so you can certify in class, completely FREE! Sign up today and make your resume shine!

    COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 2
    Course Code:  BUS 116
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Computer Applications 1
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Bates (up to 11 cr), Clover Park (up to 9 cr), SPSCC (up to 5 cr)
    Certification:  Microsoft Office Specialist Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access

    Students in Computer Applications 2 will continue where they left off in Computer Applications 1. Most students will learn Excel, Outlook, and/or OneNote. Having Excel experience will give students an edge on their competition for jobs in today’s economy. Once they have the core level certifications, they can get the expert certifications and work towards Master Certification! Sign up today for your chance to become a Master Certified Office Professional!

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
    Course Code: BUS 217/BUS 218
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Science, CTE, or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Python, JavaScript & Algebra I recommended
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit: AP Exam through College Board
    Certification:  None

    AP Computer Science Principles (APCSP) introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, APCSP prepares students for college and career.  APCSP is not about syntax, it's about creativity. Students will read about and understand how the Internet functions, create an app and will possibly begin to look and think of the world in terms of data.  The AP exam through the college board will include a production piece and multiple choice question piece.  This optional exam is offered in the spring.  There is a fee to register for the exam.

    DIGITAL DESIGN
    Course Code: BUS 119
    One Semester: 0.5 Credit
    Credit for Graduation: CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite: Digital Photojournalism
    Grade Level: 10-12
    College Credit: Yes
    Certification: Adobe Certified Associate, Precision Exam--Desktop Publishing

    Digital Design is a semester-long, project-based course that develops career and communication skills in graphic design, print and digital media production using Adobe Illustrator and other online tools.  Students will have the opportunity to develop project management skills and collaborate with peers, use their creativity to produce innovative designs, present designs to peers and clients, and expand research and communication skills. Using these skills, students will create intricate, portfolio-ready designs ranging from logos, social media posts, book covers and yearbook page layouts. 

    DIGITAL PHOTOJOURNALISM
    Course Code:  BUS 540
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  Art, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Clover Park DED 110 (4 cr)
    Certifications: Precision - Commercial Photography (537)

    This course will introduce students to the basic principles of photography and provide them with opportunities to apply those skills to the more specific practice of journalistic photography. Through studying the work of professionals in the field, going on assignment, and working with classmates, students will learn the processes involved in telling a visual story. These processes include taking photographs with the school’s library of DSLR cameras, editing those photographs with journalistic integrity and pairing them with corresponding headlines and descriptions.  Students in Digital Photojournalism have the opportunity to submit photos to be considered for publication in the Yelm High School Tornado Yearbook.

    FINANCIAL LITERACY 1
    Course Code:  BUS 550
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  None

    Credit card or debit card? How do I make a budget? And stick to it! How do I prepare my taxes? How do I protect, save, and invest my money? These are the life skills every student should gain before they graduate. Students in this class will be introduced to a variety of personal financial management topics including the following: Preparing a Budget, Consumer Credit, Automobile Ownership, Employment Basics, Income Taxes, Banking Services, and Independent Living. Students will incorporate personal and business math concepts along with a variety of computer skills  that they can apply in their own lives through this semester-long class. 

    FINANCIAL LITERACY 2
    Course Code:  BUS 551
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Financial Literacy 1
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Clover Park ACTG120 (2 cr)
    Certification:  None

    Financial Lit 1 is all about Personal Finance asking, “How does MY money work for ME?” Financial Lit 2 is about Business Finance focusing on “How businesses manage their income.”  This course will focus on business marketing, accounting and investing.  The course will answer the question of how these three categories relate to the business’s financial status.  Students will perform a variety of business financial calculations along with learning how the stock market allows both businesses and personal investors to earn money.

    JAVASCRIPT
    Course Code: BUS 118
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Python
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  No

    Intro to JavaScript is an introductory course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with CS as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. Students will use tools for beginning programming languages but offer plenty of room to grow and create sophisticated projects. Using App Lab programming environment, students will be able to transition from blocks to typed code while learning JavaScript. Students may also build simple animations, stories, or games.

    OFFICE MANAGEMENT
    Course Code:  BUS 123
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  None

    Develop effective skills in a work setting. You will learn what employers want you to know before you begin work. This class is designed with online instructional modules focused on business etiquette, customer service, communication, and work habits. You will apply your knowledge through on-the-job training experiences around campus assisting in classrooms, offices, and other departments.  Get a jumpstart on your resume and by showing employers you have the skills needed to be a valued employee.

    OFFICE MANAGEMENT 2
    Course Code:  BUS 223
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Office Management 1 with a “C”
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  None

    Continue development of customer service through projects based activities and development of a career portfolio.  Work-site placement may rotate based on project availability.  Self-initiative and responsibility are critical skills in this course.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1
    Course Code:  BUS 122
    One Semester:  0.5 credit 
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision Exam—Project Management

    Strong project management skills show that you’re serious about your career and your professional development. This class simulates an inclusive and positive workspace that helps build character and leadership. The skills you will learn are effective communication with peers and colleagues, personal and project related time management, teamwork and the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Students will be engaged in creating and executing projects for school and/or community implementation. Project Management gives you an edge in the job market.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2
    Course Code: BUS 222
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Project Management 1 with a “C”
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision Exam—Project Management

    This course expands on the Project Management cycle by providing students leadership roles in teams.  Leaders will help to guide the projects and develop their management skills.

    PYTHON
    Course Code: BUS 564
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  No

    Python is the first computer science course in the YHS Computer Science Pathway. Students will use Python Programming Language to understand the foundations of computer science and basic programming. Students will learn the basics of Python commands, coordinate system, loops, functions and parameters, top down design, variables, user input, If/Else statements. The course puts a strong emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills to be ready for the work environment.

    TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS
    Course Code:  BUS 584/585
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 credit each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9
    College Credit:  Yes, Bates INFO101 (5 cr) or Pierce BTCEA101-103 (5 cr)
    Certification:  Microsoft PowerPoint

    Calling all Freshmen, join us as we explore the world of Technology Communications together.  During our year-long journey together, you will gain knowledge and experience learning about a variety of technological tools and software used in the world of work today. Students will actively participate in learning to communicate with others using tools such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs, Slides and Sheets.  Career Exploration and work readiness or “soft skills” are integrated throughout the course to help build the skills needed for a successful high school career and beyond.  Our year's journey ends together with an employment unit where students will learn the steps to apply for a job through creating a resume, cover letter, and participating in a mock interview.  Earning a B or better in both semesters while demonstrating competencies in Word, Excel and PowerPoint will give you the opportunity to earn college credit.

    VIDEO PRODUCTION 1
    Course Code:  BUS 543
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision—Video Production I (592)

    Do you like to make videos? Learn Adobe Premiere Pro, the industry leader in video editing. Did you know that this was the editing software used to make the movie, Deadpool? Video Production is a project-based curriculum that develops career and communication skills in digital video production, using Adobe tools. Students develop these key skills in a spiral—each project adds more challenging skills onto foundation proficiencies. The project-based approach promotes teamwork and collaboration, a desired skill of today’s workforce. Students gain experience through real-world projects that help them understand roles and processes across a broad range of careers involving digital video. Create a portfolio of projects for potential colleges and employers.

    VIDEO PRODUCTION 2
    Course Code:  BUS 544
    One Semester:  0.5 credit 
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  C or better in Video Production
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision—Video Production II (593)

    Earn college credit by completing the advanced course in video editing. Students who have already taken Video Production 1 can take Video Production 2 where they will learn to apply skills learned in Adobe Premiere Pro in addition to other Adobe products such as After Effects and Audition. They will have the opportunity to improve their leadership skills by peer tutoring beginning students and by creating videos that could be used by the school and district.

    WEB DESIGN 1
    Course Code:  BUS 536
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  Art, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  Yes
    Certification:  Precision—Business Webpage Design I (254E)

    Do you enjoy coding, but are also interested in art/design? Create professional-looking websites and learn to code using HTML and CSS in this hands-on, project-centered semester course. This course emphasizes design elements involving layout, navigation, and interactivity. Students prepare for higher education or jobs in the Internet economy. You can also earn college credit! If this sounds right for you, then sign up! 

    WEB DESIGN 2
    Course Code:  BUS 537
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  C or better in Web Design 1
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes
    Certification:  Precision—Business Webpage Design II (256)

    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first websites. Bootstrap will help you create professional looking websites in no time! If you enjoyed taking Web Design 1, continue learning advanced skills in web design. You can also earn more college credits!

    YEARBOOK
    Course Code:  PRO 530/531
    Full year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation: Art, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None (Recommended: Digital Photography and/or Digital Design) - Application and Teacher Permission
    Grade Level: 10-12
    Technical College Credit:  Yes, Clover Park GTC110 (5 cr)
    Certification:  Precision - Desktop Publishing (248)

    More than a class! In this advanced-level course, students will expand their knowledge of photojournalism and design publishing by actually doing it. Through this year-long course, students will work independently and in collaborative groups under the direction of student editors and the teacher to design, market and publish the Yelm High School Tornado Yearbook.  Skills include journalistic writing, photojournalism, design, editing, and sales and marketing.  This course requires after-school and out-of-class hours.