Business

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    Business courses offer future educational opportunities and employment in the fields areas of business operations, communication, computer science, digital publications, finance, project management. In these courses, students will interact with emerging technologies and prepare for an exciting future in a rapidly evolving job market. 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 closely linked to the business classes and offers students the ability to develop themselves through a wide variety of leadership activities. 

    FBLA focuses on key skills related to work readiness, teamwork, decision-making, verbal and written communication, goal-setting, and collaboration.  Work Based Learning (WBL) experiences are available outside the classroom to support students in developing confidence in themselves through participation in regional, state and national competitions and develop a sense of community through service projects.

    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 (4 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.

    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 or JavaScript & Algebra I recommended
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit: Yes, passage of AP Exam 
    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.

    CAREER CHOICES
    Course Code:  BUS 120
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision - Success Skills (300)

    Career Choices 1 allows students to learn about the world of work.   Areas that will be covered are career research and finding a job, applying for a job and how to interview.  Students will also develop a career portfolio which includes; resume, cover letter, applications, and references.  Hear from business and community members and what they are looking for in a quality employee.  Career Choices gives you the “real world” skills that students can use “right now.”  Demonstrate your employability skills and earn a work readiness credential.

    CAREER CHOICES 2

    Course Code:  BUS 220
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Career Choices I
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision - Success Skills (300)

    Career Choices 2 continues your journey in the world of work.  Now that you have a job, how do you keep it?  Learn skills on how to enter the workforce to be successful.  Students will also learn about important work related topics such as Employment laws, Compensation, Ethics, Communication Skills, Leadership, and Time Management. Students will also be introduced to independent living skills such as money management, taxes and frauds and schemes along with many others. Hear from business and community members and what they are looking for in a quality employee and add to your career portfolio.  Demonstrate your employability skills and earn a work readiness credential.

    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, Outlook 

    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!

    DIGITAL DESIGN 1
    Course Code: BUS 119
    One Semester: 0.5 Credit
    Credit for Graduation: Visual Arts, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite: Digital Photojournalism preferred
    Grade Level: 10-12
    College Credit: No
    Certification: 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 DESIGN 2
    Course Code: BUS 219
    One Semester: 0.5 Credit
    Credit for Graduation: Visual Arts, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite: Digital Design 1
    Grade Level: 10-12
    College Credit: No
    Certification: Adobe Certified Associate, Precision Exam--Desktop Publishing

    Digital Design 2 is a semester-long, project-based course that expands a student’s knowledge of technology tools to create graphic designs, print and digital media production. Students will collaborate with community partners to develop projects to meet their communication needs while using their artistic skills to produce innovative portfolio-ready designs ranging from logos, social media posts, posters and other marketing tools.

    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.

    OFFICE MANAGEMENT 1
    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 jump start 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 & 2
    Course Code:  BUS 122/BUS 222
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision Exam—Project Management (418)

    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. The second semester 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 1
    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 skills like: interacting with the interface, if statements, loops, parameters and more.  Students will use those skills to code simple programs. 

    PYTHON 2
    Course Code: BUS 565
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Python 1
    Grade Level: 9-12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  No

    Python 2 will introduce how to use a list, dictionaries and more.  Students will build on skills learned in Python 1 as they become independent coders through a variety of projects.  The opportunity to test for certification will be provided at completion of Python 2. 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 (video) 
    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 (video) 
    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:   Yes, Bates BROAD121 (3 cr) 
    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,  Bates WEB102 (5 cr) or CPW118 (5 cr) and Pierce DDSGN150 (5 cr) or Clover Park GTC265 (5 cr)
    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:  No
    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!

    WORKSITE LEARNING (video)
    Course Code:  MSC112
    One Semester:  0.5 credit (may be repeated with approval REP WSL)
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Must meet worksite learning requirements and have instructor approval
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  No

    How would you like to earn credit towards graduation while working? Worksite Learning is an exciting program that connects knowledge and skills you've learned in the classroom to careers and your future. To qualify for this course, you must be 16 years of age, be legally employed and the employer is willing to participate in the program, document 180 hours of work for each .5 credit, set learning goals and be evaluated quarterly, meet with CTE Teacher once a week, submit documentation through Google Classroom.  Students must be pre-qualified by the CTE teacher prior to enrollment.

    YEARBOOK / PUBLISHING (video) 
    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:  No 
    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.