Business

The following table is a listing of courses available and in what year students may take each course.  For specific information about each class, click the plus sign next to the course title.

Freshmen Sophomore
• Accounting I • Accounting I
• Business Technology I • Business Technology I
• Business Technology II • Business Technology II
• Marketing and Business Basics • Business Technology III
  • Business Technology IV
  • Marketing and Business Basics
  • Marketing II: Sales and Advertising
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Web Page Design
   
Junior Senior
• Accounting I • Accounting I
• Business Technology I • Business Technology I
• Business Technology II • Business Technology II
• Business Technology III • Business Technology III
• Business Technology IV • Business Technology IV
• Marketing and Business Basics • Marketing and Business Basics
• Marketing II: Sales and Advertising • Marketing II: Sales and Advertising
• Marketing III: and Entrepreneurship • Marketing III: Entrepreneurship
• School to Work • Personal Finance and Careers A/B
• Sports and Entertainment Marketing • School to Work
• Virtual Business • Sports and Entertainment Marketing
• Web Page Design • Virtual Business
  • Web Page Design

 

Accounting I

Course Title:
Accounting I

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Accounting - If you plan on going into or studying business in the future, this class is a must. Accounting deals with the planning, keeping, analyzing and interpreting of financial records. Both large and small profit-making organizations use accounting information to make decisions. Accounting prepares students not only to keep records but analyze and interpret them so that they can make wise decisions in business situations. Students use hands-on assignments and practice sets to help learn concepts. This course will count as a 4th year Math credit for senior students. Additionally, upon completion of this course, you may be eligible for articulation credits at select colleges.

Business Technology I

Course Title:
Business Technology I

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Students will use a variety of software in Office 2013, which features Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheet), Access (database), PowerPoint (presentation slides),and Publisher (desktop publishing). Students will use information technology tools to manage and perform work responsibilities and demonstrate digital citizenship. Skills in effective workplace communication will also be addressed through the creation of documents as well as verbal presentations. After successful completion of this course, students may be eligible for articulated credit at local colleges.

Business Technology II

Course Title:
Business Technology II

Prerequisite:
Business Technology I

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Utilizing the technology available to them, students will develop Business Management and Leadership Skills as well as examine the requirements of being an Entrepreneur. They will use leadership and teamwork skills in collaborating with others to accomplish goals and objectives. After successful completion of this course, students may be eligible for articulated credit at local colleges.

Business Technology III

Course Title:
Business Technology III

Prerequisite:
Business Technology II

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Students will gain an understanding of the methods that businesses use to recruit, train, and develop human resources. This includes ethics, legal responsibilities, laws and regulations, social responsibilities of business, and ethical use of technology. Students will use the technology available to them to research and create business documents that coincide with these topics. After successful completion of this course, students may be eligible for articulated credit at local colleges.

Business Technology IV

Course Title:
Business Technology IV

Prerequisite:
Business Technology III

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Students will utilize advanced Office 2013 software skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher) to produce business documents to assist in decision-making in the workplace. They will maintain business records to facilitate business operations, acquire information to guide decision making, utilize technology to facilitate customer relationships, use planning and time management skills and tools to complete work tasks, and evaluate project results. After successful completion of this course, students may be eligible for articulated credit at local colleges.

Marketing and Business Basics

Course Title:
Marketing and Business Basics

Prerequisite:
none

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Would you like to write a Super Bowl commercial, design a logo for a new product, or create a Multimedia promotional campaign for your favorite company? Marketing I is an introductory class designed for students interested in learning about marketing, advertising, and business. This course enables students to understand and use technology to create marketing activities. Marketing students will study business basics and the functions of marketing and economics. Students will also work in the school store, The Fruitport Marketplace. Students will have the opportunity to become members of our DECA chapter, a vocational student organization designed to develop a student's leadership skills, business knowledge, and community involvement.

Marketing II: Sales and Advertising

Course Title:
Marketing II: Sales and Advertising

Prerequisite:
Marketing I

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Marketing II is a continuation of the Marketing I curriculum. The focus of the course is on selling, promotion, and customer service. Students will be responsible for working and managing the Fruitport Marketplace School Store and making decisions about pricing, promotions, and product purchases. Students may be eligible for articulation credit at local colleges upon completion of this course. Becoming a DECA member and participation in DECA is highly recommended in this class. Visual and Performing Art Credit (VPAA) will be granted upon completion of this course.

Marketing III: Entrepreneurship

Course Title:
Marketing III: Entrepreneurship

Prerequisite:
Marketing II

Grade Level:
11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:Marketing III is a two-semester course that puts the previous year’s curriculum into action. Students are responsible for ordering merchandise, selecting products to sell, record keeping and managing the Fruitport Marketplace school store. Students enrolled in this course will also create and develop a business plan as part of this course which may be used for DECA competition. Becoming a DECA member and participating in DECA is highly recommended in this class. Students may be eligible for articulation credit at local colleges upon completion of this course.

Personal Finance and Careers A/B

Course Title:
Personal Finance and Careers A/B

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Personal Finance and Business Careers is a course that uses real-world situations that allow students the opportunity to gain knowledge in the area of personal finance. These skills learned will be necessary throughout adult life. Topics covered will include earning an income, taxes, investments, bank accounts, budgeting, loans, credit cards, buying a home, planning for college, and buying a car. Additionally, we will explore career paths and work skills for each student. This course will count as a 4th year Math credit for senior students. Students may sign up for one semester or two, earning a half-credit for each.

School to Work

Course Title:
School-to-Work

Prerequisite:
Program application; good academic standing and attendance necessary

Grade Level:
11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
This class introduces students to the world of work through supervised activities at a work site. Students will learn how to maintain employment, be successful on the job, and plan for a career. The work site must be pre-approved by the instructor to assure proper placement. Student jobs may be paid (10 work hours per week) or unpaid (6 work hours per week). Students must have their own form of transportation to and from the workplace. Work site position must align with students Educational Development Plan (EDP). Class meets 1 day a week to allow for students going to job placements. The instructor can assist students in finding a suitable placement related to their career pathway.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Course Title:
Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Sports and Entertainment Marketing introduces the student to the marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in amateur or professional sports and events, entertainment, selling space or equipment for events, and the hospitality industry. Students will also have the opportunity to take classroom knowledge and apply it to DECA competition.

Virtual Business

Course Title:
Virtual Business

Prerequisite:
Any other Business class with a "C" or better

Grade Level:
11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Virtual business is an entrepreneurship and business class that transforms students into business executives and the classroom into an office setting. Students will develop a range of academic, business, technology, and professional skills that will prepare them for success in post-secondary education, employment, and the community. Using a student-centered approach that emphasizes project-based collaborative learning, the Virtual Business class replicates the functions and demands of real businesses in both structure and practice. Students are involved in all aspects of running the business, including human resources, accounting, product development, production, distribution, marketing, and sales.

Web Page Design

Course Title:
Web Page Design

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Web Page Design covers the basics of Web site planning, design, building, and management. It is designed for students who have limited or no experience in creating Web pages, but anyone can take the class. Students will learn the basic elements of web page design, HTML, and working with graphics and animation.  Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash are used.  Projects include personal and informational web pages.