Business Education & Computer Technology

Business Education, Digital Media Design and Computer Technology courses offer a variety of opportunities for students.

Be prepared for tomorrow’s workplace challenges, take a course in Business Education, Entrepreneurship & Marketing, Digital Media Design and /or Computer Technology today!

 

BUSINESS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 8 (MBE--08)

This is a mandatory survey course for grade 8 students.  The students will rotate through the three applied skills areas:  Business Education & Computer Technology, Home Economics, and Technology Education. The Business Education component of the course will include: MS Word formatting skills, iPhoto, Photo Booth, GarageBand and an introduction to Scripting/Coding using Scratch.  Students will also become familiar with the use of the Internet with respect to their personal digital footprint, social media, Internet safety, online etiquette and as an inquiry/research tool. Correct keyboarding skills/technique will also be covered.

 

General Business Courses

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MARKETING 10 (MADEM10)  formerly Business Education 10 

Open to students in grades 9 & 10

Entrepreneurship & Marketing 10 is an introduction to entrepreneurship and marketing. It introduces students to the world of business related to entrepreneurship and marketing, and the opportunities within it.  Students will develop and learn personal economic survival skills that are needed in today's society.  A discovery, problem solving, inquiry approach is used.  This course will give students a chance to learn about Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Law, Economic systems, Personal Finance and Career Planning. Knowledge and skills learned in this course are useful on both a personal level and as a basis for other business courses. 

 

LAW 12 (MLAW-12)

Law 12 provides students with an understanding of how the law applies to them and the skills to seek the answers to legal questions.  Students study various aspects of the law such as: court structure, criminal law, civil law, family law, contracts, wills, civil rights and human rights.  Active class participation, mock trials, guest speakers and visits to Richmond Provincial Court, Vancouver Provincial Court and BC Supreme Court enhance the program.  Law 12 is the core course for the Career Prep Law and Law Enforcement Program.

 

Accounting Courses

 

ACCOUNTING 11 (MAC--11)

Open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12

This is an introductory course in basic accounting principles and their applications.  Accounting 11 provides basic knowledge and practical skills necessary for students planning to continue further study in Accounting or other post-secondary business programs as well as for students seeking entry-level employment.  Software may be used to enhance some of the units in this course. Students planning on entering post secondary in any business area should consider taking this course. Students are taught the basics of accounting for individual/business finances.  A workbook will be available for students.

 

ACCOUNTING 12 (MACC-12)

Prerequisite: Accounting 11 

Open to students in grades 11 and 12

This course provides students the opportunity to pursue and obtain a greater knowledge base in Accounting by expanding the principles and concepts taught in Accounting 11. Advanced procedures and techniques in merchandise inventory management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and bank reconciliation are explored.  Software may be used to enhance some of the units in this course.  This course is highly recommended for any student pursuing any post-secondary schooling in a business related field. It will cover material similar to a first year accounting course at a post secondary school. 

 

 

Business Management, Marketing, Promotion and E-Commerce Courses

 

MARKETING 11/12: Marketing & Promotion 11/Marketing & E-Commerce 12 

(MMK--11 / MMK--12) 

Open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

Students who are interested in Marketing should take both Marketing 11 (Marketing & Promotion 11) and Marketing 12 (Marketing & E-Commerce 12) in consecutive years. When students sign up for these courses they receive grade appropriate credit. The approach of the course alternates each year. This year, 2018-2019, the course will have a Marketing & E-Commerce Approach. 

 

Marketing 11 (Marketing & Promotion 11) is an introductory activity-based course in the basic concepts of marketing. Topics covered include an analysis of product, price, place, promotion, target market, Product Life Cycle, the role of advertising, ad design, marketing strategies, public relations, distribution, store layout & design and market research. This course is beneficial to students interested in entrepreneurship, employment in a service or sales position, or further study in business administration, management or a career in marketing. 

 

Marketing 12 (Marketing & E-Commerce 12) is a study of national and international marketing with an emphasis on E-Commerce and businesses that operate globally throughout the world. Specific topics such as marketing research, market/product planning, product enhancement, promotion strategy, market segmentation, product/service strategy, and E-Commerce will be studied. This is a course that will be useful to any student considering post secondary business studies or an employment opportunity in business or more specifically a career in marketing. 

 

 

Digital Media Design & Computer Technology Courses

Digital Media Design & Computer Technology courses offer a variety of opportunities for students. Preparing you for tomorrow's workplace challenges and careers. 

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 10 (MCSTU10)

Open to students in grades 9 & 10

Computer Technology is a course where students will have the opportunity to create animations, basic interactive games, digital music, digital image manipulation, graphic use, effective multimedia presentations, desktop publishing, and to begin to explore scripting & coding. They will also be taught about web design, online security and privacy, database management and careers in Computer Technology. Software that may be included in this course is MS Office, SketchUp, Comic Life, Prezi, Animate, Scratch and Sphero's for Coding, Gimp, iPhoto, iMovie, Audacity, Garageband and more! This is the ideal course for all students to have that are interested in using technology in a fun & creative way. 

 

DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN 11 (MICTM11)

Open to students in grades 10, 11 & 12

This Information & Communications Technology course will focus on an introduction to digital media (multimedia) design.  Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate (animation), Maya (modeling & texturing), HTML (web design), Adobe Premiere (video & sound editing), Audacity (digital music), and an introduction to personal ePortfolio design may be included.  This course will provide students with a foundation in a variety of technology skills and is ideal for all students that are interested in being creative with technology and creating their own digital portfolio collection of documents, visuals, graphics and design work.

 

DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT 12 (MICTM12)

Prerequisite:  Digital Media Design 11 (MICTM 11)

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

This Information & Communications Technology course will focus on building on the skill sets learned in Digital Media Design 11.  Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate (animation), Maya (modeling, texturing & rigging), Dreamweaver / HTML (web design), Adobe Premiere (video & sound editing), Audacity and continued development of a digital collection of documents, visuals, graphics and personal design work.  Personal ePortfolio design and continued development of their Digital Media Design 11 ePortfolio, will also be included.  This course will provide students with more advanced development in a variety of technology skills and is ideal for all students that are interested in being creative with digital media design & technology. This course is accepted as an Academic 12 course at the University of Victoria and Capilano University, program specific.

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 11 (MICTX11) - formerly Information & Communications Technology 11

Prerequisiterecommended completion of Computer Technology 10 or Informaiton Technology 10

Open to students in grades 10, 11 & 12

This course will cover an introduction to digital media development, applied digital communication and computer programming.  Students may have the opportunity to explore computer literacy, graphic design, animation, web page design, digital image manipulation, programming/coding and an introduction to video editing, sound & production techniques.   Illustrator, Xcode/Swift (or an alternate programming language), Animate, Photoshop,  Audacity and GarageBand may be some of the software incorporated into this course. This course will provide students with a good foundation in a variety of technology skills and will allow students to further  develop their existing technology skills. This course is recommended for students who have completed Computer Technology 10 (ICT 10). 

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 12  (MICTX12) - formerly Information & Communications Technology 12 

Prerequisite:  Computer Technology 11 (ICTX 11)

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

This course will focus on building on the skill sets learned in Computer Technology 11. It will cover an advanced look at advanced digital media development, applied digital communication and computer programming/coding.  Content of the course may include HTML/web design, continued personal ePortfolio development, game building (Action Scripting), advanced image editing, advanced video  & sound editing & production, 3D animation and programming.  Photoshop, Illustrator, Xcode/Swift (or an alternate programming language), Animate, Dreamweaver/HTML, Audacity, GarageBand and possibly Adobe Premiere may be some of the software incorporated into this course. This course will provide students with more advanced development in a variety of personal computer technology skills that will have many applications and use. 

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 12 (MICTC12)  (formerly Information & Communications Technology 12)

Prerequisite:  Computer Technology 11 (ICTX 11)

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

Course content is the same as the description indicated above for Computer Technology 12 (MICTX12).  If you are planning to attend The University of British Columbia (program specific) University of Victoria or Capilano University (program specific), then select this course code as this course is accepted as an Academic 12 course at the indicated institutions. Please be sure to check the program specifics.

 

Work Experience (formerly Career Preparation)

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, ACCOUNTING, MARKETING, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, LAW OR LAW ENFORCEMENT, CAREER PREPARATION WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

1.  Choose one stream:  Computer Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Business Management, Law or Law Enforcement

2.  Register for one (1) or two (2) focus courses as indicated by the CP program, CPWE 12 and one (1) or two (2) support  courses. 

3.  The above four (4) courses provide credit for the Program. 

 

****SEE THE CAREER PREPARATION PROGRAMS SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://mcmath.sd38.bc.ca/students/program-planning/career-preparation