Business Education & Computer Technology (ADST)

 

 

BUSINESS EDUCATION & COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY COURSES (ADST)

Business Education, Digital Media, 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, Law Studies, Digital Media, Media Design and /or Computer Technology today!  These courses will prepare you with relevant professional and technical skills that are helpful in all careers and future pathways.

The Business Education, Digital Media, Media Design and Computer Technology courses fit under the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST) curriculum.  In Business Education and Computer Technology, we encourage:

  • Creative/critical thinking in both independent and collaborative activities
  • Decision making about Canada’s role as a member of a global, international, & independent economy
  • Incorporating major goals of education into the context of a business environment
  • Application of problem-solving, decision making, entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills to a variety of Canadian, Pacific Rim, & international business-related situations, and to innovate and communicate solutions to these problems.
  • Familiarity with a diverse range of software applications, computer programs, web design and coding / programming strategies.
  • Building technological literacy and computational thinking skills.
  • Growth and development in self-esteem, in leadership and in developing a positive attitude toward self and others
  • Developing relevant, needed skills for your life now and in your future pathways.

BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES

BUSINESS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 8

This is a mandatory survey course for grade 8 students.  The students will rotate through the three applied skills areas:  Business & Computer Technology Education, Home Economics, and Technology Education. The Business & Computer Technology 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.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MARKETING 10

Open to students in grades 9 & 10

Entrepreneurship & Marketing 10 opens opportunities for students to explore the world of business. This course introduces students to entrepreneurial perspectives and the varying opportunities surrounding them. Students develop and learn personal economic survival skills that are needed in society today. An inquiry approach of discovery and problem solving is used to give students a chance to learn about Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting, Law, Economic Systems, Personal Finance, and Career Planning. The knowledge and skills learned in this course are useful on a personal level, and as a basis for continuing business courses. 

 

LAW STUDIES 12

Open to students in grade 12

Law Studies 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 Studies 12 is the core course for the Work Experience Law Studies and Law Enforcement Program.

 

ACCOUNTING COURSES

ACCOUNTING 11

Open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12

Accounting 11 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.  Excel & Accounting 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

Prerequisite: Accounting 11 

Open to students in grades 11 and 12

Accounting 12 enables students to pursue and obtain a greater knowledge base by expanding on the principles and concepts taught in Accounting 11. Students explore advanced procedures and techniques including merchandise inventory management, special journals, accounts receivable and payable ledgers, bank reconciliation, and may cover personal taxes. MS Excel or accounting software may be used to enhance some unit topics. The course is highly recommended for any student pursuing post-secondary schooling, especially in a business-related field. Accounting 12 covers material similar to a first year accounting course in post-secondary. 

 

MARKETING, PROMOTION, E-COMMERCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COURSES

MARKETING & PROMOTION 11

Open to students in grades 10, 11 & 12

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. This year, 2019-2020, the course will have a Marketing & Promotion Approach. 

 

E-COMMERCE & MARKETING 12

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

E-Commerce & Marketing 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 market research, product planning, product enhancement, promotion strategy, market segmentation, product/service strategy, E-Commerce and entrepreneurship 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. This year, 2019-2020, the course will have a Marketing & Promotion Approach (see description above). 

 

 

 

DIGITAL MEDIA, MEDIA DESIGN

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 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Digital Media, Media Design & Computer Technology courses offer a variety of opportunities for students. Preparing you for tomorrow's workplace challenges and careers with relevant professional and technical skills that are helpful in all careers and future pathways.

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 10

Open to students in grades 9 & 10

Computer Technology 10 is a hands-on course where students have the opportunity to enhance their capabilities in using information and communication technology. Students gain proficiency in using office suite tools, and also explore desktop publishing, digital image manipulation, graphic use, basic animations, effective multimedia presentations, and begin to explore scripting & coding. Students gain understanding about web design, online security and privacy, and careers in Computer Technology. Software utilized in this course may include MS Office, SketchUp, Comic Life, Prezi, Animate, Scratch and Sphero's for Coding, Gimp, iPhoto, iMovie, Audacity, GarageBand, and more! Computer technology 10 is ideal for all students who are interested in using technology in a fun & creative way. 

 

 

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS 11

Open to students in grades 10, 11 & 12

Digital Communications 11 will focus on providing students with a foundation in a variety of technology skills and the use of technology as a tool for digital communications. Through examples in social media, online marketing, digital journalism, and other technology platforms, we will explore topics on digital design principles and digital communications including topics such as basic design principles, social impact, risks, ethics & legalities, and career opportunities. Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, HTML (web design), Dreamweaver, iMovie, GarageBand and an introduction to personal ePortfolio design may be included. This course is ideal for all students that are interested in being creative with technology, using it as a tool for communications and creating their own digital portfolio collection of documents, visuals, graphics and design work such as websites, infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs and coding.

 

DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT 12

Prerequisite:  Digital Communications 11 or Digital Media Design 11

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

Digital Media Development 12 will focus on building on the skill sets learned in Digital Media Design 11 and/or Digital Communications 11.  Through activities and projects, students will develop digital content using standard forms of 2D graphics, 3D modelling, video editing applications, digital animation, sound and web content, as well as other web-based resources. Students will continue to build and develop a personal portfolio collection of visuals, graphics and personal design work. Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate (animation), Maya (modeling, texturing), Dreamweaver / HTML (web design), Adobe Premiere (video & sound editing), Audacity / open source sound tools are some of the industry applications that may 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.

 

MEDIA DESIGN 11

Open to students in grades, 11 & 12

In Media Design 11, students will be learning and applying  the principles of design to convey a message, create an effect, and/or influence personal preference. Getting the message across is crucial in the use of digital communications in today’s digital world of business or for personal use. This course will explore and develop both online and traditional methods of media design and production, and will look at which one is most suitable for the various intended purposes and audiences. Students can look forward to creating their own collection of documents and visuals, graphics, and design work including infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs, broadcasting, typography and storytelling. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and Muse are some of the software that may be included. Students will progress with greater levels of sophistication and advanced skills with software programs and design projects as they complete the learning outcomes and progress in Media Design 11 and/or Media Design 12.

MEDIA DESIGN 12

Prerequisite:  Digital Communications 11, Digital Media Design 11 or Media Design 11

Open to students in grades 11 & 12 Media Design 12, students will be using the principles of design to convey a message, create an effect, and/or influence personal preference. Getting the message across is crucial in the use of digital communications in today’s digital world of business or for personal use. This course will explore and develop both online and traditional methods of media design and production, and will look at which one is most suitable for the various intended purposes and audiences. Students can look forward to creating their own collection of documents and visuals, graphics, and design work including infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs, broadcasting, typography and storytelling. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and Muse are some of the software that may be included. Students will progress with greater levels of sophistication and advanced skills with software programs and design projects as they complete the learning outcomes and progress in Media Design 11 and/or Media Design 12.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE 12. ** REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROGRAM UNDER REVIEW SPRING 2019 **

Open to students in grade 12

 

OPTIONS IN: Business 12, Computer Technology 12, Law 12.

Work Experience offers an innovative approach to education that combines academic studies with realistic work placements in the community. Work Experience is designed for students who wish to graduate from secondary school and, at the same time, develop career awareness and relevant skills. Students may begin Work Experience in Grades 11 and 12.

Work Experience integrates classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace by linking the resources of secondary schools, business, industry and the community to provide young people with a highly motivating educational experience. Through contact with skilled employees and mentors, students develop an awareness of the attitudes and responsibilities (employability skills) necessary for success in the workplace. It provides an opportunity for students to learn to assume responsibility, to gain knowledge and attitudes necessary for successful job performance, to acquire good work habits, to develop an understand and appreciation of the relationship between formal education and job success, to learn how to work cooperatively with fellow workers and to put into practice skills learned in school.  In addition, students improve their interpersonal and communication skills with the adult community. These experiences help students make decisions about their future careers and gain confidence in making the transition from secondary school to the world of work or to post-secondary education.

Work Experience requires the completion of four courses (16 credits) that directly relate to the program area:

  • Work Experience of 100-120 hours
  • One Focus Course in the subject area
  • Two Support Courses

To receive course credit students must complete at least 100 hours of work experience. Students must also be under the supervision of a teacher in addition to an employer who has agreed to work with the school in providing an authentic work experience, including the required workplace safety training a student must complete. The time given to work experience may be within the timetable or outside of the timetable. After school, weekends, school Professional Development days, and possibly holidays may be used for work experience, if the placement permits.

Work Experience hours also enable students to fulfill Graduation requirements for 30 hours of work or volunteer experience. 

  1. Choose one stream:  Business 12, Computer Technology 12, Law 12
  2. Register and complete one (1) or two (2) focus courses as indicated by the Work Experience Career Preparation 12 program AND one (1) or two (2) support courses
  3. The above four (4) courses provide credit for the Program. 

For more information about Work Experience students should see their counsellor, or see the teacher responsible for coordinating the area of Work Experience they are interested in pursuing or see the work experience programs section for more information.