Course Descriptions - Business Education

Business Education courses offer a variety of opportunities for students.

 

Many of the assignments in all of the Business Education courses meet many of the skill components of the Graduation Transitions requirements.  Be prepared for tomorrow’s workplace challenges – take a course in Business Education or Information & Communications 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 may include an introduction to Object Oriented Scripting/Coding. Students will also become familiar with the use of the Internet with respect to social media, safety and as a research tool. Correct keyboarding skills/technique will also be covered.

 

General Business Courses

 

BUSINESS EDUCATION 10 (MBEG-10)

Open to students in grades 9 & 10

Business Education 10 introduces students to the world of business and the opportunities within it.  Students will develop the personal economic survival skills necessary in today's society.  A discovery, problem-solving approach is used.  This course will give students a chance to learn about Marketing, Accounting, Law, Entrepreneurship, Economic systems and Personal Finance. Knowledge and skills learned in Business Education are useful on both a personal level and as a basis for other business courses.  From their introduction to each of these areas, students may wish to further explore them by taking one of the senior courses at the grade 11 and 12 level.

 

LAW 12 (MLAW-12)

Law 12 provides students with a basic 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.  Computers 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 is used in the course.  It is highly recommended that students purchase the workbook.  However, copies will be available for students to borrow, but not write in, if the choice is made not to purchase a workbook.

 

ACCOUNTING 12 (MACC-12)

Prerequisite: Accounting 11 (AC 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. 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. A workbook is used in this course. It is highly recommended that students purchase the workbook. However, copies will be available for students to borrow, but not write in, if the choice is made not to purchase a workbook.

 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12 (MFA-12)

Recommended:  Accounting 11 (AC 11)

Open to students in grades 11 and 12

This course is intended for students who wish to pursue post secondary studies in accounting, finance, or business management.  Advanced concepts of financial accounting encourage students to develop analytical, decision-making skills and communication skills.  These skills will also be useful to those students intending to pursue other professions.  Computers may be used to enhance some of the units in this course. A workbook is used in the course.  It is highly recommended that students purchase the workbook.  However, copies will be available for students to borrow, but not write in, if the choice is made not to purchase a workbook.

 

Management and Marketing Courses

 

MARKETING 11/12 (mmk--11 / mmK--12)

Students who are interested in Marketing should take both Marketing 11 (Marketing & Promotion) and Marketing 12 (Global Marketing) 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, 2017-2018, the course will have a Marketing & Promotion Approach.

 

Marketing 11 (Marketing & Promotion) 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 (Global Approach) 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 & Information Technology Courses

 

DIGITAL MEDIA 11 (MICTM11)

Open to students in grades 10, 11 & 12

This Information & Communications Technology strand will focus on an introduction to digital media (multimedia) development.  Photoshop, Animate (animation), Maya (modeling & texturing), HTML (web design), Final Cut (video editing) or iMovie, Audacity (digital music), and podcasting may be included.  This strand 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.

 

DIGITAL MEDIA 12 (MICTM12)

Prerequisite:  ICTM 11

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

This Information & Communications Technology strand may include Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya (modeling & texturing), Dreamweaver/HTML and Final Cut. Students will also experience and work with blogging, Google docs, and more. Consider a future of internet innovation with Web 3.0, the intelligent web, AI technologies and animation. This course is accepted as an Academic 12 course at the University of Victoria and Capilano University, program specific.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 10 (MINT-10)

Open to students in grades 9 & 10

Information 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 Information Technology. Software that may be included in this course are MS Office, SketchUp, Comic Life, Prezi, Scratch, Gimp, iPhoto, iMovie, Audacity, and GarageBand. This is the ideal course for all students to have that are interested in using technology in a fun & creative way.

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 11 (MICTX11)

Open to students in grades 10, 11 & 12

This modular survey 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, object oriented programming/coding and an introduction to video editing & production techniques.  Photoshop, Xcode, Animate, iMovie, iPhoto, Audacity and GarageBand may be some of the software incorporated into this course. This strand will provide students with a good foundation in a variety of technology skills. 

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 12 (MICTX12)

Prerequisite:  ICTX 11

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

This modular survey course will cover an advanced look at advanced digital media development, applied digital communication and computer programming/coding.  Content of the course may include web design, personal ePortfolio development, game building (Action Scripting), advanced image editing, advanced video editing & production, 3D animation and object oriented programming.  Photoshop, Xcode, Animate, Dreamweaver/HTML, MS Office, and Final Cut may be some of the software used in this course.

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 12 (MICTc12)

Prerequisite:  ICTX 11

Open to students in grades 11 & 12

Course content is the same as the description indicated above for ICTX12.  If you are planning to attend 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 check the program specifics.

 

 

Career Preparation

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ACCOUNTING, MARKETING, BUSINESS management, LAW OR LAW ENFORCEMENT, CAREER PREPARATION WORK EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  1. Choose one stream:  Information 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 Certificate Program.

*See the Career Preparation Programs section of this book for more details.