Our Business courses seek to educate students with real world practical knowledge and skills that they can apply to internships and careers, as well as get them “college ready” for future Business courses. Classes are comprised of lecture/discussion along with assignments and projects that apply learnings to real world business scenarios. In addition to teaching students specific topics, they will also learn important business skills such as team work and presenting. There is strong use of technology including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as QuickBooks for Accounting. All the Business courses can be taken for college credits at a significantly reduced cost.
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The objective of this course is to introduce students to the language of Business: Accounting. At the conclusion of the class, students should be able to perform basic Accounting functions, understand the concepts of Accounting, and be able to use Accounting data to make sound business decisions. Students will also be able to use software to conduct Accounting transactions, including QuickBooks and Excel. We will focus on real world applications of Accounting principles. Students can earn 3 college credits.
NEW! Advanced College Accounting
A thorough and comprehensive look into financial accounting. Builds upon Accounting 1 concepts. This course includes planned learning experiences that develop initial and basic skills used in systematically computing, classifying, recording, verifying, and maintaining numerical data involved in financial and product control records including the paying and receiving of money. Instruction includes information on keeping financial records, summarizing them for convenient interpretation, and analyzing them to provide assistance to management for decision making purposes. Accounting computer applications will be integrated throughout the course where applicable. In addition to stressing basic fundamentals and terminology of Accounting, instruction will provide an understanding of the preparation of budgets and financial reports, operation of related business machines and equipment, and career opportunities in the accounting field. Practical accounting problems with business papers will emphasize actual business records management.
College Investing/College Real Estate Investing
We cover Investing in Semester 1 and Real Estate Investing in Semester 2. The Investing course includes topics that every investor should know, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, hedge funds, private equity, commodities and more. Current events will play an important role in class discussions. Every student will participate in a simulated Stock Market Game. The Real Estate course covers topics such as researching and finding properties, building a portfolio, financial analysis, legal issues and more. Students can earn 3 credits for each course, for a total of 6 credits.
College Marketing/College Entrepreneurship
We cover Marketing in Semester 1 and Entrepreneurship in Semester 2. The Marketing course focuses on the central role that Marketing plays in the business process. The key areas of study are the 4 P’s: Product, Price, Promotion and Place. We have lots of group projects as well as individual and group presentations. The Entrepreneurship course covers the fundamentals of starting a new business from idea generation to financing. Students will develop an idea for a new business product or service and write a comprehensive business plan. Students can earn 3 credits for each course, for a total of 6 credits.
College Virtual Enterprise
Virtual Enterprise is live global business simulation in which students create and manage a virtual business. The program provides opportunities to develop valuable 21st-century skills in entrepreneurship, global business, problem solving, communication, personal finance and technology. VE replicates all the functions and demands of real businesses in both structure and practice. As “employees” of the virtual business, students experience the expectations of the workplace and are accountable for the firm’s performance. Students can earn 3 college credits (see story below)
NEW! Personal Finance
Personal Finance is a course designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets, simulate use of checking and savings accounts, demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management, and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions.
Students will learn Chinese as it applies to the business world. This class facilitates better communication in Business Chinese speaking. Students will gain a better understanding of Chinese business culture and learn how to use common Chinese business vocabulary. In addition, they will learn advanced capabilities and expand influence by learning to communicate in basic conversations, gain understanding of Chinese etiquette for business, and master cross-cultural communication in comparative perspective in one of largest and fastest growing economies.
Business Chinese class consists of: