Business Software Applications
A one-credit foundation course emphasizing the skills required to create, edit, and publish industry-appropriate documents. Areas of instruction include the integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, database management, ad presentation software as well as the use of emerging technologies. Students will have the opportunity to gain industry-recognized credentials to document basic computer skills needed for future education or employment.
Business and Legal Concepts
A one-credit course emphasizing the ethical and legal dimensions of conducting business. The course focuses on application of ethical concepts, historical events that have shaped business law in the United States, the US court system, contracts, insurance, and various areas of law that impact business operations.
Digital Media Design
A one-credit course provides a creative, hands-on environment in which students collaborate to produce a variety of digital media projects. Students use various hardware, peripherals, software, and web-based to learn skills involving graphic design, digital photography, web design, and digital video production. The standards are designed for students to engage in critical thinking skills and practice appropriate behavior in the use of technology.
PREREQUISITE: Business Software Applications
A one-credit course that provides students with higher-level academic and occupational skills that are transferable across jobs and occupational areas. Emphasis is placed on academic foundations for careers, applied technology, career development and employment, entrepreneurship and business economics, social and ethical responsibility, leadership, and teamwork, safety and health, and technical knowledge and skills. Students build on prior knowledge, strengths, interests, and needs that enhance preparation for future employment and continuing education and training.
Cooperative Education Work-Based Learning
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to connect knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom with those obtained in an occupational setting. Students will develop a portfolio of academic, technological occupational and work-readiness skills. Skills obtained through this course lead to the availability of a better-trained labor pool, addressing critical business and industry demands within our geographical area. In order to receive one credit for the class students must work 140 hours per year; for two credits 280 hours per year. Hours may be obtained through (apprenticeship) paid work experience or (internship) unpaid work experience. The Cooperative Education Work-Based Learning (WBL) program is supervised by an ACTC Coordinator. Students may enroll in one WBL class (7th period) or two WBL classes (6th & 7th periods). Students are required to leave campus during these periods. Students are required to have transportation from school to work.
PREREQUISITE: Must apply and have PRIOR approval of a WBL Coordinator. Must secure employment prior to enrollment, and maintain employment in order to stay in the course.
LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT WILL RESULT IN SCHEDULE CHANGE AND LOSS OF CREDIT FOR ONE or TWO CLASSES.
Career Tech Student Organization:
(Future Business Leaders of America)