Business Courses

4070 Business Mathematics - 1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II
Grades 10-12
Students will explore the use of mathematics in many areas of business including saving, borrowing, investing, buying, and selling, payroll and taxes, transportation, income and expenses, and profit and loss statements. One of the aims of this course is to take a student from his/her viewpoint as a consumer to the viewpoint of a business person. This course may be used as one of the mathematics credits required for graduation.

4073 Accounting I - 1.0 cr
Grades 10-12

Accounting is the language of business.  This course is for students who plan to enroll in accounting or any related business programs in college, as well as for those students who plan to enter the business world upon high school graduation. Students learn the theory of accounting and receive practice in recording business transactions. Students will prepare financial statements. A real-life simulation involving the preparation of records for a small business is included. 

4075 *COLLEGE Accounting 101  - 1.0 cr (Semester Course)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting HACC - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Students must pass the HACC Placement Test
Grades 11-12
Introduces students to the accounting principles as they pertain to external financial reports. This course addresses the accounting cycle, accounting systems, theories and policies relative to asset valuation, liability measurement, and income determination. Emphasis is placed on accounting for sole proprietorships and partnerships. Students are required to purchase the HACC textbook/access code ($195). This course can be taken independently or as a follow-up to Accounting I. Upon the successful completion of the course, students will earn 4 transferable HACC credits.
*This is a high school weighted course (1.13).

4080 *COLLEGE Business 101 - 1.0 cr (Semester Course)
BUSI 101 Introduction to Business HACC - 3 credits
Prerequisite:  Students must pass the HACC Placement Test
Grades 11-12
Introduces students to the broad field of business. This course covers an overview of the basic functions of business including management, marketing, finance, accounting, and human resources. The course also introduces students to basic economic systems and discusses the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility to business success. Students are required to purchase the HACC textbook ($90) and will earn 3 transferable HACC credits upon successful completion.
*This is a high school weighted course (1.13).


4081 Introduction to Business - 1.0 cr
Grades 9-10
This is an introductory/sampler course all students should take to prepare them for future business courses and to be a knowledgeable consumer, well-prepared employee, and effective citizen in our economy. Units covered include business in the global economic environment; business organization and management; business operations and technology; and personal financial management.

4082 Personal Money Management - 0.5 cr (Semester Course)
Grades 10-12
This course is designed for students who wish to learn more about money management and become fiscally responsible consumers. Students will cover topics including: financial institutions, budgets, credit, loans, saving, investing, and stocks/bonds/mutual funds. Other topics will include: taxes, insurance and retirement. Several simulations and on-line games are used to reinforce current topics.

4083 Business Law I - 1.0 cr
Grades 10-12
This course is open to students who wish to learn about our legal system. Topics include: minors’ rights and responsibilities, consumer’s role in society, criminal and civil law and the court system, contracts, credit, insurance and legal implications in owning property. The class will observe an actual trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse. This course will help students pursuing careers as an attorney, paralegal, police officer, probation & parole, or any position in the law enforcement field.

4084 Business Law II - 1.0 cr
Prerequisite: 4083 Business Law I
Grades 11-12
This course picks up where Business Law I ended. Topics include: consumer laws; sales contracts; ownership and risk of loss; property and bailments; and laws in employment and business ownership. Students will observe an actual trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse and compete in a Mock Trial against their peers.

4086 COLLEGE Marketing 201 - 1.0 cr (Semester Course)
MKTG 201 Principles of Marketing HACC - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Students must pass HACC English Placement Test
Grades 11-12
This course presents the functions involved in the marketing of consumer and industrial goods to their users. Emphasis is placed upon a management’s development of marketing strategies concerning product, place, promotion and price. Students must meet the same requirements as college students taking the course at HACC and are required to purchase the textbook ($180). Upon successful completion, students will receive 3 transferable HACC credits.
*This is a high school weighted course (1.13).

4091 Entrepreneurship I - 1.0 cr
Grades 9-12

This course is designed for those students who wish to learn how to run and manage a business. Topics include selecting a location, raising capital, organizing operations, establishing service and credit policies, buying merchandise, preparing goods for sale, pricing, advertising, display, selling techniques, keeping accurate records, economics and government regulations.

4092 Entrepreneurship II (Eagle Emporium) - 1.0 cr
Prerequisite: 4091 Entrepreneurship I or 4093 Sports & Entertainment Marketing or 4086 COLLEGE Marketing 201
(Teacher and Grade Level Principal Recommendation Required)
Grades 10-12
Students will operate and manage the Eagle Emporium—including selecting, designing and buying merchandise; advertising and displaying merchandise; inventory management; maintaining accurate sales and bookkeeping records. Responsibility in making management decisions and the importance of human relations of business operations will be discussed. Students will be scheduled to work in the Eagle Emporium to cover operating hours—resource and all lunches—as well as special events.

4093 Sports & Entertainment Marketing - 1.0 cr
Grades 9-12
This is an introductory marketing course designed to incorporate business and marketing principles and procedures into the sports and entertainment industries. Students will learn and integrate the concepts of marketing, the marketing mix, public relations, career choices, profit, basic economics, staffing and using technology to effectively run and operate marketing functions in the sports and entertainment industries.

7525   Hospitality and Tourism Management - 2.0 cr (Blocked Course)
Grades 11-12
This course is designed for students interested in the hospitality industry. Topics include: employability and management skills related to the hospitality industry. Upon successful completion of two exams and 100 hours in the industry (some hours are built into the course), students will earn a professional certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute - Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP). CHTMP certification is optional, and requires students to complete a related internship with a local business. Prior to starting an internship, students must complete an internship application and be approved by Mrs. Consevage, Career Coordinator.


CO-OP EDUCATION WORK PROGRAM

Cooperative Education work experience is a planned instructional program developed through a signed cooperative arrangement among school representatives, students, parents, and employers in the community. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to alternate in-school academic instruction with entry-level paid employment in a career-oriented occupational field.

4094 Cooperative Education Theory I - 3.0 cr
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation Required. Must be scheduled with Co-Op Work Experience
Grades 11-12
Students who are enrolling in their first year of Cooperative Education should enroll in this class which will meet one day out of every six-day cycle. See section under “Programs” for a complete description of the Cooperative Education Program.

4095 Cooperative Education Theory II - 3.0 cr
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation Required. Must be scheduled with Co-Op Work Experience
Grade 12
Students who are enrolling in their second year of Cooperative Education should enroll in this class which will meet one day out of every six-day cycle. See section under “Programs” for a complete description of the Cooperative Education Program.

4097 Co-op Work Experience (3 periods)
Prerequisite: Must be scheduled with Cooperative Education Theory
Grades 11-12
The goal of cooperative education is to provide on-the-job work experience to familiarize students with their chosen careers. It is the student’s responsibility to find a career-oriented job prior to the start of school. Students are not permitted to work in a business owned by their parents or a family member. Students must work a minimum of 15 hours, Monday through Friday, immediately after release from school as stated in the PDE regulations. All positions must have the approval of the coordinator and it is the students’ responsibility to find a career-oriented job prior to the start of school. The coordinator will assist students who are experiencing problems locating acceptable work. Students in the program will have their required subjects scheduled in the morning so that they will be able to work in the afternoon. In addition, students will be scheduled for a class entitled “Cooperative Education” which will meet one day out of every six-day cycle. In this class students will discuss job problems and strategies for improving job skills and performance. This program is open to all students. To apply for this program, pick up an application form in the in the Guidance Office. Applications must be received by July 31, of the year entering the program. Training Agreements and Plans must be in place by the first day of school.

 

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