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Department Chair

Andrea Badger
andrea_badger@fuhsd.org

Business

Computer Applications

Computer Applications (10 credits)
Grade level: 9-12
Recommended background: None
College eligibility: does not meet A-G requirements

An introductory computer course with an emphasis on computer literacy and the practical application of computer knowledge as used in business, industry and everyday life. Hands-on computer learning and the use of software programs and computer applications commonly used in school, business and industry will be stressed.  Common applications covered include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Principles of Business

Principles of Business (10 credits)
Grade level: 9-12
Recommended background: None
College eligibility: does not meet A-G requirements

This course focuses on the study of Economics, Finance, Commerce and Entrepreneurship.  It is intended as the basic or introductory course for those students seeking to establish a foundation for upper division courses in Business and other Social Sciences. Upon successful completion of this course many students plan on pursuing undergraduate studies in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing or Pre-Law.

Accounting

Accounting (10 credits)
Grade level: 10-12
Recommended background: None
College eligibility: UC and CSU college preparatory elective, subject area G

Accounting 1 will enable the students to understand the "language" of business, the recording of financial transactions and their interpretation, the clarification of business procedures, the provision of skills needed for keeping financial records, and practice in setting up accounting systems.  Computerized accounting, investments and an introduction to taxes are also included in the curriculum.  The course is recommended for students who plan to enter college and major or minor in business administration, accounting, marketing, international business management, etc.

Accounting 2

Accounting 2 (10 credits)
Grade level: 10-12
Recommended background: None
College eligibility: Does not meet the UC/CSU A-G requirements

Required: Accounting 1. This advanced course is designed for students who want to broaden and improve knowledge about business procedures and the use of accounting records. Students that complete this class usually go on to college and major in accounting or some other phase of business. Priority will be given to students who are progressing in the Design, Financial Services Pathway and choose this as one of their “First 6” classes.

Economics and Virtual Enterprise

Economics and Virtual Enterprise (10 credits)
Grade level: 10-12
Recommended background: None
College eligibility: UC and CSU college preparatory elective, subject area G

Virtual Enterprise (VE) is a simulated business that is set up and run by students.  With the guidance of the teacher and real-world business partners, the students determine the nature of their business, its products and services, its management and structures and learn the daily operation of a business.  Students will be involved in simulated on the job work experiences, including accounting, personnel administration, management and marketing. Emphasis is placed on using current business software, communications, and the Internet for business transactions. Additionally, students will run their own virtual checking account, will be receiving a virtual paycheck, and be required to pay virtual bills including rent, utilities and miscellaneous expenditures. Students will be responsible for having a grand opening for their business and have the opportunity to attend one of two (or more) trade fairs. Working collaboratively, students will develop and enhance oral and written communication skills through initiative, creativity and responsibility. All class experiences simulate those found in business and industry.

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing (10 credits)
Grade level: 10-12
Recommended background: None
College eligibility: Does not meet the UC/CSU A-G requirements

Principles of Marketing focuses on the science and art of building and managing profitable customer relationships.  Marketing’s central purpose is presented as demand management, the skills needed to manage the level, timing and composition of demand. Students will learn the necessity of attracting new customers by promising and delivering superior customer service in an environment continually being shaped by the two powerful forces of technology and globalization.  Students will study contributions to marketing by Peter Drucker, Ted Levitt, Philip Kotler, Regis McKenna and Geoffrey Moore, among others.

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