Business Courses

EHS Academic Course Offerings

The Business Department has articulated courses within three career pathways with Emporia State University, Flint Hills Technical College, Butler Community College and Cowley Community College. Those pathways are the Business Finance Career Pathway (Finance & Accounting strands), Travel & Tourism Career Pathway and a Marketing Pathway. Each pathway includes a series of courses that can be taken by any student and can lead to individual course credit at these post-secondary institutions when other conditions are met.2015EHSBusinessPathways

ACCOUNTING I

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to accounting concepts, career options, and the accounting cycles of a proprietorship, partnership and a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

ACCOUNTING II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Accounting I

Students continue working with accounting concepts, career options and the accounting cycles of a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Dual credit is available through Flint Hills Technical College.

ADVANCED MICROSOFT OFFICE PROJECTS

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Students gain hands-on experiences using features of the Microsoft Office Suite to complete real-world projects from simulations to school/community-based activities.

AMPED (Algebra I in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design)

(Gr 9, 10) (Two Trimesters, 1⁄2 credit each semester)

Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship enrolled concurrently

This course contains all objectives and standards delivered in a traditional Algebra I course taught through real world, project based lessons, labs, and activities. Students will be engaged in Career and Technical Education (CTE) content using mathematics as a tool for solving real world, career skill ready problems. All students will work on developing and understanding the skills necessary to thrive in the modern workplace and develop a viable, self-funded business. Students must be enrolled in Entrepreneurship to receive one credit of Algebra I and one-half credit of Entrepreneurship.

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

(Gr 9, 10) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the skills needed to be employable and successful in the workplace. The course also allows students to explore different career areas. Students examine current events to determine their impact on business and industry and legal and ethical behavior, acquire knowledge of safe and secure environmental controls to enhance productivity, and determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals. As students learn about different types of business ownership, they interpret industry laws and regulations to ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities.

BUSINESS STUDIES

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Basic introductory business courses and instructor approval

This course is an individualized independent study for students to concentrate in a part of a course being offered. A written proposal and contract must be completed to enroll in this course. This course can be repeated for credit.

COLLEGE ACCOUNTING

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Accounting I & Accounting II

Students will learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. This course covers all the learning objectives of traditional college-level financial and managerial accounting courses. Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University and Sterling College currently grant college credit for students passing the end-of-course qualifying exam.

COLLEGE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

(Gr 11, 12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

This course is designed for students to develop computer skills necessary for success in academic and workplace environments. Students will work with Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Students within two years of enrolling as a college freshman may enroll in this class for dual credit with Emporia State University.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

(Gr 9-11) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is designed to teach students how to use the computer as a business, academic and personal tool through the use of the Office Suite and web applications. This course serves as the introductory level course into the AV Communications Pathway.

CONSUMER EDUCATION

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in economic financial literacy. The focus of the class is investigation of the following areas: problem-solving, critical-thinking, money management, budgeting, housing, savings and investment programs, insurance, taxes, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, and current issues. This course fulfills the consumer education graduation requirement. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Students within two years of enrolling as a college freshman may enroll in this class for dual credit with Emporia State University after having completed Algebra I & II or having completed Algebra I and be currently enrolled in Algebra II.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

(Gr 9-11) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course acquaints students with graphic design techniques, principles of page layout and design, desk­top publishing terminology and applications using Adobe InDesign. Students use InDesign to produce materials such as menus, brochures, business cards, newsletters and magazines.

ELL COMPUTER BASICS

(Gr 9-12) (semester, 1/2 credit)

Prerequisite: Must be classified as Limited English Proficient. 
This course is for students with minimal or no computer exposure.  Students develop basic keyboarding skills emphasizing touch-typing using a word processing program and keyboarding software. Instruction emphasizes basic language development, simple Internet skills, document formatting and general career awareness.

ELL CONSUMER EDUCATION

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in economic financial literacy. The focus of the class is investigation of the following areas: problem-solving, critical-thinking, money management, budgeting, housing, savings and investment programs, insurance, taxes, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, and current issues. This course fulfills the consumer education graduation requirement. The course is for students with limited English proficiency. Instructor permission required.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course explores the personal characteristics and resources needed to start and run a small business profitably. Instruction includes the basics of planning, organizing, financing, starting, operating, and managing a small business in the free enterprise system. Students complete a business simulation, develop and run a business. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS I

(Gr 9-11) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course covers topics that include: e-mail and other forms of online communication, Internet research skills, legal/ethical issues and e-commerce. Students also learn WordPress, HTML and basic web page design principles.

INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Internet Communications I

This course allows students to practice HTML, WordPress skills while creating/maintaining the EHS website. This course may be repeated for credit.

INTRO TO TRAVEL & TOURISM

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Students explore careers in travel and tourism, one of the world’s largest industries. Topics include: amusement and recreation, travel motivators, emerging trends, customer service, costs and pricing, marketing demands, geo-tourism, factors affecting the industry and the impact of technology.

MAKIN’ BANK (INVESTING)

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the world of investing. Topics covered will include stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other types of investments. Students will participate in the Stock Market Simulation to gain hands-on experience of buying and selling stocks. This course is articulated through Butler Community College with completion of Consumer Education.

MARKETING

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is designed for those interested in developing skills and competencies needed for careers in marketing, merchandising, and management. Students will cover such topics as advertising, promotions, product development, marketing research, selling, human relations and career explorations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

MARKETING APPLICATIONS

(Gr 11-12) (Two Trimesters, 1⁄2 credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: Marketing

This course furthers student understanding and skills in the various marketing functions. Students will be presented with problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills through the completion of real-world marketing projects.

MONEY MATTERS

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: By application to instructor

This course provides students with an overview of the banking system and services offered by financial institutions. Topics include laws and regulations, loan application process, client/business relations, and careers in finance and investing. Students are employees of the $partan $aver store and financial institution.

VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Geometry

This course teaches students how to plan and create interactive Windows application programs. Students learn the basics of the programming language Visual Basic to construct computer programs that are applicable to today’s business world. Students work through the easy-to-follow textbook and complete challenging problems and projects. After completing the basics of this programming language, each student completes a project and presents it to the class for use as time allows.