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This course teaches the student how to use MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-PowerPoint componenets of MS-Office to complete school, personal, and business tasks and projects. This enables students to save time and effort while increasing their sense of accomplishment. This course addresses ALL DHS academic and social expectations. The primary expectation this course addresses is #6. This course also addresses National Educational Technology Standards 1 through 6, Microsoft Office Specialist standards, SCANS (business and workplace skills), and is correlated to Language Arts and Math standards.

NOTE: Passing this course satisfies the computer literacy graduation requirement.

2.5 credits

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This course is designed for the college-bound student as well as the student who wants to learn the more advanced features of MS-Office. College-bound students will find the advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint necessary in college. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking in the creation of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Advanced features of Ms-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-PowerPoint will be convered. An introduction to MS-Access is also included. Integration activities will show students how to use the components of MS-Office for problem solving and organizing data.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Computer Applications 1

2.5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Students may contract for honors level.

This beginning course introduces students to the touch method of keyboarding using the alphanumeric keys and the ten-key numeric pad, and develops mastery of this valuable skill. Proficiency is gained through the application of alphabetic/numeric keyboarding software. The student also develops the ability to utilize MS-Word with speed and accuracy to produce business and personal letters, memos, tables, reports, and other documents applicable to the student’s interest. An introduction to MS-Excel and MS-PowerPoint software will also be included. NOTE: This course satisfies the computer literacy graduation requirement. This course may not be taken concurrently with Computer Applications I.

5 credits – TECH PREP COLLEGE CREDIT – This course will not be offered for the school year 2008-2009.

This course is an introduction to computer technology, including computer hardware, software, communications concepts, data security, and privacy. A hands-on component will encompass systems software as well as applications software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. This course will attempt to define what computer science is and open the minds of students to the possibilities of a career in this field.

2.5 credits

Visual Basic is one of the most exciting programming languages in use today. This course is designed to give students, who are interested in pursuing a career in programming or are college bound, experience in programming in a high level language. This course does not assume that the student has any previous experience in programming. The student will be introduced to the basic requirements to write useful Windows programs. The concepts learned in this course will prepare the student to learn other programming languages (C++) offered by Danvers High School.

Prerequisite: Algebra I

2.5 credits – Students may contract for honors level.

This course is designed to give experience to students, who are interested in pursuing a career in programming using C++ or Java. Topics will include data types, arithmetic and logic operations. Simple input and output, control structures, functions and an introduction to files will be included. Emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques, stepwise refinement and top down programming style, and on documentation and debugging of students’ programs.

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra.

2.5 credits – Students may contract for honors level. – TECH PREP COLLEGE CREDIT

This course is intended for those students who wish to have a hands-on experience in designing, creating, and editing a website. Topics include: file management, formatting, cascading style sheets, images, links, navigation bars, tables, layers, frames, and HTML forms. As students lean these skills, they apply them in developing their own website. This course addresses DHS academic expectations 1 through 6 and social expectation 1. The primary expectation this course addresses is 6. This course also addresses National Educational Technology Standards and SCANS (business and workplace skills).

2.5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Students may contract for honors level.

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Career Development provides students with the opportunity to identify personal interests through a complete self-assessment. Along with being able to define future occupations, students will develop an understanding of the workplace, time-management skills, goal-setting, teamwork, and employer expectations. The proper assembly of employment portfolios will be a major focal point of the course. All students will prepare a professional resume, use career tracking information software, and will participate in mock interviews.

2.5 credits – grades 11, 12

This course focuses on all aspects of marketing, from its foundations through its functions. Exploration of marketing and career opportunities within the field is achieved through careful examination of product and service planning, distribution, financing, risk management, selling, promotion, pricing, purchasing, and market information management. This class offers opportunities for group and individual enrichment activities as well as the chance for students to identify their roles in the area of marketing by examining local, national, and international use of marketing strategies. This course is for students who are interested in pursuing business/marketing studies or careers upon graduation.

5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Students may contract for honors level.

Accounting I is for students with a serious career interest in business administration or accounting. In first-year accounting the pupil is taught the fundamentals of double-entry accounting covering the complete accounting cycle. The student learns how accurate records become the basis of reports that show the financial condition of a business. Special journals, subsidiary ledgers, the worksheet with adjustments, reports, and closing entries are studied. A unit in computerized accounting will be introduced and upon completion the students will be able to output the accounting cycle.

Prerequisites: A student should have successfully completed Algebra I (412).

5 credits – grades 11, 12 – TECH PREP COLLEGE CREDIT – college preparatory level

Accounting II is a course for those who plan to continue to study or enter the workplace in the field of accounting. Departmental accounting, accruals, payroll procedure, partnership and corporation records are covered. Units in computerized accounting will review skills developed in Accounting I and units in payroll, tax and other areas will be developed.

NOTE: This course satisfies the math requirement. Students must have successfully completed Introduction to Accounting with a minimum grade of 75.

5 credits – grade 12 – Students may contract for honors level. – TECH PREP COLLEGE CREDIT

This course provides an understanding of the characteristics, the organization, and the operations of all types of businesses. This course covers concepts necessary to manage a small business or to operate a large corporation. It exposes students to the activities and decisions, the problems and successes involved in business, from entrepreneurship to the global economy. Topics include: business operations and structures, social responsibility and business ethics, international business, governmental impact, small businesses, human resources, technology in business, financial institutions, credit regulations, investment strategies, and risk management. It opens a career pathway to management, entrepreneurship, accounting, and finance.

2.5 credits – grade 11, 12 – Students may contract for honors level.

Applied Business allows students the opportunity to develop the essential mathematical skills required in business situations and for personal financial success. This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to enable students to become informed consumers and to provide them with basic understandings of the economic and business principles needed to function in today’s society. It promotes the ability to perform precise computations and to gain mastery in problem solving. Topics covered include: bank services, financial records and statement, accounting practices, payroll, taxes, insurance, interest, credit, loans, business analysis and statistics, profit and loss, and international issues. It opens career pathways to accounting, auditing, and finance.

5 credits – grade 10, 11, 12

Each day students are surrounded by new choices for shopping, watching television, and many other activities. Students have many choices about how to spend their money. Personal Finance can help students make the right decisions. Students will develop financial literacy through integrated academics, real-world examples, and practical advise. By learning how to make informed decision related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing, students can build a solid foundation for financial security now and in the future. This course addresses DHS academic expectations 1-4, 6, 8, 9 and social expectation 1. The primary expectation this course addresses is #8.

2.5 credits

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