This is a one-semester course designed to introduce students to using computers. The class consists of
nine weeks of keyboarding where students will learn proper keyboarding technique. The second part will be an introduction to word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Required course. Software: Microsoft Office. Text: Century 21 – Keyboarding, Formatting and Document Processing, South-Western, 1997 and Computer Applications for Business, DDC, 1990.
Graphic Design I
This course will present the student with an introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design. It will
introduce and allow students to learn the basics of Adobe illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe
Photoshop by editing images, creating digital illustrations and logos, newsletters, brochures, and other
projects associated with print communications. The goal of this course is to provide students foundational
skills in graphic design and give students knowledge and skills necessary to further study or employment in the field of graphic design. Prerequisite: Computer Concepts. One semester, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Software: Illustrator & Photoshop
Graphic Design II
This course is a continuation of the introductory level course bringing together the skills and concepts
learned in Graphic Design I. Assignments will challenge students with new techniques and more in-depth
problems to be solved. The goal of this course is to further develop students’ skills in graphic design and
knowledge necessary for advanced study or employment in the field of graphic design. Prerequisite:
Computer Concepts and Graphic Design I. One semester, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Software: Illustrator & Photoshop
Web Page Design I
In this one semester course, students will learn internet basics, basic HTML as well as designing,
maintaining and updating a web page using Adobe Dreamweaer. Prerequisite: Computer Concepts.
Software: Adobe Dreamweaver
Web Page Design II
In this one semester course, students will maintain and update a personal web site and a blog using
WordPress software. It is a project based class where students work on their personal sites and post
weekly blog entries. In using/learning WordPress, the student will be able to utilize skills acquired in Web
Design I. Prerequisite: A grade of B or above in Web Page Design I and approval of instructor.
Accounting I is designed to teach the basic principles, concepts and procedures of accounting as used in
businesses organized as sole proprietorships and partnerships and for both service and merchandising
businesses. Working papers, projects and business situations are used to reinforce standard accounting
practices. One-semester course open to juniors and seniors. Text: Century 21 Accounting, South –
This introduction course focuses on the development of law in the U.S. and its importance to society.
Review of actual case problems, mastery of legal terminology and developing the ability to think through
legal problems analytically and systematically is emphasized. One semester course open to juniors
and seniors. Text: Law for Business, South – Western, 1993.
This survey course is designed to help a student become an effective consumer by intelligently managing
his personal and economic affairs. Some of the topics covered include budgeting, banking, credit,
insurance and taxes. Required course. Text: Consumer Education and Economics, Glencoe, 1997.
This one semester course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of our economic system.
This course provides more advanced preparation and information than provided in the Consumer Education
course listed above.
Through a study of Marketing, students learn about the forces of marketing that operate in our marketorientated
economy. Analysis of recent changes and trends in distributing goods and services is made in
addition to an in-depth study of retail and wholesale markets. One semester course open to juniors and seniors. Text: Marketing – Foundations and Functions, South-Western, 1995.