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It is our goal to educate the St. Teresa community to lead others, and ourselves, in a more virtuous life. We are following a "virtue of the week" program to help us refocus on this mission, and to be better examples to others in our community.


Every Monday we will share the "virtue of the week" and ask that you join us in reflecting and implementing it into your daily lives. Learning to Lead

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Computer Concepts

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.

Software: WordPress

 

Accounting I

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 –

Western, 2000.

 

Business Law

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.

 

Consumer Education

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.

 

Economics

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.

 

Marketing

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.

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