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Introdcution to Broadcasting (Radio and Television I) (Academic)
C835AF/C835AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Students enrolled in Introduction to Broadcasting (Radio and Television I) will discover a world of emerging technologies, as well as time-tested storytelling and scriptwriting assignments. Emphasis is placed on career opportunities, production, programming, promotion, sales, performance, and equipment operation. Instructional strategies include a hands-on school-based enterprise, public service, school initiatives, community activities, and much more. Students will create a video portfolio containing projects produced throughout the year for potential college and employment opportunities.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Introduction to Business (College Prep)
C801CF/C801CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to freshmen and sophomores.

Course Description:
Introduction to Business introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. The course covers business management, entrepreneurship, marketing fundamentals, and business ethics and law. The course further develops business vocabulary and provides an overview of business and the role that business plays in economic, social, and political environments.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Principles of Management (College Prep)
C840CF/C840CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Principles of Business Management focuses on the roles and responsibilities of managers as well as opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system. Students will attain an understanding of management, team building, leadership, problem-solving steps and process that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The management of human and financial resources is emphasized.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (College Prep)
C851CF/C851CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to students who are interested in pursuing Business in college.

Course Description:
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures introduces entrepreneurship, and develop skills and tools critical for starting and succeeding in a new venture. The entrepreneurial process of opportunity recognition, innovation, value proposition, competitive advantage, venture concept, feasibility analysis, and “go to” market strategies will be explored through mini case studies of successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurial start-ups. Additionally, topics of government and legal restrictions, intellectual property, franchising location, basic business accounting, raising startup funding, sales and revenue forecasting and business plan development will be presented through extensive use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Personal Financial Responsibility (College Prep)
C852CF/C852CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Personal Financial Responsibility address the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision-making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. A project based approach and application through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in project are encouraged.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Sports and Entertainment Marketing (College Prep)
C830CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a specialized marketing course that develops student understanding of the sport/event industries, their economic impact, and products; distribution systems and strategies; pricing considerations; product/service management, and promotion. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation for planning. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Accounting I (Academic)
C833AF/C833AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Accounting introduces the language of business using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedure for proprietorships, partnerships and corporations using double-entry accounting. This course will involve analyzing and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision-making. Instructional strategies will include the use of computers, projects, and real world experiences to apply accounting theories and principles. This class is highly recommended to any student that may want to study any type of business in college; this may include accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Preparing for College and Careers (College Prep)
C850CF/C850CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Preparing for College and Careers addresses the knowledge, skills, and behaviors all students need to be prepared for success in college, career and life. The focus of the course is the impact of today’s choices on tomorrow’s possibilities. Topics addressed include twenty-first century life and career skills; higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes; exploration of personal aptitudes, interests, values, and goals; examining multiple life roles and responsibilities as individuals and family members; planning and building employable skills, transferring school skills to life and work; and managing personal resources. This course includes reviewing the 16 national career clusters and Indiana’s College and Career Pathways, in-depth investigation of one or more pathways, reviewing graduation plans, developing career plans, and developing personal and career portfolios.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Professional Career Internship (College Prep)
C804CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to second semester seniors only. A minimum of 70 hours of workplace experience and a minimum of 15 hours of workshops, seminars, and/or classroom activities is required for one credit.

Course Description:
Professional Career Internship is a College and Career Readiness course that is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore careers that require college degrees or advanced certifications. The emphasis of the experience is on applying skills developed through instruction and on learning new career competencies at the internship site. The internship is tailored to the unique needs and interests of the student and is considered a high school capstone experience towards fulfillment of the student’s meaningful future plan. Upon completion of the internship, student will review and revise their College and Career plans. A training agreement outlines the expectations of all parties: the intern, parent/guardian, site supervisor/mentor, internship supervisor, and the school. Students participating in these structured experiences will follow class, school, business/industry/organization, State and Federal guidelines. Internships may be paid or unpaid and must include a classroom component and regular contact between the interns and internship coordinator.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Interactive Digital Media (College Prep)
C802CF/C802CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have completed Digital Citizenship or have permission of the instructor.

Course Description:
Students will become competent in creating, designing and producing secure interactive media products and services for business and industry. This course emphasizes the development of digitally-generated or computer enhanced products using multimedia technologies. Essential skill areas include but are not limited to Animation, Media Design, Interactive Digital Media, Audio/Visual Production and Digital Imaging. Hands-on products would include but not limited to webcasting/podcasting, movie making, communication tools (cell phones, iPhones, iPods), using digital camcorders/cameras. Students will develop an understanding of IT professionalism including the importance of ethics, communication skills, and knowledge of the program.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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