One Eagle Way
Clarksburg, WV 26301
BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
This area of study is designed to provide the learner with the opportunity to create documents from a variety of programs including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and computerized presentations. Students will incorporate text and pictures from the Internet. Students will achieve these objectives utilizing Microsoft Office Software and web browsers.
DESKTOP PUBLISHING Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Desktop Publishing refers to the process of using the computer to produce documents and other products such as newsletters, brochures and books. Students will use multimedia computers to create attractive and effective documents by combining text and graphics to create a finished document that can be printed, displayed or faxed. Students will learn guidelines to make their products appear professional and serve the purpose for which they are created. This class also counts as one of the courses to be a Fine Arts or Visual Arts completer.
WEB PAGE PUBLISHING Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will design and create Web pages using HTML and web editors, in addition to learning the basics of page layout and design with desktop publishing. Emphasis will be placed on correct procedures for documenting Internet research. By using hands-on experience, students will learn how a computer processes data and how it uses peripheral hardware such as printers, modems, and multimedia devices. This class also counts as one of the courses to be a Fine Arts or Visual Arts completer.
DIGITAL IMAGING Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
In this course students will learn to create animations using Adobe Flash, as well as create and edit digital images and multimedia documents using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher, and Windows Movie Maker. Students will use handheld and flatbed scanners, digital and video cameras, and audio equipment hardware to create presentations, movies, images, and audio files. Students create a digital portfolio showcasing classroom projects. BCA I is recommended but not required for this course. This class also counts as one of the courses to be a Visual Arts completer.
COMPUTERIZED PRESENTATIONS Prerequisites: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as utilizing presentation software, and in creating, modifying, and delivering professional presentations.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT Prerequisites: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as the management of database systems, and the storage, management, and retrieval of information. Students will prepare invoices, reports and other documents using database management software.
WORD PROCESSING Prerequisites: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will learn basic keyboard skills as well as the latest updates to Microsoft Office Suite.
SPREADSHEET MANAGEMENT Prerequisites: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will become adept at Excel spreadsheets for the purpose of entering, calculating, and presenting information.
BUSINESS AND MARKETING ESSENTIALS Prerequisites: None Grades: 10, 11, 12
A course to introduce the basics of business including the different ways you can start a business, the purpose of insurance, applying for loans and what interest is, hiring and firing employees, advertising your business, managing a checking account, the advantages and disadvantages of applying for credit, business ethics and business fraud, and many others. Students also learn about international business etiquette and global marketing strategies used worldwide.
This class is designed to help students become familiar with office technology, and office operation/management procedures. Major instructional areas include: personal development and employability skills, managing records, processing mail, communication skills and responsibilities. keeping financial records, applying computing, accounting, and data skills, processing business correspondence, operating office equipment, using management skills, and completing office support activities.
ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I
An introductory course highly recommended for anyone interested in business, anyone who may be a business major in college, or anyone who may own their own business in the future. Using accounting software and manual methods, students will open the accounts in an accounting system, record transactions, create financial statements and then use the results to analyze the success of the business. Students also learn the importance of ethics in the accounting field.
This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in a multi-disciplinary approach to personal financial management. Students will develop consumer skills as related to finances, explore income earnings and reporting, plan for personal financial success, devise investment and savings plans, compare transportation and housing costs, analyze credit and loan procedures, and evaluate insurance as risk management.
FOODS AND NUTRITION Prerequisite: None Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course focuses on lifelong skills both in the areas of nutrition and food preparation. The students learn basic knowledge in nutrition, food terminology, kitchen equipment, safety and sanitation, use of recipes, and work schedules. As the budget and time allows, students apply the knowledge and skills preparing for foods lab demonstrations and team work in food labs. Food preparation techniques in labs may include convenience foods, meats, fruits, vegetables, main courses, beverages, and desserts. This course blends knowledge of nutrition and its effect on health and wellness, including food preparation and consumer skills that can be applied personally in home, at college, or in a career.
PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT Prerequisite: None Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Students in Child Development examine (study) the behavior patterns and growth of children from before birth through childhood, adolescence, and influence on adulthood. This course highlights contemporary 21st topics, issues, concerns, and careers dealing with children, families, and parents. This course is applicable to all students.
PARENTING AND STRONG FAMILIES Prerequisite: None Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course will prepare students who are interested in a career in social work or any of the human service careers dealing with children, families, and parents. It includes information on the psychology of why children and adolescences exhibit certain behaviors as well as contemporary topics in today’s society. Growth and development of the child in each stage from birth through adulthood as it affects the family and society is studies.