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Sports Marketing.docx B05Sports Marketing1 year10Practical Arts10th, 11th, 12thMarketing
This sport/event marketing course develops student skill in determining the economic impact of sports/events, price setting, research, marketing, positioning, product/service management, and promotion and sales strategies. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.
Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Keyboarding.docx B08Keyboarding1 Semester1Middle Level Credit6th, 7th, 8thComputer Technology
Keyboarding is a class that is designed to improve students
typing and formatting skills.  Students use keyboarding software provided by the district to improve their typing speed, accuracy, and efficiency. Students may also utilize drill books and weekly assignments provided by the teacher to work on their keyboarding skills.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Word Processing 1.docx B11Word Processing 11 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This course will focus on keyboarding skills with emphasis on mastery in speed, accuracy, personal business letters, simple tabulation as well as other business documents. Students will also learn the basics of workbooks, presentations, publications, and email.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Word Processing 2.docx B12Word Processing 21 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This course places emphasis on production of letters, manuscripts, tabulations, skill building, and employment applications, modern office communications, and a strong emphasis on speed and control development. A variety of projects include the use of current industry technologies.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Desktop Publishing and Computer Graphics.docx B13Desktop Publishing and Computer Graphics1 Semester5Practical ArtsPractical Arts9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology
This class focuses on desktop publishing, graphics, and presentation software to create newsletters, books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia, presentations, and movies. Basic concepts of design, layout, typography, and graphics will be used to create professional-looking documents and presentations.
STEM, Arts, Design & information Technology
Leadership in Action.docx B30Leadership in Action1 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This project-based leadership course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as communication skills, emotional intelligence, operations, and professional development. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for leadership skills. The capstone activity of the course is the implementation of a service-learning project. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Wealth Management.docx B32Wealth Management1 Semester5Practical ArtsMoney Management9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This project-based financial literacy course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as economic decision-making, time value of money, financial management, and types of investments. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for personal financial management and investing. To encourage immediate implementation of financial management skills, Wealth Management utilizes an on-going project for course delivery and reinforcement. The course content is sequenced for students to develop a full understanding of their role and responsibility in their financial future. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. 
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Principles of Business and Economics.docx B33Principles of Business & Economics1 year10Practical ArtsMoney Management9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This project-based business course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world as well as expanding their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control.  Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practice, current applications to everyday society and business life. Grade is weighted for concurrent enrollment with the Front Range Community College courses BUS115 Introduction to Business and ECO105 Introduction to Economics.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Principles of Marketing wt.docx B35Principles of Marketing wt1 yearB3310Practical ArtsElectives10th, 11th, 12thMarketing
A project‐based business course that develops student understanding and skills in the functional areas of marketing: channel management, marketing‐information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of each of the marketing functions and their ethical and legal issues. Decision matrices are employed to aid in market planning.

Business, Marketing & Public Administration
College Accounting wt.docx B36College Accounting wt1 year10Practical ArtsMoney Management11th, 12thBusiness
This course covers all the learning objectives of a traditional college level financial accounting course, plus those from a managerial accounting course. Using an integrated approach, students first learn how businesses plan for, and evaluate, their operating, financing and investing decisions, and then students learn how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. Topics include an introduction to accounting, accounting information systems, time value of money, and accounting for merchandising firms, sales and receivables, fixed assets, debt and equity. Other topics include statement of cash flows, financial ratios, cost-volume profit analysis and variance analysis. Grade is weighted for concurrent enrollment with the University of Northern Colorado course BAAC220.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Principles of Finance.docx B37Principles of Finance1 Semester5Practical ArtsMoney Management11th, 12thBusiness
Principles of Finance furthers student understanding of two specific business activities—accounting and finance—that were introduced in an earlier High School of Business course, Principles of Business & Economics. Through multiple projects, students make connections between accounting, with an emphasis on cash flow, and finance, with an emphasis on decision‐making. Students acquire an understanding of financial statements, calculate financial ratios, and make business decisions based on their interpretation of those financial statements and ratios. In addition, students determine business‐financing options, as well as develop an appreciation for types of financial service providers and financial markets. Decision matrices are employed to aid in financial planning. 
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Principles of Management.docx B38Principles of Management1 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
Principles of Management furthers student understanding of management that was introduced in an earlier High School of Business™ course, Principles of Business. Through individual and team activities and a semester-long project, students make connections between management and business success. Students acquire an understanding of legal and ethical issues associated with management; initiate, plan, implement and control, and close a project; motivate team members; delegate work; develop a chain of command; coordinate work efforts; and interpret statistical findings.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Business Strategies.docx B39Business Strategies1 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
Business Strategies, which is the capstone course for the High School of Business™ program, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human resources management, and strategic management. By planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling business activities, students acquire a realistic understanding of what is required to open and successfully run a business. They conduct situational, market, and competitive analyses; select a target market; develop a business plan; recruit, interview, select, and hire staff; supervise staff; control use of resources; and evaluate the results of the business effort. Throughout the course, students make decisions and use problem-solving skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Business Foundations.docx B41Business Foundations1 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This course introduces students to the major areas of business: ownership, finance, marketing, human resources, operations, management. Business Foundations provides students with a solid base on which to build their studies of business,  introduces them to the project-oriented world of business and the opportunity to build their own business. Participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) activities helps to strengthen students' connections between the classroom and the business world. Guest speakers and field trips may be incorporated to enrich the learning experience.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Finance.docx B42Finance1 Semester5Practical ArtsMoney Management9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This course is designed to help students develop their abilities to make wise consumer decisions by recognizing, understanding, and comparing the alternatives facing them as consumers. Budgeting, purchasing decisions and consumer credit, banking services, investing, life, auto, and property insurance, income taxes and housing are some of the topics covered. This course satisfies the Boulder Valley School District’s Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) graduation requirement.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Business Law.docx B44Business Law 1 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This course is for students interested in acquiring basic knowledge of the legal framework of our society. The content may include history, development, and classification of laws; personal and business law related to everyday life; contract law; the court system and courtroom procedures; legal terminology; and crime classification.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Business Management.docx B60Business Management1 Semester5Practical ArtsMoney Management9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
Students learn to apply the five business management principles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The course is hands-on and project based and is enhanced by the use of guest speakers. Computer simulations and case studies are also used to allow the students the opportunity to actually apply the information and knowledge  they have acquired. One or more field trips may also be offered.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Technology in Business.docx B70Technology in Business1 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
This course focuses on the creation and development of professional looking documents and presentations using the Microsoft suite of tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.  Proper ergonomic techniques will be emphasized.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Business Internship.docx B71Business Internship1 SemesterVaryPractical Arts9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
Business internships are available for students who are enrolled in the Business Program. Students must be at least 16 years old and able to work in positions approved by the teacher-coordinator. Close contact will be maintained between the businesses and the instructors.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
E-Business.docx B73E-Business1 Semester5Practical ArtsMoney Management9th, 10th, 11th, 12thBusiness
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Intro to Marketing.docx B80Intro to Marketing 1 Semester5Practical ArtsElectives9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMarketing
A project-based business course that develops student understanding and skills in the functional areas of marketing: channel management, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of each of the marketing functions and their ethical and legal issues.  Guest speakers and field trips may be incorporated to enrich the learning experience.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Marketing 1.docx B81Marketing 11 year10Practical ArtsMoney Management9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMarketing
This is an introductory course for students interested in marketing.  The course explores the fundamentals of marketing including economics, sales, product/service planning, promotion/advertising, marketing plans, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, communications, and marketing career development.  Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Marketing 2.docx B82Marketing 21 yearB8110Practical ArtsMoney Management10th, 11th, 12thMarketing
Marketing 2 is the second course in the Marketing program for students interested in careers in the field of marketing and management, global marketing, and entrepreneurship. The content emphasizes strategic marketing, marketing management, business operation and the global marketing environment. The course challenges students to apply their classroom instruction through business simulations and interaction with the business community. Students will develop a business plan and demonstrate the application of marketing skill and concepts within the business environment. Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Marketing Internship.docx B83Marketing Internship1 SemesterVaryPractical ArtsElectives10th, 11th, 12thMarketing
Marketing internship gives students the opportunity for practical application of the concepts learned from the marketing classroom to a real-world experience. Marketing internship is available as an option to students who are enrolled in the Marketing Program and/or is an integral part of the High School of Business. And student has received the instructor's permission to enroll. Students must be at least 16 years old and in positions approved by the teacher-coordinator in the field of marketing.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Marketing Lab.docx B84Marketing Lab1 year10Practical ArtsElectives11th, 12thMarketing
Be a part of a real business enterprise in high school.  Marketing lab gives students the opportunity for practical application of the concepts learned from the marketing classroom to a real-world retail experience in their own school. Marketing lab is available as an option to students who are enrolled in the Marketing Program and have received the instructor’s permission to enroll.
These are non-paid work experiences related to business enterprise. Students will have an opportunity for advancement and placement in the School-Based Enterprise Program through National DECA upon teacher approval.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Marketing 3.docx B85Marketing 31 yearB8210Practical ArtsElectives11th, 12thMarketing
This course is designed for students with a career interest in marketing, management or business who plan to continue their education.  Marketing 3 will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of marketing from a management perspective.  This course focuses on ethics, economics, information-management, product planning, pricing, promotion, purchasing, distribution, finance, the global marketplace, and the development of business and marketing plans.  Classroom instruction will be reinforced through the use of case studies, guest lecturers, field trips, computer simulations and specialized career study.  Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
** When Marketing 3 is taken as a CU Succeed College Course the credit earned will be weighted.
Business, Marketing & Public Administration
Java Programming.docx D04Java Programming1 Semester1Middle Level Credit6th, 7th, 8thComputer Technology
By design, this course enables middle school students, with no previous experience, to jump right into the Java programming language. Students will become familiar with objects, classes, methods, parameters, data types, fields, loops, constructors and more. Students will learn about these topics, as well as others, through modifying existing programs and creating programs from scratch.
STEM, Arts, Design & information Technology
Exploratory Computers.docx D06Exploratory Computers vary1Middle Level CreditN/A6thComputer Technology
This course is designed to introduce students to the variety of technology tools available in their own school.  Students will make text documents, create drawings, import their drawings into documents, use clip art files and Internet images, build a spreadsheet for data collection and create charts and graphs from that data, use electronic resources and the Internet, practice proper keyboarding techniques, and explore a variety of software applications.  This class will cover basic hardware and software operations and help students learn to use the technology tools in their classes.
STEM, Arts, Design & information Technology
Computer Power.docx D07Computer Power1 Semester1Middle Level CreditN/A7th, 8thComputer Technology
This 7th and 8th grade class builds upon the basic skills mastered in Exploring Computers by introducing new applications and adding more advanced uses of the basics. Students who did not complete the Exploring Computers class may need to complete assignments that allow them to master these skills before moving on to the projects in Computer Power, including keyboarding with both hands at 20 words per minute, as well as basic computer operation and Internet use.
STEM, Arts, Design & information Technology
Multimedia Production.docx D08Multimedia Production1 Semester1Middle Level CreditN/A7th, 8thComputer Technology
This class is designed to allow students to explore a variety of software used in everyday life. Students create slideshows using digital photography, create animated movies, design games and create presentations, spreadsheets and websites.
STEM, Arts, Design & information Technology
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