• Business Education - The courses listed below are classes that may be offered at a school district by the Business Education instructor. 
     
    Check to see what is currently available at the district level.  All District level approved courses are identified with an * (asterick).  If there is a course of interest not approved at district level, please contact Ms. Kraft for more information.
     

    COURSE NAME

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    EXPLORATORY (E) OR PREPARATORY (P)

    CLUSTER NAME (CODE)

    CLUSTER PATHWAY

    TV/Radio Broadcast Journalism Technology

     

    A course that focuses on the theories, methods and techniques used to plan, gather information, writing, and present information in print, audio, and video. The course will prepare individuals in the fields of reporting, writing, marketing, planning, distribution, and management. Includes instruction in media aesthetics; planning, writing styles, facilities management, marketing, distribution, media regulations, copyright law and policy.

     

    P

     

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Journalism and Broadcasting

     

    Publishing*

     

    A course that focuses on the process of managing the creation, publication, and distribution of print and electronic books and other text products and prepares individuals to manage the editorial, technical, and business aspects of publishing operations. Includes instruction in product planning and design, editing, author relations, business and copyright law, publishing industry operations, contracting and purchasing, product marketing, electronic publishing and commerce, history of publishing, and professional standards and ethics. (up to 180 hours)

     

    P

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Journalism and Broadcasting

     

    Photography and Video Foundations

     

    This course will focus on career exploration in the fields of photography and video production. The course will include basic theories, methods and techniques used to plan, produce, and distribute photos and video, Includes instruction in sound, lighting, camera options, composition, production preparation, and related computer applications. (Limited to 180 hr)

     

    E

     

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Audio and Video Technology and Film

     

    Visual Communications

     

    This course will focus on career exploration in the fields of Visual Communications. Students will explore the areas that cover design, production, display, and presentation of material of all types (advertising, education, illustrative, etc.) using the media that best displays the illustration. Media includes digital photography, animation, computerized graphics, video, audio, and methods of presentation. (limited to 180 hr)

     

    E

     

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Visual Arts

     

    Graphic Communications Foundations

     

    This course will focus on career exploration in the field of Graphic Communications. Course will include theories, methods and techniques used in the graphic communication fields. Instruction will include; prepress, press, and post press phases of production operations, basic digital imaging, other reproduction methods, communication and employability skills, and safety. (limited to 180 hr.).

     

    E

     

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Printing Technology

     

    Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Technology/Technician*

     

    A course that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the layout, design, and typographic arrangement of printed and electronic graphic and textual products. Includes instruction in printing and lithographic equipment and operations; computer hardware and software; digital imaging; print preparation; page layout and design; desktop publishing and applicable principles of graphic design and web page design.

     

    P

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Printing Technology

     

    Animation Technology/Video Graphics and Special Effects

     

    A course that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual imaging and sound, techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, dubbing, software applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

     

    P

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Visual Arts

     

    Fundamentals of Information Technology

     

    A course that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design. (90 or 180 hours)

     

    E

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Information Support and Services

     

    Computer Programming

     

    A course that focuses on the general writing and implementation of generic and customized programs to drive operating systems and that generally prepares individuals to apply the methods and procedures of software design and programming to software installation and maintenance. Includes instruction in software design, low- and high-level languages and program writing; program customization and linking; prototype testing; troubleshooting; and related aspects of operating systems and networks.

     

    P

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Programming and Software Development

     

    Digital Communication Tools

     

    A course that generally prepares individuals to perform basic data and text entry using standard and customized software products. Includes instruction in keyboarding skills, personal computer and work station operation, reading draft texts and raw data forms, audio and tape dictation, and various interactive software courses used for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and others. (90 hours)

     

    E

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Information Support and Services

     

    Office User Specialist*

     

    A course that prepares individuals to master and use computer software applications for inputting, verifying, organizing, storing, retrieving, transforming (changing, updating, and deleting), and extracting information. Includes instruction in using various types of data entry such as word processing, spreadsheets, database design, presentation software and others. This course may provide the opportunity to show validation of expertise through a globally-recognized standard through Microsoft Office Specialist or equivalent industry certification. This course may be 90, 180 or 360 hours.

     

    P

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Information Support and Services

     

    Webpage/Digital/Multimedia and Information Design*

     

    A course that prepares individuals to apply HTML, XML, JavaScript, graphic applications, and other authoring tools to the design, editing, and publishing, (launching) of documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the World Wide Web. Includes instruction in internet theory; web page standards and policies; elements of web page design; user interfaces; vector tools; special effects; interactive and multimedia components; search engines; navigation; morphing; ecommerce tools; and emerging web technologies.

     

    P

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Programming and Software Development

     

    Data Modeling and Database Administration

     

    A course that prepares individuals to design and manage the construction of databases and related software courses and applications, including the linking of individual data sets to create complex searchable databases (warehousing) and the use of analytical search tools (mining). Includes instruction in database theory, logic, and semantics; operational and warehouse modeling; dimensionality; attributes and hierarchies; data definition; technical architecture; access and security design; integration; formatting and extraction; data delivery; index design; implementation problems; planning and budgeting; and client and networking issues.

     

    P

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Network Systems

     

    Video Game Design/Digital Computer Animation for Game Design

     

    A course that focuses on the software, hardware, and mathematical tools used to represent, display, and manipulate topological, two and three-dimensional objects on a video screen and prepares individuals to function as computer graphics/video game development specialists. Includes instruction in graphics software and systems; computer programming; digital multimedia; graphic design, video game design and development; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory; algebra; geometry; trigonometry and introduction to various mathematical concepts related to interactive computer and computer graphic-based applications.

     

    P

     

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications (3)

     

    Visual Arts

     

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

     

    A course that focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels. Includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting. The second 180 hours of this course should lead to industry certification such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

     

    P

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Network Systems

     

    Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

     

    A program that prepares individuals to develop and maintain web servers and the hosted web pages at one or a group of web sites, and to function as designated webmasters. Includes instruction in computer systems and editing; information resources management; web policy and procedures; Internet applications of information systems security; user interfacing and usability research; and relevant management and communications skills.

     

    P

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Information Support and Services

     

    Computer Support Specialist

     

    A course that prepares individuals to analyze problems and research solutions; identify, test, and implement solutions; manage working relationships with customers; install, configure, and test new operating and application software and software upgrades; operate computer system and run system applications; and monitor and analyze system performance. Includes instruction in troubleshooting; facilitation and customer service; hardware and software installation, configuration, and upgrades; and system operations, monitoring, and maintenance.

     

    P

     

    Information Technology (11)

     

    Information Support and Services

     

    Consumer and Family Resources

     

    In Consumer and Family Resources students will learn to evaluate management practices related to the human, economic, and environmental resources. The effective management of current and future resources is stressed. Learning activities will help students make satisfying short and long-term decisions. Standards and competencies address financial goal-setting and strategies; household income, assets, and debt management; preventing and resolving financial difficulties; and use of public resources.

     

    E

     

    Human Services (10)

     

    Consumer Services

     

    Business Law

     

    A general course that focuses on law and new issues from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law. (90 or 180 hours)

     

    E

     

    Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (12)

     

    Legal Services

     

    Legal Administrative Assistant

     

    A course that prepares individuals to serve as legal office managers, special assistants, and legal secretaries. Includes instruction in office management, secretarial science, principles of U.S. or Canadian law, legal terminology and documentation, legal research, legal software applications, law office procedures, recordkeeping, billing, applicable policies and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

     

    P

     

    Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (12)

     

    Legal Services

     

    Technical Communication

     

    A course that focuses on the theory, methods, and skills needed for writing and editing scientific, technical and business papers and monographs. (180 hours)

     

    E

     

    Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

     

    Journalism and Broadcasting

     

    Financial Math*

     

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, financial literacy and financial markets and applications.

     

    E

     

    Finance (6)

     

    Accounting

     

    Business Math*

     

    This course allows individuals to learn and apply math skills and operations to calculate discounts, mark-ups, mark-downs, verifying invoices, computing payroll, interest, and installment buying. Also includes instruction in operating the desktop 10-key calculator by touch and use this equipment for fast, efficient solutions to business math problems as well as personal financial management topics of budgeting, expense monitoring, and maintaining a personal or business checkbook.

     

    E

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    General Management

     

    Economics

     

    A course that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macro-economics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

     

    E

     

    Finance (6)

     

    Business Financial Management

     

    Introduction to Business

     

    A course that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The courses may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings. (90 hours)

     

    E

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    General Management

     

    Business Administration Management

     

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

     

    E

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    General Management

     

    Business Office Management

     

    A course that prepares individuals to supervise and manage the operations and personnel of business offices and management-level divisions. Includes instruction in employee supervision, management, and labor relations; budgeting; scheduling and coordination; office systems operation and maintenance; office records management, organization, and security; office facilities designed and space management; preparation and evaluation of business management data; and public relations.

     

    P

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    Administrative Support

     

    Electronic Commerce

     

    A course that prepares individuals to plan, manage, supervise, and market electronic business operations, products, and services provided online via the Internet. Includes instruction in business administration, information technology, information resources management, web deign, computer and Internet law and policy, computer privacy and security, e-trading, insurance, electronic marketing, investment capital planning, enterprise operations, personnel supervision, contracting, and product and service networking. (90 hours)

     

    P

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    Marketing Management

     

    Accounting*

     

    A course that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement creation and analysis, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

     

    P

     

    Finance (6)

     

    Accounting

     

    Accounting Technology

     

    A course that prepares individuals to provide technical administrative support to professional accountant and other financial management personnel. Includes instruction in posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices. (90 hours)

     

    E

     

    Finance (6)

     

    Accounting

     

    Business Procedures and Administrative Support Services

     

    A course that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and record management, and report preparation.

     

    E

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    Administrative Support

     

    Recordkeeping

     

    A course that prepares individuals to supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in maintaining records and document files. Directs and assists workers in searching files to retrieve lost or missing records, utilizing knowledge of common filing errors. Also included is training in clerical duties such as copying data, compiling records and reports, tabulating and posting data in record books in multi-column forms. Also included is instruction in providing information and conducting interviews, formulating budgets, operating office machines, and handling mail and correspondence. (90 hours)

     

    P

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    Administrative Support

     

    Business Communications

     

    A course that prepares individuals to function in an organization as a composer, editor and proofreader of business or business-related communications. (90 or 180 hours)

     

    P

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    Administrative Support

     

    Entrepreneurship

     

    A course that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business. (90 or 180 hours)

     

    E

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    General Management

     

    Finance

     

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting; financial instruments; capital planning; funds acquisition; asset and debt management; budgeting; financial analysis; and investments and portfolio management.

     

    E

     

    Finance (6)

     

    Business Finance

     

    Banking and Financial Services

     

    A course that prepares individuals to perform a wide variety of customer services in banks, insurance agencies, savings and loan companies, and related enterprises. Includes instruction in communications and public relations skills, business equipment operation, and technical skills applicable to the methods and operations of specific financial or insurance services. (up to 180 hours)

     

    P

     

    Finance (6)

     

    Banking Services

     

    Restaurant /Food Services Management

     

    A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market restaurants, food services in hospitality establishments, food service chains and franchise networks and restaurant supply operations. Includes instruction in hospitality administration, food services management, wholesale logistics and distribution, franchise operations, business and capitalization, food industry operations, marketing and retailing, business law and regulations, finance and professional standards and ethics.

     

    P

     

    Hospitality and Tourism (9)

     

    Restaurant and Food/Beverage Services

     

    International Business and Commerce

     

    A course that prepares individuals to manage international businesses and/or business operations. Includes instruction in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets.

     

    E

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)

     

    General Management

     

    Introduction Marketing

     

    A course that teaches marketing concepts and skills and the underlying business foundations required for the understanding and development of marketing. Elements such as distribution, financing, marketing-information management, pricing, product/service management, promotion and selling along with the foundations of economics and communications are introduced in this course. (90 or 180 hours)

     

    E

     

    Marketing (14)

     

    Marketing Management

     

    Marketing Management

     

    A course that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principles of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets. [To be used as the third-year component of a three-year marketing program.] (up to 180 hours)

     

    P

     

    Marketing (14)

     

    Marketing Management

     

    Business & Marketing Education Cooperative Worksite Experience

     

    A learning experience in which the student has completed a Career and Technical Education sequence in their program area education prior to the co-op experience or concurrently enrolls in a Career and Technical Education class at school and works in a related occupation. WAC 392-410-315 outlines regulations for granting credit for cooperative work-based learning experiences.

     

    E

     

    Business, Management & Administration (4)