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COURSE

TITLE

GRADE


LENGTH


CREDIT

PREREQUISITE

FEE

2250

Career Pathways

9

1 quarter

0.5

None

None

2260

Introduction to Business

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

Purchase of Simulation

2270

Personal Finance

10, 11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

Purchase of Simulation

2280

Accounting I

10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Introduction to Business

Working Papers

2285

Accounting II

10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Accounting I with a C or higher

None

2286

Entrepreneurship

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Introduction to Business

Purchase of Simulation

2380

Information Technology**

9, 10, 11, 12

1 semester

1

None

 None

2382

Web Design**

9, 10, 11, 12

1 semesters

1

None

None

2390 

Computer & Mobile Applications**

9,10,11,12

1 semesters

1

None

None

2391

Computer Hardware**

9, 10, 11, 12

1 semesters

1

None

None

2381

Networking**

11, 12

1 semesters

1

None

None

2370

Network Security**

12

1 semesters

1

Must successfully complete 2 of the 3 following courses: Information Technology, Computer Hardware, and/or Networking

None

2385

Video Production

10, 11, 12

1 semester

1

3 Teacher Recommendations and signed contract

$15.00

3150

Yearbook

10, 11, 12

1 semester

1

Signed contract and tech ability and/or photography skills

None

** The CIT program has articulation agreements with Cincinnati State, University of Cincinnati, UC Branches, Miami University, and Miami Branches and also has CTAG agreements with all publicly funded universities in Ohio.  Upon successful completion of 4 courses and the passing of a credential exam, a student may earn up to 19 semester credit hours from Cincinnati State, 12 semester credit hours from Miami Regional Campus, or 27 semester credit hours from Sinclair Community College.  See course instructor for more information.

 

Career Pathways - 2250

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade Level:  9
Prerequisite:  None
Course Fee:  None

** This is a mandatory class for all 9th graders.

Career Pathways is a course to provide students with the skills and necessary information in developing a career plan throughout high school and into their future.  As part of this course, students will complete a variety of assignments that will help students reach their ultimate secondary and post secondary career goals, and a variety of career interest assessments and exploration activities will be used as a basis for developing their career plan.  This course will also focus on personal development skills and work ethic needed to be successful in a career.  Technology will be utilized in all phases of the class.

Introduction to Business - 2260

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None 
Fee: Purchase of Simulation

In every job, in every career, we use important business concepts.  Introduction to Business explores these concepts.  All students need good decision-making skills, skills that will help them work with others in a professional manner, manage and organize their work and manage other employees.  Students will learn the forms of business ownership, business planning, business ethics and social responsibility and managing employees.  In addition, students will take part in a technology-driven workflow simulation based on the operations of an imaginary small business community.  Students will act as managers of various businesses and will be responsible for the daily operations of their business.

Personal Finance - 2270

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Fee:  Purchase of Simulation

Personal Finance focuses on the student’s role as a citizen, student, family member, consumer and active participant in the business world.  Students will discover new ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing their resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money.  In addition to the textbook, the students will complete a simulation.  Students will open a checking account, apply for a job, find an apartment, create a budget, write checks, buy a car and pay taxes.  As they compare insurance policies and premiums, they will learn about preparing for the unexpected.  The importance of budgeting and saving for the future will be explored in depth.  This will be a practical learning experience from which every student will benefit. This course meets the financial literacy requirement.

Accounting I - 2280

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level:  10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Introduction to Business
Fee:  Working Papers

Students will learn how to start an accounting system, analyze transactions into debit and credit parts, and journalize and post business transactions.  They will learn how to plan adjusting entries on a work sheet and complete end-of-fiscal period work for a proprietorship.  Several applications throughout the semester will be completed using computer technology.

Accounting II - 2285

1 quarter, 0.5 credit 
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite:  Accounting I with a C or higher 
Fee: None 

The Accounting II course builds on the principles learned in Accounting I.  Topics in Accounting II include journalizing purchases and cash payments, journalizing sales and cash receipts, posting to general and subsidiary ledgers, preparing payroll records, distributing dividends, completing a worksheet for a merchandising business, and preparing financial statements.  Recording, adjusting and closing entries for a corporation will also be included in Accounting II.

Entrepreneurship - 2286

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Introduction to Business with a C or higher 
Fee: Purchase of Simulation

The Entrepreneurship course will take students step-by-step through the entire process of starting and running a business.  The course will cover creating a business plan extensively.  By the end of the course, students will create their own business plan.  Case studies and real entrepreneurial pitfalls will present the realities of business ownership.  

Information Technology - 2280

1 quarter, 1 credit 
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite:  None
Fee: None 

This first course in the IT career field is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of computer concepts and essential skills necessary for work and communication in today's society. Students will learn safety, security, and ethical issues in computing and social networking. Students will also learn about input/output systems, computer hardware and operating systems, and office applications.  Students may be expected to join and participate in a TSA (Technology Student Association), a career technical student organization.

Web Design  – 2382

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None 
Fee: None

Students will learn the dynamics of the Web environment while pursuing an in-depth study of both Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).  Students will create a website with tag text elements, special characters, lines, graphics, hypertext links, and graphical tables.  Students may be expected to join and participate in a TSA (Technology Student Association), a career technical student organization.

Computer & Mobile Application - 2390

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None 
Fee: None 

Students will learn to create applications for mobile devices using a variety of commercial and open source software. They will install these applications, modify them, and develop customer service skills to handle user issues. Knowledge and skills related to customer service in professional offices, small businesses, departments, work groups, and corporate information services will be addressed. Students may be expected to join and participate in a TSA (Technology Student Association), a career technical student organization.

Computer Hardware - 2391

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite:  None
Fee: None 

Students will learn to install, repair, and troubleshoot computer hardware systems. They will Perform preventative maintenance practices and learn techniques for maintaining computer hardware security.  Communication skills and professionalism in troubleshooting situations will be emphasized.  Students may be expected to join and participate in a TSA (Technology Student Association), a career technical student organization.

Networking - 2381

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite:  None
Fee: None 

Students will install, configure, and troubleshoot network hardware and peripherals. Students will learn networking by exploring the OSI model, network topologies, and cabling. Students will design simple networks, know how to select physical devices, and be able to configure the equipment. Knowledge and skills relating to the operation and usage of network protocols will be developed. Students may be expected to join and participate in a TSA (Technology Student Association), a career technical student organization.

Networking Security - 2370

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 12 
Prerequisite:  Must successfully complete 2 of the following 3 courses: Information Technology, Computer Hardware and/or Networking, and receive Instructor approval.
Fee: None 

This course will address securing networks and operating systems. Students will learn to secure network communications, computer hardware, and network software. Topics included are network security theory, cryptography, security architecture, firewalls, VPNs, IP Security, Intrusion Detection, Intrusion Prevention, Ethical Hacking, and Computer Ethics.  Students may be expected to join and participate in SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship), a career technical student organization. 

Video Production - 2385

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Three Teacher Recommendations, signed contract, and tech ability
Fee: $15.00 

Video Production will cover shooting video, pre-production planning, types of shots, lighting and coverage as well as editing using iMovie and Final Cut.  Students will learn a variety of ways to deliver video content via the web, DVD and television as well as for personal video devices such as the iPod.  Students will be required to assist with the recording and production of school activities for broadcast as well as the production of a morning announcements television program.  Priority scheduling will be used for this class.  

Yearbook - 3150 

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite:  Signed contract, and tech ability and/or photography skills 
Fee:  None 

Students will polish skills developed in Desktop Publishing through leadership roles such as business manager, section editor, or Editor-in-Chief.  Students will practice advanced editing, yearbook layout, design, and digital photography.  Students must expect to spend time outside of class involved in business communications, marketing, and publishing activities for the Rossonian.