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Business & Marketing Course Descriptions

1851 | Introduction to Business: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics.

 

1750CEFRHS | FRCC Intro to PC Applications (CIS1018): 5 credits/3 college credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Elective credit – no prerequisite 

CIS1018 - This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet.

 

1830 | Fundamentals of Accounting A: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite

Introduces accounting fundamentals with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

 

1831CEFRHS| FRCC Fundamentals of Accounting B (ACC1001):  5 credits/3 college credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Math or Elective – prerequisite Fundamentals of Accounting A 

ACC 1001: This second-level accounting class goes beyond what is learned in Accounting 1 by introducing students to special journals, preparing payroll and payroll taxes, corporate accounting, and accounting for a merchandising business.  QuickBooks Pro automated accounting will supplement every chapter in the textbook.  Students completing this class will be prepared to be an entry-level bookkeeper or data entry clerk. FRCC Fundamentals of Accounting B will be offered online through Futures Lab.

 

1923 | Introduction to Economics: 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Economics – no prerequisite

Students will learn and be able to use economic thinking, problem solving, and logic in solving business problems and analyzing current topics. This course emphasizes the role of free markets in determining economic well-being. Students will learn the fundamentals of microeconomics including supply, demand, and pricing, along with the basics of macroeconomics: Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Money Supply and the role of government in stabilizing and growing an economy. This course offers students the opportunity to apply what they learn through interactive projects and group assignments. 

 

1930 | Personal Finance: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Personal Financial Literacy – no prerequisite 

Surveys the basic personal finance needs of most individuals and introduces the personal finance tools useful in planning and instituting a successful personal financial philosophy. The course emphasizes the basics of budgeting, buying, saving, borrowing, career planning, investing, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, and income taxes.

 

1930CEFRHS| FRCC Personal Finance (BUS1016): 5 credits/3 college credits – grades 9 (middle school counselor recommendation), 10, 11, 12 – Personal Financial Literacy – no prerequisite

BUS1016 - Surveys the basic personal finance needs of most individuals and introduces the personal finance tools useful in planning and instituting a successful personal financial philosophy. The course emphasizes the basics of budgeting, buying, saving, borrowing, career planning, investing, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, and income taxes.

 

1769 | Business Communications: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Language Arts – no prerequisite

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication. 

 

1760 | Business & Marketing Essentials: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite

An introductory business and marketing course, enables students to acquire a realistic understanding of business processes and activities. Students examine fundamental economic concepts, the business environment, and primary business activities. They develop an understanding of and skills in such areas as customer relations, economics, emotional intelligence, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, professional development, and strategic management. Throughout the course, students are presented ethical dilemmas and problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.

 

1766 | Web Design Foundations A: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Math/Computer Science or Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

Web Design Foundations is a course that prepares students with work-related web design skills for advancement into postsecondary education and industry. The course is intended to develop fundamental skills in both theory and practical application of the basic web design and development process, project management and teamwork, troubleshooting and problem solving, and interpersonal skill development. Laboratory facilities and experiences simulate those found in the web design and development industry; where interaction with a “client” is indicated in the standards, it is expected that students’ peers or the instructor may serve as mock clients in lieu of an actual relationship with an industry partner. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will  be prepared for more advanced coursework in the Web Design program of study.  At FCHS: students will learn how to use HTML, CSS, and an introduction to JavaScript using Visual Studio Code.  Students will also learn how to design websites using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and even Adobe Animate.  

 

1767 | Web Design Foundations B:  5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Math/Computer Science or Fine & Applied Arts- prerequisite Web 1 or approval 

Web Design Foundations is a course that prepares students with work-related web design skills for advancement into postsecondary education and industry. The course is intended to develop fundamental skills in both theory and practical application of the basic web design and development process, project management and teamwork, troubleshooting and problem solving, and interpersonal skill development. Laboratory facilities and experiences simulate those found in the web design and development industry; where interaction with a “client” is indicated in the standards, it is expected that students’ peers or the instructor may serve as mock clients in lieu of an actual relationship with an industry partner. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for more advanced coursework in the Web Design program of study. At FCHS: students will learn advanced stills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using Visual Studio Code.  Students will also learn how to design websites using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and even Adobe Animate. 

 

1763CEFR | FRCC Principles of Marketing (MAR2016):  10 credits/3 college credits (awarded S2) – grades 10,11,12 – Elective, prerequisite: a previous course in the marketing pathway   - District Capstone

MAR2016 - Presents the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applications to businesses and the individual consumer. Leadership principles will be applied through DECA written competitive manuals. DECA membership is encouraged.​

 

8188CEFRHS | FRCC Social Media for Business (MAR1055): 5 credits/3 college credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite

MAR1055 - Teaches students how to use social media as a business strategy and covers how to match that strategy with the goals of the business. This course addresses current trends, ethics, regulations, legal challenges, strategy, content development, and change management. This course helps students develop a better understanding of how marketing with social media is similar to and different from traditional marketing and how to best use online methods to further business goals.

 

See Counselor | Futures Lab: Business Incubator: Various credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Various Graduation Requirements – no prerequisite

Learners in this zero-barrier pathway will develop an entrepreneurial mindset in this start-up style hub for innovation. Young entrepreneurs will partner will local businesses and community mentors, work in high-performing teams, and learn the ins and outs of project management. Learners will foster the courage to take on the unexpected and to ultimately develop businesses for a better world. Learners in this pathway will also be able to earn their Entrepreneurship & Small Business certification offered through Certiport. See Futures Lab Website for more details. 

 

See Counselor | Futures Lab: Design Thinking: Various credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Various Graduation Requirements – no prerequisite

The Design Thinking Pathway focuses on a creative, flexible process for solving socially important problems. A variety of industries have identified the design thinking process as central to how they approach problem finding and problem solving. Learners will develop compelling ideas using human-centered design. Courses in this pathway are interdisciplinary, collaborative, and project-based. Learners may earn credit toward their Certificate in Design Thinking from Colorado State University. See Futures Lab Website for more details. 

 

1779 | Work-Based Learning: Business: Various credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Elective - no prerequisite

Students build on prior knowledge and skills in the program of study to further develop and apply employability and technical skills that prepare them for success in future career and postsecondary education.

 

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