Design - Business and ICT (ADST)

Business Education and Information Technology courses fit under the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum.

Information Technology 9

Information Technology 9 introduces students to computer applications and implications. Students will be exposed to word processing, electronic communications, multimedia, video editing, computer graphics, programming, computer hardware and desktop publishing. Students will leave this course with a solid foundation in basic technology use.

 

Information Technology 10

Information and Communications Technology 11 is modular course focusing on 2 core pathways involving computers. Students will develop a working knowledge of the nature, uses and limitations of computers through the use of various software applications and hardware peripherals. This course will cover digital media development (2D Graphic Design and Publishing, 3D Design and Animation, Web Publishing, Desktop Digital Video) and computer programming (Introduction to Programming, Programming Methodology, Programming Structures, Graphics and User Interfaces) as time permits.

 

Accounting 11

This course is designed for students who desire an introduction to accounting.  It is recommended for students who are planning to pursue business or commerce studies.  Accounting is also a great course for students who simply have an interest in managing their finances well.  It covers the basic accounting cycle, banking procedures, financial statements and payroll accounting. Students will complete exercises that are similar to processes small businesses engage in. 

 

Information Technology 11

In this course students learn more advanced features of graphics rendering, animation, programming, web site development, and video editing. This course will cover advanced topics in digital media development and computer programming.

 

Marketing 11

This is an introductory activity-based course in the basic concepts of marketing. Topics covered include: marketing strategies, public relations, distribution, advertising, ad design, consumer motivation, credit, selling techniques, and the “psychology of selling”. This practical course is applicable to many careers. Students will learn about productivity and motivating employees. The units covered include how to start a retail business and how to use advertising and salesmanship to the best advantage.

 

Keyboarding 11 and 12

Word processing is for everyone. It is strongly recommended that every student acquire keyboarding skills by completing this course. The course is divided into three areas: 1) touch typing with a goal of 30 words per minute; 2) fundamental formatting skills for business and academic applications such as letters and essays; and 3) application of the above two skills while learning to operate the Apple computer in a networked lab setting. A solid foundation in keyboarding and computer skills will be a great asset for future courses.

 

Accounting 12

This course is a continuation of Accounting 11 for students who wish to further their knowledge of financial procedures. 

 

Entrepreneurship 12

Entrepreneurship 12 is a highly interactive, skill building course. All businesses begin with the ideas of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs identify and explore opportunities, research the resulting ideas, locate and organize resources and begin to turn the ideas into reality. Entrepreneurship 12 helps students to gain an understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit in the context of starting a small business. Within a secure and supportive environment, students research, develop, and implement venture plans that link technical and managerial resources and innovation. The course offers students opportunities to develop a business knowledge base. No matter what profession a student wishes to pursue, the skills learned in Entrepreneurship 12 will be beneficial.

 

Information Technology 12

In this course students learn more advanced features of graphics rendering, animation, programming, web site development, and video editing. This course will cover advanced topics in digital media development and computer programming.

 

Marketing 12

This course is a continuation of Marketing 11 for students who wish to further their knowledge of marketing procedures.