Business Education and Information Technology courses fit under the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum.
Web Development 9 - 10
The technology sector is a rapidly growing industry everywhere. This course offers students an introduction into the world of computers and web development. Students are not required to have any previous experiences or knowledge. Students will explore the basics of computer hardware and software, troubleshooting skills, basic coding concepts (HTML/CSS), web design, design thinking process, and issues surrounding digital literacy, cyber security risks, and ethics. Students will also learn the basics of video production for developing digital media, including pre-production planning, filming, editing, and encoding.
Computer Programming 11
Students will learn the basic foundations of computer programming and begin exploring how to solve problems with the mindset of a computer scientist. Students will work with manipulating graphics, animation, robotics, and games to gain a better understanding of the code behind the technology we use day to day.
Computer Programming 12
Students will further develop their understanding of computer programming through complex projects. Students will learn to break problems down and develop solutions for each element using a variety of strategies. These projects may involve solving a problem in other subject areas while working in collaboration with others. Students will also be implementing user input for creating interactive applications.
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, recording transactions, adjusting and preparing financial statements. Students will complete exercises that are similar to processes of accounting for small business.
Marketing and Promotion 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.
This course is a continuation of Accounting 11 for students who wish to further their knowledge of financial procedures. It is recommended for students who have completed Accounting 11 and are plannng to pursue business or commerce studies. It covers accounting for merchandising businesses, inventory, internal control and payroll. Students will also learn a computerized program for accounting.
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.