Business

Faculty

Corey Christianson M.A. Olivet Nazarene University cchristianson@pontiac90.org
Doug Masching B.S. Illinois State University dmasching@pontiac90.org
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Course Descriptions

ACCOUNTING I (070, 071)
Class Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None
This course provides the student with the necessary skills and techniques to perform double-entry accounting tasks commonly found in a sole proprietorship and partnership business.  Directed practice through problems and a manual and automated simulation allows the student to maintain a set of books covering the entire accounting cycle from analyzing, journalizing, posting to general and subsidiary ledgers, adjusting and closing entries at the end of a fiscal period, and preparing financial statements.
ACCOUNTING II (075)
Class Level: 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Accounting I
Accounting II develops and enhances the accounting knowledge and skills learned in Accounting I.  This course details the career opportunities in accounting and provides students with the knowledge for entry-level accounting positions and a foundation for further accounting study.  Additional study of corporate accounting and automated accounting for Windows is implemented to take the student through sole-proprietorship, partnership, and corporate accounting procedures.
CONSUMER EDUCATION (080)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None
This course provides students with a better understanding of being a productive and ethical member of society.  Students will be introduced and given applications on the following topics:  economics in our world today, consumer protection, advertising and its influences on the consumer, comparative shopping, using checking and savings accounts, borrowing and investing money, using charge accounts and installment contracts, buying home, auto and life insurance, providing housing, law and the consumer, and preparing personal income tax forms.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (092)
Class Level: 09, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Keyboarding or Comptr/Kybrd Fund
This is an introductory course utilizing computers and their capabilities, terminology, and functions.  Students will be introduced to types of information processing hardware, software, and business applications.  Word processing and spreadsheets will be created and edited in this course.
ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (095)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Computer Applications
Advanced Computer Applications is designed as a follow-up course to Computer Applications.  This course builds on the students’ knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets.  Students will be introduced to creating a database.  Students will develop projects that integrate software applications.
WEB PAGE AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA DEVELOPMENT I (097)
Class Level: 09, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Computer Applications
Web Page and Interactive Media Development I is a skill-level course designed to prepare students to plan, design, create and maintain web pages and sites.  Students will learn the fundamentals of web page design using HTML, HTML editors, and graphic editors as well as programming tools such as JavaScript.  Students will work in a project-based environment to create a working website.  Students will learn to create pages, and hyperlinks, make tables and frames, create forms, integrate images, and set styles.  Students will use image-editing programs to manipulate scanned images, computer graphics, and original artwork.  Instruction will include creating graphical headers, interactive menus and buttons, and visually appealing backgrounds.  Students will use hardware and software to capture, edit, create, and compress audio and video clips.
WEB PAGE AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA DEVELOPMENT II (098)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Web Page And Interactive Media Development I
Web Page and Interactive Media Development II is a skill-level course for students who have completed Web Page and Interactive Media Development I.  Instruction will include using multimedia authoring applications and programming tools such as JavaScript to create a web site that combines text, hyperlinks, images, video, and sound.  Instruction will include using hardware and software to capture, edit, create, and compress audio and video clips as well as create animated text, graphics, and images.  Other topics will include using table to align images with text, creating newspaper-style columns, and inserting side menus and call-outs.  Students will learn how to use templates, cascading style sheets and interactive elements to enhance web pages.  Students will learn to create dynamic forms that include multiple-choice questions, comment boxes, and buttons.  Students will learn how to connect to a database and retrieve and write data.  Students are encouraged to develop a portfolio project that demonstrates their expertise in areas such as multimedia authoring, web development, audio and video editing, and advanced JavaScript applications to create interactive web pages.
MARKETING (099)
Class Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None
This course explores the basic principles of marketing such as the creation of concepts, strategies, and the development of marketing plans.  Students learn about the components of the marketing mix, target marketing, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions, proposals, and execution of planning.  This course emphasizes strong decision making, critical thinking, and collaborative skills to complete group marketing projects throughout the semester.  Marketing introduces students to this exciting field, which includes advertising, consumer research, product development, packaging, and selling.  Students will be challenged to create new marketing ideas as they analyze current marketing trends.  Students will also explore the legal aspects of these industries.  Real life projects allow students to demonstrate their understanding of these areas.  This course will examine the impact of marketing in our everyday lives, as well as teach many critical business concepts to ready students for a career in the area of marketing.