• Course Description

    Three major subject areas are available in the Business curriculum

    1) Computer Software & Media Applications/Operations

    2) Accounting

    3) Marketing (Required Course: Computer Applications)

    Computer Applications
    1 Credit
    Grade Level:   9-12
    Prerequisite: None
    Computer Application is a course that exposes students to beginning levels of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.  Student will learn how to format documents for personal and business use, set up basic spreadsheets, prepare computerized presentations, and complete research on the World Wide Web.  While learning the basics of the programs, students will learn how to create personal and business letter, reports, tables, memos, and simple databases.
     
    Advanced Computer Applications
    1 Credit
    Grade Level:   9-12
    Prerequisite: Computer Applications
    Advanced Computer Applications will work with the advanced concepts found in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.   Topics include, but are not limited to integrating software, database functions & queries, filtering data, creating & using macros.  Students also learn Microsoft Outlook and Access.
     
    Desktop Publishing
    1 Credit
    Grade Level: 9-12
    Prerequisite: Comp. Appl. & Bus. Tech.  
    Have you ever wanted to be able to create a poster that looked like a professional’s?  If so, this class is for you.  In this class students learn how to put their graphic design skills to work using Microsoft Publisher and In Design (new version of PageMaker) to design professional looking business documents like newsletters, brochures, and advertisements.  In addition, students work with Photoshop to learn how to enhance and manipulate photos for placement within documents. (DMACC Dual Credit: 3 – BCA 250)
     
    Intro to Business
    1 Credit
    Grade Level: 9-12
    Prerequisite: None
     
    Business Tech Skills
    1 Credit
    Grade Level: 9-12
    Prerequisite:  Computer Application
    Business Skills is a course that introduces students to various skills that help a person become successful in today’s business world.  Key units include business communication, 10-key adding machine, records management, and banking and credit. Error-free documentation for the business world is stressed. Students will also use the latest technology in class.
     
    Business Law
    1 Credit
    Grade Level:  9-12
    Prerequisite:  None
    This course will introduce students to the basic principles of business law.  Legal duties, obligations, liabilities, legal rights, and benefits will be discussed.  Lawyers, insurance agents, bank executives and other knowledgeable guest speakers will give their expert advice and information that will be useful to all students.
     
    Entrepreneurship
    1 Credit
    Grade level: 9-12
    Prerequisite: Intro to Business.
    This coarse allows you to apply first-hand the procedures and techniques of owning and running a business.  You will have the opportunity to work with local small business owners and bankers to develop a comprehensive business plan that will guide your business start-up and address capital funding.  At the end of the course you will present your business plan to a group of community leaders for final feedback on the success of your business plan.
     
    Accounting I
    1 Credit
    Grade Level: 10-12
    Prerequisite: None
    This course consists of the fundamentals of keeping records in a multicolumn journal approach.  This term goes through a monthly cycle of a service producing proprietorship.  Through this cycle, transactions are journalized, ledgers are proved for accuracy, adjusting and closing transactions are journalized, and financial and business statements will be prepared.
     
    Accounting II
    1 Credit
    Grade Level: 10-12
    Prerequisite: Accounting I
    This course will build on the fundamentals taught in Accounting I.  This term goes through a monthly cycle of a merchandising partnership.  Through this cycle, purchases of merchandise, sales tax, payroll and cost of merchandise will be introduced.
     
    Accounting III
    1 Credit
    Grade Level: 11-12
    Prerequisite: Accounting II
    This course will continue with concepts taught in Accounting I and II.  Accounting software will be utilized.  Through this term, departmental records will be kept.  Special journals, inventory control, uncollectible receivables, plant assets and depreciation will be introduced.
     
    Acounting IV
    1 Credit
    Grade Level: 11-12  
    Prerequisite: Accounting III
    This course will continue with concepts taught in Accounting I, II, and III.  Accounting software will be utilized.  Through this term, voucher systems, corporate and managerial accounting concepts will be explored.
     
    MOC Occupations Class
    2 credits
    Grade Level: 12
    Prerequisite: By application/acceptance
    This year-long course completes each vocational course of study that Winterset High School offers. It is intended for students who are enrolled in the MOC job training work experience. MOC (Multi Occupational Cooperative) is for the student who plans to immediately enter the workforce and for the student who wishes to explore career areas before they gain vocational, two-year, or a four-year degree. Areas of study include orientation to the world of work, human relations, workplace safety, law and taxation, personal money and consumer issues, and developing job seeking skills..Terms 1&2 - DMACC Coop Career Seminar SDV212; Terms 3&4-DMACC Pre-Employment Strategies SDV153...

    MOC On the Job Training
    4 credits
    Grade Level: 12
    Prerequisite: In cooperation with Coordinating Teacher.
    This on-the-job training for selected students is under the supevision of the employer and the school coordinator. Students learn actual methods in real situations applicable to full-time jobs after graduation. Occupational areas in the program are business and office education, marketing, family and consumer science, industrial technology and agricultural technology. Minimum work time is 15 hours per week.
    DMACC Coop Career Experience SDV224