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COMPUTER SOLUTIONS  (Exploratory) – 0 Credit

In this exploratory course, students will use the computer as a problem-solving tool to complete a variety of projects.  Students participate in team-building activities that include both academic and business competencies.  Basic touch keyboarding instruction is provided early in the course. (FBLA)

Prerequisite:  None                                                                                                                                         Grade: 8



This course is designed for secondary school students to develop and enhance touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information on a keyboard.  Students compose and produce personal, educational, and professional documents.  (Students who can demonstrate touch keyboarding skills may test out and enter into the applications semester to develop document preparation skills.) (FBLA)

Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                   Grades: 8-12


WORD PROCESSING (18 wks) - ½ Credit

Students develop intermediate to advanced level word processing skills, using a variety of software functions, including graphics, desktop publishing, and telecommunications.  Students gain competence integrating other applications such as database and spreadsheet into word processing activities.  Classroom experiences also provide for skill development in communication. (FBLA)

Prerequisite:  Keyboarding Applications (or teacher approved demonstrated and documented touch keyboarding skills.)                                                                                                                                      Grades: 8-12



Students study the basic principles, concepts and practices of the accounting cycle.  Students learn fundamental accounting procedures using a manual and an electronic system. (FBLA)

Prerequisite:  Keyboarding or teacher-approved demonstrated and documented touch keyboarding skills (recommended)                                                                                                                                 Grades: 10-12


ADVANCED ACCOUNTING - 1 or 2 Credits (See Cooperative Education)

Students gain in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques used to solve business problems and make financial decisions.  Students use accounting and spreadsheet software to analyze and interpret business applications.  (FBLA)

Prerequisite: Accounting                                                                                                                     Grades: 11, 12



Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, and integrated software activities.  Students work individually and in groups to explore computer concepts, operating systems, networks, telecommunications, and emerging technologies.  Completion of this course may prepare students for industry certifications. (FBLA)

Prerequisite: Keyboarding course or teacher-approved, demonstrated and documented touch keyboarding skills.                                                                                                                                 Grades: 10-12


ADVANCED COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS – 1 or 2 Credits (See Cooperataive Education)

Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through advanced integrated software applications, including printed, electronic, and Web publications.  Students work individually and in groups to explore advanced computer maintenance activities, web site development, programming, networking, emerging technology, and employability skills.  Completion of this course may prepare the student for industry certification. (FBLA)

Prerequisite:  Computer Information Systems                                                                              Grades: 11, 12



Students develop proficiency in creating desktop publications, multimedia presentations/projects, and Web sites using industry standard application software.  Students incorporate principles of layout and design in completing publications and projects.  Students design portfolios that may include business cards, newsletters, mini-pages, Web pages, multimedia presentations/projects, calendars, and graphics.  Completion of this course may prepare students for industry certifications. (FBLA)

Prerequisite: Keyboarding course or teacher-approved, demonstrated, and documented touch keyboarding skills.                                                                                                                               Grades:  10-12



Students explore the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy.  Students study how the American economy operates and prepare to make decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. (FBLA)

Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                 Grades: 9, 10


BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (18 wks) - 1/2 credit

Students study basic management concepts and leadership styles as they explore business ownership, planning, operations, marketing, finance, economics, communications, the global marketplace, and human relations.  Quality concepts, project management, problem solving , and ethical decision making are an integral part of the course.  Student leadership skills may be enhanced by participation in school-based or virtual enterprises,  job shadowing, internships,  cooperative education, and/or the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                               Grades: 10 - 12



Students develop competencies in identifying individual aptitudes in relation to effective entrepreneurship/leadership skills, understanding organizational behavior, using effective communication in the workplace, handling human resources and organizational problems, supervising and training employees, resolving conflict, planning for the future and ethical business decision-making.  Concentration strategies for career development through ownership/management of their own business are emphasized.  Continuing education in entrepreneurship/leadership is emphasized as well as practical experience in cooperation with school, business’ and community leaders. (FBLA)

Prerequisite:  For Juniors Only                                                                                                                Grade: 11



The Business and Information Technology Program at Bath County High School wishes to incorporate Cooperative Education into the advanced classes.  All occupational courses and special program courses listed in the Business Program are eligible for the Cooperative Education method of instruction.  Cooperative Education provides for an advanced student to experience hands-on education in an approved workplace with an individualized training plan and contract.  Students will receive one high school credit.


                                                                                                                                                    Grades: 11, 12


Students explore many facets of financial decision-making involved in daily life.  Skills in money management, record keeping, and banking are enhanced through the study of basic concepts of economics, insurance, credit, and other related topics.  As a year offering, the course will also prepare students occupationally to plan manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and success of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. (FBLA)

Prerequisite:                                                                                                                                         Grades: 10 – 12



Students enhance word processing and communication skills as they develop competencies needed by administrative support professionals.  Students study office procedures such as information processing, telecommunications, electronic record management, and financial records management. (FBLA)

Prerequisite: Keyboarding course or teacher approved demonstrated and documented touch keyboarding skills.                                                                                                                                 Grades: 10 - 12