Business & Technology

Jerome Palmeri

Department Chair

Washington State guidelines require students take a minimum of 1 Occupational credit as part of graduation requirements. Business and Technology courses qualify as occupational credits and provide students the competency and understanding of 21st Century economic systems and business operations, while teaching duties of responsible citizenship.

Courses

BE1130 - LIVING ON YOUR OWN (OC) (SEMESTER)

Prerequisite: Open to students with Junior or Senior standing.

Living On Your Own stresses the financial aspects of living on one’s own after high school. The many subjects to be covered include: budgeting, banking, investing, wise shopping habits, interpreting labels, housing, transportation, insurance, and protecting one’s ID. Consumer topics such as purchasing food and clothing and managing a household will also be included.

AB/1003 - DIGITAL ARTS (OC/FA) (FULL YEAR)

*New Course for the 17/18 School Year

Prerequisite: Open to students with a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.

This is an introductory course to learn about the creative process associated with creating a variety of digital media. This course will help students become familiar with a variety of software for creating visual art, film, as well as audio recording. Students will work individually as well as in small groups to learn techniques and gain a deeper understanding of digital art history and the emerging trends in digital media.

BE1105 - COMPUTER SCIENCE (TEALS) (SEMESTER)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Geometry.

This semester long, introductory survey course based on the UC Berkeley CS10 course offers students a hands-on introduction to computer science that surrounds us every day. The course is far more than just learning to program. We’ll focus on some of the “Big Ideas” in computing such as abstraction, design, recursion, concurrency, simulation, and the limits of computation. We’ll show some applications of computing that have changed the world, talk about the history of computing, and where it will go in the future.

SS1203 - ECONOMICS (OC) (SEMESTER)

This course is designed to help students develop a better understanding of the nature and practices of our economic system

BE1207 - BUSINESS LAW (OC) (SEMESTER)

Prerequisite: Open to students with Junior or Senior standing.

This course deals primarily with contract law and its application to business and everyday life. This course is recommended for students who will be pursuing a business major in college.

BE1103 - ACCOUNTING (OC) (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisite: Open to students with Junior or Senior standing.

Course curriculum is designed to provide students a strong foundation in accounting principles. Students will learn what business transactions are and how accountants use a double-entry system (debits and credits) to keep track of these transactions. Next, students will study the complete accounting cycle of recording transactions, preparing financial statements, and “closing the books” for small, single-owner service and merchandising businesses. This course prepares students for post-secondary accounting courses.

BE1206 - COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (OC) (SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR)

Prerequisite: Professional attitude and work ethic required. Open to students with Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.

Students will learn how to turn their ideas into fully rendered computer images. Throughout this course, students will be given various problems to solve/develop using the principles of design and be expected to transform their ideas into 3-dimensional rendered images using Rhinoceros. Supporting CAD programs will introduce advanced rendering elements and animation.

BE1208 - INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING: SOLID WORKS (OC) (SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: $40 computer lab fee. Open to students with Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. B or above grade in Algebra 1 and Geometry or concurrent enrollment in Geometry.

This course is geared toward students with an interest in engineering. Software used will be Solid Works.