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Business

BUSINESS

 

INTRO TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS/KEYBOARDING                1 CREDIT         

Pre-requisite:  None; Graduation Requirement                                                                             

The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.  Students use microcomputer and application software, including word processing, database, spreadsheets, presentation software, and the internet, to prepare elementary documents, reports, and electronic presentations.  This course is designed to develop skill in operating a keyboard by touch.  This course provides students an opportunity to develop skill through the completion of projects and performance based activities.  The experiences apply and reinforce competencies required for employment in the modern business office. 

 

 

WEB SITE DESIGN                                                                      1 CREDIT                          

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This course focuses on the overall Web site production process involving layout, navigation, and interactivity, with particular emphasis on design.  It will expose the student to the operation of digital video camera, scanners, and sound equipment.  The design, layout, and composition of images, animation, and video suitable for Web site production are stressed. 

                                     

 

SOFTWARE INTEGRATION                                                         1 CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This course expands computer skills through the use of spreadsheets, database management, word processing and presentation software for the integration of information.

 

 

INTRO TO DESKTOP PUBLISHING                                             1 CREDIT                         

Pre-requisite:  Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

 

Hands-on experience is provided using desktop publishing software to design and produce high-resolution publications such as flyers, brochures, business forms, and newsletters.  Students are also introduced to basic design techniques, types and graphic layouts, and related terminology.

 

 

INTRO TO MULTIMEDIA                                                             1 CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Introduction to Multimedia explores multimedia concepts and vocabulary.

 

 

INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA                                                      1 CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Introduces basic web page development using web page editing software including an introduction to HTML, layout, simple rollovers, tables and cascading style sheets.

 

 

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION                                                       ½ CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

 

This course includes a study of the practices and procedures of current office concepts with emphasis given to the electronic office. Areas covered in the course include job application procedures, human relations in the office, business ethics, decision-making skills, travel and meeting arrangements, time and stress management, incoming/outgoing mail processes, and telephone procedures.

 

 

PRESENTATION GRAPHICS                                                      ½ CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

 

This course uses industry standard software to create business presentations, business graphics, and slides. It applies editing, formatting, page layout and design, and paste-up techniques for clarity and impact. Oral presentations will be given with the use of multimedia equipment.

 

 

WORKPLACE PRINCIPLES                                                        ½ CREDIT                        

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Workplace Principles examine the changing workforce and the skills needed to adapt to constantly changing demands and expectations. The course includes, but is not limited to, problem solving, teamwork, time management, and self-management skills. Job-seeking and job-retention skills are taught through the development of resumes and job search materials. Maximum benefit is received if this course is taken in the later part of the student’s course work.

 

 

INTRO TO BUSINESS MANAGEMENT                                        ½ CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This course introduces the concepts and principles of effective business management and includes forms of business ownership, typical business organizational structures, relationship of business to the community, and the effect of government regulations on businesses.

 

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT                                                         ½ CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  INTRO TO BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

This course further develops concepts and principles needed for managing a business or department within a business. Problem-solving activities and case studies are used in researching the position of the manager in the typical business. Product and service promotion in business, the effects government regulations have on a business and educational requirements of a professional management career are topics covered in the course.

 

 

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOUNDATIONS                             1 CREDIT                        

Pre-requisite: None                                                                                                               

This course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance.  Topics will include banking, credit, financial literacy, career exploration, spreadsheet usage, and technical writing.  The accounting principles taught in this course are based on a double-entry system and include preparing bank reconciliations, payroll taxes, and financial statements.  Detailed career exploration in the various fields of accounting will be available.  Technical writing will be provided through IPAC business plan curriculum and exploration of case studies. 

 

 

FINANCIAL RECORDKEEPING (Accounting 1)                           1 CREDIT                          

Pre-requisite: None                                                                                                               

Students are introduced to accounting terminology and general theoretical principals.  The major focus of the course is on the accounting cycle and the communication of financial information to decision-makers.

 

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING II

Pre-requisite:  Financial Recordkeeping (Accounting 1)           1 CREDIT 

                       

Basic financial accounting concepts and methods are expanded to include an in-depth study of accounting principles procedures, and techniques used in keeping financial records for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. There is an emphasis on automated accounting. Topics include a more analytical approach to accounting.

 

 

MATH FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY                                       1 CREDIT

Pre-Requisite: None

 

Applies skills required for the performance of business tasks: use of numeric keypad to compute payroll, markup/markdown, purchases, loans, discounts, stock and bond transactions; and other business applications.  

 

 

SPECIAL TOPICS (OFFICE TECH)                                               1 CREDIT                                      

Pre-requisite:  Instructor Approval

 

Special Topics expand course offerings, as well as address local office issues as new technology is developed.  Topics may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructor; courses may be repeated with different topics to a maximum of three credits

 

 

PRACTICUM (OFFICE TECH)                                                      1 CREDIT                                      

Pre-requisite:  Instructor Approval

         

Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student’s educational objectives.  Students participating in practicum do not receive compensation

 

 

CO-OP (OFFICE TECH)                                                                1 CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  Instructor Approval                                                                             

Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student’s educational objectives.  Students participating in the Cooperative Education program receive compensation for their work. 

 

 

 

 

 

Business

KY TECH Career Pathways

2013-2014

Career Pathway

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Administrative Support

 

O*Net Code:  52.0401

 

Tests for Certifications:    

IC3 (3 exams)

MOS (3 of 4)    

                                                   KOSSA – Administrative Support (Ofc Tech)

Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

Software Integration

Office Administration (.5 credit)

Workplace Principles (.5 credit)

Math for Business and Industry

Special Topics (Ofc Tech)

Practicum 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

Presentation Graphics

Business Multimedia

 

O*Net Code:  52.0501

 

Tests for Certifications:            

IC3 (3 exams)

MOS (3 of 4) 

CIW Web Foundations  Adobe (3 exams)  Apple Certified Associate I (Work Level One)

 

KOSSA – Administrative Support (Ofc Tech)

Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

Intro to Desktop Publishing 

Intro to Multimedia (.5 credit)

Interactive Multimedia (.5 credit)

Math for Business and Industry

Special Topics (Ofc Tech)

Practicum 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

Presentation Graphics

Accounting

O*Net Code:  52.0301

Tests for Certifications:    

ASK— Concepts of Finance

QuickBooks

 

KOSSA – Accounting

 

 

 

Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

Financial Recordkeeping (Accounting 1)

Fundamentals of Accounting II

Math for Business and Industry

Special Topics (Ofc Tech)

Practicum 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

Presentation Graphics

Business Management

 

O*Net Code:  52.0201

 

Tests for Certifications:    

ASK Exams – Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Management  

                                                     KOSSA – Business Management

 

Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

Intro to Business Management (.5 Credit)

Business Management (.5 Credit)

Financial Recordkeeping (Accounting 1)

Math for Business and Industry

Special Topics (Ofc Tech)

Practicum 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

Presentation Graphics

Web Design for Business

                                                 O*Net Code:  52.0208

Tests for Certifications:   

IC3 (3 exams)

MOS (3 of 4) 

CIW Web Foundations Adobe (3 exams)

 

KOSSA – Administrative Support (Ofc  Tech)

 

Intro to Information Systems/Keyboarding

Intro to Multimedia (.5 credit)

Interactive Multimedia (.5 credit)

Website Design

 

 

 

Math for Business and Industry

Special Topics (Ofc Tech)

Practicum 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Ofc Tech)

Presentation Graphics

 

 

Students are required to take all KOSSA & industry certification exams in which the student has met the minimum course requirements for that career pathway.

 

Students must take a minimum of 3 credits in a career pathway in order to take KOSSA and 4 credits to be a program completer. 

 

In order to be “Career Ready,” a student must pass a KOSSA and have one of the following: Gold or Silver Work Keys status, a 50 on the ASVAB, or be “College Ready” (ACT: English 18, Math 19, and Reading 20 or COMPASS: English 74, Math 36,  and Reading 85).