Modern Business Technology I
The program provides hands-on experience using various word processing, spreadsheet, database, and desktop publishing programs as well as Internet access through team projects and individualized activities.
Modern Business Technology II
Students in MBT II are given the opportunity to practice advanced skills, solve new business problems, and most importantly, be creative! Advanced word processing skills are incorporated with various software graphics packages to build documents that combine art and text. Students who take MBT for 2 hours and have at least a B average in the class will have the opportunity to go on job stations. These stations are for a 6 - 9 week period. Students are able to become competent in the workforce by applying the skills they have learned in MBT and using them on the job. MBT is a member of the National FBLA.
Course Offerings: Business Education
Developing Leaders (14060) Grade Level 9-12 Credits: 1 per year
Instructor: Susan Shuley Prerequisites: None
The focus of this class is to expose students to the methods of the communication process, time management, and presentation skills. Students will collaborate in small groups to research, compile, prepare, and present formal/informal documents and oral presentations. Leadership is about building character and enhancing soft skills, while working with others and that’s what this class represents. As students’ progress through the year, they grow not only as a future leader in their chosen career choice but also build confidence in themselves and others. Several guest speakers from different careers and leadership roles will share their stories and expertise with the class members.
Business Education (14096/14025) Grade Level: 10-12 Credits: 1 per year
Instructor: Susan Shuley Prerequisites: None Periods offered: 1,2,5,6
Students learn applications for word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and create a working calendar. Students will work individually and as part of team on a variety of assignments and projects. Students will build a portfolio and an electronic portfolio to showcase their skills along with creating a professional resume. In the last quarter of MBT, students will take part in a job interview to prepare them for the world of work. Modern Business Technology students may participate in the student organization FBLA.
Business Education (if taking 2 hour block) (14098/14079)
Grade Level 10-12 Credits: 2 per year
Instructor: Susan Shuley Prerequisites: None Periods offered: 1 and 2, 5 and 6
Students will continue to develop skills in business computer applications and using various input and output devices in order to gather information, design (Desk Top Publishing and Web Design), present, and evaluate projects. The course will include ethical uses of computers and information. In the last quarter of MBT, students will take part in a job interview to prepare them for the world of work. Modern Business Technology students may participate in the student organization.
Video Editing (14028) Grade Level 10-12 Credit: 1 per year
Instructor: Joey Demers Prerequisites : Multimedia
Video Editing is designed as a complete introductory course in digital media production and editing. This course is a project-based curriculum that develops key digital communication skills such as design, project management, research and communication, and video and audio design and production technical skills. Students who enroll in this class will be partnered with students in Model Store to design, film, and edit local business commercials as a joint venture with the Strand Twin Theaters in Grafton, ND. Video Editing students may participate in the student organization FBLA and DECA.
Accounting I/II (14010/14011) Grade Level 10-12 Credits: 1 per year
Instructor: Joey Demers Prerequisites: None
Accounting I: Students will learn the fundamentals of Accounting principles that include: terminology, accounting cycle, basic concepts, financial statements, roles of accountants and ethics in accounting. A manual simulation packet is integrated in the course.
Accounting II: Students will continue learning the fundamental concepts of Accounting. Topics covered include terminology, accounting cycle, basic concepts, financial statements, roles of accountants and ethics in accounting. An automated simulation packet is integrated in the course. Accounting students may participate in the student organization FBLA and DECA.
Accounting III/IV (14012/14013) Grade Level 11-12 Credits: 1 per year
Instructor: Joey Demers Prerequisites: Accounting I,II
Accounting III: Students will acquire a more thorough, in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making financial decisions. Students will develop skills in analyzing and interpreting financial information common to businesses. A contemporary automated business simulation set that lets the students put accounting skills into practice is included.
Accounting IV: Students will continue to develop skills in analyzing and interpreting information common to corporate forms of organization, preparing formal statements and supporting schedules, and using inventory and budgetary control systems. Higher level corporate, managerial and cost accounting concepts are presented in this course. A contemporary automated simulation set that lets the student put accounting skills into practice is included. Accounting students may participate in the student organization FBLA and DECA.
Business Ed Cooperative Work Experience (14999) Grade Level 11-12 Credits: 1 per year
Instructor: Susan Shuley Prerequisites: Must have completed at least 2 Busn. Ed. Credits
This class involves working both inside and outside of the classroom. The outside classroom duties may be done for an area employer. The work may be paid or volunteer, depending on the work agreement. Cooperative Work Experience needs to be approved by Instructor & Center Director. Business Ed. students may participate in the student organization FBLA and DECA.
All Business Education students may participate in the student organization FBLA!