Business Courses

4070 Business Mathematics - 1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Must be proficient on the Algebra I Keystone Exam or District Assessment, Geometry and Algebra II
Grades 10-12
This course builds basic mathematical skills, vocabulary, and problem solving techniques. Students will explore the use of mathematics in many areas of business including saving, borrowing, investing, buying, and selling, payroll and taxes, transportation, income and expenses, and profit and loss statements. One of the aims of this course is to take a student from his/her viewpoint as a consumer to the viewpoint of a business person. May be used as one of the mathematics credits required for graduation.

4073 Accounting I - 1.0 cr
Grades 9-12

Accounting is an excellent foundation course for students who plan to enroll in accounting or related business programs in college as well as for those students who plan to enter the business world upon high school graduation. Students learn the theory of accounting and receive practice in recording business transactions. Students will prepare financial statements and determine how much profit a business is making. A real-life simulation involving the preparation of records for a small business is included. Students enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to use online workpapers.

4075 *HACC ACC 101 Principles of Accounting - 1.0 cr
Principles of Accounting HACC - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Students must pass the HACC Placement Test
Grades 11-12
This course presents an introduction to the generally accepted accounting principles as they pertain to external financial reports. The accounting systems, theories, and policies relative to asset valuation, liability measurement, and income determination are presented. Emphasis is placed on accounting for sole proprietorship and partnerships. This is a very rigorous college accounting course; Principals of Accounting 101 as listed in the HACC course catalog. Students must meet the same requirements as those college students taking the course on the HACC campus. Students are expected to spend at least ½ hour working outside of class for every period in the classroom. There is a $50 per credit course fee ($200). Students are required to purchase working papers and HACC textbook that currently costs $175. Upon the successful completion of the course, students will receive 4 transferable HACC credits.
*This is a high school weighted course (1.13).

4080 *HACC BUSI 101 Introduction to Business - 1.0 cr
Introduction to Business HACC - 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Grades 11-12
Introduces students to the broad field of business. This course covers an overview of the basic functions of business including management, marketing, finance, accounting, and human resources. The course also introduces students to basic economic systems and discusses the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility to business success. There is a $50 per credit course fee ($150). Students are required to purchase the HACC textbook for the course, as well as any other materials needed.
*This is a high school weighted course (1.13).


4081 Introduction to Business - 1.0 cr
Grades 9-10
This is an introductory course for freshman and sophomore students who are interested in the exciting and challenging world of business. Students will increase their preparation to be a knowledgeable consumer, well-prepared employee, and effective citizen in our economy. Units covered include business in the global economic environment; business organization and management; business operations and technology; and personal financial management. These topics will prepare individuals for future employment or business ownership and make them a better, informed citizen for an expanding international economy. Class work is done on computers using Word and Excel. Internet websites are used to supplement book and current topics.

4082 Personal Money Management - 0.5 cr (Semester Course)
Grades 10-12
This course is designed for students who wish to learn more about money management and finance. Students will cover topics including: budgets, consumer credit, loans, saving, investing, stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Other topics will include: taxes, insurance and retirement. Students will be working individually and in groups to complete projects. Internet websites and simulations are used to supplement the textbook and current topics.

4083 Business Law I - 1.0 cr
Grades 10-12
This course is open to students who wish to learn about our legal system. An awareness of legal problems that may confront young adults is one of the objectives of the course. Some of the areas studied include rights and responsibilities of the minor, consumer’s role in society, criminal and civil law and the court system, contracts, credit, insurance and legal implications in owning property. Guest speakers are an integral part of the course, and the class will take a field trip to observe an actual trial to either the Dauphin County or Cumberland County Court House. In addition the students will compete in an actual trial against their peers. This course is an excellent introduction to college level Business Law and is helpful to students pursuing careers as an attorney, paralegal, police officer, probation & parole, or any position in the law enforcement field.

4084 Business Law II - 1.0 cr
Prerequisite: 4083 Business Law I
Grades 11-12
This course is open to juniors and seniors who want to advance their understanding of our legal system. This course picks up where Business Law I ended. Some of the topics covered in this class are consumer laws, sales contracts, ownership and risk of loss, property and bailments, laws in employment and laws in business ownership. Guest speakers will be an integral part of the course and the class will take a field trip to observe an actual trial at either the Dauphin County or Cumberland County Court House. In addition students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the Trail system, and will compete in a Mock Trial against their peers.

4086 HACC MKTG 201 Principles of Marketing - 1.0 cr
Principles of Marketing HACC - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Students must pass HACC English Placement Test
Grades 11-12
This course presents the functions involved in the marketing of consumer and industrial goods to their users. Emphasis is placed upon a management’s development of marketing strategies concerning product, place, promotion and price. This course is Marketing MKTG 201 as listed in the HACC course catalog. Students must meet the same requirements as those students taking the course on the HACC campus. Students will be expected to spend at least ½ hour outside the class for every period in the classroom. There is a $50 per credit course fee ($150). Students are required to purchase the HACC textbook for the course that current costs $180.
* This is a high school weighted course (1.13).

4091 Entrepreneurship I - 1.0 cr
Grades 9-12

This course is designed for those students who wish to learn how to run and manage a business. The course begins with a discussion of the private enterprise system and the role of the consumer and producer. Topics include selecting a location, raising capital, organizing operations, establishing service and credit policies, buying merchandise, preparing goods for sale, pricing, advertising, display, selling techniques, keeping accurate records, economics and government regulations. Students will do individualized assignments from the textbook as well as group and individual projects. This is an excellent course for students who think they would like to start or manage a business.

4092 Entrepreneurship II (Eagle Emporium) - 1.0 cr
Prerequisite: 4091 Entrepreneurship I or 4093 Sports & Entertainment Marketing or 4086 HACC MKTG 201
(Teacher and Grade Level Principal Recommendation Required)
Grades 10-12
This is an advanced course in which students will actually run a business. Responsibility in making management decisions and the importance of human relations in all aspects of business operations will be discussed. Students will operate and manage the Eagle Emporium—including selecting, designing and buying merchandise, advertising and displaying merchandise, inventory management and maintaining accurate sales and bookkeeping records. Students will be scheduled to work in the Eagle Emporium to cover normal operating hours—resource and all lunches—as well as some special events. Employee evaluations, individualized assignments and projects will be given each marking period.

4093 Sports & Entertainment Marketing - 1.0 cr
Grades 9-12
This is an introductory marketing course designed to incorporate business and marketing principles and procedures into the sports and entertainment industries. Students will learn and integrate the concepts of marketing, the marketing mix, public relations, career choices, profit, basic economics, staffing and using technology to effectively run and operate marketing functions in the sports and entertainment industries. Students will work individually and cooperatively to complete assignments and projects using the Internet and various computer technologies.

7525   Hospitality and Tourism Management - 2.0 cr
Grades 11-12
Cross-Curriculum Instruction with FCS  
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is a full year course open to juniors and seniors interested in the hospitality industry. Arranged as a blocked class taught by both FCS and Business Department teachers, students will study and learn employability skills and job-specific technical skills for the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster. Classroom instruction, as well as hands-on industry experience with local businesses, will comprise the program content. Upon successful completion of two exams and 100 hours in the industry (some hours are built into the course), students will earn a professional certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute - Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP). Students are encouraged to sign-up for an Internship opportunity through the Career Education Office, which will assist with obtaining the hours needed for the HTMP certification, as well as provide students with additional elective credits.


CO-OP EDUCATION WORK PROGRAM

Cooperative Education work experience is a planned instructional program developed through a signed cooperative arrangement among school representatives, students, parents, and employers in the community. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to alternate in-school academic instruction with entry-level paid employment in a career-oriented occupational field.

4094 Cooperative Education Theory I - 3.0 cr
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation Required. Must be scheduled with Co-Op Work Experience
Grades 11-12
Students who are enrolling in their first year of Cooperative Education should enroll in this class which will meet one day out of every six-day cycle. See section under “Programs” for a complete description of the Cooperative Education Program.

4095 Cooperative Education Theory II - 3.0 cr
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation Required. Must be scheduled with Co-Op Work Experience
Grade 12
Students who are enrolling in their second year of Cooperative Education should enroll in this class which will meet one day out of every six-day cycle. See section under “Programs” for a complete description of the Cooperative Education Program.

4097 Co-op Work Experience (3 periods)
Prerequisite: Must be scheduled with Cooperative Education Theory
Grades 11-12
The goal of cooperative education is to provide on-the-job work experience to familiarize students with their chosen careers. It is the student’s responsibility to find a career-oriented job prior to the start of school. Students are not permitted to work in a business owned by their parents or a family member. Students must work a minimum of 15 hours, Monday through Friday, immediately after release from school as stated in the PDE regulations. All positions must have the approval of the coordinator and it is the students’ responsibility to find a career-oriented job prior to the start of school. The coordinator will assist students who are experiencing problems locating acceptable work. Students in the program will have their required subjects scheduled in the morning so that they will be able to work in the afternoon. In addition, students will be scheduled for a class entitled “Cooperative Education” which will meet one day out of every six-day cycle. In this class students will discuss job problems and strategies for improving job skills and performance. This program is open to all students. To apply for this program, pick up an application form in the in the Guidance Office. Applications must be received by July 31, of the year entering the program. Training Agreements and Plans must be in place by the first day of school.

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