Business Courses

  • ACCOUNTING 1 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    Accounting 1 is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the accounting cycle and an understanding of the role accounting plays in the ongoing operation of a business. During this year-long class, students will learn the fundamentals of accounting using a sole proprietorship and corporation as a basis for the study. Students will develop an understanding of business activities by recording and summarizing basic accounting transactions, preparing financial statements, payroll records, income tax forms, and interpreting financial statements as part of the management decision-making process. A combination of manual and PC-based automated accounting systems will be used. This course is the first in a two-year program. Students who elect to complete the two-year program will receive community college credit. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on services to others, social and competitive events.

    ACCOUNTING 2 LB CE Grades: 10, 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Accounting 1 or teacher recommendation
    This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Accounting Principles I (ACC 121). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 4 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.
    In this course, students learn the fundamentals of accounting using sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations organized as service providers, merchandising, and manufacturing concerns. Students develop an understanding of business activities by recording and summarizing business transactions, preparing financial statements, payroll records, and financial analysis of business data. A combination of manual and PC-based automated accounting systems will be used. Students are required to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events. 

    BUSINESS LAW1 Grades: 9, 10, 11,12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    Business Law will address legal topics concerning business and the individual. Topics of discussion will include contracts (e.g. renting an apartment, buying a car, obtaining a credit card, laws affecting minors, fraud), negligence (e.g. slipping/ falling, car accidents), intentional torts (e.g. trespassing, defamation, assault, battery, invasion of privacy), civil procedure (e.g. trial process), crimes, constitutional law and the court systems, intellectual property law, employment law, credit, and ethics/social responsibility. The course will also include guest speakers and law-related movies and/or videos illustrating the legal topics discussed in the classroom. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    This course will introduce students to the concepts of entrepreneurship and business management. Students will be provided with information and skills that lead to success in developing and managing businesses, including international business opportunities. The curriculum includes units on management theory, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, ethics business communications, decision making, and business law. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT HL1 LBW Grade: 11 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    IB Business and Management HL1 is a rigorous and critical study of the ways in which individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment. It is an academic discipline that examines how business decisions are made and how these decisions make an impact on the internal and external environments. A fundamental feature of this course is the concept of synergy. In a technical sense, it is a concept that means an organization should see an overall return greater than the sum of its parts. Senior IB students will also be required to complete an internal assessment research project during HL2. IB Business management HL1 is the first year of a two-year course. The IB exam is at the end of the second year. Membership in DECA (an association of Marketing Students) and FBLA(Future Business
    Leaders of America) is strongly encouraged.

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT HL2 LBW Grades: 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: IB Business Management SL1
    IB Business and Management HL is a rigorous and critical study of the ways in which individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment. It is an academic discipline that examines how business decisions are made and how these decisions make an impact on the internal and external environments. A fundamental feature of this course is the concept of synergy. In a technical sense, it is a concept that means an organization should see an overall return greater than the sum of its parts. It is a third-year course in the Marketing program and can be a 6th subject for senior IB students who have completed IBBM SL. One of the major objectives of IBBM HL is to prepare IB seniors for the HL exam in May. Senior IB students who choose to test at the HL will also be required to complete an Internal
    Assessment research project. Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA(Future Business Leaders of America) is strongly encouraged.

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SL 1 LB W Grades: 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    The program in IB Business and Management is designed to provide a broad-ranging introduction to the principles and some of the practices of organizations currently pursuing the activities outlined below and set in a scene of international markets, exchange, and production. Organizational Studies incorporate a wide range of activities designed to manage efficiently the production, distribution, and exchange of goods and services, at the minimum cost within the framework of a personnel-oriented employment policy. This course is required for the Management Advanced pathway.
    Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is strongly encouraged.

    CAREER CONNECTIONS Grades: 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    Students enrolled in Career Exploration will learn about a wide variety of careers and career pathways and develop a strong understanding of themselves. Students will participate in numerous activities and complete a variety of assessments to help them identify their strengths, interests, preferences, and values. Additionally, students will hear from numerous guest
    speakers representing careers in high-growth industries in Colorado as well as careers of student interest. They will also have the opportunity to tour local community businesses in these areas. Career tours will introduce students to careers in a particular industry and expose them to a variety of work environments. Through Career Exploration students also have the opportunity to develop job readiness skills such as career analysis, interview techniques, workplace etiquette, and ethics, interpersonal skills, and develop leadership skills. Instruction also focuses on a personal message, social media, and financial literacy. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clearer idea of where they fit into the world of work and have an understanding of pathways to a given career.

    COMPUTER APPLICATIONS LB STEM CE Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Introduction to PC Applications (CIS 118). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university.
    With the increased use of online testing for all high school students, the need for keyboarding skills has increased. Comp Apps will provide students with basic keyboarding skills in addition to an introduction to digital applications that use photos, audio, and video for public presentations. Software applications include - Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Instruction in Office 2016 teaches toward Microsoft Certification. The knowledge of these applications is vital for the students’ college and career readiness. Students are taught to apply problem-solving, organizational, and motivational skills. This course is recommended for most business courses. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events.

    PERSONAL FINANCE Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    This course aligns with all Colorado Financial Literacy Standards and is designed to help students develop their abilities to make wise financial decisions by recognizing, understanding, and comparing the alternatives facing them as individuals. Additionally, students will learn how businesses manage their finances. Topics include: decision making, earning a living, managing finances and budgeting, saving and investing, buying goods and services, banking, using credit, and protecting against risk. Personal Finance course units integrate and align with Colorado Financial Literacy Standards. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events. 67
    Marketing Courses

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT HL 1 LB W Grades: 11 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: IB Business Management SL
    IB Business Management HL 1 is a rigorous and critical study of the ways in which individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment. It is an academic disciple that examines how business decisions are made and how these decisions make an impact on the internal and external environments. A fundamental feature of this course is the concept of synergy. In a technical sense, it is a concept that means an organization should see an overall return greater than the sum of its parts. Senior IB students will also be required to complete an Internal Assessment research project during HL2. IB Business Management HL 1 is the first year of a two-year course. The IB exam is at the end of the second year.
    Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) is strongly suggested.

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT HL 2 LB W Grades: 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: IB Business Management SL
    IB Business Management HL 2 is a rigorous and critical study of the ways in which individuals and groups interact in
    a dynamic business environment. It is an academic discipline that examines how business decisions are made and how these decisions make an impact on the internal and external environments. A fundamental feature of this course is the concept of synergy. In a technical sense, it is a concept that means an organization should see an overall return greater than the sum of its parts. It is a third-year course in the Marketing program and can be a 6th subject for senior IB students who have completed IBBM SL. One of the major objectives of IBBM HL is to prepare IB seniors for the HL exam in May. Senior IB students who choose to test at the HL will also be required to complete an Internal Assessment research project. Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) is strongly suggested.

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SL 1 LB W Grades: 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    The program in IB Business Management is designed to provide a broad-ranging introduction to the principles and some of the practices of organizations currently pursuing the activities outlined below and set in a scene of international markets, exchange, and production. Organizational Studies incorporate a wide range of activities designed to manage efficiently the production, distribution, and exchange of goods and services, at the minimum cost within the framework of a personal-oriented employment policy. This course is required for the Management-Advanced pathway. Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) is strongly suggested.

    MARKETING 1 Grades: 10, 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    Marketing 1 designed for the student who wants to learn more about marketing and sales systems. This course will build skills in sales, marketing, communications, and professionalism. Some units of study are advertising, promotion, marketing, display, salesmanship, merchandising, marketing math, and job-seeking skills. Membership and participation in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) are required. This course is required for entry into Marketing 2, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, and Co-op.

    MARKETING 2 LB CE Grades: 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: Marketing 1
    This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Principles of Marketing (MAR 216). Students
    will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earning 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. Marketing 2 is designed to teach analysis of marketing processes and the strategies and their application to business and the individual consumer. Students will study social media marketing, leadership and communication skills, international marketing, as well as how to develop and present a formal marketing plan. Membership and participation in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) are required AND Marketing Co-op is encouraged.

    MARKETING CO-OP Grades: 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: Marketing 1 or teacher recommendation
    Marketing Co-op is a course that is strongly recommended for students to take in conjunction with either Marketing II, Sports, and Entertainment Marketing, or IB Business Management. Co-op is a semester course in which students will receive credit for working at a marketing-related job outside of the school. Students will receive 1 full credit for working 250 hours per semester and ½ credit for working 125 hours each semester. Evaluations for each semester are given by the student’s employer. Students must be enrolled in a marketing course to enroll in a Co-op.
    Marketing I students may only enroll in Co-op if working in the DECA school store. For all DECA students employed in the school store, a Co-op is required. For working in the DECA school store, ½ credit per semester will be awarded. Required hours for credit are calculated based on the school store schedule for the current school year. Co-op will appear in the students’ schedule as a class, though there is no official meeting time. Membership in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) is an integral part of the marketing program.

    SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING LB Grades: 11, 12 Year: 1 credit
    Prerequisite: Marketing 1
    With Sports and Entertainment Marketing you will explore the management principles practiced by successful businesses in the sports and entertainment fields. Topics covered will include sports & entertainment management, college & amateur sports, professional sports, product management, human resources, legal and ethical issues, managing change, customer relations, and much more. Membership and participation in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) is required Instructional Technology Courses

    MULTIMEDIA 1 LB STEM CE Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Adobe Illustrator (MGD 102). Students will
    gain extensive knowledge of Adobe CC, the ultimate playground for bringing out the best in your digital images, photo- editing, transforming images and text into anything you can imagine, and showcasing images and text in extraordinary ways. Students will learn skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash. This course introduces the types of equipment and technical considerations used in multimedia productions and the multimedia professions, including the use of tablets for drawing and the green screen for video. Students will have the opportunity to design “real life” projects for themselves and CTHS departments. Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. 70

    MULTIMEDIA 2 LB STEM CE Grades: 10, 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: Multimedia 1
    This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Adobe Photoshop I (MGD 111). Students will build upon their Multimedia skills to design and integrate projects using Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Premiere Elements. Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics, and videos, including the Adobe Photoshop Touch software for tablets. Students apply digital applications that support digital writing and use photos, audio, and video for public presentations. This course provides instruction in Adobe CC and teaches toward Adobe Certification. It is recommended for most business and marketing courses. Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on services to others, social and competitive events.

    WEB PAGE DESIGN 1 STEM Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: None
    Students will be introduced to HTML code and use it to build a basic web page and/or sites. Students will also be introduced to HTML editors and coding, elements of design, CSS style sheets, and graphics editors using the latest software. Elements built using these tools will be incorporated to create powerful web pages and/or sites. Students will learn ethical responsibilities, searching and information retrieval, and the importance of verifying the validity of information posted on the web. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America  (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on services to others, social and competitive events.

    WEB PAGE DESIGN 2 LB STEM CE Grades: 10, 11, 12 Semester: .5 credit
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Web Design 1 or teacher recommendation
    This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Web Design 1 (MGD 141). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. Students will continue their study of the Web and the current developments in that area of technology. Students will expand their knowledge of Web design using start-of-the-art hardware and software to incorporate video, sounds, CGI, applets, and other Web developments in their sites.
    Students will learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS) to provide different looks for a website quickly and effectively. Students will learn to use CSS for
    page layout as required by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community, and the business world. Emphasis is placed on services to others, social and competitive events.