Business Technology Staff Directory
|Murphy, Edward||(707) 453-6900 ex.8093||Social Studies / Business Technology Teacher|
|Nordhues, Greg||Work Experience Teacher|
|Wudel, Mark||Business Technology Teacher / Dept. Chair / Athletic Director|
Accounting I and Accounting II
(WCW) (1 year) 10th – 12th grade Prerequisite: Algebra I-P with a grade of “C” or higher, or agreement of instructor.
This course presents the fundamental principles of accounting and is designed to emphasize the theory of accounting. The accounting cycle is presented as it pertains to proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Extensive accounting vocabulary and theory challenges students to develop skills they will use in life as well as a career in the business or accounting field. An accounting simulation evaluates students’ mathematical accuracy, work ethic, and understanding of the accounting cycle. Students will learn QuickBooks, the accounting software used by many proprietorships and partnerships. Students will learn employment skills like job-related skills, job behavior skills, how to job hunt and write a resume, and other employability skills.
(VHS/WCW) (1 yr) 10th – 12th grade Prerequisite: None
Business Math fulfills one year of the graduation requirements in mathematics. This course reviews and fosters improvement of basic computational skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) involving whole numbers, decimals, percentages, and fractions. Students apply these skills to practical business problems. Calculators and/or computers are used for some problem solving activities. This course is recommended for students preparing to major in business in college as well as for vocational preparation.
(This course is also listed under Math Department)
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 1
(WCW/VHS) (1 sem) 9th – 12th grade Prerequisite: None/touch typing helpful
Computer Technology introduces computer literacy, keyboarding skills, formatting and word processing skills, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and Internet. This course is strongly recommended for college and vocational preparation.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 2
(VHS/WCW) (1 sem) 9th – 12th grade Prerequisites: Computer Technology 1 or skill level assessment/ teacher recommendation
This course is an advanced production class that introduces software programs that allow students to produce brochures, newsletters, flyers, programs, and web-based design projects. The students will be able to maneuver the software features to produce professional looking documents. The students will use advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, etc.) to create projects for groups and departments on campus and in the community. Also included are project management skills including timelines, budgets, team work, and scheduling.
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
(VHS/WCW) (1 sem) 9th – 11th grade Prerequisite: None
This is an introduction to careers with an emphasis on business. It provides the student with an overview of careers in business and many other industries. It provides the student with an overview of the relationship between business and economics and the workplace. Students will prepare a life-span plan, set career goals, and learn about personal financial management. This course fulfills the introductory level of the Career Technical Education (CTE) Business marketing Pathway.
VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE (ROP) - P
(VHS/WCW) (1 year) 11th – 12th grade Prerequisite: Must meet eligibility requirements and follow application criteria.
Virtual Enterprise is a one-hour a day simulated business class that is set up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment. The students determine the nature of their business, its products and services, its management and structure, and learn the daily operations of a business under the guidance of a consultant (teacher) with the support of a real business partner. Emphasis will be placed on using current business software and the Internet for business transactions. Good work ethics (including good attendance, promptness, responsibility, teamwork, and professional dress/behavior) are critical components for success. Students may have opportunities for field trips and travel. This course meets UC/CSU “g” Elective Credit. Students may also qualify to receive Solano Community College credit for Business 5 – transferable to UC/CSU.
WEB PAGE DESIGN AND EVALUATION
(VHS/WCW) 9th - 12thgrade Prerequisite: None
(1 sem – may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits)
In this one-semester course, students will learn how to use Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) and simple editors to design web pages that are easy to use and communicate information logically. Students will learn how to evaluate web pages based on their content, appearance, and overall design. Students will complete several small projects demonstrating their mastery of each of the elements of web page design. In the final project, students will demonstrate their ability to develop a complete web site by designing and uploading to one of the free web page hosting sites and a web project that includes multiple frames, tables, several different types of links, graphics and forms. The project will need to have an easy to understand page layout. This course may be repeated with teacher approval.