Business & Technology Education
“Business” is the means through which most of the needs and wants of people in modern-day America are satisfied. We believe that business education is essential for the success of our graduates. Business students will be provided with entry-level job skills as well as acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for success in college. The ultimate goal of the department is to develop competencies for business as well as non-business related occupations while stressing the value of being educated consumers, responsible workers, and effective users of technology.ACCOUNTING
TRACK 1, 2 (621), (622) GRADES: 11 & 12.
This course is aimed at the college-bound student considering business-related fields. Students will receive training of two types of business-proprietorships and corporations. Course utilizes personal computers using web-based textbook and workbook, and online accounting software. Each type of business is presented in a complete accounting cycle covering analyzing transactions, journalizing, posing petty cash, financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries. Accounting concepts are introduced using modern business theory and practical applications. In addition to focusing on the accounting functions within business, the student will gain a valuable introduction to general business topics: business ethics, technology, legal issues, careers in accounting, and relevant personal financial skills.
Track 1 includes in-depth writing and additional reading.BUSINESS LAWTRACK 1, 2 (641) (642) GRADE: 12
Business Law is a background course that will enable the students to recognize their rights and responsibilities as a citizen in the American society. This course stresses the fact that law involves basic rules of conduct for everyone and shows the application of law to the common problems of the individual. The students will gain knowledge and respect for both the legal system as well as the free-enterprise system of economics. They will be exposed to a comprehensive study of the many facets of the US legal system such as its history, criminal law, civil law, consumer law, contract law, insurance, credit, real estate, and other practical areas of interest. It is an excellent course for both future professionals (college graduates) as well as for student’s not entering college. Guest Speakers will be scheduled.Track 1 includes in-depth writing and additional readings.ENTREPRENEURSHIPTRACK 2 (612) GRADE: 11 & 12
In these exciting and dynamic economic times, students and young adults need proper business education. This course aims to prepare students with knowledge and understanding of economic and business concepts. The students will be introduced to our economic system of free enterprise while gaining new insights into the different roles of business, government, management, labor, and consumers within that system. Topics include: economics, business organizations (corporations, partnerships, sole-proprietors), international business, social and ethical issues, saving and investing, borrowing, insurance, credit, banking and much more. Guest Speakers will be scheduled.FINANCIAL FITNESS FOR LIFETRACK 2 (652)
GRADE: 9 (Required)
This complete course plan developed by the Federal Reserve Bank is required for all Roman Freshmen. Students will use the materials provided by The Fed and learn the knowledge, skills, and processes required to make sound financial decisions and manage their own personal finances. The lessons engage students in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making. Financial Fitness For Life is an engaging and practical class, and our hope is that this class will provide the financial fundamentals that may ultimately lead to the freedom and independence which comes from smart personal financial management.HONORS BUSINESS ECONOMICS
TRACK 1 (651) GRADE: 11 & 12
Economics is the study of how individuals, firms, and organizational structures make economic decisions. This course focuses on the study of economic problems and the methods by which societies solve them. Characteristics of the market economy of the United States and its function in the world and methods of applying economics to one's life will be explored. Topics include problems of scarcity, productivity, Economic institutions and incentives, supply and demand macro and micro-economic measures and business economic cycles will be examined. Students will learn to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of economic decision-makers by employing concepts of efficiency and equity. Students also analyze and evaluate the effects of government intervention. Throughout the course, learning emphasis is placed on reasoned, logical argument. Use of the computer lab will be included, as well as group learning and outside readings.
Track 1 includes in-depth writing and additional readings.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYPERSONAL FINANCE
TRACK 2 (672) GRADES: 10, 11 & 12 SENIORS HAVE PREFERENCE
The student begins by learning about the basic ins and outs of information technology, progresses to applications that will likely be used in the workplace, and finishes by learning about the interconnectivity that runs in daily life. Students will gain valuable and marketable experience working with personal computers. The best way to introduce students to computing is with an applications course that gives them considerable ‘hands-on’ computer experience. Through a student-centered environment, they learn to utilize Microsoft Office 2010 software applications in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, databases, and presentations graphics. In addition students will utilize “The Google DOCS Specialist” e-Book which is an integrated Google Apps project based workbook. Effective use of the Internet will also be covered.
TRACK 2 & 3 (662) (663) GRADES 10, 11 & 12
This course will prepare students for successful management of money in their personal/family life as well as good preparation for financial related professions. Topics will include consumer math, career planning, money management, investing, credit management, real estate, automobiles, risk management, and insurance. With knowledge of these areas, the student will begin a more successful life of personal financial planning.
Note: This course requires a workbook fee.