Business Education Department Courses
403335 Entrepreneurship (Weight – 1.1)
This course will give
students an idea of what is involved in opening their own business. They
will learn about famous entrepreneurs throughout history, how they started
their business, and what made them so successful. They will learn how to solve
problems that may come up in a business as well as learn the differences
between needs and wants. Students will learn about business plans and how
to meet their target market. Students will develop a business model and a
business plan following the guidelines of class and as outlined in the text, Business
403535 Investment Opportunities (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 12) 0.5
Learn the "ins" and
"outs" of investing and investment strategies to help grow your
wealth. You will discover and evaluate investment opportunities by exploring
economic conditions and other market factors. Upon completion of the course,
you will have an understanding of the different types of investments, how to
make quality investment decisions, and how to make your money work for you.
402935 Computer Applications (Weight – 1.1) 0.5 credits
This class is designed for
students to learn how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
through project-based assessments. Students are expected to expand upon
concepts taught in the Junior High program and are encouraged to create authentic
projects to grow their skills for the 21st Century workplace.
403131 Personal Finance (Weight – 1.1) (Grade 11 required) 1.0 credit
Learn to make wise financial decisions with your hard-earned money! Explore and compare savings plans and other investments choices such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Learn to set-up a personal budget and do your own taxes. Understand the advantages and consequences of credit card use. Acquire the necessary knowledge about housing alternatives, buying cars, insurance and other everyday situations to help you make informed choices in the real world. In addition, explore career choices that will affect your financial well-being. Students will complete the remaining piece of the graduation project. This is a required course for all 11th grade students.
V403131 Personal Finance – VIRTUAL (Weight – 1.1)
(Grade 11 required)
This course is designed for
students who benefit from an asynchronous learning experience and replaces the
traditional classroom version of Personal Finance. Learn to make wise financial decisions with your
hard-earned money! Explore and compare savings plans and other
investments choices such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Learn to
set-up a personal budget and do your own taxes. Understand the advantages
and consequences of credit card use. Acquire the necessary knowledge
about housing alternatives, buying cars, insurance and other everyday
situations to help you make informed choices in the real world. In
addition, explore career choices that will affect your financial well-being. Students
will complete the remaining piece of the graduation project. This is a
required course for all 11th grade students.
students must secure two recommendations from DSD staff. The evaluator must
have interacted with you within the last semester (or last two marking
periods). Recommendation forms can be found in the counseling office.
402635 Excel (Weight – 1.1) 0.5 credits
course is Microsoft’s spreadsheet program. You will learn to create
professional worksheets and create formulas to maintain and edit them.
You will be amazed at what Excel’s functions allow you to calculate with
ease—from keeping your checkbook register to figuring out payments on your car.
Also, if you need a fancy chart or graph for that upcoming science fair
project, this is the course for you!
Computer Applications or Microsoft Word
402535 Desktop Publishing (Weight – 1.1)
(Grades 10, 11, 12) 0.5
Learn how to create a professional-looking brochure or
flier for an important upcoming school event!
Desktop Publishing is a course that will acquaint students with graphic
design techniques and the basic principles of page layout and design. Students
will create a variety of documents such as fliers, brochures, announcements,
certificates, labels and newsletters using Microsoft Publisher software.
Prerequisite: Computer Applications
403331 Personal Law (Weight –
1.1) (Grades 11, 12)
This course will help you learn the law as it relates to you. Criminal, civil, consumer, and contract law are a few of the topics covered. This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the law as it relates to the individual. Personal law deals with issues that are essential in the lives of most adults. Students will become familiar with relevant specific laws, and explore the applications of law both in business situations and in more familiar personal transactions. Real-life topics will be tied into the classroom material.
403431 Sports/Entertainment Marketing (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 10, 11, 12) 1.0 credit
Sports and Entertainment Marketing will explore marketing principles and concepts as applied to the ever-popular industries of Sports and Entertainment. Project-based learning will emphasize the development of knowledge and skills related to product management, pricing, promotion, and distribution as they relate to real world marketing situations. The projects and inquiry learning exercises, case problems, and activities for this course are designed to reflect authentic learning situations as found in the sports and entertainment industries.
403631 Digital Media Communications I (Weight 1.1) (Grades 10, 11, 12) 1.0 credit
Harness the power of digital
technologies and engage in authentic learning experiences by creating digital
media communications. Use effective business communication to create digital
media and share stories via social media, the District website, and the morning
announcements. You will create effective digital content, partner with local
businesses to promote branding, and serve as the public relations content
developer for the Donegal School District and its extracurricular
Successful completion of Digital Video Production and/or Sports and
Entertainment Marketing or teacher approval.
403731 Digital Media Communications II (Weight 1.1)
(Grades 11,12) 1.0 Credit
Elevate your digital
communication skills by engaging in authentic learning experiences of a social
media content producer and manager. Learn to strategize, execute, and analyze
social media campaigns becoming the mastermind behind digital media success stories.
From crafting content to analyzing engagement, embark on a journey to lead a
digital media team. Learn how technology impacts business communication and how
social media managers use behind the scenes data to make decisions and plan
future content. Students will engage in learning opportunities that will
prepare them for a career in digital communications and potentially earn
Successful completion of Digital Media Communications I
401131 Accounting I (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 10,
This course will give you a thorough background in the basic accounting procedures used to operate a business. The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for studying business courses in college. Computers will be used to help you understand the automated accounting process.
401231 Accounting II (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 11, 12)
This course is specifically vocational and career oriented.
It is for the students who plan a career in business, plan to go to college and
major in accounting, marketing, or management, or who plan to enter the
business world as an owner or manager. The extensive use of computers will also
help prepare the students for entry-level jobs in the business world.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Accounting I with a grade of ‘B’ or higher and teacher recommendation.