Regional Occupation Program
CONTEMPORARY STUDY OF BUSINESS 04134
OPEN TO GRADES: 9-12
Contemporary Study of Business is a two-semester course designed to introduce students to the world of business. The emphasis of the course is on how business changes to remain competitive in an ever-changing global society. Major topics include business communications, the basic economic question and decision-making by consumers, economic systems, marketing goods and services, finance, and human resources.
ECONOMICS OF BUSINESS 04141
Prerequisite- Contemporary Study of Business 04134
OPEN TO GRADES: 10-12
Elective Credit - Economics credit with successful completion of Contemporary Study of Business
This course introduces students to the study of Economics within the context of entrepreneurship and business administration. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of economics as they relate to scarcity, supply and demand, choices and effective decision- making, and economic systems. They will learn the relationship between microeconomics and macroeconomics and small business, the implementation of business and marketing plans, risk management and human resources management.
Students apply this knowledge in a two- hour simulated business 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 with the support of a real business partner.
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WORK EXPERIENCE 18701
Elective credit: 1-10 per semester (max)
20 credits per year
Eligible to have a shortened day (see counselor)
OPEN TO GRADES: 11-12
Prerequisite: Must be at least 16 years old (may be Grade 10) and have a legitimate, paid job. Employer can guarantee student 10 work hours per week.
This course covers topics important to know and understand about the “working world”. Students will understand how personal skill development affects their employability. Included but not limited to; “how to get and keep a job”, application process, interviewing skills, resumes, work ethics, labor laws, employee/employer relations, customer service, payroll deductions/taxes, filing 1040EZ tax returns, personal finance and “What are employers looking for in an employee”.
Students enrolled in Work Experience must have and maintain a C average /2.0 GPA with no F’s, along with satisfactory attendance, work at least 10 hours a week on a regular basis with a minimum of 200 hours per semester in order to earn 10 credits. The student must be 16 years old and may take 2 semesters of this class. Class meets one day a week.