The Business Education and Computer Technology Program at Neelin High School provides students with an excellent opportunity to enhance their understanding of the world of commerce.
Students pursuing post secondary education in business, commerce, economics, accounting, marketing, computer applications or computer programming are strongly advised to confirm their aptitudes and interests by supplementing their academic program with some of our courses.
For those students not interested in post secondary academic pursuits, this program provides the necessary vocational skills for entry-level positions in business, industry or government.
This program is skills-based, work and goal-oriented, and develops individual and team approaches to problem-solving.
Students are encouraged to participate in more than the minimum required 28 credits for a high school graduation certificate.
Those students who complete a minimum of eight Business Education and Computer Technology courses will receive a Technology Education Diploma in Business Education or a Technology Education Diploma in Marketing along with their High School Diploma.
The Business and Technology program is best approached in sequence for maximum success. Most courses are inter-related with an essential skill literacy at each consecutive level.
Word Processing will benefit all students, especially those pursuing further computer studies.
Accounting concepts will enrich student participation in software applications, consumer mathematics and in business development courses such as Visions and Ventures.
Computer Applications will assure that a student has basic literacy skills to compete in our fast-paced, technology driven society.
Business Education and Computer Technology courses will prepare a student for personal, vocational and academic pursuits.
ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 30S (ACC30S)
An introduction to accounting principles including debit and credit theory, balance sheet accounts, the accounting cycle, preparation of worksheet and classified financial statements, adjusting and closing entries and accounting for a merchandising concern.
Students will use Excel spreadsheet software extensively as a problem-solving tool.
This course is a must for those interested in an office career upon graduation, or for those starting their own business, or for anyone planning to study any facet of business at the post secondary level.
Accounting principles are also beneficial for many business courses at the high school level, including Computer Applications, Software Applications, Futures in Business, Start Your Own Business, Visions and Ventures and Consumer Mathematics.
ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS 40S (ACC40S)
This course has a theory portion and a Simply Accounting section.
The theory portion deals with special accounting concerns such as special journals, merchandising accounting, bank reconciliation statements, cash controls, subsidiary ledgers, financial and payroll accounting.
Students must have a solid grasp of accounting principles from ACC30S to succeed in this course.
The Simply Accounting is an accounting software package providing students an opportunity to apply accounting concepts electronically.
Accounting Systems 40S may be selected as a math requirement for the high school diploma, however many post secondary institutions do not recognize it as a math credit for admission purposes.
AUTOMATED OFFICE 40S (ATO40S)
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn Web-Page Design using FrontPage.
Students will learn basic design and layout principles used in desktop publishing applications and Web-Page Design.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 20S (CAP20S)
This course is designed to develop a student’s awareness of the impact of computers on personal, business, and global applications.
Core units include the evolution of technology, review of word processing basics, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, image editing, presentation software, and multimedia.
It is strongly suggested that students either have, or simultaneously enroll in Word Processing I.
FUTURES IN BUSINESS/START YOUR OWN BUSINESS (FIB15G/SYB25G)
This course will provide an understanding of business concepts, providing the student with improved communication skills, goal-setting opportunities and information processing skills.
Start Your Own Business affords students the opportunity to explore small business ownership—developing and promoting the student’s own skills, hobbies, talents and ideas.
Students will also have an opportunity to explore other business courses, and will be exposed to a variety of business career paths.
LAW 40S (LAW40S)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the system of law and law courts in Canada—both criminal and civil law.
Students are taught to understand how the law may involve them in their own life situations and to be able to identify those situations in which they may need legal assistance.
There is a rather thorough study of the many contracts that tend to involve us at one time or another throughout life.
MANAGEMENT 40S (MAN40S)
This course is designed to introduce students to the elements of good management techniques.
Topics included are planning procedures, decision-making, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Students will work in teams to make management decisions, solving case problems.
This is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their team-player skills and to sharpen their problem solving skills.
MARKETING 40S (MAR40S)
This course gives students a practical opportunity to learn strategic marketing.
Students will develop a marketing plan for a successful business.
Attention will be given to external forces that affect marketing, Students will gain a basic understanding of the economic, political and legal environments affecting businesses.
PROMOTIONS 30S (PRO30S)
Promotions is designed for students interested in the study of promoting goods and services.
Students will study methods and power of advertising and target marketing.
This course appeals to the creative student as an area for practical application and development of skills.
All students will benefit from an understanding of advertising as a vital part of their personal and business success.
RELATIONS IN BUSINESS 30S (RIB30S)
This course is designed to help the students understand the dynamics of interpersonal interactions leading to effective and meaningful communication skills.
Topics included are: current events in business, functions of a personnel department, wages and promotions, government legislation and labor relations.
RETAILING 20S (RET20S)
This course provides a basic introduction to the skills required for job entry into the retail and service industries.
Topics include receiving merchandise, maintaining inventory, the selling process, store policies and procedures.
This course is ideal for those students who will be looking for careers in the retail sector or for those students seeking to improve their existing work skills.
SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 30S (SAP30S)
It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have credits in Word Processing I and Computer Applications 20S.
Software Applications is an opportunity for students to obtain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, utilizing and integrating the software as a problem-solving tool to complete several application simulations.
The simulations will mimic personal and business applications, which must utilize Word, Publisher, PhotoDraw, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage, and the internet.
Students will have access to a digital camera and scanner.
SEMINAR IN BUSINESS (SIB40S)
This is a tremendous opportunity to explore learning, working and social styles.
This course will increase your:
Awareness of expectations of the workplace
Exploring the Workplace
VISIONS AND VENTURES (VVS30S)
This course is designed for students who wish to develop the skills and attributes required to meet the challenges of the new economic realities.
This is an opportunity for students to develop their own business.
Students will become aware of their personal strengths and skills, understand the window of opportunity, look for current trends in the local and global marketplace, learn to manage scarce resources, and experience the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
WORD PROCESSING I (WPR 15G/25S)
This course is designed for every student regardless of prior exposure to computers.
Emphasis is given to proper technique as well as a comprehensive introduction to document preparation.
Introduction to Word Processing emphasizes superior speed and accuracy skills.
Applications include centering displays, letters, tables, reports and business forms.
Students will use Word, Excel and Publisher software to complete these applications.
Word Processing is considered a foundation to all computer courses and is a benefit to students in all academic pursuits.
WORD PROCESSING II (WPR30S)
This course is designed for those students wishing to improve their data entry and text editing skills to an employability level.
Students must produce mailable copy, consisting of correct format, correct composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Production topics include: letters, reports, outlines, brochures, memoranda, newsletters, cards, invitations, display type, itineraries, minutes, agenda, programmes, menu, business forms, tables and mail merge documents.