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Business and Technology

Business Information Management I (Grades 9-12)
Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce and postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents, develop a spreadsheet, formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software. Students will also have the opportunity to make an instructional film. In addition, they may earn Microsoft Office Specialist certification, which qualifies for college credit at some colleges and universities.
No prerequisite 1 credit

Digital and Interactive Multimedia (Grades 10-12)


Through the study of digital and interactive media and its application in information technology, students will analyze and assess current and emerging technologies, while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and resolve a problem. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.
No prerequisite 1 credit

Web Technologies (Grades 10-12)


Through the study of web technologies and design, students learn to make informed decisions and apply the decisions to the field of information technology.
No prerequisite 1 credit

Business Information Management II (Grade 10-12)

 Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create complex word-processing documents, develop sophisticated spreadsheets using charts and graphs, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate multimedia software. In addition, they may earn Microsoft Office Specialist certification at the expert level, which qualifies for college credit at some colleges and universities.

Prerequisite of BCISI or Business Information Management I-1 credit

Practicum in Medical Business Management (Grade 12)

Emphasis for this course will be in learning the administrative, financial skills and technological applications required in a medical facility. The Practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and to make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. Students develop a foundation in the economical, financial, technological, international, social, and ethical aspects of business to become competent consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment. Students incorporate a broad base of knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, marketing, financial, ethical, and international dimensions of business to make appropriate business decisions.
No prerequisite 2 credits

Web Mastering On-Line (Grades 10-12)

This course is a Web-based, interactive course accessed via the Internet. Students will access the course from a computer at home or wherever Internet access is available to them -- any time, day or night. Utilizing the World Wide Web, the course will pair self-study learning materials with instructor guidance to allow students to work somewhat at their own pace with weekly deadlines and learn in a "class environment," while retaining access to valuable instructor expertise. The online instructor will monitor the students' progress and advise students as appropriate via e-mail and discussion forums.

The course will be based upon the TEKS for Web Mastering, the course outline, online documents and online discussions. Generally, a student should devote a minimum of 5 hours per week on coursework.

As delineated in the course outline, students will spend the first semester and part of the second semester learning all of the necessary skills to create sophisticated Web sites. Then, later in the second semester, students will build a client base to develop and maintain Web sites for an authentic customer. This customer will be a classroom teacher, campus department, campus club, or District department.
No prerequisite 1 credit


Accounting I (Grades 10-12)

Students investigate the field of accounting, including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as economic, financial, technological, international, social, legal, and ethical factors. Students reflect on the is knowledge as they engage in the process of recording, classifying, summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting information. Students formulate and interpret financial information for use in management decision making.

No prerequisite 1 credit

Principles of Arts, AV Technology and Communications  (Grades 9-12)

Careers in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster require, in addition to creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication. Within this context, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities in this cluster and the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements for those opportunities.

No prerequisite ½ Credit

Virtual Business (Grades 10-12)

Students incorporate a broad base of knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, marketing, financial, ethical, and international dimensions of business to make appropriate business decisions. Students will be able to identify steps needed to locate customers, set fees, and develop client contracts. Student will be able to provide administrative, creative, and technical services using advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery.
No prerequisite ½ Credit