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Students learn the basic financial statements and the simplified accounting cycle for a small service business in detail. They will examine the concepts of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAPs) and apply these concepts within the accounting activities. Upon completion of this course, students will have obtained the bookkeeping skills required in the operation of a small service company. A brief study of careers in accounting and the professional bodies of CA’s, CMA’s and CGA’s are included. Students will also do personal finance activities such as creating a personal budget.
Students will examine the accounting cycle for a medium sized merchandising business, organized as a partnership. They are introduced to the Simply Accounting software package and the bookkeeping applications are all computer based. Students will study adjustments and use special journals in the accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory and banking applications. The recording of taxes (provincial sales and GST) are introduced and the concepts of the GAAPs continue to be applied. A short unit on taxes and filing tax returns is also covered.
Students in Accounting 30 will examine the new accounts and procedures associated with corporate accounting for a merchandising firm. The use of Simply Accounting is continued as all application problems are computer based. They will study the cost of goods sold, depreciation, accruals and payroll. Content covered will provide students with the opportunity to think about how managers make decisions and will give students opportunities to look at the relationships between costs and business activity. Taxes will be reviewed and auditing will be covered.
BUSINESS & SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY 10 (Information Processing 10)
The focus of this computer-based course is to facilitate the development of students as 21st century learners. Students will have the opportunity to CREATE, COLLABORATE, and COMMUNICATE as they develop a variety of key employability skills. The goal of Business and Social Technology 10 is to develop students’ preparedness to be successful citizens in their own lives and the business world. Students preparing for all types of adult responsibilities require a sound understanding of how to create, access, use and manage business and social technology. Students will develop valuable skills as they explore the areas of: technology fundamentals, social media, word processing, effective presentations, communication and spreadsheets.
BUSINESS & SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY 20 (Information Processing 20)
The focus of this computer-based course is to further the development of students as 21st century learners from their experience in Business and Social Technology 10. Students will have the opportunity to CREATE, COLLABORATE, and COMMUNICATE as they expand on a variety of key employability skills necessary for the future. The goal of Business and Social Technology 20 is to further the student's understanding in presenting, creating, and organizing information with a focus on the business world. Students preparing for all types of adult responsibilities require a sound understanding of how to create, access, use and manage business and social technology. Students will develop valuable skills as they explore the areas of: intermediate technology skills, social media for business, intermediate word processing, advanced presentation skills, intermediate business communication and advanced spreadsheets.
BUSINESS & SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY 30 (Information Processing 30)
The focus of this course is on managerial computer applications. It includes digital photography, web page design and desktop publishing, as well as multi-media presentation.
CAREER AND WORK EXPLORATION 30 (2 credits)
A two-credit course is offered every afternoon for two hours. The 60 hour in-class component of the course includes career assessment and planning, job-search skills, using My Blueprint, positive work skills and attitudes, goal setting, decision-making, time-management and organizational skills. Students gain 140 hours of practical experience (2 different work placements) in the workplace related to their career choices. This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore career opportunities and gain experience in the work world to help enhance their resume and portfolio and learn valuable, real life skills for the workforce. Evaluation includes in-class assignments in preparation for their placement, as well as an evaluation by their employers after completion of their work placements.
The goal of Entrepreneurship Education is to learn skills and information needed to establish and run a small business. This course will help students learn problem solving, communication and analytical skills while determining potential opportunities. Students will look at societal problems and/or needs with an eye for creating change in order to seek and explore, and take advantage of opportunities that exist everywhere! Units covered include Characteristics and Attitudes of an Entrepreneur, Opportunity Assessment, The Business Plan, Marketing, Operation and Financial Planning. Students will participate in the Junior Achievement Company Program where they will plan, finance, create and run their own class company.
PERSONAL FINANCE 30L
With credit card debt, household debt, and national debt becoming alarming issues both in Canada and around the world, many people ask where personal finance is being taught. Until now, it has not been taught and many youth and adults with poor financial literacy have been making crucial mistakes with their finances. Personal Finance 30L is the most important class that you can take during your high school career as no matter what your future holds,you will need to be financially literate. Topics covered in this course include: Economics, Decision Making and Money Basics, Banking Services, Income and Taxation, Budgeting, Savings and Investing, Credit and Credit Cards, Consumer Protection, and Renting, Leasing, and Buying. Take Personal Finance 30L and work towards becoming an informed, financially literate member of society through a practical, hands-on learning experience.
COMMUNICATION MEDIA 10
Communication Media 10 introduces students to basic knowledge skills and abilities in audio, video and interactive media. Students are introduced to aspects of video production including production stages, lighting, use and care of audio/video equipment and planning of projects. The importance of audio in isolation is introduced, as well as audio editing software. Creation of interactive media, such as web pages, to communicate effectively, is introduced.
COMMUNICATION MEDIA 20
The use of digital video cameras, computers as non-linear editing tools, digitization of analog sources, use of associated computer software, and the production of digital material will be discussed. Multiple camera techniques and studio lighting are covered as well. Audio production and post-production techniques are investigated, as well as interactive media. Students continue to build a working portfolio with the goal of producing a showcase portfolio. Involvement in the production of promotional items for school groups and activities is an expectation.
COMMUNICATION MEDIA 30
Students at this level produce a showcase portfolio that demonstrates their abilities in audio, video and interactive media. Students have four project options available. In each case the projects require 100 hours of production time, appropriate use of a project log and the completion of a showcase portfolio on a variety of media. Students must adhere to a production schedule. The final mark is derived from evaluation of the project log, showcase portfolio, project presentation and adherence to the production schedules.