Course Name: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY (1 Credit)
This course provides an overview of current business, finance and information systems and trends and to introduce students to the basics and foundations required for today’s business environments. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with the fundamental computer applications, so that they may be used as communication tools for enhancing personal and work place proficiency in an information-based society. This also includes proficiency with computers using databases, spreadsheets, presentation applications, financial and tax software applications and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards.
Textbook: Entrepreneurship Owning Your Future 12th Edition and Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist Industry Certification
Course Name: ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS (1 Credit)
This course emphasizes double-entry accounting; methods and principles of recording business transactions; the preparation of various documents used in recording income, expenses, acquisition of assets, incurrence of liabilities, and changes in equity; and the preparation of financial statements.
Textbook: Century 21 Accounting 10 Edition and Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist Industry Certification
Course Name: ECONOMICS & FINANCIAL SERVICES (1 credit)
This course presents basic topics in macro and microeconomics, and the principles and practices of banking, credit, and consumer lending in the United States. Additional emphasis is placed on money, credit and banking, economic growth and stability, use of limited resources, characteristics of different economic systems and institutions, taxation and budgeting, labor management relations, and sales. The students become familiar with the major functions of banks and other financial intermediaries, central banking by the Federal Reserve System, and modern trends in the finance industry. The students are also introduced to credit functions, principles of credit risk evaluation, loan creation, debt collection, and stocks and bonds.
Textbook: Financial Markets and Institutions and FPL/NextEra Solar-Farm Feasibility Semester Project
Summer Between Junior/Senior Year
Course Name: FINANCIAL INTERNSHIP (1 credit)
The financial internship course provides students with authentic learning experiences in which they demonstrate human relations, technical, communication, and career development skills through entry level employment in the financial services industry. Through hands-on project management, major tasks outlined in a training plan, mentors supervise student learning in specific skill attainment and professional development.
Textbook: No textbook – 150 hour “Real-World” industry internship experience
Course Name: PERSONAL FINANCE (1 credit)
This course develops an awareness of the need for care and organization in planning for the wise use of economic resources and financial products available through a study of savings, credit, insurance, banking, investing and financial goals. Students are also made aware of the career opportunities offered by lending institutions.
Textbook: Managing Your Personal Finances 7th Edition and Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance (supplement)