Lewis County Career & Tech Center

Business and Office Education

What is Business Education?
The primary objectives of the Business Department is to provide career and technical education for those students planning to enter the field of business. Through their enrollment in this area of study, students will acquire knowledge and concepts of business principles, practices, skills, and terminology by means of which they will become better citizens regardless of their occupation or profession. Students will discover and analyze their own interests and abilities which will enable them select the job which they are best suited. Finally students will receive technical training in the various business classes which will enable them to gain employment upon graduation or continue their post-secondary education.

How do I enroll in a business education course?
Enrolling in Business Education courses is easy. Talk with Mr. Lewis the guidance counselor about the options available for your particular grade level. You can also consult the program of studies which outlines all of the business courses, the appropriate grade levels for each course, and the prerequisites for each course. For more information you may also contact the business teachers:
 
[email protected]

Administrative Support
A program that prepares students to perform the duties of an administrative assistant and or secretary. Class includes instruction in business, computer applications, word processing, desktop publishing, data entry, and personal finance/accounting. Upon completion of the course of studies students meet the requirements for taking a KOSSA test (Administrative Support) for CCR certification.

060112 Digital Literacy
070743 Advanced Computer Applications
060142 Word Processing
060122 Accounting & Finance Foundations or 080719 Financial Literacy

Marketing
A program that prepares students to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction for buyer behavior, marketing research, advertising methods, pricing theory, retailing and consumer relations. Upon completion of the course of studies students meet the requirements for taking a KOSSA test (Marketing) for CCR certification.

060112 Digital Literacy
080716 Principles of Marketing
080717 Advanced Marketing/Sports Marketing
080719 Financial Literacy *

Financial Services
A program that prepares students to perform a wide variety of customer services in banks, insurance agencies, savings and loan companies. Course includes instruction in public relations skills, business and computer usages, and job search skills. Students will have daily operations of Students Deposit Bank of Lewis County (SDBLC). Upon completion of the course of studies students meet the requirements for taking a KOSSA test (Finance) for CCR certification.

060112 Digital Literacy
070743 Advanced Computer Applications
060122 Accounting & Finance Foundations
      or 080719 Financial Literacy*
060311 Financial Services I
      or 060351 Financial Services II **

* (Senior Math Credit)
** (SDBLC) students will operate
Students Deposit Bank of Lewis County

070743 Advanced Computer Applications: This course is designed to provide students an advanced-level experience with practical applications through hands-on instruction. Course content will include understanding of various hardware, software, operating systems, care/operations, administrative applications, and employability skills. The software includes advanced business applications using word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, and electronic communication. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA. Upon completion of this course, a student will be ready to take the core level tests for MOS Certification and/or the Administrative Support Skill Standard Assessment. Suggested Prerequisite: Digital Literacy or Computer Literacy

060112 Digital Literacy: Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, presentation, database, spreadsheets, internet, and email to prepare elementary documents and reports. The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.

Financial Services I 060311 Business Education or 080410 Marketing Education: This course is designed for 11th and 12th grade students interested in pursuing a career in the financial institution field. It involves operation of a student financial center in cooperation with a sponsoring bank, which provides application of banking and financial procedures and concepts. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA and/or DECA. (This course is cross referenced with Marketing) SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE: One Business Or Marketing credit and Special Permission of the Instructor

Financial Services II 060351 Business Education or 080451 Marketing Education: Financial Services II is a continuation of Financial Services I, providing opportunities to enhance students’ employment portfolio. Students continue to learn and practice financial activities associated with the operation of a bank and other finance-related institutions in addition to assuming management and supervisory responsibilities, including training “new employees.” Students will participate in a work-based learning experience Leadership development will be provided through FBLA and/or DECA. (This course is cross referenced with Marketing Education) SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE: Financial Services I

060142 Word Processing: This course is designed for students who have already developed proficiency in Exploratory Computers (or its equivalent). The student will spend two to three weeks reviewing the touch system of keying with emphasis on proper technique and developing speed and accuracy. The student will apply techniques for composing, proofreading, editing, word division, capitalization, and punctuation for production of mail able copies of letters, business forms, tables, and reports. In-depth instruction for the generation of desktop publishing documents, spreadsheets, graphics, graphs, charts, and databases through application is a vital part of this course. The student will also research career opportunities in computer-related careers. A computerized workstation with appropriate software is required for each student. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA. SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE: Computer and Technology Applications

060171 Financial Literacy: This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. Topics include economics, money in the economy, budgeting, credit, consumer rights, investments and retirement planning. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA/DECA. (Senior Math Credit)

080716 Principles of Marketing: This course provides a basic foundation for further study in marketing. Students study economic functions at work in the marketplace, marketing functions including purchasing, pricing, and distribution functions. This course is based on the business and marketing core that includes communication skills, economics, financial analysis, and promotion. Both marketing and employment skills learned will improve and increase the chance of successful transition into the world.

080717 Advanced/Sports Marketing: This course is designed to enhance marketing skills developed in the marketing prerequisite courses and to learn advanced marketing skills in such areas as sports and entertainment, advertising, customer service, supervision, and employee/employer relations for a wide range of marketing careers. This course is based on the business and marketing core that includes communication skills, emotional intelligence, economics, marketing, operations, promotion, marketing-information management and financial analysis.

060122 Accounting and Finance Foundations: This course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance. Topics will include banking, credit, financial literacy, career exploration, spreadsheet usage, and technical writing. The accounting principles taught in this course are based on a double-entry system and include preparing bank reconciliations, payroll taxes, and financial statements. Detailed career exploration in the various fields of accounting will be available. Technical writing will be provided through IPAC business plan curriculum and exploration of case studies. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA.

Lewis County Career & Tech Center
79 Lions Lane, P.O. Box 99, Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 606-796-6106 | Fax: 606-796-9739
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