Personal Finance - 0210 (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                  

Grade: 10-12

Required Credit:  0.50

Personal Finance is an innovative class for sophomores, juniors and seniors designed to teach the importance of making informed judgments and implementing effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. This class will teach the value of being able to function successfully in today’s economic environment with respect to such matters as obtaining adequate income, managing money, saving copiously, investing soundly and spending wisely. The concept of learning how to manage credit prudently as it relates to creating sound financial management habits will also be a focus. Personal Finance will also teach students skills to build their lives and achieve their goals and dreams. Learning how to save toward college, generating savings accounts, understanding mortgages well enough to buy a home, and creating a budget, as well as making countless other similar decisions necessary to create productive lives will be clearly defined. Personal Finance is a strong introduction for those students interested in finance, banking, financial planning, law and the brokerage fields.


Advanced Personal Finance – 0215 (.5 year) 

Prerequisite:  Minimum of 90% in Personal Finance

Grade:  10-12          

Elective Credit:  0.50 

Advanced Personal Finance gives further insight into the areas of managing money and successfully planning for future endeavors.  Students will develop competence in dealing with financial goal setting, stock evaluation profiles, 1040 tax forms, estate planning and additional financial readings.  Students will be working through classroom materials given by the Wall Street Journal and will be involved in a nationwide stock contest. Students who are interested in pursuing business careers, specifically in the areas of financial or brokerage advising, accounting, management or estate planning should consider Advanced Personal Finance.  A higher degree of research and understanding of each topic will be expected in this course. Advance Personal Finance is highly suggested to students that are members of the Business Club. Mentoring and Coaching will be available for those students who are members of the Business Club and wish to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events at the State and National level.


CCP - CSCC FMGT1101 Personal Finance – 0217 (.5 year) 

Prerequisite:  None

Grade:  10-12          

Elective Credit:  0.50 

Advanced Personal Finance gives further insight into the areas of managing money and successfully planning for future endeavors.  Students will develop competence in dealing with financial goal setting, stock evaluation profiles, 1040 tax forms, estate planning and additional financial readings.  Students will be working through classroom materials given by the Wall Street Journal and will be involved in a nationwide stock contest. Students who are interested in pursuing business careers, specifically in the areas of financial or brokerage advising, accounting, management or estate planning should consider Advanced Personal Finance.  A higher degree of research and understanding of each topic will be expected in this course. Advance Personal Finance is highly suggested to students that are members of the Business Club. Mentoring and Coaching will be available for those students who are members of the Business Club and wish to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events at the State and National level.


Business & Personal Law - 0205 (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                  

Grade:  10-12

Elective Credit: 0.50

The Business and Personal Law class will enable students to better appreciate the law and the importance of it in our society. Students will discuss various principles and foundations that make up business and personal laws and apply them to everyday life situations. Students will be given specific vocabulary that will help in grounding their understanding in preparation to succeed in our society and/or business fields or careers.


Accounting – 0211 (year)

Prerequisite:  None                 

Grade:  9-12

Elective Credit:  1.00

Accounting is called the “language of business.” Accurate financial information is vital to business decisions made by owners and managers. Students will develop competence in completing the steps in the accounting cycle and will study the importance of accounting records to the overall business operation. This course is very useful for students interested in a business major in college and will provide students with a solid foundation for understanding business operations


Advanced Accounting - 0212 (1.00 year)

Prerequisite:  Minimum 80% in Accounting                          

Grade:  10-12 

Elective Credit:  1.00

Advanced Accounting continues to build on the competencies taught in first year Accounting. This course will emphasize how financial information is used by management. This course will focus on corporations and include topics such as cost control methods, uncollectible accounts, and depreciation of assets. The use of computer accounting software will also be emphasized throughout this course. Advanced accounting is very useful for those students who are seriously considering an Accounting or Business major in college or for any student who desires to learn more about business operations.


Marketing – 0235 (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None             

Grade:  9-12    

Elective Credit:  0.50 

Marketing touches almost every aspect of our daily lives. Marketing is the process of developing, promoting, and distributing products in order to satisfy customers’ wants and needs. This course will give students a foundation in economics and business and explore the many facets of marketing, including Selling, Product Planning, Promotion, Financing, and Pricing. Marketing skills are useful in any career because they involve understanding business, as well as effectively relating and communicating with others.


Advanced Marketing – 0236 (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  Minimum Grade of 80% in Marketing                 

Grade:  10-12

Elective Credit:  0.50

We will continue to cover the foundations of marketing. Students will study the process of starting their own business and the process of writing a Business Plan for a new business. There will be an emphasis on Management Principles and styles. Students will become involved in developing and implementing a marketing plan for a school activity or group. The students will be involved in the marketing and operation of the Spirit Shop under the direction of the Instructor.


Entrepreneurial & Business Operations – 0213 (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  Minimum of 80% in Marketing or Accounting                 

Grade:  10-12

Elective Credit:  0.50

The Entrepreneurial and Business Operations class provides to students an introduction to the basics of starting, owning, and operating a business. Topics will include economics, management, advertising, customer relationships, statistics, business software applications, business law, and finance. An internship/hands on experience aspect is incorporated into the class, with students helping to operate the SFD Spirit Shop. This semester long class will provide a framework for any student who believes that they would like to someday be a part of the business profession. Additionally, students will prepare and participate in Future Business Leaders of America competitions.