All course decriptions in quotation marks are obtained from the Tennessee Department of Education website.
Computer Applications is a course for the student who would like literacy in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. These skills will help the student in high school, the workforce, and in post-secondary education.
"Computer Applications is a foundational course intended to teach students the computing fundamentals and concepts involved in the use of common software applications. Upon completion of this course, students will gain basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. In addition, students will have engaged in key critical thinking skills and will have practiced ethical and appropriate behavior required for the responsible use of technology.
Course pacing guide Personal Finance
Advanced Computer Applications is the senior level class and is designed to prepare the student for post-secondary training or to take their place in the workforce.
"Advanced Computer Applications prepares students to continue postsecondary training in business related programs, provides advanced training for students pursuing a career in administrative and information support, and supports obtaining an industry certification in specific software applications (such as the Microsoft Office Suite)."
Course pacing guide Advanced Computer Applications
Personal Finance is a nine week course required for graduation.
"The course helps students meet the growing complexities of personal financial management and consumer decision making. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand how their decisions will impact their future financial well-being."
Course pacing guide Computer Applications
NOT TEACHING 2019-2020 Career Exploration is for 9th grade students. The purpose is to ease their transition into the high school setting. Students should be aware of the requirements to graduate high school and the importance of preparing now for a future in the workforce or in post-secondary education.
"Career Exploration is an introductory course designed to assist students in (a) discovering their personal strengths and abilities, (b) understanding opportunities available to them in different career areas, and (c) practicing skills necessary to excel in the workforce and in postsecondary learning. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will know and exhibit soft skills (e.g. teamwork, creative thinking, and problem solving), as well as more technical skills (e.g. resume building and written communications) related to career exploration and experience. Students will also learn about and be exposed to existing CTE pathways and elective focus options within a high school setting and will learn how to successfully transition into a district recognized career academy or program of study."
NOT OFFERED 2019-2010 Business Comunications is the second course in the program of study and is designed to aid students in preparing written and oral communications.
"This course develops skills in multiple methods of communications, including social media, as well as electronic publishing, design, layout, composition, and video conferencing. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to demonstrate successful styles and methods for professional business communications using the proper tools to deliver effective publications and presentations."
NOT OFFERED 2019-2020 Business Management is the third course in the program of study and is designed to introduce the basics of business such as managment, marketing, planning and human resources.
"Business Management focuses on the development of the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions required for the production and delivery of goods and services. This applied knowledge course addresses the management role of utilizing the businesses’ resources of employees, equipment, and capital to achieve an organization’s goals."