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Course Offerings Business Departments
Accounting 1: Intro to Accounting
Accounting 2: Corporate Accounting
Accounting 3
Accounting 4
Business Communications
Business Law
Communications
Computer Applications
Foundations of Leadership
Introduction to Business
Leadership
Leadership in Action
Personal Finance
Sports Marketing
Sports Marketing 2
The Business Department exists primarily to serve the students of CBC High School in a practical manner. The students are instructed in practical everyday business affairs. BUSINESS is that phase of our society which deals with the purchasing, selling, and financial transactions that take place while producing commodities to satisfy indivual group wants. EDUCATION is a means of developing student interest to the extent that the development may lead in helping the student achieve a socially adjusted, satisfying, and worthwhile life. BUSINESS EDUCATION as applied to CBC High School is limited to a basic business curriculum presented in accordance with Catholic Christian business ethics. It also means education which will equip the student with skills necessary to perform particular functions in an office, data processing, or distributive occupation, and which will provide the student with understanding and knowledge needed for the handling of personal affairs and using the services of the business world.
BUSINESS
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
GENERAL STUDIES
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
LANGUAGE ARTS
MATHEMATICS
RELIGION
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
WORLD LANGUAGES
 
ACCOUNTING 1: INTRO TO ACCOUNTING
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: This elective course introduces students to basic accounting concepts. Proceeding through the accounting cycle for a service business organized as a proprietorship, students will be introduced to the recording, summarizing, and analysis of financial data as it pertains to a sole proprietorship. In addition, students will complete computer-related activities. Students planning to study accounting, finance, law, law enforcement, management, or marketing in college should take this course.
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ACCOUNTING 2: CORPORATE ACCOUNTING
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Accounting 1: Intro to Accounting; Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: This elective course will review the recording, summarizing, and analysis of financial data. Proceeding through the accounting cycle for a merchandising business organized as a corporation, students will be introduced to purchases and cash receipts, payroll, and dividends for a corporation. Students will also complete computer-related activities. Students planning to study accounting, finance, law, law enforcement, management, or marketing in college should take this course.
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ACCOUNTING 3
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Accounting 2: Corporate Accounting; Open to Juniors and Seniors
Course Description: This elective course will review the recording, summarizing, and analysis of financial data.  Areas covered include departmentalized accounting and adjustments and valuation.  Students will also complete computer-related activities.  Students planning to study accounting and finance in college should take this course.
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ACCOUNTING 4
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Accounting 3; Open to Juniors and Seniors
Course Description: A continuation of Accounting 3, this elective course will review the recording, summarizing, and analysis of financial data. Areas covered include general adjustments, advanced corporate accounting topics, and management accounting. Students will also complete computer-related activities. Students planning to study accounting and finance in college should take this course.
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BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: In this elective class, students will learn important skills in speaking, negotiation, and writing that can increase their value as an entry-level employee. In addition, they will enhance their ability to write for the world of work. Students will develop their presentation skills through a persuasive presentation and an informational presentation. Students will be encouraged to explore a career of their choice, where they will create a resume, cover letter, and follow up letter. They will also participate in a mock interview for their chosen career. Students planning to study accounting, finance, journalism, law, law enforcement, management, or marketing in college should take this course.
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BUSINESS LAW
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: An elective class that examines the types of laws that affect us as citizens, consumers, and entrepreneurs in the United States. Students will be introduced to the meaning of law, an understanding of the general law procedures by way of mock trials, and an insight into the nature of the law. Students will analyze legal situations and case studies so that they can make wise and ethical decisions in their business and personal lives. Topics to be introduced include: Ethics and Law, Judicial Law, Criminal Law, Contractual Law, Property Law, and Employment Law. Students planning to study accounting, finance, law, law enforcement, or management in college should take this course.
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COMMUNICATIONS
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Freshmen
Course Description: In this hands-on course, students will learn important communication and life skills that will improve their success at CBC. Skills such as writing, speaking, listening, and teamwork will be discussed and practiced. In addition, students will be introduced to object-oriented coding using code.org and Scratch. Students will also be encouraged to key using the touch technique and will practice intermediate to advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In this course, students will acquire a broad understanding of skills that translate to other courses in the Business Department.
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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: In this course, students will be encouraged to key using the touch technique. Computer Applications is a hands-on class designed to introduce students to Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Students will learn introductory to intermediate skills to be productive students in their CBC classes and productive employees in the workplace.
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FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Freshmen and Sophomores
Course Description: This course will introduce students to the essential and powerful principles of leadership. It will begin to define the expectations of leadership and establish a foundation for, and expectation of, success here at CBC, in college, and throughout life. 

The Foundations of Leadership Course uses a proven approach to teaching leadership designed by one of the most respected thought leaders in the area of student leadership. The course uses guest speakers, current events, sports, pop culture, and high school-related issues to introduce valuable and applicable leadership lessons that encourage a successful CBC experience. Lessons are taught by teachers, but reinforced by upper-classmen enrolled in the Junior Leadership Course. 

Areas of focus include: managing change, high school study skills, the importance of character, getting involved, applying yourself, breaking down barriers, Brotherhood, taking healthy risks, and many others. Each unit is designed to help with the transition from 8th grade to high school and to encourage students to begin to lead, take control of their lives, do things the right way, and ultimately, be successful.
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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Course Description: This elective course introduces students to the world of business. It will also help students prepare for the economic role of a consumer, worker, and citizen. The course will also help students with consumer decision-making, prepare them for future employment, and equip them to perform their responsibilities as citizens. The students will also learn how to start a business and run one while completing The Teen Entrepreneur simulation. This course will serve as a background and introduction for any business course that will be taken in the future whether it is in high school or college. Students planning to study accounting, finance, law, management, or marketing in college should take this course.
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LEADERSHIP
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Juniors; Teacher approval
Course Description: This course serves to introduce the fundamental principles common to effective leadership and to promote the development of essential traits and skills necessary to lead within a select group of student leaders. Students will examine leadership as a 360° principle and learn to use their influence to positively impact the world around them. This includes developing an understanding of the following core areas of leadership: self-leadership, the ability to connect with others, the skill to lead others, and the art of changing the culture of an organization.  Students will be afforded diverse opportunities to engage in practical applications of learned skills and principles during the semester. This course ultimately provides a foundation that prepares students to serve as successful leaders within the school community, at their college or university, and thereafter in their chosen career.
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LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Seniors; Teacher approval
Course Description: This elective course serves as the capstone experience of the CBC Leadership Program.  In addition to exploring new Leadership topics, members of the Leaders in Action course will be tasked with applying the skills and knowledge learned in previous Leadership courses in various ways:  They will play a role in teaching the Foundations of Leadership course to CBC freshmen. Additionally, they will bring Leadership outside the walls of CBC by creating and delivering interactive, enjoyable, and challenging Leadership lessons to eighth grade students at their schools during the school day. Thanks to partnerships with various area grade schools, participants of the Leaders in Action course will gain valuable experience as teachers, mentors, and leaders while learning the importance of community outreach.
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PERSONAL FINANCE
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Sophomores enrolled in the Honors Program
Course Description: This one semester course is required for graduation and serves to introduce students to the world of personal finance. Students will learn concepts and processes pertinent to financial planning and money management. Additionally, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to evaluate financial opportunities and make sensible decisions. The course includes various simulations designed to replicate financial scenarios encountered in the real world. Each activity will challenge students to examine aspects of the current financial environment and make rational decisions to achieve practical financial goals.
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SPORTS MARKETING
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: An elective course designed as a practical approach to studying consumer behavior within the marketplace and its implications for marketing strategy, tactics, and communications.  Students will study human behavior as it relates to consumer spending, as well as consumer motivation, perceptions, and decision-making in the dynamics of changing markets. Considerable attention will be given to the impact of marketing planning, marketing research, market segmentation, channels of distribution and advertising. A practical application of developing a sports marketing plan using a virtual football franchise will be implemented in the course. Students planning to study management or marketing in college should take this course.
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SPORTS MARKETING 2
Course Information
College Prep 1 Semester .5 Credit
Prerequisites: Sports Marketing; Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors; Teacher approval
Course Description: This course serves to offer practical experience for select students (a maximum of three students) in product, price, place, and promotion decisions of The Cadet Store.  Students will be afforded the opportunity to work independently and as a creative team to meet the goals outlined by the Cadet Store Manager. The course will evoke student creativity and promote the organization, communication, and teamwork skills commonly utilized in today’s businesses.
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