• BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY 

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    BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

    Grade Level:               9 (or 10)

    Course Length:           Year

    Credits:                       5 per semester

    Prerequisites:             None

    Course Description:

    Students in this course will develop an understanding of global business concepts, incorporating problem solving techniques, acquire the ability to communicate in a professional manner using varied software and online sources, and realize their potential exploring career opportunities.  The course will include Microsoft Office, Google Drive, basic computer robotic programming, and self-assessment programs to help students create a successful future. This course offers a combined technology approach that uses the IB design cycle with knowledge, skills, and techniques of both computer and design.  Open to all students in grade 9, but a perfect course for any freshman student interested in computers, owning a future business and/or looking to be involved in a Cordova High Academy.

     

    BUSINESS MARKETING CONCEPTS *

    Grade Level:               10

    Course Length:           Year

    Credits:                       5 per semester

    Prerequisites:             Business Academy Acceptance; Preferred Business Communications Tech

    Course Description:

    Students in this course will develop an understanding of and ability to perform basic global marketing functions common to a variety of businesses.  The curriculum delivered will provide foundational knowledge and skills within marketing, incorporate problem solving techniques, explore creativity, the ability to communicate in a professional manner, value technology as a powerful tool, and realize their potential within a future career.  This course covers real-world business concepts at a local community level, as well as, national and global level.  Adobe Photoshop basics will also be included as a learned tool of marketing and advertising.  * UC a-g Approved Course

     

    E-BUSINESS  *

    Grade Level:              11

    Course Length:          Year

    Credits:                       5 per semester

    Prerequisites:             Business Academy Acceptance; Preferred Business Communications Tech and Business  Marketing Concepts IB

    Course Description:

    The course will focus on marketing and sales techniques using electronic media, E-Commerce, and the Internet.  Students will learn the purpose, process and components of effective online marketing, promotion, and sales as it relates to small businesses and corporations.  This will include independent, partnerships and group collaboration, utilizing and expanding each student’s abilities, knowledge of business concepts, and technological skills.  The classroom will incorporate web design languages, software, and business marketing, sales, and service concepts.  Students will experience hands-on, project-based curriculum to create web based business tools, including but not limited to web sites, video production, robotics and multiple social media platforms. Students within the Academy and currently enrolled in E-Commerce will be eligible for local job shadow, internship and paid job opportunities.  * UC a-g Approval PENDING

     

    BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS & FINANCE 

    Grade Level:              12

    Course Length:          Year

    Credits:                      5 per semester

    Prerequisites:            Business Academy Acceptance; Preferred Business Communications Tech, Business Marketing Concepts IB, and/or E-Commerce

    Course Description:

    This course is a true capstone course where students will practice their acquired business knowledge base and technology skills in real world industry, as well as, explore the unique characteristics of financial services.  Discovery of the varied financial entities, their functions and roles within the global business markets and especially in the area of creating your own business (entrepreneurship).  Students will conduct research, analyze, plan, produce, and market a product or service as a true business entity.  This will be a total collaboration process, utilizing each student’s abilities, knowledge of business concepts, and technological skills. The classroom will incorporate computer science, marketing, small business/entrepreneurial management concepts and sales and service practices.  The course will also be partnered with a local financial institution (bank) and will house an actual bank branch on campus (pending), run by Academy students.  Summer internship opportunities and possible paid opportunities will be available.

     
    For additional information about the Business Tech Academy contact Ryan Scott   via email or phone: RScott@fcusd.org; 916.294.2450, ext 810231