• Business / Technology

    Desktop Publishing - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Are you interested in a career in publishing, the media, or advertising? Desktop Publishing is the place to start. This class is a business course designed to allow students to develop proficiency in using desktop publishing software to create a variety of professional level publications. Students will be introduced to industry standard software applications to develop the skills necessary for acquiring entry-level positions or setting a foundation for college course work. This course will be taught on alternating years based on student registration.

    Entrepreneurship - 1 credit (first semester only)
    Prerequisite: None
    Do you know someone who owns his or her own business? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have the goal of owning a highly successful company? These are only a few of the reasons why thousands of people in the United States become entrepreneurs. In this class you will select a product or service to sell, determine who your customers are, learn how to market your business, obtain financing, manage your employees, and develop a business plan During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course BUS148 Small Business Management.

    Accounting I - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: None
    This class someone who owns his or her own business? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have the goal of owning a highly successful company? These are only a few of the reasons why thousands of people in the United States become entrepreneurs. In this class you will select a product or service to sell, determine who your customers are, learn how to market your business, obtain financing, manage your employees, and develop a business plan. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course BUS148 Small Business Management.

    Business Law - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Businesses today are operating in a challenging legal and ethical environment. This class will review the practical realities of current business issues. Students will gain an understanding of the law as it relates to them currently and the implications of the law in their futures. Students planning to pursue a career in business will gain an understanding of basic legal vocabulary needed to be successful in a college business law course.

    Internship - 1 to 3 credits (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    This course is designed to help students enter a path that leads to highly skilled occupations. The experience links secondary and postsecondary education with business and industry to provide a seamless career path through school-based and occupation-based learning. The course is available to students only through the recommendation of a teacher. Curriculum will be individualized based on the career interest and internship placement. A training plan will be developed and implemented by the student with support from a high school instructor as well as a representative from the occupational field. Students will receive 1 to 3 AHS credits depending on the number of hours per week they spend in their approved professional work place.

    Emerging Technologies - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review, or want to use technology to enhance your skills, Emerging Technologies has something for you. The focus of this course is to use Microsoft Office 2010 and emerging technologies, such as various web tools for problem solving. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course BCA212 Intro to Computer Business Applications

    Web Development - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Functional and attractive a broad based course examining basic marketing concepts suitable to anyone interested in entering the business world. Students will explore market segments, buyer motivation theories, and the sales process. Students will complete a sales presentation as a final part of the class. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course MKT 140 Selling.

    Marketing - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Marketing is a broad based course examining basic marketing concepts suitable to anyone interested in entering the business world. Students will explore market segments, buyer motivation theories, and the sales process. Students will complete a sales presentation as a final part of the class. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course MKT 140 Selling.

    Managing Your Money - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Learn how to make, use, and invest money wisely. This class will teach you everything you need to know about spending money, banking, saving, investing, and using credit. This class examines the national trends of irresponsible use of credit and lack of savings and investments and teaches students how to escape these common financial pitfalls. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course FIN121 Personal Finance.

    Video, Web, and More - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    This course will not be offered in the 2015-16 school year but will be offered again during the 2016-17 school year.
    This class will provide students a variety of multimedia technology experiences including but not limited to editing sounds, graphics and video; using a variety of cameras; using animation software; creating storyboards or flowcharts; converting sound/video file types; applying copyright and fair use guidelines; building web pages; and working with HTML and programming languages. Computer experience would be beneficial, but is not required. This course was previously called Multi-Media Production. This course will be taught on alternating years based on student registration.

    Video and Audio Broadcasting - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: None
    This project-based class will provide students multimedia technology experiences including but not limited to using digital music software, writing scripts, news broadcasting, video on the web, and podcasting. Students will study video technologies, equipment operation, video composition, lighting, and audio production planning. Students work in groups to create video and audio projects utilizing post-production editing. This course will be taught on alternate years based on student registration. This course may be repeated for credit.

    Computer Science Principles - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Algebra I
    This class provides students with a firm foundation in problem solving methods and the development of structured programming skills. Programming concepts discussed include but are not limited to: structured design, object oriented design, data types, decision structures, control structures, modularity, writing methods, looping, arrays, and an introduction to data files. There is a strong emphasis on efficient design and refinement. Students will have hands on practice by completing lab exercises and creating their own program by the end of the semester. This is an excellent course for students considering careers in information technology, programming or engineering. Students must earn a C or better in this course in order to take AP Computer Science A (Java), Introduction to C++, or Visual C#.

    Introduction to C# - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: A Grade of C or better earned in Computer Science Principles or instructor approval
    This course is devoted to learning Visual C# using the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. Students will be exposed to a GUI programing development environment and object- oriented programming. Standard programming logic involving data types, control structures, methods, looping structures, arrays, and data files will be studied. Students will design and test several programs. Students interested in information technology, programming, and engineering would benefit from this course. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course CIS 169 C#. Other course options to gain programming experience are C++ Programming and AP Computer Science A (Java).

    C++ Programming- 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: A grade of C or better earned in Computer Science Principles or instructor approval
    This class is focused on using C++ to apply the concepts from Computer Science Principles. Students will write several programs throughout the semester. Object oriented design, methods, and classes will be emphasized. An introduction to vectors and data files will also be covered. Students considering careers in information technology, programming or engineering would benefit from this course. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course CIS161 C++. Other course options to gain programming experience are Intro to C# or AP Computer Science (Java).

    AP Computer Science A (JAVA) - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite/Co-requisite: A grade of C or better in Computer Science Principles or instructor approval
    Java is by far the most popular computer language for developing web applications. Topics include but are not limited to: applications & applets, data types, GUI interfaces, one dimensional arrays, control structures, iteration and recursion, sorting and searching algorithms, designing classes, polymorphism, inheritance and the Grid World Simulation. In each unit students will be assigned 3 or 4 programming projects and given 2 to 3 class periods to complete each project. This AP level course is equivalent to one semester of introductory computer science at the college level and will prepare students to take the AP Computer Science Exam in May. A score of 3, 4, or 5 on this exam could earn them college credit. Both the Java language and this course are designed for the student who has experience in structured programming or is highly motivated. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course CIS171 Java. At the conclusion of this course students will be prepared and encouraged to take the corresponding AP exam as a summative assessment of their achievement. Intro to C# or C++ programming would be other courses to take in order to gain more programming experience.