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Business and Computer Technology Course Listings:
Futures /Start Your own Business+
Career and Technology Studies
Software Applications +
Relations in Business
Students must complete 8 courses to receive a Business and Computer Technology diploma. Students who enter the program in Grade 11 will not be required to complete the grade 10 courses.
Retailing (1 Credit) RETR2S
This course provides an introduction to the dynamic world of retailing. Students will learn the basic concepts of selling, pricing, inventory, and marketing. Students will work with business simulations to apply knowledge to a virtual business. This course may include field trips to examine the different trends in business. Students will gain practical experience by working in the school store. This is a required course for the Business & Computer Technology diploma but many students take this course as one of their options.
Futures/Start your Own Business (1 Credit) FUBR1G/SYBR2G
Students are introduced to the exciting world of business and how you can become a part of it. Students will learn fundamental skills needed to start and run their own business. Students will develop their own business idea and put it into action by creating a formal business plan. This is a required course for the Business & Computer Technology diploma but many students take this course as one of their options.
Career and Technology Studies (1 Credit) LWPH2S / DPHR3S
This course is designed for students to make effective career decisions throughout their lives while utilizing various software applications for personal productivity. In the career portion of the course students explore potential career choices and the post-secondary education required. Students participate in a "Career Fair" sharing their career research with business leaders from the community. This course also develops students' software knowledge including word processing, spreadsheets, the internet, and various presentation tools. Students can then apply this knowledge to other courses including math, science, geography, vocational areas, and ultimately as a future employability skill. This is a required course for all grade 10 students.
Accounting Principles (1 Credit) ACPR3S
This course provides students with principles and procedures needed for personal/business bookkeeping. Students will complete financial statements using both manual and computerized accounting systems. Students will gain valuable hands-on real life experience to reinforce their classroom learning by working in the Stingers Credit Union. This is a required course for the Business & Computer Technology diploma but many students take this course as one of their options. There is no prerequisite to take this course.
Software Applications (1 Credit) ISTV37
Students explore how applications are used in business. The use of spreadsheets, databases, communication packages, computer assisted design, geographic information systems, accounting, and presentation programs will be explored. This is a required course for the Business & Computer Technology diploma but many students take this course as one of their options.
Entrepreneurship (1 Credit) ENTR3S
Learn how to turn your ideas into profit! This course introduces students to the principles of business ownership and management. Students will complete a business plan and actually operate a business of their choosing within the school. There is no prerequisite to take this course.
Promotions (1 Credit) PROR3S
This course deals with the wonderful world of advertising. Students explore various advertising techniques including television, radio, and print media. Students will use technology to analyze, plan and prepare advertising and promotion activities. Students will prepare such things as displays, advertisements, and posters as they relate to the school store and other school activities. There is no prerequisite to take this course.
Relations in Business (1 Credit) REBR3S
Students gain practical experience by working in the school store. Students receive training on the day-to-day operations and procedures of Stingers. Interpersonal communication in business with an emphasis on the relationship of coworkers and supervisors is stressed. There is no prerequisite to take this course.
Accounting Systems (1 Credit) ACSR4S
Students are taught industry standard accounting systems. Students learn computerized accounting packages, accounting methods, tax preparation and problem-solving techniques. Students will gain valuable hands-on real life experience to reinforce their classroom learning by working in the Stingers Credit Union. The prerequisite is Accounting Principles.
Economics (1 Credit) ECOR4S
This course explores how individuals, businesses, and governments make choices regarding their use of limited financial, human, and natural resources. Students will gain an understanding of how businesses raise capital, price their products and hire workers. This course appeals to anyone who is interested in business and personal finances or requires an "S" level course for post-secondary admission. There is no prerequisite for this course.
Marketing Practicum (1 Credit) MAPR4S
Students gain practical experience in working in the school store. Advanced store activities will be examined including training procedures, advertising, sales promotion, ordering, inventory control and accounting procedures involved in the operation of the school store. There is no prerequisite for this course.
Management (1 Credit) MANR4S
Students explore the functions of Management—planning, directing, organizing, and controlling. Students will then apply this knowledge to managing the school store from scheduling shifts to accounting and inventory control. There is no prerequisite for this course.
Students examine Canadian Law fundamentals including civil, criminal, and family law. Students will participate in a "mock trial" and attend various field trips including the Manitoba Law Courts and Legislature. There is no prerequisite for this course.
Business and Computer Studies Post-Secondary Program
Administrative Assistant AOAR4S
Target Audience: 18 to 21 year olds who are looking to transition to employment in the world of Business.
This ten month program will provide the adult student with a broad base of Business knowledge in communications, computer applications, law, and finance. Students will have the opportunity to write Microsoft MOUS certification examinations and demonstrate their proficiency in a work experience setting. Students will have several opportunities to interview for positions with our Business partners.
Students must be interested in computers and be a high school graduate. Applications will be available in February and successful applicants will be contacted for a June orientation prior to the September start date. There is no cost for this program for WSD residents but students may wish to purchase certification test vouchers in the new year (approximately $150 each).
We are proud to offer full Credit Union services to the students of Tec-Voc with a branch of Assiniboine Credit Union in our school store. The branch is run by the accounting students where they serve as Member Service Representatives, giving them valuable hands-on experience to reinforce their learning.
Membership Has Its Benefits
You only require one piece of identification to open a membership. The $5.00 share it normally costs to open an account is paid for you. We are also pleased to offer you the following services:
· Free Chequing Accounts
· Free Savings Accounts
· Interest Free Loans
What's even more special is that your chequing and savings accounts are free for the rest of your life. Yes, even after you graduate, there is no charge for your accounts.
We also want the student body at Tec-Voc to learn about financial literacy. We want students to make appropriate decisions in managing their personal finances. We will be offering regular workshops on a variety of financial topics of interest to students.
By becoming a member of Stingers Credit Union, you are on your way to financial independence.