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Career and Technology Studies (LWBR2S): It 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 determine post-secondary education required. Students participate in a “Career Fair” sharing their career research with business leaders from the community. In turn, they receive feedback and acquire a greater sense of direction and responsibility about their career choices. 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, and vocational areas and ultimately as a future employability skill. Students will also use “SimCity” – a city-building simulation software—to learn about important concepts such as budgeting, decision making, and writing effective communication. 1 Credit
Retailing (RETR2S): This course provides an introduction to the skills & practices found in a retailing or marketing career. Students will learn how to advertise, sell, promote and distribute a product. This is a required course for the Business & Computer Technology diploma but many students take this course as one of their options. 1 Credit
Futures/Start your Own Business(FUBR2S/SYBR2S): Students are introduced to business as well as the fundamental skills needed to start and run their own business. This course provides an overview to the Business & Computer Technology program, highlighting career possibilities in Business. Topics include accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, business structures, and marketing. This is a required course for the Business & Computer Technology diploma but many students take this course as one of their options. 1 Credit
Accounting Principles (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. This is a required course for the Business & Computer Technology diploma but many students take this course as one of their options. The course can be used as a Math credit and is the prerequisite for the S4 core Math course - Accounting Systems. There is no prerequisite to take this course. 1 Credit
Software Applications (ISTV31/ISTV32): 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. 1 Credit
Entrepreneurship (ENTR3S): Students learn how to start their own business. The course teaches the student how to establish & operate a business in Canada. Students will complete a business plan to determine the feasibility of starting their own business. There is no prerequisite to take this course. 1 Credit
Promotions (PROR3S): Students explore various advertising techniques. The course focuses on the advertising and promotions industry in Canada. Students will learn about various mediums available to advertisers and how advertisements are made. Students will promote in-school events and market their own major league sports team. There is no prerequisite to take this course. 1 Credit
Relations in Business (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. 1 Credit
Accounting Systems (ACSR4S): Students are taught industry standard accounting systems. Students learn omputerized accounting packages, accounting methods, tax preparation and roblem-solving techniques. This course can be used as a core credit for Math at S4 level. The prerequisite is Accounting Principles. 1 Credit
Economics (ECOR4S): Students gain an understanding of how society attempts to balance social and economic needs and wants using natural, human and capital resources. This course is a popular choice for students who requiring an ‘S’ level credit for their post secondary admission. There is no prerequisite for this course other than an interest in learning about the factors that effect the economy. 1 Credit
Marketing Practicum (MAPR4S): Students manage the school store. It involves the training in procedures and the day-to-day operations. Students take an active role in the management, advertising, sales promotion, ordering, inventory control and accounting procedures involved in the operation of the school store. There is no prerequisite for this course. 1 Credit
Management (MANR4S): Students explore the function of Management. Students are taught the primary management functions - planning, directing, organizing and controlling. There is no prerequisite for this course. 1 Credit
Law (LAWR4S): Students examine Canadian Law fundamentals including civil, criminal, and family law. Students will participate in a “mock trial”. Various field trips will occur, including the Manitoba Law Courts. There is no prerequisite for this course. 1 Credit
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.
POST-SECONDARY PROGRAM: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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. Student will have the opportunity to write Microsoft MOUS certification examinations and demonstrated 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 program but students may wish to purchase certification test vouchers in the new year (approximately $150 each).