Applied Commerce EducationApril 7, 2021
The Applied Commerce Education (ACE) program provides students with relevant and practical skills today for use in the fast-changing business world of tomorrow. Courses will prove to be invaluable throughout the students’ lifetime, whether they choose to continue their academic studies or pursue employment in the world of business.
All students are encouraged to include Applied Commerce Education courses in their course selections as many are stand-alone option courses.
Students must complete eight (8) courses to receive an Applied Commerce Education (ACE) Diploma.
Grade 9 Courses
Applied Commerce (.5 Credit) ICTA1F
Students are introduced to the world of Business through several hands on projects. Students gain an understanding of a consumer’s perspective by participating in product surveys, marketing, retailing, personal selling and bookkeeping. The course provides an overview of the Applied Commerce program by highlighting career possibilities in Business.
Grade 10 Courses
Promotions (1 Credit) CRPR2S
Students will learn the basic concepts of selling, pricing, inventory, and marketing before exploring various advertising techniques including television, radio, and print media. Students will use technology to analyze, plan and prepare advertising and promotion activities. This is a recommended course for the ACE diploma but many students take this course as one of their options.
Start your Own Business (1 Credit) ENTR2S
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 your own business idea and put it into action. This is a recommended course for the ACE diploma but many students take this course as one of their options.
Grade 11 Courses
Accounting Essentials (1 Credit) AESR3S 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 Applied Commerce Diploma but many students take this course as one of their options. There is no prerequisite to take this course.
Applied Business Software (1 Credit) ABTR4S
Students explore how computer applications are used in business. The use of spreadsheets, databases, communication packages, computer graphic design programs, online website creation software, and presentation programs will be explored. This is a required course for the Applied Commerce Diploma but many students take this course as one of their options.
Business Advertising (1 Credit) BCOR3S
This course deals with the wonderful world of advertising. Students explore various advertising techniques including television, radio, internet 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.
Stingers Retailing (1 Credit) RTPR3S
Students gain practical experience by working in Stingers Store. Students receive training on the day-to-day operations and procedures of a retail store. Interpersonal communication in business with an emphasis on the relationship of coworkers and supervisors is stressed. There is no prerequisite to take this course.
Venture Development (1 Credit) VDER3S
Learn how to turn your ideas into profits! 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.
Grade 12 Courses
Accounting Systems (1 Credit) ASYR4S
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 Stingers Credit Union. The prerequisite for this course is Accounting Essentials.
Economics (1 Credit) ECPR4S
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.
Stingers Marketing (1 Credit) MDCR4S
Students gain practical experience in working in Stingers 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) BMAR4S
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 related to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Criminal Law and Civil Law. Much of the course work is built around the study of real life cases and how they relate to each aspect of law. There is also an expectation that students participate in classroom discussions. There is no prerequisite for this course.
Stingers Credit Union
Stingers Credit Union offers financial services to the students of Tec-Voc with a branch of Assiniboine Credit Union in Stingers Store.
The branch is run by Applied Commerce Education students serving as Member Service Representatives.
Membership Has Its Benefits
Only one piece of identification is required to open a membership. The $5.00 share it normally costs to open a membership is paid for you. We are also pleased to offer you the following services:
· Free Chequing Accounts
· Free Savings Accounts
Chequing and Savings accounts are FREE for the rest of your life. Yes, even after graduation, there is no charge for accounts.
By becoming a member of Stingers Credit Union, you are on your way to financial independence.