Business Curriculum Table of Contents

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Business Curriculum
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2      Accounting I
3      Accounting II
4      Business Law
7      Business Principles
8      Entrepreneurship
10     Microsoft Office Applications
13     International Business
14     Professional Business Training/Work Experience
15     Professional Business Training
17     Word Processing
20     Marketing I
24     Marketing II

                        CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Course Title:            Accounting I
Level/ Length:           grades 10-12, one year
Course Number:

Course Description: Learn the steps in the accounting cycle, which includes analyzing
source documents, journalizing, posting, trial balance, multi-column worksheet, income
statement, statement of changes in owner's equity, balance sheet, and post closing trial balance.
Check writing and bank reconciliation as well as income tax preparation are included. This
valuable course will give students life long skills for personal record keeping, prepare them for
advance studies of business and accounting, and provide a solid background for entry level job
opportunities. This course is a must for business.

Course Topics/Objectives: Accounting 1 is broken down into three phases of learning
each emphasizing the nine steps in the accounting cycle:
I. Accounting for a service business organized as a sole proprietorship.

       -The accounting equation; rules of debit and credit; double-entry accounting; financial
statements; and basic accounting functions are analyzed. Journalizing, posting, and study of
cash control systems. Suggested time: 18 weeks

II. Accounting for a merchandising business organized as a corporation.

        -Accounting for inventory; accounting subsystems; payroll accounting, adjusting and
closing entries are analyzed. Suggested time: 9 weeks

III. Practice set application activity utilizing actual source documents, special journals, general
and subsidiary ledgers.

        -The students will apply all accounting knowledge and skills in a summative
practice set. Suggested time: 9 weeks

Optional: Payroll or Depreciation

Recommended Textbooks: Southwestern C-21 Accounting or Glencoe Accounting

Supplemental Materials:
Practice set used for final--current is Lakeshore Computer Center (Glencoe)
Income Tax packet

Common Assessments:
Chapter tests and FINAL
Mini-practice sets-Glencoe
Reinforcements Activity- Southwestern

                        CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Course Title:           Accounting II
Level/Length:           grades 11-12, one year
Course Number:

Course Description: Accounting II is a must for Business Majors. Students learn
depreciation methods: straight line, double declining balance, sum of the year's digits, and units
of production methods. Other topics are maturity date and value of notes receivable, dishonored
and discounted notes receivable, accruals/deferrals, methods of inventory such as: FIFO, LIFO
and weighted average cost, interest-bearing notes payable, discounted notes payable, unearned
revenue, bonds and bond sinking funds, stocks and stock dividends, forms of organization such
as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.

Course Topics/Objectives:
Glencoe Advanced Accounting
Unit 1. Accounting I basic concepts review. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 2. Accounting for Accounts Receivable. Suggested time 7 weeks.
Unit 3. Negotiable Instruments. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 4. Notes Receivable. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 5. Accounting for Inventories. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 6. Property, Plant and Equipment assets/Intangible assets. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 7. Notes Payable, Accounts Payable and other current liabilities. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 8. Long-Term Liabilities. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 9. Stockholders equity: Contributed capital. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Final Exam  Mini Practice Sets 3 and 4. Suggested time 5 weeks.

Southwestern Advanced Accounting
Unit 1. Accounting I basic concepts review. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 2. Accounting for Assets Liabilities and Equity. Suggested time 20 weeks.
Unit 3. Analyzing and Interpreting financial statements and the Statement of Cash Flows.
Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 4. Accounting for Other Forms of Organization. Suggested time 3 weeks.
Unit 5. Special Accounting Systems, Branch accounting. Suggested time 2 weeks.
Final Exam  Mini Practice Sets 3 and 4. Suggested time 5 weeks.

Recommended Textbook: Southwestern Advanced Accounting OR Glencoe Advanced

Supplemental materials: Text supplied

Common Assessments:
Chapter tests
Mini-Practice sets
Accounting Simulation

                        CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Course Title:            Business Law
Level/Length:            grades 10-12, one semester
Course Number:

Course Description: This course deals with a study of our legal system, the courts, and the
law in relation to minors as well as with a study of contracts and bailments. This course is
designed to introduce the students to Business Law in their everyday lives. Emphasis is placed
on the study of legal rights and obligations that individuals will encounter in everyday business
transactions as well as in personal life. Consideration is given to problems and situations that
require analysis of rights and responsibilities in legal agreements and relationships. A survey of
the division of law and court system is presented. The course ends with a student driven Mock

Course Topics/Objectives:

1. Knowing About the Law                                                          8 Weeks
    a. Ethics (defined), Principles of Law, Sources of Law
    b. Criminal Law--what is a crime?, particular crimes
    c. Problems in Society
    d. The Law of Torts--Intentional torts, Negligence and Strict Liability

2. The Court System
   a. A Dual Courts System
   b. Small Claims Court
   c. Trial Procedures

3. Contracts                                                                       8 Weeks
    a. How Contracts Arise
    b. Capacity to Contract
    c. Legality
    d. Ending Contractual Obligations
    e. Assignment Delegation and Breach of Contract
    f. Offer and Acceptance
    g. Genuine Agreement/Voidable Agreement
    h. Contractual Capacity
    i. Mutual Consideration
    j. Proper Form of a Contract

4. Specific Laws
    a. Minor's Rights and the Law
    b. Labor Laws
    c. Consumer Laws
    d. Legality
    e. Constitution

5. Personal Property and Bailments                                                 1.5 Weeks
6. Legal Careers
7. Colorado Courts and Small Claims Court (optional)

Recommended Textbook: Brown, Gordon W., Sukys, Paul. Understanding Business and
Personal Law. New York, NY: Glencoe McGraw-Hill.

Supplemental materials: Mock Trial information

Common Assessments:
Case Studies
Projects--research a criminal throughout the entire court system.
Optional--article presentation

Essential Knowledge:
Law Sources
Contract Law

The Learner Will:

Understand the difference between ethics and law and the five sources of law (NBEA standard 1)

Understand our legal system and the state and federal level (NBEA standard 1 and 3)

Understand how to conduct a trial, know the difference between the defense and the prosecution,
knowledge of what constitutes a crime and the difference between the type of crimes (felony vs.
misdemeanor) (NBEA standard 1 and 3)

Gain knowledge of tort law (civil law), negligence and liabilities (NBEA standard 1)

Gain a basic understanding of the six elements of contract law (NBEA standard 2)

Unit 1 + 2: Knowing About the Law + The Court System                                8 weeks
The learner will . . .
1. Differentiate among the ways in which ethical decisions can be made.
2. Define law and explain why laws are needed.
3. Explain how and why ethics and law do not always coincide.
4. Distinguish among the five major sources of law today.
5. Identify the major elements and classes of crimes.
6. Distinguish among a variety of particular crimes
7. Explain the defenses available to criminal defendants.
8. Summarize the penalties provided under criminal statutes.
9. Identify some problems of modem society.
10. Define the doctrine of public policy.
11. Distinguish among laws that protect against drug use and domestic violence.
12. Describe some laws related to property violations.
13. Explain how due process applies to minors who violate the law.
14. Identify and define a variety of intentional torts.
15. Explain what constitutes negligence and contrast the various defenses to negligence.
16. Determine when the doctrine of strict liability applies.
17. Differentiate between survival and wrongful death statutes.
18. Outline the remedies available to the victim of a tort.
19. Define the concept of jurisdiction and explain how it applies to the court system.
20. Differentiate between the federal and state court systems.
21. Contrast the three levels of the federal court system.
22. Identify the principal state courts and describe their function.
23. Enumerate the steps in a civil trial.

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