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Course Name
# of credits – school – grade
Type of Credit
Prerequisite

Course Description

KEY
C – Computer
E – Elective
ENG – English
HUM – Humanities
M – Mathematics
PE – Physical Education
SCI – Science
SS – Social Studies
DC – Dual Credit
TCC – Technical Competency Credit
NCAA – Core Course

Canyon Ridge High School

Twin Falls High School

Graphic Communications

Exploring Web Design

1 – CRHS – 9/10/11/12
C

I. Students will be introduced to the basics of web development, communication and careers which revolve around this form of web- based media. II. Exploring and developing the use of electronic markets utilizing Adobe Dreamweaver.

Media - Graphics

1 – CRHS – 9/10/11/12
C

A course designed to allow students to develop skills in formatting and editing raw visual layouts and illustrations using appropriate software. Emphasis is placed on preparing materials to web/print industry standards. Students have the opportunity to become an Adobe Certified Associate using Certiport Testing at no additional cost.

Video Production

2 – CRHS – 10/11/12
C

A course designed to provide in-depth knowledge of audio-visual production equipment and processes. Students will be introduced to video editing skills and techniques for planning, designing and developing video. Skills to be obtained are file management, audio and video capturing, adding events to timelines, editing multiple video tracks, Transition, voice over production, and key framing. Students will create Broadcast News reports for CRHS. Time commitment outside of class may be necessary.

Business

Accounting I

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
E – TCC (CSI)

Accounting I emphasizes accounting principles as they relate to the basic understanding and skills required in keeping manual and computerized financial records for a business. Emphasis is on providing basic skills for the Accounting profession and /or preparation for further study in Accounting. (Sophomore – Academy of Finance required course)

Accounting II

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E – DC (CSI: ACCT 201) – TCC (CSI)
B or higher in Accounting I

Accounting II reinforces and expands the basic principles and procedures learned in Accounting I and includes the study of partnerships, corporate and cost accounting systems. Computer interaction with all phases of accounting activities is an integral part of this course.

Accounting III

2 – TFHS – 11/12
E – DC (CSI: ACCT 202) – TCC (CSI)
B of higher in Accounting II

Accounting III reinforces and expands the basic principles and procedures learned in Accounting II and includes the study of partnerships, corporate and cost accounting systems. Computer interaction with all phases of accounting activities is an integral part of this course. This class serves as a capstone course for the Accounting sequence and School of Finance.

Advertising I-IV

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9 (TFHS only)/10/11/12
C – TCC (CSI)

GPA 2.5 or C in English. Application for Advertising II at CRHS

Marketing principles and strategies to promote products & services to satisfy consumers’ needs and wants. Focus is placed on identification and analysis of product benefits, features, strategies, promotion/display, store layout, and personal selling. Implementation of industry standard pagination and graphic design software is used to plan, design, & create business & promotional documents as students identify client & target audience needs to effectively communicate the desired message using typography, graphics & design concepts. Students have the opportunity to become Adobe Certified using Certiport Testing at no additional cost.

Beginning Microsoft Office

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 9(CRHS only)/10/11/12
C – TCC (CSI)

Students are introduced to word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation. The Microsoft Office 2016 Suite software is used to complete assignments with SAM online courseware. Students have the opportunity to become Microsoft Office Specialists using Certiport Testing at no additional cost. (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Intermediate Microsoft Office

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 9(CRHS only)/10/11/12
C – DC (CSI: BUSA 215) – TCC (CSI)
Beginning Microsoft Office

This college level course is designed to explore the principles, terminologies, and skills associated with using Windows operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation & desktop publishing software functions and applications. The Microsoft Office 2016 Suite software is used to complete assignments with SAM online courseware. Students have the opportunity to become Microsoft Office Specialists using Certiport Testing at no additional cost. (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Beginning Google Office

1 – CRHS – 10/11/12
C

Students are introduced to word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation. The Google Cloud-based software is used to complete assignments.

Advanced Microsoft Office

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
C – TCC (CSI)
B or higher in Intermediate Microsoft Office

This college level course is designed to teach students the advanced principles, terminologies, and skills associated with using Windows operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet with pivot tables, database, presentation & desktop publishing software functions and applications. The Microsoft Office 2016 Suite software is used to complete assignments with SAM online courseware. (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Business Office Technologies (Capstone Course)

1 – TFHS – 11/12
E
Advanced Microsoft Office & Application

A course designed to provide students with the procedures and skills necessary for the operation of a modern business office. The course includes integration of concepts into realistic simulations and incorporation of computers as they relate to the typical tasks in a modern business. Students study emerging technologies and concepts that will allow them to function effectively in a high-tech environment. This class would include such topics as: Voice Recognition, Tablet PCs, Office management, Creating Office documents Using Word or Publisher, Telephone Technology and Email, Financial statements and payroll, Meeting agenda and minutes, Business travel arrangements & itineraries, records management, mail processing. Business Office Technologies serves as a capstone course.

Business Management/Entrepreneurship

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
E

Part I: Skills for the business manager. Emphasis on decision-making, leadership, business ethics, & effectiveness. Part II: Focus on legal, financial, marketing, & managerial issues in creating a business plan. Plan is based upon the student’s interest. This course serves as a capstone class.

Marketing Ed Lab

1 or 2 – TFHS – 10/11/12
E

Previous or Concurrent Enrollment in Economics

This course provides students with the opportunity to work in the school store and experience the responsibilities of operating a store. This course serves as a Capstone Course.

Cooperative Education

1-4 – TFHS – 12
E – TCC (CSI)
Concurrent Enrollment in Marketing or Business

Co-op is the work experience segment of any business/marketing course. Students are employed in a business that provides paid on-the- job experience, related to the student’s area of study. This course serves as a capstone class. Fee if taking for Technical Competency Credit

Personal Finance

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E – DC (CSI: FINA 102)

This college level class is highly valuable to today’s graduate and is recommended for all students as it deals with financial planning & money management including budgeting, insurance, social security, personal income, taxes, banking & credit, investments, & stock market strategies. Fee if taking for Dual Credit.

Economics

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 12
E – NCAA

Course provides for an understanding of basic economic concepts and use of economic reasoning skills to analyze economic theory, the impact of economic systems and personal financial literacy.

Macroeconomics

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 12
E – DC (CSI: ECON 201) – NCAA
3.0 GPA or higher

The organization & operation of the American economy, supply & demand, money & banking, employment output, public finance, and economic growth.

Twin Falls High School
School of Finance

ACADEMY OF FINANCE COHORT CLASSES – (Required)

10th Grade – English 10 & Accounting I
11th Grade – English 11 & Beginning/Intermediate Microsoft Office
12th Grade – Business Management/Entrepreneurship & Macro Economics (recommended, not required)

FINANCE ACADEMY COURSE OPTIONS (Recommended)

Accounting II, III
Advertising I, II, III, IV
Cooperative Education
Personal Finance

You may also mix and match courses within each sequence based on your individual preference and needs.

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