The business department at D H Conley offers a wide range of classes that teach students practical uses of technology and business procedures.
Students enrolled or will be enrolled in a business class may join our student organization Future Business Leaders of America.
Courses are listed below. Please note the prerequisites for each course.
- Microsoft IT Academy – Word and PowerPoint (Honors Section Available)-This course is designed to help students master advanced skills in the areas of word processing and presentation applications. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through software applications. Students can become certified in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint by completing these certification tests. Grade: 9-11 Prerequisite: None. PCC articulated college credit is available
- Microsoft IT Academy – Excel and Access (Honors Section Available)-The course is designed to help students master advanced skills in the area of database management and spreadsheets Students can become certified in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel by completing these certification tests. Grade: 9-11 Prerequisite: None. PCC articulated college credit is available
- Multimedia and Webpage Design (Honors Section Available)-This course is designed to help students master advanced skills in the areas of integrating technology devices, Internet research strategies and uses, complex desktop publishing, multimedia production, and basic web page design. Emphasis is placed on skill development and refinement of skills in information technologies as well as economic, ethical, and social issues in the information technologies area. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through software applications. Grade:9-12 Prerequisite:Microsoft IT Academy PCC articulated college credit is available
- Computer Engineering 1 Honors-This course introduces the essential hardware competencies for an entry-level PC service technician. This course focuses on the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam objectives. Students demonstrate basic knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer systems. The work-based strategy appropriate for this course is job shadowing. Students can become A+ certified by completing the A+ essentials certification test. Grade: 11-12 Prerequisite: Two credits in the Business and Information Technology Pathway and Algebra 1. PCC articulated college credit is available
- Computer Engineering 2 Honors-This course provides the essential field repair knowledge necessary for an entry-level PC service technician. This course focuses on the CompTIA A+ IT Technician exam objectives. Students demonstrate knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing PC Hardware and Software systems. Students can become A+ certified by completing the A+ practical application certification test. Grade: 11-12 Prerequisite:Computer Engineering 2
- Computer Programming 1 Honors–This course is designed to introduce the concepts of programming, application development, and writing software solutions in the Visual Basic environment. Emphasis is placed on the software development process, principles of user interface design, and the writing of a complete Visual Basic program including event-driven input, logical decision making and processing, and useful output. Communication, critical thinking, and lifelong learning skills are reinforced through the completion of course activities. Grade:11-12 Prerequisite:Two credits in the Business and Information Technology Pathway and Algebra 1
AP Computer Science Principles - Computer Science Principles is a rigorous, introductory honors-level course intended to familiarize students with the general concepts and thinking practices of computing, computer science, and information science. Students will learn computing concepts through authentic visual and interactive projects using the BYOB/SNAP, GameMaker and AppInventor visual programming languages. Students will focus on the “big CS ideas” in creative ways that emphasize conceptual knowledge and thinking practices rather than on programming alone. The big ideas in CSP include computing as a creative activity, abstraction, facilitating knowledge creation through computing, algorithms, problem-solving, the Internet, and the global impact of computing. Grade(s): 11-12 Prerequisite: Two credits in Information Technology Cluster and Math I
- AP Computer Science-Computer Science A emphasizes object oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester college level course in Computer Science. This course includes the study of data structures, design, and abstraction. The programming language used in the course is Java. Grade:10-12 Prerequisite:Algebra II
- E-commerce 1 Honors-This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business. Students will plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote an electronic business website. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through software applications. Grade:10-12 Prerequisite:Two Credits in the Business and Information Technology Pathway. PCC articulated college credit is available
- E-commerce 2 Honors-This course is designed to help students master advanced skills in electronic commerce security; payment infrastructure; secure electronic commerce transactions; and electronic commerce order entry, tracking and fulfillment. Emphasis is placed on marketing techniques for electronic commerce websites, tracking and using customer and sales data, and other uses of databases in electronic commerce sites. Communication skills, problem solving, research, and critical thinking skills are reinforced as students develop and enhance capstone projects. Grade:10-12 Prerequisite:E-commerce 1. PCC articulated college credit is available
- Principles of Business and Finance- This course introduces the major principles and concepts that are the foundation for future study of business and management. Topics of study include basic business principles, personal finance concepts, management concepts, systems thinking, quality management, and the current environment for business in a multinational marketplace. Communication skills and basic mathematical concepts are reinforced in this course. Grade:9-11 Prerequisite:None
- Personal Finance-Personal Finance prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances. Appropriate work-based learning strategies include career shadowing and service learning. Related activities in DECA, FBLA, and FCCLA provide the opportunity for students to apply personal financial planning skills in authentic settings.-Grade: 9-10 Prerequisite: None
- Small Business Entrepreneurship 1 -This course introduces students to the rewards and risks of owning or operating a business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business. Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics, research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each student prepares his/her own business plan. Grade:11-12 Prerequisite:Two Credits in the Business and Information Technology Pathway. PCC articulated college credit is available
- Business Law-This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic legal principles common to business and personal activities. Topics include consumer concepts to assist students when evaluating contracts, purchasing with credit, purchasing appropriate insurance, and renting and owning real estate. Business concepts such as contracting, ethics, starting a business, hiring employees, managing employees, and representing other businesses and individuals in an agency capacity are included. Skills in critical thinking are reinforced in this course along with oral and written communication skills. Grade:10-12 Prerequisite:None.