Business Management - The Cherokean Yearbook 1st period
Business Management focuses on the development of the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions required for the production and delivery of goods and services. This applied knowledge course addresses the management role of utilizing the businesses' resources of employees, equipment, and capital to achieve an organization's goals. Students will participate in a continuing project throughout the course in which, individually or in teams, they will present recommendations to improve an existing business. Local business partnerships are used to provide resources for faculty and students. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to complete a full review of an existing business and offer recommendations for improvement as would a management consultant.
Students in this class will be a staff member of "The Cherokean" yearbook that will be ran as an individual publication business. They will work in teams alternating being a team leader. They will evaluate the present yearbook publishing business and present formal changes to increase production, sales, advertisements, and distribution. The final product will be the 2023 Cherokean Yearbook. Students enrolled in this class will also be given the opportunity to be a part of the ENRICHMENT program of Photography. All standards for this class can be found on the Tennessee State Department of Education Career Technical Education website. Textbooks are state approved.
Advanced Computer Technology - 3rd Period
This class is the second in a sequence of learning about effective computer terminology, formatting, research, and production. This class is designed to simulate workplace scenarios and draw on skills related to communication, operations, management, teamwork, and goal setting.
Students in this class will all choose their own independent business from applying for a business license to preparing all documents, advertisement, marketing plan, facilitating meetings, conducting human resource activities, and preparing financial documents. Visits to local businesses are on the agenda as well as guest speakers. Students keep a portfolio of their business and present them to a panel of judges from local businesses for feedback and prizes. (Thank you sponsors.) Standards are available on the website for the State of Tennessee Department of Education Career Technical Education under Office Management. Textbooks are state approved.
Computer Technology - 4th Period
As a beginning course, the Computer Technology class is designed to teach students the computing fundamentals and concepts involved in the use of common software applications. Upon completion of this course, students will gain basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and publications. In addition, students will have engaged in key critical thinking skills and will have practical ethical and appropriate behavior required for the responsible use of technology.
Each student will have their own computer and work area. They will use Microsoft Office 2010 and learn Microsoft Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint, ACCESS, and Publisher. Portfolios of their work are kept by each student. Standards for this class are listed under Office Management on the State of Tennessee Department of Education Career Technical Education website. Textbooks are state approved.
This class is a higher level class that should be taken after completing Business Management. It focuses on entry level college pre for Communications. The curriculum is build around an entrepreneur restaurant business. Each student owns their own restaurant and puts into practice skills and knowledge gained from the Business Management class. From this they work on learning effective communication methods commonly used in today's business world. Students will also learn to critique famous speeches, write their own speech, and give a presentation of that speech while also incorporating technological skills they have learned. Other activities include evaluation of computer technology and other communication devices, planning and conducting business meetings and seminars, conducting research, writing proposals, preparing and evaluating reports, creating advertisements, market analysis, creating a variety of business forms, and conducting data analysis and security protocol. Diversity and work ethics is also a focus in this class. Students will be using Microsoft 360 including WORD, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher. Portfolios of their work are kept and presented to a business panel for feedback. Standards for this class are listed under Office Management on the State of Tennessee Department of Education Career Technical Education website. Textbooks are state approved.