Welcome to Mr. Yaeger's Business, Marketing, and Elective Courses!
Fall 2021 Courses:
For information about the course, the syllabus, textbook, and/or assignments please refer to the following:
- Game Design - See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
- College Finance - See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
- Business Math - See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
- Family & Consumer Science - See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
- Career and Financial Management - See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
- Intro to Investing - See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
Business math is a great way to continue math skills, but in a more real-world, consumer, and business career standpoint. Topics may change due to the students' interests and goals, but for the majority of the curriculum focuses on learning how to deal with money and understanding important elements in their future as an adult. Students will understand as well as calculate: loans, debt, business costs, mortgage, car payments, bills, money management, balancing a budget, banking, and much more! Curriculum includes Note taking, homework, tests/quizzes, as well as fun projects.
Career & Financial Management (CFM)
This course is required for BOCES as well as highly suggested to all students! The curriculum focuses on helping students understand money, money management, scams to be aware of, dangers and risks associated with credit cards and loans. We will also discuss ways to save and invest your money for a better financial future, and how to be an overall wise consumer. Through fun projects, videos, and some lessons with real life stories and articles, this course can better prepare YOU for your financial future and success.
Family & Consumer Science (FCS)
Family and Consumer Science is designed as an introduction to the basic elements of the business world (and life in general), and relates key business-related concepts to real life applications. The course will provide students an introduction to important basic life skills and provide instruction on strategies for successfully managing them in our ever changing society. Areas of focus include: organizational skills required for success in high school, college, and life, selection an appropriate career that meets your interest and personal strengths, basic elements of the business world that impact your everyday life (budgeting, borrowing/credit cards, insurance, bank accounts/debit cards, housing, purchasing goods and services), basic elements of society that impact your everyday life (nutrition, clothing, interpersonal relationships, family life), the relationship of government and economics and their impact on everyday life, and the impact of technology on society, and an introduction to basic technology skills (hardware and software) required for success in high school, college, the workplace and life in general. This course will act as an introduction to many exciting high school level business and technology courses.
ELECTIVE COURSES (offered):
Grade: 11-12 Credit: .5 Unit
One of the most common majors is Business at college. As a result, this class is recommended for anyone interested in pursuing a career in business and/or accounting. Accounting establishes a foundation for understanding business, and provides initial knowledge needed for an accounting career. This class introduces the principles and processes involved in double-entry accounting systems. It covers the entire accounting function including the use of journals, ledgers, worksheets, financial statements and specialized accounting functions such as banking and payroll. Learning can also be transferred to apply to personal situations in everyday life, including topics such as checking accounts, payroll, expenses, income, profit and net loss.
Grade: 12 Credit: .5 Unit
This course is aimed towards seniors, but any student who is interested in attending college will benefit from this course. Topics include financial aid (FAFSA), scholarships/grants, savings, comparing costs, and much more financial preparedness. Through project assignment and research, students will research colleges, become familiar with college courses, majors/minors, and even get into the college experiences. Students will lead and direct many of the topics, but financial literacy and awareness is the foundation of the course.
Intro to Entrepreneurship
Grades: 9-12 Credit: 1 Unit
How do you turn an idea into a business? Experience just that in this course! Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business, operating and maintaining a business. Students will be exposed to the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation in this course as they will either be the business owner or individuals working in a competitive job market in the future. Students will be introduced to both the financial and human management skills necessary for the formation and survival of a new business. Students will identify with important issues with which the entrepreneur must grapple with such as new products, process innovation, process innovation, employee training and management, financing the enterprise, and assessment of the marketplace. Students will also have the opportunity to help run and manage the School’s Campus Store.
Grades: 10-12 Credit: .5 Unit
From geography to culture, global business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course helps students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in the global marketplace. It takes a comprehensive view of business, investigating why and how companies go international, and how they are more interconnected. Students gain an understanding of how economic, social, cultural, political, and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations are also explored. The course helps students cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are essential in 21st-century business activities.
Intro to Investing
Grades: 10-12 Credit: .5 Unit
There are many ways to invest money. The most common methods are in a savings bank where your money will earn interest, and in bonds, stocks, and mutual funds. So how do bonds, stocks, commodities, and mutual funds work, anyway? A solid financial education isn't just about making money: it can teach responsibility, careful analysis, planning, and more, and gets students thinking about the economic forces that make cash flow and ebb.
Introduction to Web Design
Grade: 9-12 Credit: .5 Unit
This course is designed to start you on a path toward future studies in web development and design, no matter how little experience or technical knowledge you currently have. The web is a vast place, and if you are the typical internet user, you probably visit several websites every day, whether for business, entertainment, or education. But have you ever wondered how these websites work? How are they built? How do browsers, computers, and mobile devices interact with the web? What skills are necessary to build a website? With almost 1 billion sites on the internet, the answers to these questions could be your first step toward a better understanding of the internet and developing a new set of internet skills.
Grade: 10-12 Credit: .5 Unit
In this introductory course, students learn about the physics of sound and the history of recording technologies. They learn about the four stages of professional music recording projects: recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. Using open-source recording, and mixing programs, they practice the techniques used by sound engineers to produce multi track recordings. Through a series of engaging hands-on projects, they learn the fundamental concepts of audio engineering.
Game Design I
Grades: 9-12 Credit: .5 Unit
Game Design encourages students to use their creative and technical skills as they learn about the many aspects of designing games. The course explores different types of video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, the technical skills necessary to design games, troubleshooting, internet safety techniques, and the history of gaming. Students also have the opportunity to create their plan for a 2D video game. The course is designed to help prepare students either for post-secondary education in game design or for an entry-level career
Business Current Events
Grades: 9-12 Credit: .1 Unit
The goal of a current events course is for the student to become aware of the significant issues of the day and to have an in-depth understanding and appreciation of current events. The focus of the class will be issues that affect the student as a resident of the World, the U.S.., NY, and St. Lawrence County. The course will follow daily news events and will be expected to understand how to stay informed, how to research and validate resources, as well as make connections. The objectives of this course are: to make the connection between current events and the economy, to enhance the student's understanding of current events, to encourage students to be informed citizens, and to allow students to research and explore current topics.