• Welcome to Mr. Yaeger's Business, Marketing, and Elective Courses!

     

    Fall 2022 Courses:

    For information about the course, the syllabus, textbook, and/or assignments, please refer to the following:

    Schedule - 7:25am-2:55pm
    Period 1 - 8:00 - 8:42am - College Finance/Prep -  See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
    Period 2 - 8:45 - 9:26am - Family & Consumer Science -  See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
    Period 3 - 9:29 - 10:10am - Intro to Entrepreneurship -  See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
    Period 4 - 10:13 - 10:54am - Career & Financial Management -  See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
    Lunch - 10:57 - 11:27am - Lunch
    Period 5 - 11:30 - 11:57am - Study Hall
    Period 6 -12:00 - 12:41pm - Game Design -  See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
    Period 7 - 12:44 - 1:25pm - Intro to Investing -  See Google Classroom or the link to the left in the menu
    Period 8 - 1:28 - 2:09pm - DUTY
    Period 9 - 2:12 - 2:53 - Planning

    Business Courses

    Business Math
    Grade: 10-12 Credit: 1 Unit
    Prerequisite: Algebra course and attempted Geometry or secondary math

    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; the majority of the curriculum focuses on learning how to deal with money and understanding essential 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! 

    Accounting I
    Grade: 10-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed Geometry or Business Math.

    Accounting I provides students with the basic knowledge of accounting procedures, including analyzing and journalizing business transactions; constructing worksheets; calculating and recording adjusting entries; preparing financial statements; and finalizing the accounting cycle through closing entries. Special journals, subsidiary accounts and payroll reports and taxes will also be introduced. Emphasis is placed on service and merchandising businesses in a sole proprietorship or corporate setting. All students, regardless of the career they choose, can benefit from accounting instruction in their own personal business affairs. This course is highly recommended for students in grades 10 through 12, who are considering any business major at the collegiate level. 

    BUS 104 - Personal Finance (Thru Jefferson Community College)
    Grades: 12 Credit: .5 Unit ( 3 College Credits)
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed CFM.

    This course provides an overview of personal finance as it relates to personal financial planning and budgeting, credit control, expense control, mortgage, and consumer financing, tax planning, and investments. It also covers the economic aspects of financial planning as it relates to household and business financial management. There will be a financial cost associated with this course.  This is a SUNY Jefferson Community College, College in High School Course (EDGE), (3) Credits are available for $75 or $125 upon successful completion of the course.  JCC will come in the fall and do a registration/info meeting.  For reference purposes, tuition for 2021-22 was $70 per credit hour. Students who meet Federal guidelines for reduced lunch are eligible for full tuition scholarships.

    Career and Financial Management
    Grade: 9-12 Credit: .5 Unit

    The course will provide students an introduction to several fundamental business and career 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 of an appropriate career that meets your interest and personal strengths, the job application process including how to prepare for the formal interview, basic elements of the business world that impact your everyday life (budgeting, borrowing/credit cards, insurance, bank accounts/debit cards/other banking services, housing, purchasing goods and services), 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.

    College Finance/Prep
    Grade: 11-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Recommended: for Seniors, Fall Semester and Juniors, Spring Semester

    This half-year course will prepare students for College and Career readiness. Topics include: Finding a major/degree/career path for undergraduate and graduate studies, college search, applying to college, the common application, college essays, financing college costs/loans, tuition, room and board, fees, books, scholarships, comparing college and university programs/costs, obtaining letters of recommendation, resume strategies, communication skills, writing and formatting papers, reading skill development, study strategies, the communication model, presentation skills, applying advanced computer software skills, weekly budgets, time management/scheduling, individual college and career prospects, college life, committing and preparing for college. 

    International Business
    Grades: 9-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed CFM.

    International Business is what’s happening now. Not only are businesses going international, but countries are linked through economic and  political world events. This course will provide students with the foundation necessary to understand International Business and the various  aspects of conducting business in a global economy. Students will learn the foundational concepts of international business and finance while developing practical personal skills. Emphasis is on the effect of socio-cultural, demographic, economic, technological, and political-legal factors in  the foreign trade environment. Cross-cultural approach to international business will be emphasized. Students will study the technological  advances of the Internet and e-commerce to provide goods and services worldwide. In addition to exploring international careers and  opportunities. This course gives students the knowledge to conduct business in a global environment.

    Intro to Entrepreneurship
    Grades: 10-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed CFM.

    The Entrepreneurship course is designed to introduce students to the world of small business ownership and management. This course builds students' skills in the knowledge of types of business ownership, legal issues, business finance/start-up costs, business trends, site selection, marketing, pricing strategies and the development of a business plan on the students' product/service of choice. The Entrepreneurship class will develop and/or operate a class business in which they will realistically perform duties in areas such as product planning, financing, human resources, marketing/advertising, selling, and management of product(s). This hands-on course involves students in a variety of activities that will provide them with the skills necessary to be successful in a constantly changing workplace.

    Intro to Investing
    Grades: 11-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed CFM, and completed a secondary math.

    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.

    Intro to Web Design
    Grade: 9-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed Digital Design, or Intro to Comp.

    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.  

    Game Design I
    Grade: 9-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed Digital Design, or Intro to Comp.

    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.

    Current Events
    Grades: 9-12 Credit: .5 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. 

    Intro to Marketing
    Grade: 11-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed CFM.

    A Google search results in over 70 different definitions for marketing. However it is defined, marketing provides the bridge between business and consumers. One goal of the course is to open the student's eyes to the world of marketing that is all around and to become educated decision-makers. Students will study consumer behavior in order to understand and apply marketing, management, and entrepreneurial principles to make rational economic decisions and to exhibit social responsibility in a global economy.

    Marketing is a process that involves a variety of activities focused on customers and the profitable execution of those activities, including but not limited to market segmentation, target marketing, market research, promotion, pricing, product/service management, distribution, and selling. Instructional activities include case studies, current event analysis, research and discussion, demonstrations, guided notes and guest speakers.

    Leadership
    Grade: 11-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed CFM.

    This course is designed to promote civic and personal responsibility, as well as assertive leadership, through activities that give the students the opportunity to apply and refine those skills. Practical experiences are offered in public speaking, communication skills,  group dynamics, organizational skills, time management, social/community involvement, leadership styles decision-making, and committee management. Activities include professional meetings, service to social/civic groups, and school projects that require responsible planning, organization and management. Students will develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime and prepare them for college and careers.

    Intro. To Computer Science
    Grade: 9-12 Credit: .5 Unit

    This course is designed to offer an introduction to computer science. Students will learn the basics of computer programming along with the basics of computer science. The material emphasizes computational thinking and helps develop the ability to solve complex problems. This course covers the basic building blocks of programming along with other central elements of computer science. It gives a foundation in the tools used in computer science and prepares students for further study in computer science, including AP Computer Science Principles and

    AP Computer Science A courses. The course allows students to work independently in text- based Python. The course also includes a career focus, where at the end of units, students meet (via videos) individuals from different industries who work in coding (medical, music, etc.).

    AP Computer Science A
    Grade: 10-12 Credit: .5 Unit
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I is required (Algebra II is recommended).

    AP CSA is a full-year AP course geared towards 11th-12th graders that are serious about programming. Java requires a good mathematical background and strong problem-solving skills. The course will prepare students for the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam, level A. Students will learn to design and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today’s society, including art, media, and engineering. AP Computer Science A teaches object-oriented programming using the Java language and is meant to be the equivalent of a first semester, college-level course in computer science. It will emphasize problem-solving and algorithm development, and use hands-on experiences and examples so that students can apply programming tools and solve complex problems.

    Other

    Family and Consumer Science
    Grade: 8 Credit: .5 Unit

    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. 

    Business and Computer Literacy
    Grade: 7 Credit: .25 Unit

    In today’s world, everyone needs to know how to use a computer. That goes double for middle school students. Middle school students are in a unique generational position where much of their social lives take place digitally — especially on smartphones — but they still need conventional computer skills to succeed in a future career. But how do you make sure they know enough about computers when they communicate with the world using smartphones? The answer lies in computer literacy education! Similar to digital literacy, computer literacy is built on five fundamental areas of education. Each component gives students fresh insight into a new part of computer use, and the whole course culminates with a thorough understanding.

    These are the five topics covered computer literacy:

    • Hardware familiarity
    • File management
    • Keyboarding
    • Google Suite
    • Internet familiarity & safety