Business & ICT Courses (ADST)

BUSINESS EDUCATION

The Richmond Secondary School Business Education and Information Technology courses fit under the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum.  In Business Education, we encourage:

  • Creative/critical thinking in both independent & cooperative activities
  • Decision making about Canada’s role as a member of a global, international, & independent economy
  • Incorporating major goals of education into the context of a business environment
  • Application of problem-solving, decision making, entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills to a variety of Canadian, Pacific Rim, & international business-related situations, and to innovate and communicate solutions to these problems.
  • Familiarity with a diverse range of software applications, computer programs, web design and programming strategies.
  • Building technological literacy and computational thinking skills.
  • Growth in self-esteem, in leadership & positive attitude toward self and others

Why take business education?
It doesn’t matter what grade you’re in – these courses will prepare you with professional & technical skills as well as career opportunities

What would you learn?
We start with basic skills: written/oral language & mathematics. Then we go from there: use of technology, research, problem solving & critical thinking skills, consumer & business economic concepts, career exploration skills

How are the courses evaluated?
Individual/group projects, individual assignments, class work, participation, homework, quizzes, exams are all taken into consideration.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MARKETING 9  

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MARKETING 10 

These two course replace Business Education 9 and 10 and will introduce students to a variety of topics involved with Business. These include: Media and Communications using imovie and garageband, finance and accounting incorporating banking and investing, marketing, stock market simulation using investopedia, labour laws and economics. Students will also participate in ordering and selling school related merchandise.

ACCOUNTING 11
ACCOUNTING 12

Students will be introduced to the concept of accounting by working through chapter exercises in the textbook. Students will learn about how companies operate and how they organize their daily activities. Students will learn about taxation and learn how to fill out a personal income tax form. Accounting 12 will build on concepts learned in Accounting 11. It will also include using accounting software and doing financial analysis.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12

An overview of the accounting cycle: from journalizing entries to creating and producing financial statements. This course will also look at banking, investing and the stock market. This course is ideal for those looking to pursue post-secondary studies in accounting, finance, business management or commerce.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12

This course explores personal characteristics and skills required to become an entrepreneur. Students get opportunities to try out new ideas, develop creative thinking skills, learn to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities and create innovative solutions to existing problems. Provides students with real money to take risks and explore business ventures. Students get to learn from the entrepreneurial series dragon’s den and the shark tank.

MARKETING 11
MARKETING 12

This is an introductory course open to all students in grades 10, 11 and 12. The course will explore a variety of areas: Market Research, Product Planning, Pricing, Sales, Promotion + Distribution. Students will have the opportunity to create advertisements and commercials. Students will use ‘real’ money to create, order and sell COLT Merchandise. Business situations involving real money Use the newest technology (computer, digital cameras (still+video), software) Ideal for those with interest in advertising, product development, product distribution

BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 11

An introductory computer; focuses on teaching students How to Use a computer (especially in a business environment) Use word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics applications Use the development of the Internet as a business tool

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 12

This course is also an introductory computer course but also introduces students to organization and managerial skills necessary in a business environment. Develops leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills through problem solving & decision making activities. Encourages students to work effectively as members of a team.

DATA MANAGEMENT 12

This course helps students learn to use Microsoft office, mainly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students learn how to create a budget using some personal information; they get to incorporate bank interest and loan rates to help develop their plans. Students get the opportunity to create business plans and learn to make and analyse financial statements.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

MEDIA DESIGN 10-11-12
Increasingly, all businesses need people who are familiar with keyboards and comfortable in a digital world - on work stations, laptops, tablets and other devices. This entry level course introduces students to keyboarding proficiency and develops skills, both on a personal and professional level. Students will learn proper touch keyboarding skills and techniques and apply techniques to a variety of personal, academic and business documents. Students will work with current versions of word processing and other business software.

WEB DEVELOPMENT 9/10

Focus is on students learning to build their web-based and technological literacy! Skills and applications used will involve word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database software, After Effects as well as applications of electronic communications, iPhoto and iMovie.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 11-12
Level II (Digital Communications 11) focus is on the study of webpage design and creation, Flash animations, image enhancement and manipulation through Photoshop, and digital media involving video editing.
Level III (Digital Media Development 12) focus is on programming in Java, analysis of computer system and architecture, web design using CSS, and advanced Photoshop techniques.

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN 11: BROADCASTING
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN 12: BROADCASTING

(Course may not fall within 1-1 to 2-4 block rotation)

Platforms:
School wide announcements, live broadcasts, school & teacher webpages, reporting, video editing, web app development

Grade 11:

  • Use school & community resources to develop & produces messages with a common theme, for a target audience
  • Business principles and computer skills will be continuous area of enrichment
  • Students expected to deliver work 2+ different forms of media

Grade 12:

  • Fundamentals of digital broadcasting; written, oral & visual communication
  • Interview/questioning, edition techniques emphasized
  • Leadership opportunities provided

(There is no prerequisite for this course, however basic business principles and computer skills are expected.)

In addition to working with school wide media & communication initiatives, Grade 12 students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate skills with outside businesses.

IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 11 SL
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 12 SL

IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 11 HL
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 12 HL

Movie making network developing software writing
How does Information Technology impact individuals & society?
What are the pros + cons of using digitalized info at global/local levels?

Information Technology in a Global Society is a two-year program of studies that provides students with:

  • The framework to make informed judgements + decisions about using IT
  • The opportunities to explore technologies of the students choice
  • Projects that will showcase skills and understandings and allow analysis of the practical implications technological change

IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 11 SL
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 12 SL

IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 11 HL
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 12 HL

  • Organized interaction decision making
  • Examines the business decision making process, and how these decisions affect/are affected by internal/external environments
  • Studies how individuals and groups interact in an organization
  • Develops an understanding of business theory & ability to apply business practices
  • Helps students understand implication of business activity in a global market

*Both IB courses mentioned above are two year courses, available in both SL & HL (for more information, see Mr. Szeto or visit the IBO website)

YELL: YOUNG ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEADERSHIP LAUNCHPAD

If you are interested in entrepreneurship and working with business professionals, this hands-­on course will help you develop your business knowledge.

The Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad course is based on the Lean Launchpad start-­‐up program model for university students, and is in partnership with UBC Sauder School of Business. It has been adapted, and blended with Entrepreneurship 12 learning outcomes while maintaining the YELL mandate of matching mentors with the next generation of entrepreneurs. The purpose of this course is to provide the real world experiences of entrepreneurs while providing mentorship to the next generation of business leaders.

To Register:  

Go to:  rvs.sd38.bc.ca   Course Registration >Entrepreneurship YELL

This course will have weekly meeting for the first third of the school year. These meetings will be held after school once a week at Richmond Secondary. This course is only open to students that will be going into Grades 10, 11 or 12 and is limited to 30 students on an application basis.

If you would like to know more about this course for the upcoming school year, please contact Kuldeep Gill at kugill@sd38.bc.ca