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    037010 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: None

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a strong foundation in computer and information literacy.  This course is a broad introduction to the use of computers as tools for creativity, communications and organizing information.  Students will learn about online tools, word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as publishing and presentation software.  Students will learn how to use computers flexibly, creatively and purposefully.  All learners will be able to recognize what they need to accomplish and determine how they can utilize their digital literacy skills and knowledge to best approach the task. (Introduction to Computer Technologies is the recommended beginning course for the Information Technology and Digital Media strands.)

    037270 - MICROSOFT OFFICE
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: It is recommended that students be able to type at least 30 words per minute without looking at their hands or have successfully completed any of the following courses: Introduction to Computer Technologies or Keyboarding.

    Microsoft Office is designed for students who are proficient using the keyboard and want to learn advanced skills in the Microsoft Office Suite.  Skills learned in this course will be useful for students while furthering their education and in their future career.  Students will learn ways to enhance documents in Word, develop professional spreadsheets and charts in Excel, create high-quality presentations in PowerPoint, and design useful databases in Access.  Available for students meeting certain criteria, articulated credit is available through an articulation agreement with St. Louis Community College.

    037350 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
    Grades: 9-10
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: None

    This course will provide a solid foundation in business principles which are immediately applicable to students’ lives. Through the use of interactive technology, simulations, presentations, and project management students are made aware of the integral role that they play in today's ever-changing global economy.  The units presented are economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, and accounting/management.  Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped with the foundational skills necessary to succeed in any of the Business and Marketing pathways offered in the Parkway School District.

    037111 & 037112 (Year-long) - ACCOUNTING 1
    Grades: 10-12    
    1 CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing

    Students interested in learning how businesses operate, students interested in accounting or business as a major in college, and students interested in learning about keeping the financial records for their own business in the future, can all benefit from taking Accounting I.  Students will learn financial accounting concepts including the accounting equation, the accounting cycle, entering transactions, posting to ledgers, preparing financial statements and payroll systems.  Students will learn to utilize spreadsheet programs and automated accounting software to perform accounting procedures.  Connections between accounting principles, the business world, as well as career opportunities in accounting are provided sophomores and juniors are encouraged to take this course so they may elect to take Accounting II.  College credit is available for students meeting certain criteria, through an articulation agreement with St. Louis Community College.  Senior students may also participate in the Business Internship Program.

    037121 & 037122 (Year-long) - ACCOUNTING 2 (Honors Option)
    Grades: 11-12        
    1 CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Accounting 1

    Accounting II   gives   students   the   opportunity to   apply   their knowledge from Accounting I by mastering advanced accounting activities and concepts.  The topics included are departmentalized accounting, inventory planning, depreciation, notes, accrued expenses and revenues, stocks, bonds, and dividends.  Students will continue to utilize spreadsheet programs, and automated accounting software to perform accounting procedures.  Accounting II provides the foundation of skills and knowledge with which to pursue study in college or enter the work world.  Students meeting certain criteria may register with Missouri Baptist University through this course and receive credit for Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 213.  An honors grade may be earned and senior students may also participate in the Business Internship Program.

    047751 & 047752 (Year-long) - MARKETING 1
    Grades: 10-12      
    1 CTE credit
    Prerequisite: None

    Marketing 1 introduces the student to the field of marketing. Students will know the principles of marketing which include product, price, place and promotion.  Students will be able to apply the principles of marketing to develop marketing strategies and plans in a global marketplace.  This course will offer a competitive edge to students pursuing a marketing career and/or a business major in college.  Course work includes individual and group projects, guest speakers, field trips, leadership activities, business, and community involvement.

    047761 & 047762 (Year-long) - MARKETING 2
    Grades: 11-12      
    1 CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Marketing 1 or Instructor Approval

    This course is designed to provide an in-depth study in the principles of marketing.  Students will be able to develop a marketing plan and explain how external factors influence marketing decisions.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in class projects that are designed to encourage decision-making and personal leadership development.  Students may register through Missouri State University to receive college credit for this course.

    037701 & 037702 (Year-long) - INTERNSHIP - BUSINESS, MARKETING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
    Grades: 11-12
    ½ CTE credit per semester (10 work hours per week)
    1 CTE credit per semester (20+ work hours per week)
    Exceptions occur.  See coordinator for special circumstances.
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing

    Must be able to provide own transportation. Students must complete an application and should have successfully completed one credit within business, marketing or information technology course. It is suggested that students concurrently enroll in a business, marketing or information technology course.

    This business, marketing and information technology internship opportunity is an agreement between you, a company or organization, and your high school.  You agree to work for the company, and they agree to mentor and teach you about careers that you are interested in.  The internship program can offer valuable insight into a particular field or career.  The internship program is a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. The internship program is also a way to get your feet wet and finds out if a specific field is something you could see yourself doing as a full-time job in the future. This program can lead to increased levels of clarity when declaring a college major or pursuing work after high school.

    037570 - WEB DESIGN 1
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: None

    Web Design 1 provides the student with a solid knowledge base to design, build, manage and publish dynamic content for the web. This course focuses on the overall production process with particular emphasis on design elements involving layout, navigation and interactivity.  The students will create web pages that effectively communicate a message to a variety of audiences. Prior computer experience is recommended.

    037590 - MULTIMEDIA
    Grades: 9-12       
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: It is recommended that students complete Introduction to Computer Technologies.

    This course provides the skills needed to create high-quality video content for today’s world.  Students will learn the phases of video production, effective use of a camcorder, video editing techniques, and application of video effects using industry software.  This course is project oriented allowing students to develop creative thinking skills while producing unique video. This course will prepare students for the workplace or further education by developing their skills in the latest software and making multimedia products that could be included in a personal portfolio.

    037500 - ADVANCED DIGITAL MEDIA LAB
    Grades:  9-12
    ½ CTE credit  (with the option to repeat)
    Prerequisite:  Multimedia, Web Design, Digital Animation, or Branding & Design Concepts

    This course is designed to provide continued digital media learning opportunities to students who have already mastered foundational skills through the completion of Multimedia, Web Design, Digital Animation, or Branding & Design Concepts . Students enrolled in this course will engage in self-directed, personalized production activities as they work individually and in teams to create digital media products of their choosing. Students will have the opportunity to develop project management, collaboration, and client interaction skills. This hands-on learning experience will allow students to take their passion for digital media to the next level.

    037550 - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
    Grades: 11-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing 

    This course provides an overall perspective of the organizational structure of a business and laws that apply. Topics include human resources management, business ethics, employee relationships, management techniques, forms of business ownership, and the legal aspects of each. This is an excellent college preparatory course for the business-oriented student.

    037490 - DIGITAL ANIMATION
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing

    In this course, students will use software to develop rich media content utilizing vector graphics and animation.  Students will learn to develop storyboards, create and manipulate graphics and text, develop animation using the timeline, and create interactive elements using Actionscript.  This course gives students a competitive edge in today's technologically driven society as they acquire skills using the leading industry software.

    037100 - PERSONAL FINANCE
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ Personal Finance credit
    Prerequisite: None

    Understanding and managing personal finances are key to one’s future financial success.  This one-semester course is based on the Missouri Personal Finance Competencies and presents essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about real world financial issues.  Students will learn how choices influence occupational options and future earning potential.  Students will also learn to apply decision-making skills to evaluate career choices and set personal goals.  The course content is designed to help the learner make wise spending, saving, and credit decisions, and to make effective use of income to achieve personal financial success.  This course is available for dual credit through Missouri State University for all eligible Parkway students.

    This course is also available as a completely virtual/online course.  Students who are interested should contact their counselor regarding the process for enrolling in an online course.

    037320 - COMPUTER SCIENCE: APPLICATION DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Science

    Learn the basics of app design, and take the first step on your journey to becoming an app developer! This course is designed for students who are new to programming, and want to learn how to build applications.  A basic background in Java programming is recommended.  Your experience and knowledge gained in the Intro to Computer Science course will provide a strong foundation for developing an application.  If you love being creative, learning to code, and using technology, then you are our perfect target student. By the end of the course, you will build a fully functioning, yet powerful, application that can be shared with others.  In summary, this course lays the foundation for people who want to better understand the overall role of an application developer and become a skilled creator, not just a consumer, of technology.

    039321 & 039322 (Year-long) - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A
    Grades: 11-12   
    1 CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Computer Science

    The major emphasis of this course is on programming methodology, algorithms, data structures, and object oriented programming. Computer applications are used to develop student awareness of the need for these topics, as well as to provide topics for individual programming assignments. This course prepares students to take College Board Advanced Placement Computer Science an examination. A weighted grade is given.

    037280 - BRANDING & DESIGN CONCEPTS
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: It is recommended that students complete Introduction to Computer Technologies, Web Design or MS Office

    Students will create a variety of documents using industry standard software, graphic elements, and effective design principles. This course will assist students in producing documents that communicate effectively using the skills to apply good design. Students will learn how to produce and print personal and professional publications using industry standard software. It is highly recommended that students have taken Introduction to Computer Technologies, Web Design, or Microsoft Office and have prior computer knowledge such as opening and saving files, file management, word processing software, and keyboarding.

    037310 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: None 

    This course is designed to provide students with a solid introduction to programming language.  The course will provide students with a base of fundamentals in software development.  Emphasis is placed on the development of problem solving algorithms and logic.  Students learn to develop real life applications that involve the prerequisite to the AP Computer Science course.

    039251 & 039252 (Year-long) AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
    Grades:  11-12
    1 CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None 

    Computer Science Principles (CS Principles) curriculum is a full-year, rigorous, entry-level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing.  The course covers a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing. A weighted grades is given.