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     Parkway

    BUSINESS and TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

    ACCOUNTING and MANAGEMENT  DIGITAL MEDIA
    • Intro to Business
    • Personal Finance
    • Accounting 1
    • Accounting 2
    • Accounting 3
    • Business/Marketing/Info Tech Internship
       
    • Intro to Computer Technologies
    • Branding & Design Concepts
    • Digital Animation
    • Web Design
    • Multimedia
    • Advanced Digital Media Lab
    • Business/Marketing/Info Tech Internship*
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MARKETING
    • Intro to Computer Science
    • Intro to Computer Technologies
    • Web Design
    • Cybersecurity
    • AP Computer Science
    • Advanced Software Development
    • Business/Marketing/Info Tech Internship*
    • Intro to Busienss
    • Branding & Design Concepts
    • Marketing 1
    • Marketing 2
    • Business/Marketing/Info Tech Internship* 

     *Denotes Experiential Learning Opportunity
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    037010
    Introduction to Computer Technologies
    Infinite Campus Name: INTRO TO COMPUTER TECH
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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.
    037100
    Personal Finance
    Infinite Campus Name: PERS FINANCE
    Grade(s): 10 - 12 
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 Pers Finance credit each semester 

    Understanding and managing personal finances are key to 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 may be 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.
    037111/037112
    Accounting 1
    Infinite Campus Name: ACCOUNTING 1
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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.
    038121/038122
    Accounting 2
    Infinite Campus Name: +ACCOUNTING 2
    Grade(s): 10 - 12 
    Prerequisite:  Accounting 1
    1/2 CTE credit each semester 

    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 (weighted) grade will be earned and senior students may also participate in the Business Internship Program.
    037280
    Branding & Design Concepts
    Infinite Campus Name: BRANDING & DESIGN CONCEPTS
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Recommendation: ICT, Web Design or MS Office
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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 either Integrated Computer Technology, 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
    Infinite Campus Name: INT COMP SCI
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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.
    037350
    Introduction to Business
    Infinite Campus Name: INTRO TO BUS
    Grade(s): 09 - 10
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    This course will provide a solid foundation in business principles which are immediately applicable to students' lives. Through the use of interactive technology, 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 international business. The experiences students gain in this course will help them to succeed in future personal and business endeavors.
    037490
    Digital Animation
    Infinite Campus Name: DIGITAL ANIMATION
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite: None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester
     
    In this course, students will use Adobe Flash 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 3.0.  This course gives students a competitive edge in today's technologically driven society as they acquire skills using the leading industry software.  Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to become Adobe Certified in Flash.
    037500
    Advanced Digital Media Lab
    Infinite Campus Name: ADV DIGITAL MEDIA LAB
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite: Branding & Design Concepts, Digital Animation, Multimedia, or Web Design
    1/2 CTE credit each semester
     
    This course is designed to provide continued digital media learning opportunities to students who have already mastered foundational skills through the completion of Branding & Design Concepts, Digital Animation, Multimedia, or Web Design. 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
    Infinite Campus Name: BUS MGT
    Grade(s): 11 - 12
    Prerequisite: None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester
     
    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.
    037570
    Web Design 1
    Infinite Campus Name: WEB DESIGN 1
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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
    Infinite Campus Name: MULTIMEDIA
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  It is recommended that students complete Integrated Computer Technology (ICT)
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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.
    037701/037702
    Business, Marketing and Information Technology Internship
    Infinite Campus Name: BUS MKT INFO TECH INT 1
    Grade(s): 12
    Prerequisite:  Senior Standing. Student must provide their own transportation and have successfully completed one credit within business, marketing or info tech. It is suggested that students concurrently enroll in a business, marketing or info tech course. 
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    This business, marketing and information technology internship opportunity is a collaborative learning experience between you, a company or organization, and your high school. In this program, you will work for the company and spend time researching and analyzing an industry. The internship program can offer valuable insight into a particular field. The internship program is a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. This program can lead to increased levels of clarity when declaring a college major or pursuing work after high school.
    039321/039322 CTE credit OR 119321/119322 Math credit
    AP Computer Science A
    Infinite Campus Name: +AP COMP SCI
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Geo A or higher.
    1/2 CTE credit each semester OR 1/2 Math credit each semester

    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 the College Board Advanced Placement Computer Science A examination. A weighted grade is given.
    038311/038312 CTE credit
    Advanced Software Development
    Infinite Campus Name: +ADVANCED SOFTWARE DEV
    Grade(s): 11 - 12 
    Prerequisite: AP Computer Science A
    1/2 CTE credit each semester OR 1/2 Math credit each semester

    This is a year-long honors course. The course will be taught at the CS 100/200 college level. Students in this course will be introduced to advanced data structures (both linear and non-linear), JAVA GUI / Swing components, high-level programming languages, and the software development cycle.  Mastery will be shown via numerous individual and group labs, culminating with a long-term, client-based team project second semester.  Emphasis will be placed on problem solving, algorithm development, and improving the user interface/experience.
    047751/047752
    Marketing 1
    Infinite Campus Name: MARKETING 1
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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
    Marketing 2
    Infinite Campus Name: MARKETING 2
    Grade(s): 11 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Marketing 1 or Consent of Coordinator
    1/2 CTE credit each semester

    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.
    107240
    Cybersecurity
    Infinite Campus Name: CYBERSECURITY
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 CTE credit

    Cybersecurity introduces the tools and concepts of cybersecurity and encourages students to create solutions
    that allow people to share computing resources while protecting privacy. Nationally, computational resources
    are vulnerable and frequently attacked; in Cybersecurity, students solve problems by understanding and closing
    these vulnerabilities. This course raises students’ knowledge of and commitment to ethical computing behavior.
    It also aims to develop students’ skills as consumers, friends, citizens, and employees who can effectively
    contribute to communities with a dependable cyber-infrastructure that moves and processes information safely.