VESTAVIA HILLS BUSINESS EDUCATION
Business Media Pathway
is a one-credit course that emphasizes the skills required to create, edit, and publish industry-appropriate documents. Areas of instruction include the integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software as well as the use of emerging technologies. Students will have the opportunity to gain industry-recognized credentials to document basic computer skills needed for future education or employment. This course satisfies the Career Prep A requirement and counts as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) credit. This is the foundation class for all of the Business Pathways.
Credential: Microsoft Office Specialist 2019/Office 365 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Business Software Applications I
Multimedia Publications / VNN
provides students with a basic overview of television production skills and professions. Students participate in classroom and laboratory activities regarding all aspects of television: performance, production, and operations. Upon successful completion of this course, students are prepared for further study in broadcasting. Applications are due in February and an audition is required. Please see Mrs. Jaillet for more information.
Prerequisite: Business Technology Applications/Career Preparedness.
(Grades 10-12) One credit course
AP Computer Science Principles
introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world. The rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field. The course is unique in its focus on fostering students to be creative. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them. Rather than teaching a particular programming language or tool, the course focuses on using technology and programming as a means to solve computational problems and create exciting and personally relevant artifacts. Students will design and implement innovative solutions using an iterative process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life. The course requires students to complete two performance tasks for assessment in addition to the AP exam in May. This course satisfies either one of the four math units required for graduation or one CTE credit. This course counts as one of three courses for National Business Honor Society. The AP score for this course is as follows:
Create Performance Task-24%
Explore Performance Task-16%