2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide
P a g e | 28 INTRO TO BUSINESS – BUS102 Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 LCHS, 3 WITCC Prerequisite: None Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 This course provides a broad overview of business, including internal and external functions. Topics include economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, and management, as well as related domestic and international business issues. INTRO TO CAREERS Course Length : 1 Trimester Credits: 0.33 Grade Level: 9 This is a required career and technical course which meets every day for one trimester. The purpose of the course is to help the 9 th grader transition from middle school to high school and provide him/her with the groundwork to learn a process for making choices concerning his/her future in high school and beyond. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT – MGT 101 Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 LCHS, 3 WITCC Prerequisite: None Grade Level: 11, 12 This course introduces students to the role of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling in formal and informal organizations of all sizes. This course presents theoretical bases and real-world examples of implementation. COMPUTER SCIENCE (Elective Credits) COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 This is an elective course designed as a broad-base introduction to Microsoft Office which will include keyboard operating techniques and development of speed and accuracy. The major areas of learning will include word processing, database creation and management, spreadsheet, and the use of presentation software as well as the integration of these applications. This basic knowledge can then be transferred to other computer uses. COMPUTER SCIENCE DISCOVERIES 1, 2 Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level: 9, 10 Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course. The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data. COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES 1, 2 Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 This is an entry-level course that introduces 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.