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CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 

Team Leader:
envelope_blue.jpgGreg Berger


Technologies & Computer Education Cluster Staff:
Len Apodaca
John Bryant
Jim Doorn

Business, Marketing, and Finance Cluster Staff:
Richard Faulkner,
Lacee Manus

Trades and Services Cluster Staff:
Greg Berger

Business, Marketing and Finance

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School.
√ Freshmen may take this class.

 

The Career & Technical Education Department was created at La Cueva High School to provide an interdisciplinary pathway for the life-long learner. With modern technologies playing a major role in the educational process, students participate in hands-on learning experiences, which assist them in developing marketable skills. The department works closely within a technology alliance, which includes educational institutions, businesses, and governmental agencies at the local, state, and national levels. This alliance allows for the students to be taught in an environment that is consistent with industry standards and allows them to gain marketable skills, which can be utilized, regardless of their chosen post-secondary pathway. Various courses utilize “vendor neutral” (i.e., generic concepts which can be implemented regardless of the manufacturer of the networking equipment or software) assessment tools to demonstrate credentials to potential employers. The following clusters represent the department:

  • Computer Science & Technologies Cluster

  • Business & Marketing Cluster

  • Trades & Services Cluster

  • Marine Corps Jr. ROTC

  • General Electives

ACCOUNTING I

84323      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: This course meets requirements for practical arts credit. For elective courses, laboratory fees, of $20.00/year, may be charged for items that become the property of the student.
Description: This introductory course covers fundamentals of the double-entry accounting cycle. Students will learn the basics for setting up an accounting system for a single proprietorship and a partnership. Accounting I covers an introduction into Financial Accounting with a general overview of the accounting field. The primary focus of Accounting I is the accounting cycle. A six weeks period is set aside, usually the first six weeks of the second semester, for personal finance. Why an accountant and not a bookkeeper? An accounting simulation project will be completed. Basic accounting computer applications are introduced. Expertise from businesses will provide practical information relating to accounting and business practices in a global community. The N.M. State Society of CPA’s provides an integral part of our community interface, i.e., speakers, awards and learning materials.

ACCOUNTING II

84324      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of Accounting I with a “C” or better and/or permission of instructor.
Special Requirements: This course meets requirements for practical arts credit. For elective courses, laboratory fees, of $20.00/year, may be charged for items that become the property of the student.
Description: This course provides the transition from manual accounting principles to a computerized accounting system. This system includes computerized journal and ledger initiation, spreadsheets, and chart applications. An overview of business ethics will be incorporated. Practical applications may be available through business internship, school-related accounting services, and co-curricular organizations. Accounting II takes an in-depth look at Financial Accounting as it builds on those topics presented in Accounting I. Emphasis will be placed on the development and uses of Financial Statements. Students are usually assigned to work on a, real world, accounting issue that is currently impacting the schools. Expertise from businesses will provide practical information relating to accounting and business practices in a global community through involvement by the State Society of CPA’s.

ACADEMIC CAREER EXPERIENCES I, II, III (BUSINESS INTERNSHIP) ACEIBUS, ACEIIBUS, ACEIIIBUS

84136 0.5 - 2 Cr/1 Yr. 11-12

Prerequisite: Enrolled in Computerized Business Applications.
Special Requirements: Acceptance by teacher recommendation, transportation from school to work. Must be concurrently enrolled in a business class or teacher recommendation.
Description: Business Internship allows students to extend learning and practice skills in their career choice by receiving 15 hours of work experience each week, and one period of classroom instruction each day related to the occupation. This is the on-the-job training for the Computerized Business Applications course. The teacher works with the student to secure a part-time office position for pay and credit. The teacher and employer prepare a training plan for the student’s progress on the job.

FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING

84309      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: None. Fulfills practical arts requirement.
Special Requirements: Membership in DECA, a co-curricular organization, is required. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. (www.deca.org) $30.00/year membership fee will be charged to cover local, state, and national fees. Additional costs may be incurred for competition and travel. Successful completion of Fundamentals of Marketing and Advanced Marketing fulfills the Economics graduation requirement.
Description: Fundamentals of Marketing is an introductory course that explores the processes of marketing and the channels the products/services take from the producer to the consumer. The student studies basic economic, business and marketing concepts.
Areas of study include Career Readiness, Marketing Strategies, and the Free Market Economy.

ADVANCED MARKETING (ECONOMICS)

84315      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Fundamentals of Marketing. Fulfills practical arts requirement.
Special Requirements: Membership in DECA, a co-curricular organization, is required. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. (www.deca.org) $30.00/year membership fee will be charged to cover local, state, and national fees. Additional costs may be incurred for competition and travel. Successful completion of Fundamentals of Marketing and Advanced Marketing fulfills the Economics graduation requirement.
Description: Advanced Marketing provides an in-depth study of the components of the marketing mix. The student acquires knowledge in the areas of marketing planning, ethics, economics, products, services, and pricing. Other areas of study include Career Readiness, Marketing Strategies, Free Market Economy, and Marketing Research.

MARKETING LAB I

84312      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: The student must apply for, and interview with, the instructor of the course. In addition the student must be currently enrolled in, or have completed, Fundamentals of Marketing and/or Advanced Marketing. Fulfills practical arts requirement.
Special Requirements: If not already a DECA member through a marketing class membership in DECA, a co-curricular organization, is required. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. (www.deca.org) $30.00/year membership fee will be charged to cover local, state, and national fees. Additional costs may be incurred for competition and travel.
Description: In Marketing Lab I the student is introduced to marketing skills in a hands-on school-based enterprises (SBE) environment. The student develops and practices skills necessary for employment in a controlled learning situation. Areas of study are financial measures, facilities and equipment management, marketing functions, and career readiness.

MARKETING LAB II

84313      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Marketing Lab I. Fulfills practical arts requirement.
Special Requirements: A $30.00/year fee may be charged.
Description: In Marketing Lab II the student has the opportunity to demonstrate employability skills in a hands-on school-based (SBE) environment. The student practices supervising peers in a controlled learning situation. Areas of study are financial measures, facilities and equipment management, marketing functions, and career readiness.

MARKETING LAB III

84314 1 Yr. 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Marketing Lab II and the student must be currently enrolled in, or have completed, Fundamentals of Marketing and/or Advanced Marketing.
Special Requirements: The student must apply for, and interview with, the instructor of the course. If not already a DECA member through a marketing class membership in DECA, a co-curricular organization, is required. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. (www.deca.org) $30.00/year membership fee will be charged to cover local, state, and national fees. Additional costs may be incurred for competition and travel.
Description: Marketing Lab III is the capstone course for marketing lab students. The student schedules and manages peers in a controlled learning environment. They will apply managerial principles in daily retail activities. Areas of study are financial measures, facilities and equipment management, marketing functions, and career readiness.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

84310     1 Yr.     12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Fundamentals of Marketing and Advanced Marketing. Fulfills practical arts requirement.
Special Requirements: Membership in DECA, a co-curricular organization is required. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and management. (www.deca.org). $30.00/year membership fee will be charged to cover local, state, and national fees. Additional costs may be incurred for competition and travel.
Description: Business Management is an instructional program that prepares individuals to undertake management of an existing enterprise, which includes franchise operations. Emphasis is given to management, social responsibilities, legal requirements, and risks involved in the conduct of a private enterprise. The formal study of management is an increasingly critical area of importance in business with emphasis in analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating data to make decisions for the business. Areas of study are career readiness, general management, human resources development, economics, entrepreneurship, and legal issues and ethics.

ACADEMIC CAREER EXPERIENCES I, II, III (MARKETING INTERNSHIP/CO-OP) (ACEIMK, ACEIIMK, ACEIIIMK)

0.5 – 2 Cr/1 Yr.       11-12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval and student must be currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Marketing or Advanced Marketing.
Special Requirement: DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, is an integral part of this program. Acceptance by teacher recommendation and transportation from school to work is required. Student must be employed at a worksite approved by the instructor. Fulfills practical arts requirement.
Description: Marketing Internship allows students to extend learning and practice skills in their career choice by receiving ten (10) hours of work experience weekly. This is the on-the-job work experience for Marketing students. Up to two elective credits are provided for this work experience.

PERSONAL FINANCE

84329      1 Sem      11-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: None.
Description: This course provides an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in managing one’s personal finances. Topics may include, but are not limited to, saving and investing, banking/financial services, credit and debt, predatory lending practices, insurance, taxes and social security, spending patterns, setting goals and budget planning, contracts, mortgages and home ownership, rental agreements, planning for retirement, consumer protection, cultural, social, and emotional influences on financial behavior, and rights and responsibilities of buyers and sellers. An overview of the American economy may be provided.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

84307      1 Sem.      11-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: None
Description: In Career Development the student uses interest inventories and computer software to explore available career opportunities and to link personal interests with related career fields. The student examines basic job search skills including contacting employers, writing for a variety of purposes, practicing interviewing skills, and learning to manage money. An emphasis is placed on developing appropriate skills necessary for success in the workforce.