Tappan Zee High School

Business

Business Seminar: Full Year, 1 credit
Career Exploration General Education Work Experience Program
Full year course – credit varies based on hours (11, 12)
This program affords students the opportunity to earn academic credit (and money) through a hands-on, real world experience, rather than in the traditional classroom setting. Students will meet one period per week to cover a variety of topics related to career development and looking towards the future. The supervised work experience component requires students to arrange for out-of-school work opportunities in order to fulfill hours towards earning credit. Earn while you learn.

Career and Financial Management I (9, 10, 11, 12)
One Semester, 1/2 credit
This course is required as part of every career and technical education (CTE) program including five-unit CTE programs used as a substitution for the additional two units of foreign language needed for a Regents diploma with advanced designation. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace and to become financially literate. Class participation = 15% of the student’s grade.

Career and Financial Management II (9, 10, 11, 12)
One Semester, 1/2 credit
This course encourages students to continue to develop a career plan, apply academic skills to solve real-world problems and become familiar with applications that are needed to become successful citizens, employers, employees in an ever-changing business environment and become financially literate. Class participation =15% of the student’s grade.

Accounting (10, 11, 12)
Full Year, 1 credit
Accounting will play an important role in the lives of students who will become consumers, business owners, employees, or entrepreneurs. Therefore, lessons learned from accounting will enable students to manage “personal” and “economic” finances. This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding and mastery of the fundamental elements of double-entry accounting. Students will be able to: understand and use business accounting terminology with ease; identify how accounting serves as a basis for careers; understand how individuals make ethical business decisions; understand the structures of business proprietorships, partnerships and corporations; analyze business transactions; understand the accounting cycle; develop and use balance sheets, journals, ledgers and worksheets; develop and use an income statement; handle a checking account; understand the method of developing payroll, and complete a personal tax return. Instruction will include both manual and computerized accounting methods. Class participation =15% of the student’s grade. This course can replace one credit of Math.

Principles of Entertainment and Sports Marketing (10, 11, 12)
Full Year, 1 credit
This course introduces students to the important role that marketing plays in the sports and entertainment fields. All major marketing principles, such as the marketing mix, marketing functions, consumer behavior, market research, market segmentation, selling, advertising/promotion, financing and management will be studied and applied to the rapidly growing and dynamic sports and entertainment industries. Students will investigate the resources necessary to establish and operate a sports/entertainment business through individual and group projects. Guest speakers, field trip to a major sports arena, analysis of sports merchandising, movies, commercials, advertisements, magazines and network/cable programming will broaden the classroom experience. In addition, students will be given hands-on experience operating Z-Mart (our school store) as well as becoming involved in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) through chapter activities and conferences at the regional, state, and national levels. Class Participation =15% of the student’s grade.

Advanced Marketing (11, 12)
Full Year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Principles of Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Department Approval. Students will use their knowledge and experience to oversee the day-to-day operations of Z Mart. Students will rotate through various “jobs” during the year including: inventory control, advertising, promotion and others. Individual and group projects will be completed in and out of class. Students are expected to become active DECA members.

The following semester courses are also available through Virtual High School (VHS):
Business and Personal Law
International Business: An Exploration
Investing in the Stock Market
Personal Finance

Faculty Sites

Mr. Darrell Flynn

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