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Business Education Class Information

Class descriptions

ACCOUNTING 2 Credits Full Year Course Elective for Grades 10,11 & 12
Accounting I will teach students of the basic concepts that happen in day to day operations of proprietorships, corporations, and partnerships. Financial record keeping is an essential element for business to function efficiently. Even though accounting is often referred to as the language of business, almost all people use knowledge of accounting in personal financial activities. Understanding the accounting cycle is the basis of a first-year accounting course. The students will be introduced to fundamental transactions for service and merchandising businesses organized as sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Students will also have a better understanding of payroll procedures and banking activities. The program will provide ample opportunity to practice basic accounting skills through business simulations. Although the high school accounting students will be able to find good entry-level accounting or bookkeeping positions, the real demand is in the professional accounting area. For those students who desire to become a professional accountant, they should continue with Accounting II and plan to continue their education through postsecondary options. Students will also have the opportunity to use computer applications through using automated accounting software. 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1 Credit One Semester Course Elective for Grades 9, 10,11 & 12
Entrepreneurship is a one semester course. The focus of the course will be the exploration of owning your own business. The entrepreneurial world is changing and so are we. Students today need to realize becoming a business owner is a career option. Entrepreneurship will encourage students to examine all the major steps involved in starting a business: Ownership, Strategy, Finance, and Marketing. 

PERSONAL FINANCE 1 Credit One Semester Course Elective for Grades 11 & 12
Personal Finance is a one semester course. The course is most applicable to junior or senior students. The purpose of the course is to give students a guide and show them that their future does not have to contain DEBT!  Our curriculum was developed by widely known financial expert Dave Ramsey.  It is geared towards the high school student and gives them 5 principles for them to achieve so that their financial future is secure.  It is my hope that this course will open lines of communication between parents and their children so that they may fully understand what lies ahead of them in the future.

BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 1 Credit One Semester Course Required of 9 th Grade
This is a required one semester course. Every student graduating from Central Lyon High School should have a level of experience and proficiency with computers. The major emphasis of the first three weeks of the class will focus on introduction to Windows 7 and new updates to technology. The balance of the class will be devoted to an in depth study of various up-to-date and leading business software programs in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and others as time allows. The hardware employed will be a networked system using Windows 7. Successful completion of this class will provide the student with a basis for computer literacy and skills necessary to capitalize on the benefits available through the use of modern computer technology in their personal and professional careers.

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING 1 Credit One Semester Course Elective for grades 9 - 12 This is a basic level computer programming course. You will work with HTML, CSS, Java Script, and C++ through interactive sites. 

WEB PAGE 1 Credit One Semester Course Elective for grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will learn web design techniques, create and enhance digital images, and locate resources on the Internet; then contribute these skills to creating and managing a portion of the Central Lyon web page. Students will also learn basic HTML and enhance digital images using Adobe Photoshop.




The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.