The video below is a Santa Rosa City School's CTE video. Not all programs represented in the video are offered at Montgomery High School. The portion of the video that has a student owning their own business in the future is based on the Entrepreneur class offered at Montgomery High School.
EL (English Learner) Keyboarding (9th-12th)
Not currently offered for the 2016-2017 school year. A year long course for beginners to computer operations. Students start the year learning how to type. Correct fingering by touch and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis. The student will demonstrate correct touch keyboarding techniques at the keyboard and use appropriate terminology to identify computer components. Students will demonstrate eyes on copy, correct fingering, good techniques, and appropriate posture while operating the keyboard. This course will also prepare students for the next course in the Business Pathway which is Computer Foundations. Students will be exposed to the Microsoft Office Suite. That includes, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Publisher, and using the Internet for class projects and research.
Computer Foundations (9th-12th)
A year long course that teaches students to use the Microsoft Office Suite. That includes: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and the Internet. Students will also learn and use Google Drive to help support them in their other courses. Students will also be exposed to career resources while completing career related assignments. Students will also gain better organization, communication, and problem solving skills through completion of course requirements. Students will also create Résumés, Cover Letters and be exposed to the process of attaining a part-time job. All students could benefit from this course. Students will also utilize Google Docs for collaborative purposes. An emphasis on project base learning will run through the entire course.
Money Matters/Financial Services (10th-12th)
This highly interactive course walks students through the foundations of personal financial proficiency. Topics include financial responsibility and decision making, planning and money management, credit and debt, risk management and insurance, saving and investing, and personal income. Students will create and follow a budget, understand and be able to use services offered through banks and credit unions, be able to read financial documents related to the workplace, such as paycheck stubs, and understand the impact of financial decision making on their future. Students will also learn about careers in the banking and finance industry.
This competency-based course trains students in business planning, management, marketing and basic financial concepts while learning how to organize and operate a small business. Students will understand the elements of a business plan and its effect on the success of a small business. Students will demonstrate competency by preparing, describing, and presenting a basic business plan. This course includes both classroom instruction and computer laboratory activities. Students will also learn and utilize QuickBooks for accounting purposes surrounding their business plans.
Desktop Publishing/Multimedia (11th-12th)
A year long course that teaches students how to develop graphic design publications for print. Students will learn to use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop to create print publications. That includes: Flyers, Yellow Page Ads, Newsletters, Logos, Magazine Ads, and Magazine Covers. Students will also be exposed to career resources while completing career related assignments. Students will also gain better organization, communication, and problem solving skills through completion of course requirements. Students interested in careers in business, marketing, or advertisement could benefit from this course. Students will also utilize Google Docs for collaborative purposes. An emphasis on project base learning will run through the entire course.
Work Experience (11th-12th)
Students must get teacher approval to take this course and must be currently employed. This is a year long course that teaches students desirable work habits, attitudes and skills needed in real jobs, a strong understanding of work ethics, recognize and act appropriately in response to problem solving and the problem solving process, and develop effective customer service skills. Students have class once a week on Mondays and can schedule more work hours on Wednesday and Friday because we do not have class on those days. Weekly employment paperwork and assignments will be assigned. All students could benefit from this course.