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    Alicia Chamberlain
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Business
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    Michael Koshar
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Business
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    Mark Pinzone
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Business
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Course Offerings

  • Business Education provides students with the "survival skills" of life.  Business classes prepare students not only for the part of their lives they spend on the job, but also for their everyday interactions with the business world.  

    010  PERSONAL FINANCE (1/2 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Personal Finance is a course designed to prepare students to be financially and legally independent.  Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing.

    020-021 WEB 2.0 & BEYOND: LEARNING THROUGH CONNECTING ONLINE (1/2 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Students will develop their own Personal Learning Network to contribute, organize, and create their own content.  Students will learn about and create blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, work with media, tags, and share data. Social networking vs. Professional networking will be discussed.  Classroom Learning Systems will be used to prepare students for CLS’s in post-secondary setting.

    022 DIGITAL GRAPHICS COMMUNICATIONS (1/2 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Students will use a variety of digital graphic tools to design and create various communication products for the business world. Topics covered will include marketing, clients vs. target audience, graphic design principles, typography, logo design, and design of various other business publications.


    This course will provide a basic introduction to web page design and development. Activities include designing and creating web sites, as well as learning a variety of coding languages.

    025 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING 1 (1/2 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Accounting is the language of business and, as a result, is a vital course for any student interested in a business career at any level.  Students will learn to record double-entry transactions, prepare financial statements, complete banking and other accounting activities. This will be achieved through organized financial recordkeeping, working with small business accounting, and completing an eight-column worksheet.  Students will also complete problem work using an automated accounting system.

    032 MARKETING (1/2 CR.) L-2 10,11,12

    Students will explore the basic elements of marketing and how they relate to sports management/entertainment and tourism/hospitality management.  In the sports & entertainment portion of this class, students will explore products, pricing, branding, promotion, licensing and potential career opportunities in this industry.  In the tourism/hospitality management portion of this class, students will explore strategies in hotel management, types of lodging, key services, risk management, promotion and career opportunities in this industry.  Students will participate in a marketing project.

    035 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW (1/2 CR.) L-2 10,11,12

    Students will be introduced to areas of law relating to personal business transactions and laws relating to owning a business.  Students will explore contract law, business ethics, consumer rights, commercial law for operating one’s business and employer-employee laws including discrimination, harassment and agency law.  Students will be able to participate in a variety of simulation case activities including a mock trial.

    042 ENTREPRENEURSHIP (1/2 CR.) L-2 10,11,12

    Entrepreneurship gives students the information and decision making skills to start their own business.  Students will explore the various steps in the process of starting and growing a business including business plans, company mission statements, advertising, management of employees, product pricing, and running a business in the 21st century global economy.  Local business professionals will speak on various business topics, several case studies will be analyzed and students will compete in a mock “Shark Tank” style business competition in class.

    060  PLTW COMPUTER SCIENCE ESSENTIALS (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    This course will expose students to a diverse set of computational thinking concepts, fundamentals, and tools, allowing them to gain understanding and build confidence. Students will use visual, block-based programming and seamlessly transition to text-based programming with languages such as Python to create apps and develop websites, and learn how to make computers work together to put their design into practice. Students apply computational thinking practices, build vocabulary, and collaborate to create products that address topics and problems important to them.  Computer Science Essentials helps students create a strong foundation to advance to Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, and Cybersecurity.


    The nature, structure and significance of the legal and regulatory areas that govern business.   LCCC CCP APPLICATION & PLACEMENT TEST REQUIRED TO BE ENROLLED.

    C031 CCP LCCC BADM 162 BUSINESS LAW II  (1 CR. / 3 SEM HRS) L-2 L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: BADM 161, Business Law I

    A continuation of Business Law I. Topics include dispute resolution, contract issues, sales and lease, legal cyber issues, negotiable instruments, labor-management relations, international law, and labor-management relations.  LCCC CCP APPLICATION & PLACEMENT TEST REQUIRED TO BE ENROLLED.