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(a)    A five-unit sequence in Business or Interdisciplinary can be used in place of the three-unit State Foreign Language requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma and must include Career & Financial Management.


(b)    A five-unit Business Sequence includes:

  1. Career & Financial Management
  2. Four Business electives

(c)    A five-unit Interdisciplinary Sequence would be:

  1. Career & Financial Management
  2. Two Business electives
  3. Either 2 credits of Family and Consumer Science
    or 2 credits of Technology


Accounting - Grades 10-12:  Does your future include a degree in business, marketing, management, finance or even cosmetology? No matter what field you choose, an accounting course will likely be required. Why not learn the basics of accounting first to help prepare you for the future? A clear understanding of assets, liabilities, owner's equity, profit and loss, and their application to the accounting cycle is developed. This course will help you learn to keep the records for a service business organized as a sole-proprietorship and a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Through accounting problems and simulations, students apply their knowledge of accounting to real-world situations. The 2nd half of this course offers students the ability to earn 3 college credits through GCC. (Full year, 1.0 credit)


Agribusiness - Grades 10-12:  Agribusiness class informs students about the business aspects of farming. This course prepares students for careers in farming, ranching, farm equipment distribution, food processing, and more. Topics covered in this class include but not limited to; economics of agriculture, farm finance, international trade, supply chain management, and farm to table production. A variety of engaging onsite visits will occur throughout the school year along with field related guest speakers into the classroom. (Full year, 1.0 credit)


Career & Financial Management - Grades 10-12: 

Career & Educational Planning (1st Semester) The first half of this course will allow students to identify their strengths and weaknesses, explore careers, develop an individual career plan, learn employment trends, discover sources of job leads, learn job interviewing techniques and workplace issues such as appearance on the job, time management, and ethics. There will be opportunities to complete job shadows as well as employer visits.

GCC — CEP 101 Career & Educational Planning (3 college credits)


Personal Money Management (2nd Semester) The second half of this course is a must for all students who desire to learn about money management for all stages of their lives, to include high school, post high school, college, mid-life and your retirement years, whether you stay single or get married. Topics include, but are not limited to: careers, managing a checking account, investments, housing, budgets, credit, insurance, taxes, automobiles, employment, decision making, consumer protection, and much more. Methods of instruction will include a mixture of lectures, class discussions, videos, and guest speakers. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

GCC — BUS 110 Personal Money Management (3 college credits)


Fundamentals of Law - Grades 10-12:  We will examine the foundations of the American Legal System. The subject matter of business and personal law, though complex, is especially relevant to daily life. This course will explore and examine ethics and the law, court systems, criminal law, contracts, consumerism, employment, and other avenues of business law. Various methods of instruction and assessment will be utilized in this course. Examples of instructions will include; lectures, discussions, debates, guest speakers, mock trials, independent reading, videos, etc. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

MCC Law 101 Fundamentals of Law (3 college credits)


Keyboarding and Computers - Grades 9-12:

College Keyboarding (1st Semester) This course will help develop personal computer and keyboarding skills through an individual program of instruction using computer software, including frequent drills to increase speed and accuracy. This course introduces simple letters, tabulations, vertical and horizontal centering, and one-page reports. To receive college credit, it requires a minimum level of proficiency of 35 words per minute (wpm). 

GCC — OFT 101 College Keyboarding (3 college credits)


Introduction to Computers (2nd Semester) This course includes the most recent developments in the computer industry, computer applications, the Internet, and the components of a computer system. Laboratory exercises stress application programs such

as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. This course will require the completion of a variety of computer projects. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

GCC — CIS 102 Introduction to Computers (3 college credits)


Microsoft Office Suite - Grades 10-12: Office Suite provides students with the skills necessary in today’s high-tech, computer generated workforce. Regardless of the type of business or organization, students need a clear understanding how software impacts work and how it can be used efficiently. Students focus on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher including the integration of the full Office Suite. This course goes beyond the basic usage and provides students with the ability to analyze information, create powerful presentations, and understand data in a meaningful way. Students will have the ability to become Microsoft Office Specialist Certified for FREE in the following programs:  Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

GCC - CIS 116 Microcomputer Applications (3 college credits) - Fall

GCC - CIS 120 Advanced Microcomputer Applications (3 college credits) - Spring

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers (CIS 102)


Principles of Business & Entrepreneurship - Grades 11-12:  Principles of Business (1st Semester) This course examines the scope of business as it relates to the global economic system. Topics include types of business ownership, management principles, the internal organization, human resource management, marketing, business law, accounting, finance, and risk management. GCC’s Virtual Business curriculum will be incorporated throughout the course.  (Full year, 1.0 credit)
***Must complete TWO courses as a prerequisite (see diagram for sequence)!

GCC – BUS 101 Principles of Business (3 college credits)


Entrepreneurship (2nd semester) This course is designed to introduce students to the role that entrepreneurship and small business play in our economic system. An in-depth study of the various steps involved in starting a new business and the financial, legal, and government aspects critical to a successful small business will be covered. Topics include marketing, economics, competition, communication, and human resources. Students will be involved in a variety of activities including project based learning, guest speakers, field trips, and development of a business plan. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

GCC - BUS 111 Exploring Business Opportunities (3 college credits)