Welcome to the
Business and Computer ScienceDepartment!
This website is a tool for the students presently enrolled in Business Document Processing and Business Data Applications/Multimedia. Here students will find the lab rules, topics for their required journal entries, assignments, and other information as needed.
Parents are encouraged to check this website for information about the assignments and tasks required of their student(s).
Any questions or comments are welcome. Contact Kathy O’Neal, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Business and Computer Science?
In this department we teach the skills and knowledge all students need to be a success in the world of business—no matter what career you choose to pursue. With three business teachers on staff at Toombs County High School, we offer many courses of interest to our students.
The courses being taught for this year include:
Business Essentials-an introduction into all aspects of business
Computer Applications – the introductory course in computers, this course teaches students to type correctly, to format documents like letters, memos, and reports, and to use a computer effectively
Business Document Processing – the second course in computers, this course teaches students to use a word processing program and its many time saving features
Business Data Applications/Multimedia – the third course in computers, this course teaches students spreadsheets, databases, the internet, desktop publishing, presentation software, movie making, and web page design.
Accounting I – this course teaches students the correct methods for keeping track of the flow of funds in a business.
Legal Environments – a course that teaches how laws are made, how laws affect us as consumers, and the basics every citizen should know.
Banking and Personal Finance – a course for educating students in financial literacy, the world of work, finances, and budgeting
Investing – an introduction in how to make money beyond the paycheck, to buffer themselves against inflation in consumer prices, and to prepare for retirement
Other courses are offered in addition to these and the teachers’ schedules are planned according to the needs and requests of the students.An integral part of the Business and Computer Science Program is FBLA.
FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America – is a co-curricular student organization for business students that will give them additional opportunities in the classroom and beyond. Members of this organization become involved in their school, their community, their state, their nation and their world.
Some past activities and accomplishments of our members include:
|Local Chapter Officer|
|State Leadership Conferences in Macon, Athens, and Atlanta|
|National Leadership Conferences in Atlanta, Chicago, Jacksonville, and New Orleans|
|Business Achievement Awards Program|
|Monthly Business Meetings|
|Scholarships and Awards|
|Outstanding Business Leader Scholarship|
|National Winner Cash Award|
|State Winner Cash Award|
|Outstanding Chapter of the Year|
|Gold Chapter of the Year|
|1st Place—National Conference—Electronic Career Portfolio|
|1st and 2nd Place—State Conference—Electronic Career Portfolio|
|2nd Place—State Conference – Parliamentary Procedure|
|2nd Place—State Conference – Networking Design|
|3rd Place—State Conference – Impromptu Speaking|
|4th Place—State Conference – Business Document Processing|
|5th, 6 th, and 7th Places—State Conference – Global Business|
|6th Place—Multimedia Presentations|
|7th Place—State Conference – Business Law|
|American Red Cross Blood Drives|
|Elementary School Field Day Assistants|
|Visits to Nursing Homes|
|Letters to American Soldiers|
|Local Voting Board Assistants|
|Miss Lyons Pageant|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sales|
|Membership Recruitment Party|
|Christmas Party and Secret Santa|
|FBLA Week Celebration|
|Business Achievement Award Recipient Luncheon|
|Member Recognition/Awards Dinner|
Students are strongly encouraged to join this organization. FBLA will provide students with competitive skills needed for competition and students can gain skills that will give them the edge to compete in the real world. Membership in this organization can afford students with many connections, references, and achievements to add to their resumes for work and for college. Since the standards of the business program require that many of the FBLA criteria be incorporated into the classroom, students will be required to complete assignments in the classroom directly related to this organization. All students will receive grades for these assignments. However, students who are members of FBLA will also receive recognition for these assignments through the FBLA organization.
Membership dues for 2008-2009 are $20. Students enrolled in Business Document Processing or Business Data Applications/Multimedia are offered a discounted rate of $12 if the dues are paid by September 15.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE OPPORTUNITIES OF BEING
A BUSINESS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT!
“A most important key to successful leadership is your ability to direct and challenge the very best that is in those whom you lead.”