Business Curriculum

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None

Entry Level: 9
Instructor: Brett Owen

This course is designed to further student's knowledge and interest in the field of Marketing. This course will cover basic marketing, target marketing, and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions, sponsorship proposals, and sports marketing plans as applicable to the Sports and Entertainment industries. The co-curricular organization DECA is an opportunity for students interested in challenging their newly acquired business skills. This organization offers many benefits and exciting activities for marketing students, including competitions, awards, scholarships, job opportunities, and travel. *Participation in DECA is available and encouraged. 

Length:  Semester
Prerequisite: Minimum 2.50 G.P.A - Completed Marketing 1 or 2 with “C” or better - Teacher approval needed if you don’t meet the prerequisite requirements

Entry Level: 10-12

Welcome to the world of professional video-gaming, popularly known as Esports.  Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.  Scholarships and college degrees are now being offered around the country with no end in sight in the growth of more opportunities. 

The global audience for Esports is projected to grow from almost 400 million people in 2018 to 589 million by 2020. This course is designed to introduce students to the career opportunities, major tools, and business concepts required to manage the execution, organization, and operation within the Esports ecosystem. The co-curricular organization DECA is an opportunity for students interested in challenging their newly acquired business skills. This organization offers many benefits and exciting activities for marketing students, including competitions, awards, scholarships, job opportunities, and travel. *Participation in DECA is available and encouraged.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None

Entry Level: 9 

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of business and marketing. This class focuses on current topics in business and marketing including the 4 P’s: Product, Price, Place & Promotion, with a focus on social media marketing. The class also includes topics on retail sales, business presentations, management, entrepreneurship, ethics, career exploration, and business and marketing plans.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None required, Intro to Marketing preferred

Entry Level: 9

In this course students will learn how to identify, develop, and promote tourism and hospitality products and services. Issues such as marketing, sales, advertising, and promotion for the tourism and hospitality industry will be explored, along with basic planning and financial topics. Participation in DECA is encouraged. 

Length: Semester or Year Long
Prerequisite: C or better in Intro to Marketing or Sports and Entertainment Marketing required,  participation in DECA highly recommended

Entry Level: 10 

In this course students will work in the DECA store and conduct daily operations of a business from customer service to financial records. 

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None

Entry Level: 9

This course will focus on career exploration and computer application concepts. Students will use the MCIS website to conduct career research, results will be saved and re-evaluated in CCR II. 

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None

Entry Level: 11

This course will continue to look at college and career options as well as cover personal finance concepts that students will need once they graduate. Topics covered will include; checking, saving, types of credit, managing credit, budgeting, taxes, insurance and investing. 

Length: Semester or Year Long
Prerequisite: None

Entry Level: 9

DECA is a business club whose mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. This course is designed to focus on projects for DECA including writing business plans, marketing plans, and preparing for business oriented role play scenarios. This class will travel to the State Leadership Conference in February each year, requiring 2 days of travel and participation in fundraising. 

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: C or better in CCR1

Entry Level: 9

Introduction to Computer Science will cover everything from how the internet works to building an app. There will be an emphasis on big data and privacy and how it relates to both their personal and professional lives.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: B or better in Intro to Computer Science

Entry Level: 10

Coding 2 will be a Python course similar to the introductory computer science courses at universities in Montana. Students will learn the fundamentals of Python and programming best practices. Concepts covered will include data types and variables, and using conditionals and loops. 

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: B or better in Coding 2

Entry Level: 10

Coding 3 will be a continuation of Coding 2 using Python to begin integrating data structures into coding applications. This course will also explore other languages such as Java and C++ as time allows. 

Independent Study – Digital Film and Screenwriting

 Length: Yearlong

 2 - Student Enrollment Cap

 Prerequisite: None

 Instructor: Brett Owen

This course introduces the fundamental elements of film artistry and production. Topics include film styles and genres, history, and production techniques as well as the social values reflected in film art. Upon completion, students will be able to analyze critically the elements covered in relation to selected films. Students should also be able to effectively analyze films within their respective thematic and historical context, and they will be able to write an efficient and poignant script for a short film.  In practice, students will be effective in the preproduction, production, and post-production elements of digital filmmaking.  Students will work towards creating their own short film.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None

Entry Level: 9
Instructor: Brett Owen

In Graphic Design 1, students will follow an activity-based syllabus that teaches design principles and image editing and illustration techniques for producing design projects for web, print, and video delivery. Each activity has a small task within so students are learning and refining their skills as they complete each task.  Also, in this course, students will learn the basics of film editing and students will learn to study, edit and create films. Students will expand their knowledge and use of the industry standard non-linear video editing program, Premiere Pro.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: Graphic Design 1 Preferred - Not Required

Entry Level: 9
Instructor: Brett Owen

Graphic Design 2 is a class that teaches art and technology.  In this class, students will use design as a creative process in business communication.  Students will also explore various methods used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. Students will use the basic elements and principles of art and learn how to use the computer programs Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.  This class teaches the basics of Graphic Design through an illustrative and corporate view.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None
Entry Level: 9

This course introduces intermediate to advanced web page design techniques. Topics include customer expectations, advanced markup language, multimedia technologies, usability and accessibility practices, and techniques for the evaluation of web design. The course will utilize online web design programs such as Google sites and Weebly. Then we will take it to a more advanced program Adobe Dreamweaver, where students will learn to professionally customize web sites. Upon completion, students will be able to employ advanced design techniques to create high-impact and highly functional web pages.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: Photo & Movie Editing, Intro to Digital Filmmaking, or PNN
Entry Level: 9

This course is designed for those students interested in broadcast news. Students will produce, edit, and perform the television news and announcement program. Hands-on technical expertise with filming, editing with Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Green Screen Technologies, and studio production will be taught.