Friday, February 10, 2012

Business department brings electives to work

By: Anni Ashworth

Have you ever wanted to take a class in business law or maybe desktop publishing? Ripley High now offers classes in them and multiple other business computer electives. Students don’t typically make these electives their main priority when building their schedule each year, but in actuality they can help get you ahead after high school in majors or jobs that specifically focus on what is taught in the individual classes.

The newest additions to the business computer electives at the school include Computerized Presentations, Database Management, Business Law, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheet Management, and Business Math. All of the classes offer many different opportunities to students. In the Computerized Presentation elective, students are taught skills in creating modifying and delivering professional presentations using presentation software. Database Management students will study organization, storage and retrieval of the information stored in databases. The impact of law relating to business and individuals is explained throughout the Business Law elective. Students who chose to take Desktop Publishing are given the opportunity to learn how to publish their own desktop programs and they can analyze and identify the many different career opportunities under desktop publishing. The use of excel spreadsheets and lessons on how to produce and use many other types of spreadsheets will be given in Spreadsheet Management. Business Math helps to prepare students and help use mathematical skills as they relate to business.

These new electives will be an opportunity for students to get ahead in careers or maybe just help them learn more about programs and technology. Either way, with technology and business opportunities growing more and more every day, taking any of these classes will benefit students throughout their lives.


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