Business & Computer Education Department

Business & Computer Education is dedicated to the promotion of technology and personal responsibility through computer and financial literacy. Additionally, it fosters an awareness for self-portrayal and interaction with the digital world through a teaching of digital citizenship and ethics.

Department Chairperson: Mrs. Lea Gossett | 732 549 1108 x630

Financial Literacy (830)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 12th

In this course, students will develop skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment and charitable giving in the global economy.  Topics addressed will include setting financial goals, developing and maintaining personal budgets, understanding credit management and consumer rights and responsibilities and learning about the variety of banking and investment options in today's market.

Computer Education (850)

Credits: 4
Grade Level: 9th

Students are introduced to computers through the exploration of Microsoft Office 2013 and Adobe Creative Cloud applications.  The focus of the first quarter will be improving typing skills.  Next students will receive instruction on Internet safety, including digital citizenship, rules and proper digital procedures.  During the second and third quarters, students will develop skills in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.  In addition, students will learn how to write and format an MLA-style research paper in conjunction with the English department.  In the fourth quarter, students will learn basic desktop publishing skills using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Computer Applications (852)

Credits: 1.25
Grade Level: 9th (Honors Program)

In this quarter-year course, students improve their typing and learn about Internet safety, Digital Citizenship, Microsoft Office and an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. The course is project-based.

Computer Science Essentials (854)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Prerequisites: "B" or better average in all math and science clas-ses.

Computer Science Essentials 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. They will create apps, develop websites and learn how to make computers work together to put their design into practice.