Click the link below to open the suggested course sequence for Business and IT Students 
    Our teachers are:
    Ms. Cooley- ncooley@lcps.org
    • Accounting
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Advanced Computer Information Systems

    Mrs. Oak - coak@lcps.org

    • Introduction to Business and Marketing
    • Personal Finance
     Mr. Starke - cstarke@lcps.org
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • Cybersecurity Software Operations
    • Personal Finance

    Mrs. Woodward - awoodward@lcps.org

    • Introduction to Business and Marketing
    • Business Law
    • Business Management
    • Personal Finance



    Business Courses


    Course Title:  Introduction to Business & Marketing


    Grades:  9-11 Credit: 1


    Prerequisite:  None


    This entry-level course is offered for all students and recommended as an introduction to the career preparation programs in Business and Marketing Education.Students explore the role of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy.They also study the operation of the American economy and apply decision-making skills as consumers, employees, and citizens.Communications and interpersonal skills are developed through various activities.


    Course:  Computer Information Systems


    Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1


    Prerequisite: Keyboarding or Keyboard Proficiency Exam


    Computer Information Systems provides students with opportunities to develop professional level skills in a projectoriented approach through the use of the Microsoft Office software package.Topics covered will be exploration and management of computer concepts and systems; producing word processing documents and electronic spreadsheets; developing and managing databases and a variety of career exploration opportunities. Students can also become eligible to test for acore level of MOS certification.


    Course:  Advanced Computer Information Systems


    Grades: 11-12 Credit: 1


    Prerequisite:Computer Information Systems or Using Word,Excel/Access, or Software Integration from the 2001-02 school year.


    Advanced Computer Information Systems provides students with a basic comprehension of the Microsoft Office software package and an opportunity to refine their skills through a variety of project and research activities.Through integration, students will be encouraged to analyze,synthesize, and evaluate authentic situations and apply appropriate technology to solve problems efficiently and effectively. When completed, students will be able to take the MOUS core and/or master exams.Topics covered will be using advanced word processing functions; using advanced database functions;designing and producing web pages; maintaining and troubleshooting systems; and executing networking activities.


     Course:  Accounting


    Grades:  10-12 Credit: 1




    The first year of accounting provides students a thorough background in the basic accounting procedures used to operatea business.The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for business and accounting courses in college.

    Course:  Advanced Accounting


    Grades:  11-12 Credit: 1




    This course expands on topics learned in the first-year course while adding new topics about management accounting, cost accounting, not-for-profit accounting, and financial analysis. Strong emphasis is placed on using computerized accounting packages. The second year of accounting helps to qualify students for jobs and careers at higher levels than one year of study would allow. It also provides excellent background and preparation for college accounting courses and for business majors. Students who have completed two years of high school accounting generally are more successful in their first year of college accounting than students without that background.


    Course:  Business Law


    Grades: 10-12 Credit: .5




    Students gain an understanding of legal relationships, such as those between employer and employee, debtor and creditor,government and business, and landlord and tenant. Students also develop an understanding of the elements of contracts, sales transactions, and negotiable instruments. Business law has a major impact on the lives of young persons,adults, and business firms.The student will achieve an understanding of the legal principles which will be useful throughout life.

    Course:  Business Management


    Grades:  10-12 Credit: .5




    The focus of Business Management is to establish business principles and practices that form the groundwork for all business operations. Business fundamentals such as economic, legal, and social foundations are presented. Students will examine the process of organizing businesses, marketing products and services, financing operations,managing and developing employees, and making difficult business decisions in a dynamic competitive atmosphere.


    Course:  Introduction to Cybersecurity


    Grades: 9-11 Credit: 1


    Prequisite: None


    Cybersecurity affects every individual, organization, and nation. This course focuses on the evolving and all-pervasive technologCical environment with an emphasis on securing personal, organizational, and national information. Students will be introduced to the principles of cybersecurity, explore emerging technologies, examine threats and protective measures, and investigate the diverse high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. This course counts as an elective credit.


    Course: Cybersecurity Software Operations


    Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1


    Prequisite: Introduction to Cybersecurity


    Cybersecurity Software Operations is designed to teach many aspects of computer support and network administration. Students learn networking concepts, from usage to components, and create peer-to-peer network systems and client server networks. Students learn how to install and configure network cards and connect them to networks; to install the operating systems; to create, set up, and manage accounts; to load software; and to establish, implement, and maintain network integrity security plans. This course may cover software-based network operating systems, such as Windows Server or Linux, to prepare students with a foundation in computer network administration. 


    Course: Personal Finance


    Grades: 10-12 Credit .5


    Prequisite: None


    Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success. In addition to developing personal finance skills, students also study basic occupational skills and concepts in preparation for entrylevel employment in the field of finance. The course incorporates all economic and financial literacy objectives included in the Code of Virginia §22.1-200-03B. This semester course is a graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2015.