Students who successfully complete a minimum of 5 Business Courses by the time they graduate will be awarded with PECI’s Business Certificate. This award can be listed on a résumé or included in a post-secondary application to demonstrate that the student has achieved a solid background in business studies.
BTT1O: Information & Communication Technology in Business (Grade 9 Open)
TThis introductory computer course will help to ensure that students have the necessary computing skills they will need to successfully address the computer requirements now found in all other subject areas throughout their high school career and beyond. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and desktop publishing software skills. Computer hardware, file management, and business communication utilizing information and communication technology will also be addressed.
BBI2O: Introduction to Business (Grade 10 Open)
This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information technology, human resources and production and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.
BAF3M: Financial Accounting Fundamentals (Grade 11 College/University)
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis and current issues and ethics in accounting. Accounting is often referred to as the “language of business” since it is needed by all businesses and therefore all employees can benefit by having some understanding of accounting practices.
BDI3C: Entrepreneurship: The Venture (Grade 11 College)
This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a student-run school-based or summer business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs. This course is the foundation builder for school leadership and leads to BDV4C in grade 12.
BMI3C1: Marketing: Goods, Services, Events (Grade 11 College)
BAT4M1 – Financial Accounting Principles (Grade 12 College/University)
Prerequisite: BAF3M - Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11
This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post-secondary studies in business. Students will learn about financial statements for various forms of business ownership and how those statements are interpreted in making business decisions. This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations.
BBB4M: International Business Fundamentals (Grade 12 College/University)
This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for post secondary programs in business, including international business, marketing and management. For example, if you have ever wondered about how you are affected by free trade, or how and why we buy most of our clothes from Asia, or if you want to explore how Canada plays a role in today’s ever changing global marketplace, than this is the course for you!
BDV4C: Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age (Grade 12 College)
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture. They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website. This course serves as our school’s senior leadership vehicle ... get involved and make a difference.
ICS2O: Introduction to Computer Studies (Grade 10 Open)
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking and safe computing practices. This is a beginner-level course focusing on computer programming using Turing and it culminates with students applying their acquired computer science skills to the creation of a large-scale software project: their own VIDEO GAME!
ICS3C: Introduction to Computer Programming (Grade 11 College)
Recommended: ICS2O - Introduction to Computer Studies, Grade 10
This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices. Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies. They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. Students will also learn about computer environments and systems and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies and post secondary opportunities in computer-related fields.This is an introductory/intermediate computer programming course which will allow students to apply computer programming skills to the creation of several large projects, including video games and business applications.
ICS3U: Introduction to Computer Science (Grade 11 University)
Recommended: ICS2O - Introduction to Computer Studies, Grade 10
This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science and global career trends in computer-related fields. This is an introductory/intermediate computer programming course which will allow students to apply computer science skills to the creation of several large projects, including video games and business applications.
ICS4U: Computer Science (Grade 12 University)
Prerequisite: ICS3U - Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Students will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science and careers in the field. This is an advanced course in computer programming in which students are introduced to the industry standard language Java in order to create software applications for both the Windows environment as well as for the Internet.
ICS4C: Computer Programming (Grade 12 College)
Prerequisite: ICS3C - Introduction to Computer Programming, Grade 11
This course further develops students’ computer programming skills. Students will learn object-oriented programming concepts, create object-oriented software solutions, and design graphical user interfaces. Students will plan and carry out a software development project using industry-standard programming tools. Students will also investigate ethical issues in computing and expand their understanding of environmental issues, emerging technologies, and computer-related careers. This is an advanced course in computer programming in which students are introduced to the industry standard language Java in order to create software applications for both the Windows environment as well as for the Internet.
IDC4U: Web Page Design (Grade 12 University)
Prerequisite: any university or university/college course