Mrs. P. T. Johnsonburke County High Schoolroom 502

Mrs. P. T. Johnsonburke County High Schoolroom 502

Intro Business Technology

Mrs. P. T. JohnsonBurke County High SchoolRoom 502



Course Description:

The course is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course.
Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry.
Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.

Intro Business Technology

Mrs. P. T. JohnsonBurke County High SchoolRoom 502



Classroom Management Plan:

Intro Business Technology

Mrs. P. T. JohnsonBurke County High SchoolRoom 502



  • Respect and safely operate and use equipment
  • Respect self, peers and instructor at all times
  • Listen, follow directions
  • Be in assigned seat when the bell rings
  • NO eating or drinking
  • Academic Honesty: Anyone who plagiarizes or cheat in this class will be reported to the appropriate principal and will receive a “ZERO” for the assignment.
  • Bring supplies to class everyday
  • Hand in assignment(s) on time

Intro Business Technology

Mrs. P. T. JohnsonBurke County High SchoolRoom 502



First Offense: Verbal reprimand; brief private conference with the student and a telephone call to the parent or guardian. Documentation made in my Anecdotal Record.

Second Offense: Assign to ISD. Make a telephone call to the parent or guardian. Request a Parent Conference. Documentation made in my Anecdotal Record.

Third Offense: A discipline referral will be written and the student will be sent to his or her assigned assistant principal.Students who misuse or abuse the computers, textbooks and other peripherals will be held responsible for replacement. Follow Bear Facts policies and guidelines.

Grading Policy

Formative Assessment45%

Summative Assessment55%

Note: Assessments for this class will be given on

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Makeup Work:Make Up Assignments

It is the responsibility of the student to:

Must be made up within 3-days after returning to school

Assignments not turned in on time will be deducted 10 points 1st day and 20 points 2nd day.

I am available most days for makeup and remediation until 4:15pm. Students planning to stay after school need to give me a one day’s notice.

Meet All Deadlines

Materials Needed:

Blue or Black pen and #2 Pencil - NO pastels or red

NotebookFolder w/3 prongs

Notebook Paper

20.00 isrequired for Future Business Leaders of America

membership and activities; Payments can be made in increments.

All students are strongly encouraged to participate in co-curricular

activities as related to FBLA. For more information, please go to

or .

Material on this syllabus is subject to change due to time constraints, other unavoidable circumstances, or remediation/acceleration.

I have read the above syllabus and understand the content and requirements for the semester in Intro to Business Technology. I understand that this syllabus is to be kept in the front of my notebook after my parents sign it.


Student SignatureDate


Parent Signature Date


Teacher Signature Date received


Password to get onto computers at the Login: HSBUS

Student#______Password ______

Username: burkecountyPassword: bears


______Password: ______


First Nine Weeks Grading Period

GPS: BMA-IBT-12Student Organizations

  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and Leadership Development

GPS: BMA-IBT-1Employability Skills & GPS: BMA-IBT-6- Prof. Business Communication Skills

  • Career Planning
  • Communication Skills
  • Work Readiness
  • Team Work Skills
  • Professional Image

GPS: BMA-IBT-2 – Applying Technology to Increase Productivity

  • Respectful use of Technology
  • Ethical Behavior (Plagiarism, Fair Use Policy, Copyright Laws)
  • Identify Theft
  • Changes in Technology Affect the Workplace and Society

GPS: BMA-IBT-3- Mastering Word Processing Software

  • Creating, editing and publishing professional-appearing business documents

GPS: BMA-IBT-4-Leadership Skills

  • Management Functions and the Role of Management
  • Mission and Vision Statement
  • The Decision Making Process
  • Leadership Skills and a Successful Business

Second Nine Weeks Grading Period

  • Produce Written Communications (Utilizing proper tone, grammar, and bias-free language.)
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies
  • Using Presentation Software to Create and Deliver Effective Presentations
  • Using Technology to Enhance Effective Communication
  • Use Technology to Create and Present Material to Different Types of Audiences

GPS: BMA-IBT-7-Understanding Entrepreneurship

  • Components of a Business Plan

GPS:BMA-IBT-5-Marketing and Business Ownership

  • Fundamentals of Marketing Concepts
  • Target Market and Demographics in Marketing Strategies
  • Creating and Using a Customer Database
  • Promotional Tools
  • Competitive Edge in the Marketplace

GPS: BMA-IBT-8-Understand, Interpret, and Use Accounting Principles

GPS: BMA-IBT-9- Money Management Strategies

  • Using Excel Application to create documents

GPS: BMA-IBT-10-Risk Management Strategies

  • Basic Insurance Concepts
  • Career Options Associated with Insurance Field

GPS: BMA-IBT-11-Examine Basic Human Resources and the Legal Aspects of Business