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Business Studies and Computer Studies



BTT1O Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 (Open)

This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society.  Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills.  Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology. 

Prerequisite: None

ICS2O1 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. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.

Prerequisite: None

BDP30 Entrepreneurship: The Enterprising Person, Grade 11 (Open)

This course examines the importance of enterprising employees in today’s changing business environment. Students will learn about the skills and attributes of enterprising employees, the distinguishing features of their work environments, and the challenges and rewards of becoming an enterprising person. Students will also have an opportunity to demonstrate and develop enterprising skills by planning and organizing a school or community event.
Prerequisite: None


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.
Prerequisite: None