Business and Computer Technologies ROP Computerized Graphic Design (A7515) This course provides training in computer use with desktop publishing software InDesign, Photo Shop and Illustrator (Adobe software). Employment possibilities include in-house publication art director, computerized graphics/design practitioner and multimedia technician. Instruction covers the following areas: page layout, object-oriented, drawing programs, bit-mapped paint programs. Students use equipment which includes: Windows or Macintosh based computers, flatbed scanners, digital cameras, and color laser printers. (Must be 16 years old.)
ROP Computer Game Design: (A7507) Learn about computer game manufacturing and design with basic to advanced computer system management and evaluations of current and upcoming games/designs. You will be creating characters in 3D modeling programs and building games from the ground up.
TV/Broadcasting (A7557) Come be a part of SDA̓s live TV show. Learn how to script, film, edit, and run a production studio. Students get to use state-of-the-art video equipment to create packages for the live show. Also, guest speakers come talk to the class about their experience in the industry and help students publish their work.
Business Math (A7582): This course is appropriate for students wishing to acquire practical entry-level business mathematics skills used in everyday life. Students will learn how to start up a small business and write a business plan to get funding for their business. The course includes information on investments, financial planning, insurance, loans, payroll, banking and taxes. Math applications for personal and corporate finance are emphasized
ROP Business Management & Ownership (A7550) This course provides an entry level introduction to creating, managing, and owning a business. The primary focus of this class will be the creation and management of a student-run business in the Mustang Center at SDA. Students in the class will create the business from scratch and run the business. Students will learn:
Factors in choosing a business
Market research to determine what type of business will be successful
Local, state, federal business requirements
Preparation of a business plan
Labor laws, hiring, employee management
Financing a business
Advertising and marketing
Accounting & bookkeeping
Management and operations
Merchandising & product development
This course would be of interest to students wishing to gain experience creating and running a for-profit retail business. Related career areas would be entrepreneurism, business owner, business management, marketing/advertising, accounting, sales, finance, culinary arts, human resources. Upon successful completion of course competencies, students will receive a Certificate of Competency in Business Management & Ownership and (or) 5 high school elective credits.