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Business Technology

Kayla Leatherman | Susan Mayers | Sondra Sturguess

Contact: Kayla Leatherman
Business Instructor

660-646-3414 OR fax 660 646 3568
Business Leadership
Business Technology
Intro to Business
Micro Computer Applications

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Where Do I Begin?

Every organization and institution has a business component, so taking business courses at Grand River Technical School provides students with a strong background as they pursue their vocational interests. The business program is committed to helping students develop the skills and abilities needed to achieve career success. The program is open to all high school students from Chillicothe and area sending schools. Students have the opportunity to take one or more business classes throughout their school day.

Program Benefits

  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Great Career Opportunities
  • Leadership Development in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Opportunities to Compete in Business Events through FBLA

College Credit
Students completing Accounting I & II with a "B" or above and at least 90% attendance will receive three (3) free college credit hours transferable to Moberly Area Community College.

Students completing Accounting I & II, Entrepreneurship, and Microcomputer Applications with a "B" or above and at least 90% attendance will receive nine (9) free college credit hours transferable to Metropolitan Community Colleges in Kansas City (all four branches).

Microcomputer Applications BT160 (3 credits/year) is a dual enrollment course offered through North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri. Students should check with their prospective college to see how the course will transfer.

Where Can You Go From Here?

Because technology is constantly changing, students will need to continue updating their skills. Some may wish to pursue either an Associate's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree in Business on a part-time basis while working. Others may choose to continue their education on a full-time basis, pursuing degrees in areas such as accounting, international business, business administration, business education, marketing, and finance. The successful completion of the business technology program can lead to employment in entry-level positions such as office assistants, bookkeepers, receptionists, and bank tellers.

A solid foundation in business can lead to unlimited career opportunities, as well as help individuals organize and manage their own financial records.

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This semester course is designed to help you add tools to your toolbox to develop as a person and a leader. What do you value? What are your strengths and weaknesses? How do you set goals to develop the skills and abilities you need? Develop leadership skills through team building, collaborate with local businesses, improve communication skills, participate in community service, and interview/job shadow local business leaders. Book reviews will be incorporated from resources such as The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Toy Box Leadership, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and current events. This course will also give you the opportunity to work on the Business Achievement Awards for Future Business Leaders of America.

In this hands-on course, students will gain skills that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level office position and help them succeed in the business field. Units covered include projects in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access, business communications and completion of a word processing simulation, use of the 10-key calculator and business math simulation, filing, pre-employment preparation, and other valuable business skills. Students will create presentations on soft skills/business ethics, work with web page templates, and other multimedia tools. Open to junior or senior level students. Microcomputer Applications is suggested as a prerequisite, but not required.

This course is designed to introduce freshmen students to different areas of business. Students will develop communication and interpersonal skills, explore entrepreneurship, develop economic awareness, develop global economic awareness, and acquire employability skills. In addition, the career unit will give freshmen an opportunity to research careers and present their findings, develop a resume, and practice interviewing. Instruction will include textbooks and follow-up projects using Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, and other online communication tools. This is a freshmen level course.

This computer applications course is designed to help students prepare for entry-level employment in the field of computers and information services and/or to help them prepare for more advanced college computer courses. Students will receive instruction in the field of information processing, which includes hands-on experience utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Students will be using a Windows 10 platform and Office 2016 integrated software suite. This course is approved for sophomore, junior or senior level students. Students may sign up for dual credit in Micro Computer Applications I. In order to receive the dual credit, students must complete the year-long course.

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Grades (all above): Grades will be determined by dividing the number of points earned by the number of points possible. If someone is on "the borderline" (between a B- and a B, for example), factors such as attendance and punctuality will be considered in determining his/her final grade. The following grading scale will be used:

96-100 A
92-95 A-
89-91 B+
85-88 B
82-84 B-
79-81 C+
73-78 C
70-72 C-
67-69 D+
63-66 D
60-62 D-
59- F

If you have any questions, please call Kayla at 660-646-3414.

Kayla Leatherman | Susan Mayers | Sondra Sturguess

The Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, or sex in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.

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Nondiscrimination Statement
Chillicothe R-II School District

The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).

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