Hart Career Center Business

Students enrolled in the business program at Hart Career Center have the option to take a variety of courses, and participate in FBLA.

Courses
Personal Finance (C4900)
Credit(s): 0.5 Credit Type: Personal Finance
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Understanding and managing personal finances are key to one's future financial success. This one-semester course is based on the Missouri Personal Finance Competencies and presents essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about real world financial issues using Dave Ramsey's nationally acclaimed "Financial Peace" program. Students will learn how choices influence occupational options and future earning potential. The course content is designed to help the learner make wise spending, saving and credit decisions and to make effective use of income to achieve personal financial success.

Introduction to Business (C4941)
Credit(s): 0.5 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to introduce students to how business works in today’s society and to provide a foundation for other business courses. Content includes business functions such as accounting, management, marketing, and other consumer issues regarding money and money management, banking system and services, government’s role in business, and technology in the business world.

Accounting I (C4921)
Credit(s): 1 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to build a basic understanding of manual and automated accounting principles, concepts, and procedures. Activities include using the accounting equation, completing the accounting cycle, entering transactions to journals, posting to ledgers, preparing end-of-period statements and reports, managing payroll systems, completing banking activities, calculating taxes, and performing other related tasks.

Accounting II (C4922)
Credit(s): 1 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Accounting I

This course is designed to help students acquire a more thorough, in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making financial decisions. Students will develop skills in analyzing and interpreting information common to partnerships and corporations, preparing formal statements and supporting schedules, and using inventory and budgetary control systems. Computer applications should be integrated in each appropriate instructional unit.

Business Technology (C4943)
Credit(s): 0.5 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to help students develop the qualities, knowledge, and skills necessary for working in a business. Students enhance computer application skills as they develop competencies needed by administrative support professionals. The content includes the use of technology to develop communication skills, the performance of office procedures tasks, the production of quality work using advanced features of business software applications, and the production of high quality employment portfolios and job-seeking documents. In addition, this course provides training or skills many employers find deficient dealing with other people, using the telephone, organizing work, and handling other crucial tasks.

Business and Office COE (C5051)
Business and Office COE (No Credit) (5061)
Credit(s): 1 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Enrollment in a related business class.
Business and Office COE gives students an opportunity to gain work experience and apply their business and computer skills in real world situations. Students develop poise, confidence, and good work attitudes in a business setting. A paycheck and class credit is earned while on the job. The instructor will assist students in finding employment, or students may find jobs on their own. One or two class credits may be earned by participating in COE. This is a one or two-year course and is available to high school juniors and seniors.
Faculty

Sarah Gooch grew up on Grand Island in western New York. She graduated from Canisius College (Military Science ROTC) and Buffalo State University (Business), and then earned a Teacher Certification from the University of Texas at Tyler in Business and Special Education. She was commissioned an Army Officer in 1989 and served in the Army Reserves for eight years in Tyler, Texas, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Mrs. Gooch previously taught Special Education for almost eight years. She has lived in Mexico since 1999 and was the owner/operator of an in-home daycare for over eleven years before returning to teaching. She has been married to Randy Gooch for 24 years and they have three daughters.