PTB301: Business and Personal Finance (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Business and Personal Finance
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18-36 weeks
About the Program:
Business and Personal Finance prepares students to manage their financial lives. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by individuals managing their money through spending, saving and investing in order to plan a successful financial future.
Major Concepts/Content: This course is designed to make students aware of the financial challenges confronting them in daily living. Included will be such topics as how to make intelligent decisions in spending and saving; how to maintain good financial records; how to avoid financial disasters that result from the unwise use of credit and credit cards; information about banking services, insurance choices, and investment choices; and how to prepare income tax forms.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided in a classroom or a lab utilizing individualized instruction and electronic learning services. Textbooks, workbooks, simulation projects, and appropriate financial software, Internet activities and alternative resources may be used.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to demonstrate their mastery of skills through activities, tests, projects, and presentations.