Cardinal Ritter High School

Business and Technology

Fundamentals of Engineering

1 Semester / 1 Credit(s)

Fundamentals of Engineering is a course that focuses on the process of applying engineering, technological, scientific and mathematical principles in the design, production, and operation of products, structures, and systems. An engineer is a highly educated and trained problem solver who engages in the functions of research, development, planning, design, production, and project management. Engineers often work as part of a team to plan, design, and supervise a product from concept to completion. This is a hands-on course designed to provide students interested in engineering careers to explore experiences related to specialized fields such as civil, mechanical, and materials engineering, etc. The topics of ethics and the impacts of engineering decisions are also addressed. Classroom activities are organized to allow students to work in teams and use modern technological processes, computers, and production systems in developing and presenting solutions to engineering problems.

Information Technology: Information Support and Services

2 Semesters / 2 Credit(s)

Information Technology Information Support and Services is a career and technical business and information technology course that will prepare students for careers in business and industry dealing with support and services in information technology.  Students will gain the necessary  skills to implement computer systems and deploy software solutions, provide technical assistance, and manage information systems with attention to security.  Students will develop an understanding of IT professionalism including the importance of ethics, communication skills, and knowledge of the technological workplace.  Essential skill and knowledge areas include but are not limited to: General Computer Usage Skills; Management Information Systems; Basic Network Systems; Basic Interactive Media Development.  Interested students must apply and be approved by Cardinal Ritter Tech

TV Broadcasting / Adv. TV Broadcasting

2 Semesters / 2 Credit(s)

TV Broadcasting will provide instruction to develop and enhance competencies in various communication, marketing, media, production, and technical functions and tasks performed by employees, including management personnel, in TV Broadcasting occupations.  Emphasis will be placed on career opportunities, production, programming, announcing, broadcast equipment operation, news and sports casting, broadcast regulations and laws, station organization, technical, oral/written communication, and listening skills.  Instructional strategies may include a school-based enterprise, real and/or simulated occupational experiences, such as the operation of  in-school broadcasting and field trips.

Information Communications and Technology

2 Semesters / 2 Credit(s)

Information Communications and Technology introduces students to the physical components and operations of computers.  Technology is used to build students’ decision-making and problem-solving skills.   Students will learn to research, use technology as a planning and productivity tool, design documents, create spreadsheets and multi-media presentations, and  synthesize database software.  Students will also be able to take computer-based narrative tests and computer adaptive time tests.

Personal Finance

1 Semester / 1 Credit(s)

Dave Ramsey’s foundations in Personal Finance empowers students to make sound financial decisions for life.  Covered topics include savings and investing, credit and debt, financial responsibility, money management, insurance, risk management, and careers.  Bargain shopping, real estate, and mortgages are also included.

Business Foundations

1 Semester / 1 Credit(s)

Business Foundations is an introductory business course used as a framework for future business courses. This course acquaints students with economics, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, law, risk management, banking, personal finances, and careers in business.  Business etiquette and ethics are included.

Business and Personal Law

1 Semester / 1 Credit(s)

This course is a study of basic principles of personal and practical law in our country.  Subject matter includes civil law, criminal law, consumer law, buying a house, rental laws, and trial/courtroom procedures. The main purpose is to provide the student with an understanding of the working legal system of the United States today, both civil and criminal.

Web Design

1 Semester / 1 Credit(s)

Web Design is a business course that provides instruction in the principles of web design using HTML/XHTML and current/emerging software programs. Areas of instruction include audience analysis, hierarchy layout and design techniques, software integration, and publishing. Instructional strategies will include peer teaching, collaborative instruction, project-based learning activities, and school and community projects.