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Business Classes

One to TWO Semesters, 1 hour per day | Grade level 9-12

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

Students in Advanced Accounting will expand on the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships while investigating career opportunities available.

Advanced Accounting

Pre-Requisite: Intro to Accounting

2 semester course

Grades: 11-12

  • Utilize a variety of accounting forms and be able to use an 8 and/or 10 column worksheet for financial records.

  • Analyze and prepare adjusting entries, including accruals and deferrals.

  • Explore the importance of integrity, confidentiality, and high ethical standards in the preparation of financial statements.

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Capstone

​Develop skills and tools critical for starting and succeeding in a new venture.

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Capstone

Pre-Requisite: 4 credits from Business, Marketing, IT, or Entrepreneurship

2 semester course

Grades: 11-12

  • Learn basic skills needed to operate a small business.

  • Create a business concept that can be tested in today’s industry.

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills needed to compete in competitive events in Business Professionals of America (BPA).

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS

Explore and develop educational and career opportunities after high school.

Preparing for College and Careers

Pre-Requisite: None

2 semester course

Grades: 9-12

  • Create and build professional employment portfolio for future use.

  • Develop an understanding of basic employability skills.

  • Apply necessary skills to research future career pathways.

Business Law and Ethics

Provide a foundation for a basic understanding of the law as it pertains to individuals and businesses. The recognition of legal problems, the prevention of problems when possible, and the utilization of professional counsel will be emphasized throughout the semester.

Business Law and Ethics

Pre-Requisite: None

1 semester course

Grades: 11-12

  • Learn the basics of the judicial system, contract, personal, employment and property law.

  • Apply your understanding of the differences between criminal and civil law and how each interact within the state and/or federal court system.

  • Develop the basic ability to interpret the law based on rights provided by the Constitution and its 27 amendments.

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING

Develop student to be able to process the financial record keeping done by a business from which business decisions are made.

Intro to Accounting

Pre-Requisite: None

2 semester course

Grades: 10-12

  • Produce financial reports used by businesses; be able to interpret and analyze statements as done by both internal stakeholders and external stakeholders of the business.

  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-entry accounting.

  • Perform skills such as recording and analyzing transactions, balancing the ledger, reconciling bank statements, and problem solving financial challenges incurred in the business world.

Principles of Business Management

Introduce students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale.

Principles of Business Management

Pre-Requisite: None

1 semester course

Grades: 9-11

  • Explore the opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system.

  • Learn the role business plays in today’s economic, social, and political environments.

  • Bridge theories and concepts taught in class with real-life experiences utilizing business simulation software from SmartSims.

Digital Applications and Responsibility

Digital Applications and Responsibility

Pre-Requisite: None

1 semester course

Grades: 9-12

  • Apply Microsoft Office skills for multiple business environments.

  • Create business documents, professional presentations, and financial spreadsheets for individual and business use.

  • Develop documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and databases for competitive events for Business Professionals of America (BPA).

Develop the skills needed to use technology in an effective and  appropriate manner (Microsoft Office).

Certifications: Microsoft Office Master, Microsoft Office Expert, Microsoft Expert Specialist

Personal Financial Responsibility

Develop and understanding of personal financial planning.

Digital Applications and Responsibility

Pre-Requisite: None

1 semester course

Grades: 9-12

  • Apply Microsoft Office skills for multiple business environments.

  • Create business documents, professional presentations, and financial spreadsheets for individual and business use.

  • Develop documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and databases for competitive events for Business Professionals of America (BPA).

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing

Pre-Requisite: None

2 semester course

Grades: 10-12

  • Design and create marketing campaigns and advertisements in a project-based learning environment.
    Explore and develop necessary skills that someone in a marketing career would need to be successful in any employment
    opportunity.
    Produce stunning digital designs that help market businesses, products, and services.

Develop foundation skills needed for any career in Marketing.

One Hour Classes Offered At JEL_Page_1.j

Additional One-Hour Courses

FACS •  Intro to Culinary •  Intro to Cosmetology • PLTW Engineering

Family & Consumer Science (FACS) 

Adult Roles & Responsibilities

Child Development

Interpersonal Relationships

Introduction to Fashion & Textiles

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering 

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Digital Electronics

Courses Offered:

Advanced Accounting

Pre-Requisite: Intro to Accounting, 2 semester course

Students in Advanced Accounting will expand on the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships while investigating career opportunities available.

  • Utilize a variety of accounting forms and be able to use an 8 and/or 10 column worksheet for financial records.

  • Analyze and prepare adjusting entries, including accruals and deferrals.

  • Explore the importance of integrity, confidentiality, and high ethical standards in the preparation of financial statements.

Business Law and Ethics

Pre-Requisite: None, 1 semester course

Provide a foundation for a basic understanding of the law as it pertains to individuals and businesses. The recognition of legal problems, the prevention of problems when possible, and the utilization of professional counsel will be emphasized throughout the semester.

  • Learn the basics of the judicial system, contract, personal, employment and property law.

  • Apply your understanding of the differences between criminal and civil law and how each interact within the state and/or federal court system.

  • Develop the basic ability to interpret the law based on rights provided by the Constitution and its 27 amendments.

 

Digital Applications and Responsibility

Pre-Requisite: None, 1 semester course

Develop the skills needed to use technology in an effective and  appropriate manner (Microsoft Office).

Certifications: Microsoft Office Master, Microsoft Office Expert, Microsoft Expert Specialist
 

  • Apply Microsoft Office skills for multiple business environments.

  • Create business documents, professional presentations, and financial spreadsheets for individual and business use.

  • Develop documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and databases for competitive events for Business Professionals of America (BPA).

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Capstone

Pre-Requisite: Intro to Entrepreneurship, 2 semester course

​Develop skills and tools critical for starting and succeeding in a new venture.

  • Learn basic skills needed to operate a small business.

  • Create a business concept that can be tested in today’s industry.

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills needed to compete in competitive events in Business Professionals of America (BPA).

 

Introduction to Accounting

Pre-Requisite: None, 2 semester course

Develop student to be able to process the financial record keeping done by a business from which business decisions are made.

  • Produce financial reports used by businesses; be able to interpret and analyze statements as done by both internal stakeholders and external stakeholders of the business.

  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-entry accounting.

  • Perform skills such as recording and analyzing transactions, balancing the ledger, reconciling bank statements, and problem solving financial challenges incurred in the business world.

Personal Financial Responsibility

Pre-Requisite: None, 2 semester course

Develop and understanding of personal financial planning.

 

  • Learn financial concepts and principles that provide a basis for financial independence.

  • Utilize tough decision making strategies on how to manage money and save for future endeavors.

  • Prepare for the roles and responsibilities of consumers, investors, and citizens.

Preparing for College and Careers

Pre-Requisite: None, 2 semester course

Explore and develop educational and career opportunities after high school.

 

  • Create and build professional employment portfolio for future use.

  • Develop an understanding of basic employability skills.

  • Apply necessary skills to research future career pathways.

Principles of Business Management

Pre-Requisite: None, 2 semester course

Introduce students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale.

  • Explore the opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system.

  • Learn the role business plays in today’s economic, social, and political environments.

  • Bridge theories and concepts taught in class with real-life experiences utilizing business simulation software from SmartSims.

Principles of Marketing

Pre-Requisite: None, 2 semester course

 

Develop foundation skills needed for any career in Marketing.

 

  • Design and create marketing campaigns and advertisements in a project-based learning environment.

  • Explore and develop necessary skills that someone in a marketing career would need to be successful in any employment
    opportunity.

  • Produce stunning digital designs that help market businesses, products, and services.

 

 

Dual Credit Offered*: Ivy Tech  - More information COMING SOON

(Learn more about Dual Credit)

*Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list. 

Job Opportunities: 

Accountant • Management Consultant • Financial Analyst  • Corporate Attorney  • Supply Chain Analyst  • Sales Manager  • Economist  • 

Marketing Director  • Entrepreneur  • Sales and Retail  • Customer Service  • Business Teacher  • Customer Service Agent  •  Retail Associate  • 

Shift Leader •  Manager  • Sales Representative  •  Entrepreneur

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - BPA: Business Professionals of America!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

 
 

Business Instructor

Jason Hendrickson

317.259.5269   x44605

Mr. Hendrickson is a Business teacher for North Central High School at the J. Everett Light Career Center.  Mr. Hendrickson has taught for 17 years and holds professional membership in the Indiana Business Education Association, National Business Education Association, and North Central Business Education Association.  He has presented on the national level multiple times, providing professional development for his peers across the country.  Finally, Mr. Hendrickson serves as the Indiana Business Professionals of America State Advisor and has served as a local chapter advisor for 15 years.  In his spare time, he likes to read, travel, and spend time with his family.  

As a graduate of NCHS myself, I love being able to teach in the district. The opportunities in the Business Department offer students a view of the world that awaits after their graduation. My degree in teaching is from Marian University, and my CTE licensure is from Ball State University. My undergraduate work was completed at Butler University and IWU. I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, and am an animal lover.

Business Instructor

Leslie Kotyuk

317.259.5269   x44604

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Business Instructor

Kevin Kreinhagen

317.259.5269   x44603

I have taught Business Education in Washington Township since 2002. I graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Business Administration, Business Education, and a Minor in Marketing. My wife also teaches in Washington Township at Greenbriar Elementary and serves as an Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at North Central. We have 2 children who attend North Central High School and Northview Middle School. I enjoy being a part of the student’s growth and development in learning the basics of business and technology.

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Business Instructor

Michael Meek

317.259.5269   x44070

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I received degrees from Indiana University in Business Management and Entrepreneurship through the Kelley School of Business. I completed the MAT program with a focus on Secondary Education through American College of Education. I love sports and fitness, coach basketball, and manage a line of gym wear.

Business Instructor

Brandon McHenry

317.259.5265