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  CAREER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Business Division

WADE HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL

Greenville, SC

 

  

 COURSE SYLLABUS for ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course business plan development for small business ownership.  An important part of the course will be the incorporation of marketing, staffing, and financial considerations. 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

 

This course focuses on engaging students in instructional activities that will lead to knowledge of business practices and requirement. The approach used will be a combination of lecture and computer oriented activities that will enable students to perform the necessary research with the objective of creating a business plan. 


LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to do the following with 70% accuracy:

 

1.      Identify characteristics of entrepreneurs; and, complete a self-analysis to identify potential entrepreneurial interests.

2.      Describe the parts of a business plan; discuss the purposes for creating a business plan; select a business opportunity based on research; and, prepare a business plan.

3.      Explain federal, state, and local regulations that affect small business ownership.

4.      Compare and contrast characteristics of business-to-business e-commerce and business-consumer e-commerce.

5.      Explain the kinds of ordering, payment, and delivery information required for online business purchases.

 6.   Plan, research, and write a report on the global market.

 

CATE PROGRAM LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES

The following work readiness standards, developed by the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), describe the knowledge and skills necessary for success in future careers.  Employees are expected to meet these standards in all work environments. The standards for work readiness address foundational skills, such as writing and thinking skills, with competencies related to information, systems, and technology. 

Foundational Skills

1.      Basic Skills: Reads, writes, performs arithmetic and mathematical operations, listens and speaks

2.      Thinking Skills: Thinks creatively, makes decisions, solves problems, visualizes, knows how to learn, and reasons

3.      Personal Qualities: Displays responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, and integrity and honesty

 

Five Competencies

1.      Resources:  Identifies, organizes, plans, and allocates resources

2.      Interpersonal:  Works with others

3.      Information:  Acquires and uses information

4.      Systems:  Understands complex inter-relationships

5.      Technology:  Works with a variety of technologies

 

ASSESSMENT PLAN:

                          

Quarter Grade

 

 

Grading Scale

Project based labs and quizzes:

40%

 

A

93-100

Unit tests:

60%

 

B

85-92

 

 

 

C

77-84

Final Grade 1st Semester

 

 

D

70-76

First Quarter Grade

40%

 

F

63-69

Second Quarter Grade

40%

 

 

 

Final Exam

20%

 

 

 

Final Grade 2nd Semester

 

 

Third Quarter Grade

40%

 

Fourth Quarter Grade

40%

 

Final Exam

20%

 

 

During each nine week grading period, the student will receive a grade for Professionalism that is consistent with SCANS and will be computed into the Unit Tests category.  The student will receive a point for each class day that he or she demonstrates positive workplace professionalism.  At the end of the nine week grading period, the Professionalism grade will be calculated as a percentage of points out of the total number of class days.

 

PACING GUIDE

Semester Time Schedule

18 weeks (block schedule 90 minute classes)

Week

Unit

Lesson

Lesson title

1

Introduction

 

First Day Administration

Orientation to Course

1

Safety

 

Orientation to Office Safety Procedures

 

Student Organizations

 

Orientation to Student Business Organizations

2

Gong Into Business for Yourself

1

What is Entrepreneurship?

 

 

2

Your Potential as an Entrepreneur

3

 

3

Recognizing Opportunity

 

 

4

Global Opportunities

6

Researching and Planning Your Venture

5

Feasibility and Business Planning

7

 

6

Market Analysis

8

 

7

Types of Business Ownership

 

 

8

The Legal Environment

10

 

9

Site Selection and Layout Planning

11

Managing Marketing Strategies

10

The Marketing Plan

12

 

11

The Price Strategy

13

 

12

The Promotion Strategy

14

 

13

The Promotion Strategy-Developing and Managing Sales

15

Managing Your Business Processes

14

Preparing and Planning to Manage

16

 

15

Managing Purchasing and Inventory

17

 

16

Production and Distribution

18

 

17

Managing Operations and Staffing

 

 

18

Managing Human Resources