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November 9, 2022

Huntington VE Students Participate in Leadership Conference

Huntington High School Virtual Enterprise business students sharpened their skills at the Long Island VE Leadership Conference at LIU Post, participating in a newly designed event that focused on the characteristics of effective executives.


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About The Business & Technology Department

Huntington's Pulse Virtual Enterprise corporate team

A Comprehensive Program

Huntington High School offers students a comprehensive program of business courses. Classes are scheduled based on annual student interest.

Varied Offereings and Five-Unit Sequence

The department’s course offerings include Accounting I, Accounting II, Business Law, Business Management & Human Relations, Career & Financial Management, Personal Law I, Personal Law II, Sports Marketing and Virtual Enterprise.

Students interested in completing a five-unit sequence in career and technical education should speak with their guidance counselor regarding specific requirements.

Focus on Developing Innovators

The Huntington Technology department is committed to focusing on the need to better prepare students for higher education. The goal is to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful innovators in a 21st century workforce.

Teaching relevant in demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of our students but for the future of the country. The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators.

Knowledge and Skills to Solve Real World problems

In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math-subjects collectively known as STEM.

Huntington's Pulse Virtual Enterprise corporate team

Course Requirements and Listings

Huntington HS

Business & Technology Scope and Sequence

Year by Year course offerings

Freshman year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
  • Career & Financial Management
  • Personal Law I
  • Personal Law II
  • Sports Marketing

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
  • Wood Shop

Sophomore year

Courses

    • Choose 1 Course from Below
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
    • Career & Financial Management
    • Personal Law I
    • Personal Law II
    • Business Law I
    • Sports Marketing

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
    • Wood Shop
Junior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
  • Career & Financial Management
  • Personal Law I
  • Personal Law II
  • Business Law I
  • Sports Marketing
  • Virtual Enterprise

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
  • Wood Shop
Senior year

Courses

    • Choose 1 Course from Below
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
    • Career & Financial Management
    • Personal Law I
    • Personal Law II
    • Business Law I
    • Sports Marketing
    • Virtual Enterprise

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
    • Wood Shop

The Huntington Technology department is committed to focusing on the need to better prepare students for higher education. The goal is to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful innovators in a 21st century workforce.

Teaching relevant in demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of our students but for the future of the country. The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math-subjects collectively known as STEM.

The world of business is waiting for you! Are you prepared? All careers, professions, and jobs involve some area of business. For some careers, you must study beyond high school while for others you may enter the world of work upon graduating from high school. Nevertheless, the skills you learn in the business classes will prepare you to enter the work force.

Students interested in completing a 5-unit sequence in Career and Technical Education should speak with their school counselor regarding course sequences.

ACCOUNTING I - Course #700F (1 Semester - ½ Credit) Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Accounting is the “language of business” and is a necessary course for all college business majors. This one semester course teaches students the fundamentals of accounting necessary for keeping records for business and/or personal use, with a focus on sole proprietorships. This course will assist students in becoming critical thinkers and problem solvers, and is the prerequisite to Accounting II.

ACCOUNTING II - Course #700S (1 Semester - ½ Credit) Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Accounting I Building your foundation now with this advanced-level accounting course designed for the future accountant. Information will be applied in a variety of novel situations. With a focus on businesses organized as partnerships, students will continue to practice their craft through multiple examples and business simulations. They will transition from maintaining a written set of books to the use of Microsoft Excel utilizing it as a tool to expedite their accuracy and productivity.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RELATIONS - Course #701S (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None This course will help you acquire the skills necessary to make informed decisions, as well as provide you with information vital to realistic career choices. We will make you aware of the economics of work and you will develop an understanding of the marketplace. In addition, we will analyze your likes, dislikes, unique characteristics, competencies, and weaknesses with the intention of adding to your self-awareness. Problem solving and decisionmaking skills will also be taught. The culminating project is a “shark-tank” inspired business competition. This course is required for a Business sequence.

CAREER AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Course #701F (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace and become financially literate. Among the areas to be studied are: economic systems, stock markets, effect of technology on the labor market, business systems and their organization, career planning and lifelong goals, changing trends and employment opportunities, resumes, job interviews, personal qualities for employment, interpersonal skills, working conditions and benefits, time management, workplace laws and unions, banking, personal budgets, credit, insurance and consumer protection. This course is required for a Business sequence.

PERSONAL LAW I - Course #709F (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Are you interested in law? Do you want to be more informed about the laws that will affect you both today and in your immediate future? If so, then this course is for you. The scope of the Personal Law course (formerly known as Street Law I) investigates units in civil rights and liberties, employment law, family law and housing law. Guest speakers and authentic experiences, ie: local jail trip, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system.

PERSONAL LAW II - Course #709S (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Personal Law II (formerly known as Street Law II) presents contemporary legal issues and provides students with an in depth exploration of juvenile justice, torts against the individual, consumer law, credit for the consumer, insurance, and probate law. This course is highlighted by a Moot Court competition where students prepare and argue civil law and negligence cases heard by guest judges. Guest speakers and authentic experiences, including a local jail trip and moot court completion, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system and a better understanding as to how to protect them legally. Personal Law I is not required as a prerequisite for this course.

BUSINESS LAW - Course #704 (1 Year -1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Do you have a plan for your future? No? Well it’s not too late. Few subjects are as dramatic, challenging or relevant as LAW. Learn how the legal system works and recognize legal problems. This course emphasizes the relationship of law to your personal life. Topics include: white-collar crimes, civil actions, cyber law, bankruptcy, environmental law, ethics and agency law from the sports, entertainment, and employer perspective. Your rights as a consumer, an employee or employer will be explored. How about reading a contract? Do you know how to draw one up? Are you interested in starting a business of your own or working for someone that does? Should it be a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation? Leases, mortgages, credit, bankruptcy and other forms of financing will be explored. Guest speakers and authentic experiences including a local jail trip and moot court competition, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system. You never know what the future has in store for you, the best thing you can do is prepare. So, whether you are interested in pursuing a career in law, planning to attend college, or preparing to enter the work force, this course has something for you.

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING/ROBOTICS – Course #695 A Project Lead the Way Course (1 Year – 1 Credit) Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Knowledge of algebra and geometry is recommended. Honors weighted course. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is the study of manufacturing planning, integration, and implementation of automation. The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts, the course incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design. This reflects an integrated approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design, and build manufacturing systems. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final open-ended problem to build a factory system.

CIM is one of the specialization courses in the Project Lead the Way high school pre-engineering program. The course utilizes computer modeling, computer numeric control (CNC) equipment and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software to apply and concurrently develop secondary-level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Students who successfully complete Computer Integrated Manufacturing may earn college credit through the Rochester Institute of Technology (speak with your school counselor for details). Please know, this course carries an Honors weighting.

WOOD SHOP - Course #690 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 This course is a broad foundation of the basic woodworking processes and includes the use of all the major equipment. Typical of the work carried on is furniture construction for the home. Attention is given to the reading of plans and blueprints and the study of good design in project construction. Skill level will determine the types of projects assigned.

SPORTS MARKETING - Course #703 (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for college-bound business and marketing majors and anyone interested in the field of sports and its impact. This half-year course is designed to provide an insight into the executive level decision-making and analyzing in sports marketing. Case studies and news media will be used to position the student in the role of a sports marketer. Suggested topics that will be explored are: an orientation to marketing as it relates to the sports industry, market analysis, athletes making economic choices, professional sport trades, supply and demand in sports, financial analysis of teams, the sports labor market, discrimination in sports and sports promotion. Classroom instruction will be reinforced through outside use of guest speakers, field trip to a stadium, videos and the Internet.

VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE – Course # 713 (1 Year - 1 Credit) This is an Honors Credit Course Offered to grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None. Honors weighted course. Students in this course may elect to receive college credit through Farmingdale College at a reduced rate. Virtual Enterprise is a simulated business that is set up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment. Students learn about Economics, micro and macro, and its relationship to and impact on business operation in the private enterprise system. The students study supply and demand, the Federal Reserve System, taxation by local, state, and federal governments, business organizations, the stock market, and international transactions. The students determine the nature of their business, its products and services, its management and structure, and learn the daily operations of a business under the guidance of a consultant with the support of a real business partner. They use current business software packages and the internet for business transactions using economics as a factor. Culminating events include competitive trade shows and business summits, wherein students will compete against other firms created by high school students from around the world. This is a challenging, collaborative, hands-on, real-world course for future entrepreneurs and those interested in the business world. Please know, this course carries an Honors weighting.

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