Sutherland Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Business Education



BUSINESS EDUCATION GENERAL 9, 10                             

This course provides students with a foundation in business studies, upon which they will build an understanding of major business concepts. In Business Education 10, students are introduced to Business Communication, Finance, Economics, marketing, and Entrepreneurship.  While this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing further business education courses at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. It is just as important for those simply wanting to improve their financial literacy skills!

Emphasis will be placed on collaborative and project-based learning.



ACCOUNTING 11                                                                                                             

Accounting is the backbone of all business programs and is an excellent "springboard" to university commerce and business degrees.  Accounting is a system used to track and organize personal and business financial activities.  In this introductory course, you will learn to analyze and record business transactions and be taught how to produce financial papers such as Income Statements and Balance Sheets.  You will gain computer experience by working with MS Excel, MS Word and Sage 50 Accounting (formerly known as Simply Accounting.  An accounting simulation and career exploration are included in the curriculum.   Purchase of a workbook for Accounting 11 is strongly recommended and can be used for Accounting 12 as well.                                                         



APPLIED ACCOUNTING 12                       

This second-level accounting course is intended for the serious business student who is planning to pursue business programs at the post-secondary level.  It is an Independent Directed Study (IDS) so the student who selects this option should be organized and self-motivated.  An Accounting 11 grade of 70% or higher is recommended.  Content will include merchandise accounting, bank reconciliation, payroll, adjusting and closing journal entries, and financial ratio analysis.  MS Excel and Sage 50 Accounting will be utilized in accounting simulations.




This foundation course in business application systems is designed to develop students' computing skills in practical areas:  keyboarding proficiency both as a personal skill and as a foundation for career development, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, business communications and presentations.  By the end of the term, students will be efficient touch-typists and be able to confidently produce important documents required in high school, post-secondary education, and the workplace.




This course is a second level word processing and business computer applications course.  It will include producing documents using word processing and desktop publishing software, business communication methods and strategies, and business presentation skills.  The skills learned in this course will be valuable to a wide variety of career goals – not just those specifically in business.