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Business Education

What do most high school graduates say they are studying at post-secondary schools?  Many students admit that they are studying business courses.  Then why do so few secondary students not prepare themselves by taking these courses in high school?

The most common occupations earning over $100,000 per year reported by Statistics Canada are:  Sales and Marketing Managers, Senior Managers (in finance, communications, production utilities, etc.), Computer and Information Systems occupations, Retail Trade Managers, Financial Auditors and Accountants, and Manufacturing Managers as well as Lawyers and Doctors.  How can you get a head start in preparation for these occupations while you are in high school?

Take courses in business such as marketing, accounting, economics, computer keyboarding, data management, and information technology which offer you a greater understanding of the business world.  Every person needs to understand contracts, legal documents, warranties, labour laws, income taxes, letter writing, investments, loans, credit, and computer technology.  Our business courses will prepare you.  What’s in your future?





BUSINESS EDUCATION                                                                                                                  MBEG-10

Prerequisite:  Keyboarding fluency (30+ WPM) recommended


It is the goal of this introductory course to assist students in developing the 21st Century workplace skills necessary to create different types of documents that demonstrate understanding and appropriate use of software features.  Students will also develop an introductory understanding of the development processes and software tools involved in the production of 2D documents, digital animation, digital video production, web page files and personal web sites.  Students will be introduced to a Design and Development workflow process in order to bring work to completion on time.  The skills developed in this course are useful for other courses, such as Planning 10, the world of work, and home computers.



What do the music you listen to, the magazines you read, and the animations you see have in common?  All of these are digitized bits of data.  MINT10 lets you learn more about these technologies.  Learn to create blogs with user-friendly software, create your own animations, and gain an introduction to the Python programming language.  Learn how to lay out school assignments and projects professionally and add photos and other images.  See how computers and technology can help you in all subject areas or in any career.  



COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 11                                                                                   MICTC11

Prerequisite:  one of Information Technology 10, 11 or 12

Raspberry Pi.  Arduino.  Craftbukkit-server.  Media-server.  Linux.  FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software.  If any of these interest you, then this the course for you.  Learn how to build your own Linux Web-, Media- or Game-server.  Learn how to assemble/build a sub-$100 computer that fits in your pocket.  As this course delves into Linux (the Raspberry Pi OS) and Processing (the computer language for programming the Arduino), it is an excellent companion course to either Electronics 11 or Robotics 11.  Further, it is an excellent course to take concurrently with Programming 11, as the applied aspects of this course reinforce the knowledge developed in the other.​

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 12                                                                                   MICTC12

Prerequisite:  Applied Digital Communications 11


UUV (Unmanned Underwater Vehicles).  Quad-copters.  Drones.  Subsumption Programming.  AI.  Headless servers.  SSH.  LAN. VPN. Distributed Computing. This course picks up where MICTC11 left off.  Extend the capabilities of the robots/projects that you built in other courses.  As this course further develops your knowledge Linux,  Bash, scripting, and Processing, it is an excellent companion course to either Electronics 12 or Robotics 12.  Further, it is an excellent course to take concurrently with Programming 12, as you can build a device in this course to host the program/app/code the other.


PROGRAMMING 11                                                                                                                       MICTP11

Prerequisite:  one of Information Technology 10, 11 or 12


This course will build on programming concepts and methodology covered in previous courses.  Students will learn several programming languages, focussing mainly on Python, that will serve as a foundation for further studies in this area and the IT industry.  In this course students will develop a proficiency in the use of high-level programming language.  Students are introduced to using UML and a workflow process and methodology for problem-solving, planning and creating programs, culminating in the development of programs that use complex procedures to solve advanced problems.  Finally, students are introduced to the User Interface and incorporating graphics into computer programs.


PROGRAMMING 12                                                                                                                       MICTP12

Prerequisite:  Programming 11


This course will involve an in-depth study of Python programming concepts and methodology, and some new topics including methods and arrays.  This is a project based course in which students will be expected to work independently.  Students' individual skills and imagination will be utilized in a 2D game development project.  The focus of this course is on the Application Development process.  Students develop proficiency in programming to solve complex problems for searching and sorting data and in complex programming functions and troubleshooting strategies.  An integral skill for success in Programming and the 21st Century workplace that is developed in this course is the ability to work productively as a member of a Development Team.  The use of a Design and Development workflow process is another major skill developed in this course.  As the focus of this course is on the creation of a working 2D game, developing an ePortfolio is a major component of this course.


ACCOUNTING 11                                                                                                                            MAC--11


Businesses need accountants because they keep track of all of the financial matters of the organization or company.  In this course you will learn the double entry bookkeeping system used by businesses around the world.  Also, students learn computer accounting using industry standard accounting software called Simply Accounting.   In addition, students will use the Internet to research stocks and manage a $100,000 stock market portfolio in the Stock Market Competition across Canada conducted by Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. 


ACCOUNTING 12                                                                                                                           MACC-12

Prerequisite:  Accounting 11


This is a second year course in accounting.  Students will use computer software and produce accounting reports for small businesses and our Business Education Department’s school store, TempMart.  In addition, students will use the Internet to research stocks and manage a $100,000 stock market portfolio in the Stock Market Competition across Canada conducted by Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12                                                                                                       MFA--12

Prerequisite:  Accounting 11 Highly Recommended


This course is intended for students who wish to pursue post-secondary studies in accounting, business administration or commerce.  Students will learn more advanced concepts of financial accounting covered in a first-year university accounting course.  Students will use computers and accounting software and will also be involved in the Stock Market Competition where they will make business decisions in the real world of the stock market.  Students attaining a “B” or better in Accounting 11 and Financial Accounting 12 can apply for dual credit for Capilano University’s BFIN 141 Accounting.  Application forms are held by high school counsellors and require high school instructor signatures.  In addition, students will use the Internet to research stocks and manage a $100,000 stock market portfolio in the Stock Market Competition across Canada conducted by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.


MARKETING/ADVERTISING 11                                                                                                   MMK--11


Students enrolled in Marketing 11 will experience many of the interesting business activities that happen in a retail store: working with cash registers, handling cash, selling, dealing with customers, and buying, storing, and displaying inventory.  Students will operate TempMart, our school store, as well as participate in a variety of class activities such as market research, taste tests, and product design and acquisition.  Working at TempMart is a course requirement and students will work as part of a team.  Each student receives a "pay cheque" for the time they work.  Students will hear presentations from wholesalers who wish to sell their products to TempMart and make buying decisions based on those presentations.  Students will learn basic marketing skills.  This course is useful to all students, especially those who want to enter one of the many marketing careers, take post-secondary business courses, or for those who hope to own their own business someday.


MARKETING/ADVERTISING 12                                                                                                   MMK--12

Prerequisite:  Marketing 11 Recommended


Marketing 12 investigates the role of Marketing in local and global contexts.  Templeton is a multi-cultural population with students having many different product needs.  Marketing 12 students will determine how to meet those needs with a variety of imported products.  Students will be responsible for new product acquisition, market research, grad shirt design and sales, product promotion and advertising, design and marketing strategies for chosen products, and making decisions related to product, price, place and promotion.  Students in Marketing 12 become the managers of TempMart and are responsible for its operation and success.  Students also learn entrepreneurship as they form small companies and market their products to the rest of the school.  This is an excellent course for those students who are expecting to enter the work force, take business programs at post-secondary institutions, or who hope to go into business for themselves. 


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12                                                                                                               MENT-12



The electronic business revolution is evolving by leaps and bounds.  Advances in communications and the Internet have created new ways of doing business so that companies are no longer bound by “brick and mortar” structures.   Everyone knows that customers can be either local or global but e-business also opens new markets called B2C (business to consumer) and B2B (business to business).  Students in e-Business 12 will learn how businesses use the Internet and technology solutions to create new and more effective businesses.


ECONOMICS 12                                                                                                                                MEC-12


Occupy Wall Street, Global Financial Crisis, Money and Banking?  Many front-page news stories affect the way we live and are related directly to basic economic principles.  Economics 12 introduces you to many topics including:  theory of supply and demand, types of marketplaces, monetary policy (money supply and creation), global trade and investment strategies.  You will acquire knowledge that will allow you to better understand the world today and make better decisions for your future.  This course is highly recommended for students who are interested in entrepreneurship or pursuing a career in business.  Economics 12 can be counted for your entrance qualifications at UBC.


The Business Education Department offers Career Preparation Programs in (see Calendar):


  • Accounting
  • Business Computing
  • Finance Management
  • Information Management Technology
  • Marketing