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BA Intro to Secondary School Apprenticeship 11

Course Info
Course Title: 
BA Intro to Secondary School Apprenticeship 11
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Hayes
Course Description
Description: 

This is a Board Authority Authorized (BAA) 2 credit course that will help students understand what apprenticeship is all about and how it can benefit the student. The main purpose of this course is to introduce the future apprentice to the Industry Training Authority (ITA), which is the governing body for industry training, certification and standards for the province of BC. Also, it will give the student some insight as to whether the trade option is an appropriate career choice. By investigating and researching the various apprentice trades students will discover the many trade options open to them.

Pre-requisites: 
15 years old/Grade 10
No. Exams: 
0
Supervised Exams: 
No
Resources: 

Secondary School Apprenticeship Programs - Workbook

No. Modules: 
1

Piano, Intro Online (FNA11B)

Course Info
Course Title: 
Piano, Intro Online (FNA11B)
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

This course covers information a beginning piano player needs to know to become familiar with the instrument. C major scale and the relative chords are introduced. All music is notated and can be accessed by video. Basic chord progressions are introduced in C, F, and G major. Elements of musicianship and musical notation are also introduced as the student learns the standard way of reading music. This helps to prepare the musician to be a proficient sight-reader.  The elements of rhythm, harmony, and dynamics are taught in this classroom.  Many details relating to these topics are
demonstrated. This comprehensive course is perfect for learning the fundamentals of playing the piano.  Students successfully completing this course receive 2 Fine Arts 11 B (FNA11B) credits toward graduation.

 

Supervised Exams: 
No

Guitar, Instrumental Music 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Guitar, Instrumental Music 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

Most of our modern guitar music stems from styles relating to Blues music concepts from Jazz, Country, and Rock n’ Roll to the latest music fads. Chord shapes, progressions, rhythm patterns, and other essentials are vital in all genres of guitar music. This course goes into a detailed study of playing guitar in relation to modern music: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, and related styles originating from 12-bar chord progressions. You must have a guitar for this course.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Guitar Music 10 recommended
Supervised Exams: 
No

Guitar, Instrumental Music 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Guitar, Instrumental Music 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

This course has the most popular repertoire for classical guitar written in tablature. Students will need to become fluent in reading tablature to progress through this course. In addition, this course demonstrates the more popular open tunings and gives ample material to practice them.  Advanced players frequently tune the guitar in various open tunings to facilitate their technique in more challenging repertoire. You must have a guitar for this course.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Guitar Music 11 recommended
Supervised Exams: 
No

Accounting 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Accounting 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
B Chirico
Course Description
Description: 

This course will cover the essentials of accounting, using the double-entry method utilized by all businesses to track money. While most introductory courses have traditionally utilized a paper and pencil approach prior to utilizing accounting software, this course is unique. Excel templates will be utilized which automate a lot of the arithmetic, making it easier for students to learn the concepts instead of trying to find small errors. Accounting is a fundamental aspect of every business from retail stores, restaurants, and heavy industrial occupations to movie productions, professional sport teams and the music industry.

Pre-requisites: 
Grade 10
No. Exams: 
4
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Text: Accounting 1 - Syme & Ireland
Detailed up-to-date online Notes

* Must have Microsoft Excel installed on student's computer (part of MS Office Suite)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

There are 4 modules divided into 11 sections in this course covering the following topics:

Module 1

1.  Accounting and Business (MRA)

2.  The Balance Sheet

3.  Analyzing Changes in Financial Position

Module 2

4.  The Simple Ledger

5.  The Expanded Ledger

6.  The Journal and Source Documents

Module 3

7.  Posting

8.  Completing the Accounting Cycle

Module 4

9.  Accounting for a Merchandising Business

10. Modifying Accounting Systems

11. Business Organization and Decision Making

Each module will require approximately 25 - 30 hours to complete.

There are objectives listed at the beginning of each lesson that you will be expected to know at the conclusion of that lesson. Section assignments appear at the end of each section. You will be
tested at the end of each module. The module tests are taken online and require a proctor.

Business Computer Applications 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Business Computer Applications 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Hayes
Course Description
Description: 

This online, interactive course is one of three business-focused courses teaching business concepts while working on projects in Microsoft Office. While students can choose which specific modules in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access to work on, the suggested focus in this course is on a variety of applications. Students will cover the following skills: prepare business letters with images, merge documents with database address files, work with newspaper style columns, format reports with comments, proofread comments and footnotes, prepare resumes, create web documents and brochures, create slideshows, use spreadsheet formulas in financial documents, sort and fill data, calculate percentage, markups, and learn other financial information. Please Note: Students will need a computer program called Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred) which is not provided by this school.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
4
Supervised Exams: 
No
Resources: 

PC - Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred)Mac - Microsoft Office (Office 2004 Preferred)Please note: FVDES does not provide this software

No. Modules: 
4
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