The Business Department offers a wide variety of courses to meet the needs of our students. In these courses, students have the opportunity to participate in authentic learning experiences to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for college and career success. With the exception of the required Consumer Economics class, all courses fulfill the CTE (Career and Technical Education) graduation requirement. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and make purposeful elective choices while considering future college and career goals and interests. Some upper level courses have prerequisites, are scheduled in a block, or are offered only in one semester. Review these details carefully when creating a high school course plan.

BUSINESS COURSE OFFERINGS

Strand / Subject Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Prerequisites
BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS
Introduction to Business* X X None
Blended Introduction to Business* X X None
Tech Edge X X X X None
Tech Edge + X X X X Tech Edge
Consumer Economics X X None
Blended Consumer Economics X X None
Online Consumer Economics X X None
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Accounting 1 X X X None
Honors College Accounting w X X Accounting 1
Marketing X X X None
Blended Marketing X X X None
Blended Advanced Marketing X X Marketing and Advertising Recommended
Advertising X X X Marketing
Business Law X X None
Online Business Law X X None
International Business ^ X X X None
Business INCubator X X None
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Digital Publishing & Design** X X X X None
Animation and Multimedia X X X None
Yearbook (NNHS only) X X X X None
PROGRAMMING
Computer Programming 1 X X X X None
Blended Computer Programming 1 (NCHS only) X X X X None
Computer Programming 2 X X X X Computer Programming 1
Game Design X X X Computer Programming 1 plus Graphics 1
or Digital Pub & Design
Online Game Design X X X Computer Programming 1 plus Graphics 1
or Digital Pub & Design
Web Page Design X X X X None
Online Web Page Design X X X X None
Advanced Web Page Design X X X X Web Page Design
AP Computer Science A w X X X Teacher Recommendation Required
Software Engineering 1w X X AP Computer Science A; Teacher Recommendation Required
Software Engineering 2w X X Software Engineering 1
Blended Software Engineering 2w(NNHS only) X X Software Engineering 1
INTERNSHIP / INDEPENDENT STUDY
CTE Internship X X Age 16 by 1st day of semester plus
Application & Interview
Blended STEM Inquiry & Research Capstone^ X X Study program approved by
Instructional Coordinator

w = weighted course
(**) This course may be used to fulfill the Fine Arts graduation requirement.
(^) This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.