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 (NNHS only) X X None
Tech Edge X X X X None
Tech Edge + X X X X Tech Edge or permission from the instructor
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
Blended Marketing X X X
Blended Advanced Marketing X X Marketing and Advertising Recommended
Advertising X X X Marketing
Blended Advertising X X X Marketing
Business Law X X None
Online Business Law X X None
International Business ^ X X X None
Business INCubatoredu X X X None
Blended Business ACCELeratoredu w X Business INCubatoredu
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 (NNHS only) X X X X None
Online Web Page Design X X X X None
Advanced Web Page Design (NNHS only) 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 (NNHS only) 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.