National Board Certified





National Board Certified







CBA is a prerequisite (required to pass) to take any other business subject at El Dorado High School. CBA is a foundation course. Passing CBA is required before you can take Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Marketing, etc.

CBA is a two-semester course designed to prepare students with an introduction to business applications that are necessary to live and work in a technological society. Emphasis is given to hardware, concepts, and business uses of applications. The business applications covered are word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentations. Software used is Microsoft Office 2013 which is Microsoft Word, Microsoft ACCESS, Microsoft EXCEL, and Microsoft POWERPOINT. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in each of these is offered free of charge directly from Microsoft in Redding, Washington. These are National Certifications Tests that are given on line by Microsoft upon completion of each unit of study. Each student that passes these tests are given a Certificate by the Microsoft Corporation.


Entrepreneurship is a fun and educational class, if you want to own your own business one day.

Entrepreneurship teaches you all the tools you need to succeed, besides learning about owning your own business and writing a business plan you play the stock market game to learn about investing. You also get to play the entrepreneurship simulation game that gives you hands on experience as an entrepreneur.

There are two clubs associated with Entrepreneurship. Both clubs teach leadership skills. Both clubs have a fall conference and conferences you can compete with other students at the District level and State level. If you place you will be eligible to attend Nationals in June for FBLA and in April for DECA. You many chances to have fun educational experiences at exciting destinations.


Computerized Accounting I emphasizes basic accounting principles as they relate to both manual and computerized financial systems. Instruction is on an integrated basis using computers and electronic calculators as the relationships and processes of manual and computerized accounting are presented. Entry-level skills in the accounting occupations can be attained.

Computerized Accounting II supports students with the knowledge, understanding, and skill necessary for successful careers in accounting. Partnerships as well as departmental, corporate, and cost accounting systems are components of the course. Emphasis is given to the computerized/automated functions in accounting.


Digital Communications III gives students experience in using multimedia to merge text, graphics, video and sound. Applied principles are used to analyze and organize information, set up a design structure, and produce special visual expressions.

Digital Communications IV gives students advanced experience in using multimedia to merge text, graphics, video, and sound. Applied principles are used to analyze and organize information, set up a design structure, and produce special visual expressions.


Financial Literacy is a one-semester course designed to increase financial literacy and prepare students to successfully manage financial resources. This course also focuses on the individual’s role and financial responsibilities as a student, citizen, consumer, and active participant in the business world. Emphasis is also placed on activities and competitions within career and technical student organizations (i.e., FBLA, FCCLA, and DECA).


Must be taken concurrently with Marketing Work-Based Learning.

This course is a co-curricular course. It is recommended that a student be a member of DECA which includes $15.00 membership dues.

Marketing provides students with the fundamental concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes common to the field of marketing. Instruction focuses on market types, market analysis, consumer types, planning, promotion, buying, pricing, distribution, finance, trends, and careers.


Must be taken concurrently with Marketing

Marketing Work-Based Learning is a cooperative education program designed to give students an opportunity to incorporate attending school for part of the day and working in a marketing related-job for the remainder. The student’s job must relate to his/her career objective, and the work-site trainer must develop a list of competencies to be taught on the job that coordinate with classroom competencies and career objectives. Students must submit the CTE cooperative education application form, be employed before the start of the school year, have their own transportation to work, be able to provide a copy of car insurance and driver’s license, and have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. A minimum of 135 hours during each semester on the job is required for the work experience credit. Students in the 11th grade may take one unit of this course. Students in the 12th grade may take one or two units of this course.


This course is a co-curricular class. It is recommended that a student be a member of DECA which includes $15.00 membership dues.

Small Business Operations provides students interested in learning how to manage a small business. Students will be required to participate in laboratory work. The lab experience will consist of operating a School Based Enterprise. In addition to the lab work, students will also complete a series of lessons designed to prepare them for the transition to higher education and/or an entrepreneurial career. Although it is not mandatory, many students can benefit from the on-the-job training component (cooperative education) of this course. The student’s job must relate to his/her career objective. Students will be required to work in the school café’, Wildcat Café.


Social Media and Communications provides a project-based course that enhances technology skills, job search and employability skills, along with communication skills. Students will create an online electronic career portfolio focused on an individual career path, create social media and viral marketing campaigns, participate in video conferencing, cloud-based collaboration, and learn and practice other workplace related communication technologies and channels. Students will apply verbal and nonverbal communication skills related to both spoken and written communications; technology will be used to enhance these skills. Productivity programs and apps will be used to teach time management, organization and collaborations skills, cloud storage and computing.