Business Education

Greg Campbell Business Education 10-12
Business Computer Applications 10/11
Marketing 11
Marketing 12
Intro to Computer Applications 9-11
Entrepeneurship 12
Vanessa Welsh​


Accounting 11/12
AP Economics 12
Information Communication Technology 11/12
Digital Media 11/12

Are you interested in the world of business? Find out how you can develop a strong foundation and practical skills in accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, computer applications and more.

Are you interested in the world of business? Find out how you can develop a strong foundation and practical skills in accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, computer applications and more.


Most business administrators (CEOs, CFOs, corporate chairperson) have accounting backgrounds, so if you are interested in running a business, whether a small business or a major corporation, then an accounting background is the place to start.

There are many other reasons to study accounting. As an accountant you can have a rewarding and challenging career. Careers in accounting are very diverse. Accountants hold a variety of positions ranging from auditors to business consultants, from tax advisers to chief financial officers. Accountants help an organization interpret accounting information and use it to make decisions about the future. Accountants are more than number-crunchers, they are leaders and consultants. Accounting provides information for all of the functions of a business. Even if you plan to major in another field, whether you want to be a doctor, lawyer, architect or professional engineer, studying accounting can be beneficial and important to your career.

Do you want to keep the daily accounting records of a business? Or become a business owner or office manager who won’t be embarrassed or mystified when others start talking about debits and credits or discussing financial statements? Do you want to become a professional accountant? If so, this is the first course in a two-course sequence for you. Learn how to record the daily transactions of a business using the rules of accounting and convert this data into useful financial statements. This course shows you how to prepare and analyze statements and introduces you to the world of computerized accounting.

Are you ready to apply the rules of debit and credit from Accounting 11 to more complex, yet common, business transactions? Would you like to be able to compute and use ratios and comparisons to reveal what the financial statements tell about a company? This practical course is the second part of a two-course sequence for students planning to be office managers, business owners, someone who keep the daily accounting records of a business, a professional accountants, or a professional working in the field of finance or banking. This course builds on your knowledge gained in Accounting 11 with a much greater emphasis on computerized accounting.

This course is an introduction to financial accounting concepts. Completion of Accounting 11 is an asset but not a requirement. This is an excellent course for students planning to pursue post secondary studies in accounting, finance, business management or commerce. In addition to basic accounting concepts and procedures, students will be introduced to advanced topics such as adjustments, and financial analysis. Financial Accounting 12 emphasises the use of industry standard accounting software.


Whether you are planning for a career in computers or business, or gain computer skills that will be useful to you in high school and post-secondary school, computer courses may be right for you. Develop the computer skills needed for school and an office environment that will always be a benefit to you.

Digital Communications is a great place for you to learn and develop new computer skills or expand your current technology skills. Using a mix of industry-standard programs along with on-line programs and downloadable programs Digital Communications is the place to learn how to create and display multi-media presentations. Create your own materials to present in your other classes, at home or on line. A wide variety of applications will be explored including on-line multi-media posters and slideshows, animation, web design, image editing, sound and video editing, on-line collaboration, and more.

Web 2.0 – 11/12
Be a part of the growing number of people that go beyond using the Internet to find information and now create content for the Web. Publish your own thoughts, edit and post pictures, music or videos, collaborate on the creation of on-line documents. Become a creator of online content using on-line tools and free downloadable programs. Learn how to create collaborative documents, blogs, or multi-media presentations and then publish your work on-line on sites like Facebook, YouTube, Google Video, Flikr, Picasa and more. Web 2.0 is a self-directed course where students, working with the teacher, will develop their own learning plan and course content.

Make a commitment to 10-finger typing, not 2-finger typing! Learn the correct fingering technique and develop alphabetic and numeric computer keyboarding skills. Increase your speed or break bad habits if you already have experience with the correct keying technique. Whether you have no previous keyboarding experience or you’re a little rusty, this course will improve your speed and accuracy. Some time is spent on using basic word processing features so that you can format a simple letter, table, and a paper with references and a bibliography. Learn to use Microsoft Word to format documents, Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, and PowerPoint to create multi-media presentations. This course also includes instruction on Photoshop, webpage design using HTML and Alice program to create 3D video gaming. Without question, the skills and knowledge learned in this course are some of the most valuable to the student in their high school years, during post-secondary education and beyond into their careers.

BCA 10 introduces students to the use of information technology in a business environment. Students will learn how to use information technology in a work environment, perform electronic research, communicate electronically, and use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), PhotoShop, and HTML to develop solutions and communicate in business situations. Students will also explore possible future occupations in information technology.

BCA 11 provides students with the opportunity to develop the information technology skills and knowledge required in business using industry standard software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher), Photoshop, and HTML to develop solutions and communicate in business situations. Students will learn about the information technology work environment, conduct electronic research, investigate electronic business, and explore occupations and postsecondary programs that require information technology skills.

Do you want to create your own videos? Whether it is to make a more dynamic multi-media class presentation or to upload to YouTube, Facebook, a blog, or any other social media site, DMD 11 is the course for you. Using state-of-the art equipment and industry standard software you will learn everything you need to know from filming to video editing and sound editing, to creating a menu-based DVD. Make movies with video that you shoot or create mashups with downloaded clips, add sound effects and music and then publish. This is the course for all future filmmakers.

Build on what you learned in Digital Media Development 11 to continue your journey as a budding filmmaker. In DMD 12 you will continue to work with industry standard software to produce movies with run times up to 30 minutes. Major projects include a Remembrance Day tribute video, the French Immersion Rendezvous Evening, the grad dinner/dance and dry grad video, and the year-end video!

Students taking this course assist in the running of the school computer and network resources. They also will assist teachers and other students in using the technological resources and update the school website.

Desktop Publishing 11 is an introductory course that provides skill development in the producing and editing of electronic publications. Students will create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Improved productivity of electronically produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications are emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included.

Desktop Publishing 12 continues development of skills taught in Desktop Publishing 11. Students apply knowledge of software to full graphic and editorial production of journalistic material, including but not limited to the school newsletter.

ICT 11 is an introductory course designed for students who want to explore the capabilities of current computer technology. There are no prerequisites, but having an interest in computers is essential. You will learn about web development (HTML), 3-dimensional animation (Alice), photo editing (PhotoShop) and interactive multimedia (Flash). In addition, students will publish their own personal websites, allowing them to show off their work to the rest of the world. Students who enjoy this course are encouraged to take ICT12.

This course will build on the concepts explored in Information & Communications Technology 11. Making flash games is the most exciting and fun part of the course. The creativity and imagination of the student drives the direction of his learning. Coding is a big part of this course (JavaScript & ActionScript), enabling the students to experience first hand of what it’s like to be a programmer. Web page development software, Dreamweaver, will also be covered. This program allows users to create web pages without hand coding with HTML.

Learn Java and earn credit for university! Java is the hottest programming language around today! This course can be taken concurrently with ICT 12.


What image comes to mind when you hear the word business? Some people think of their jobs, others think of the merchants they patronize as consumers, and still others think of profit. Business drives the economic pulse of a nation. Whether you decide to start your own business, work for a small, family-run business, or sign on with a large international corporation, your achievements will depend on your ability to maintain the constant pace of change in today’s world. The business courses at Cariboo builds the foundation and discusses the strategies that allow companies to compete in today’s interactive marketplace. You will also learn skills that you will need to turn ideas into action for your own career success.

Learn about the stock market, starting a small business, advertising and sales, marketing, and much more! This course provides the student with a general introduction to many of the main areas of business including marketing, money and banking, business law, consumerism and economics. This course is enhanced with field trips, guest speakers, simulation games, and involvement with the business community.

Marketing 11 focuses on developing knowledge and applying skills in the context of retail and services marketing. Students will learn about the importance of customer service, analyze the methods used to maintain customer loyalty, and examine ways in which product presentation influences buyers. This course also introduces the fundamental concepts of marketing, with an emphasis on product and packaging, and advertising and promotion. As a practical, project-driven course, students will have the opportunity to run taste-tests and conduct surveys, develop new products, and create print and television advertisements.

Marketing 12 is designed to provide an economic understanding of marketing concepts. It includes the exploration of business/marketing careers, the study of the retail market (including demographics and lifestyle trends, and channels of distribution). Additional marketing concepts covered are the analysis of new product development, product pricing and promotion (including principles of advertising, merchandising, and selling). Students must have a basic interest in procedures involved in marketing products and a willingness to participate actively in simulated and actual marketing projects.

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their personal goals by satisfying the needs of others. Students will learn about values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurial activity by developing and operating their own for-profit business.

Are you looking for a challenging course? If successfully complete, you will obtain eight grade 12 credits and six credits at most college and universities. This course enables students to understand the factors that affect economic growth, evaluate the effects of a variety of economic theories on economic systems, recognize the influence of markets and government, and research and interpret economic data. Topics include: supply and demand, production and distribution, labour, the role of government, international trade, and decision-making in business. This is an academic course similar to a first year college or university course and students should be prepared to work at this level.

Hospitality and Tourism 11 & 12 gives students the opportunity to learn more about British Columbia’s largest industry. This course offers details about the tourism industry, specifically within British Columbia and Canada. Classes are able to visit various tourist attractions in our area, such as Whistler, Lonsdale Quay, and Granville Island. Careers within the Hospitality and Tourism industry are explored through research, guest speakers, and visits to businesses within the community. This course provides training in professionalism and communication skills. Students have the opportunity to become certified through various programs, such as SuperHost, which can be beneficial on a resume. Hospitality and Tourism 11 and 12 are great electives for any students interested in the travel and service industry.