Business Computer Department

The mission of the Notre Dame Business Department is to prepare students for a rapidly changing world by providing rigorous courses based on real-world applications.  Students will gain the ability to speak the language of business with regard to technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, and consumerism and become ethically aware prospective business and civic leaders.

  • Marketing
  • Video Production
#V42B Video Production: Marketing 301 

0.5 Credit Level 2

This class is designed for students to display growth in production of material. Students will design a digital portfolio consisting of a collection of his work emphasizing, through the use of editing, the progression from start of year to end of year progress. This portfolio project will continue from year to year and display works in a compilation style. This class will have students take ownership from start to finish of a long term, school-assigned interdisciplinary project.  Students in this class will combine another subject areas work into a video production project.  This co-curricular unit will utilize content from another discipline and display it in video format (flip classroom production, speech production, foreign language dialogue recording, student biography production, digital athletic portfolio production, etc.)

Requirements for placement: Have completed Video Marketing Production 201

  • Marketing
  • Video Production
#V42A Video Production: Marketing 201

0.5 Credit Level 2

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to produce both short and long term projects based on assigned “marketing” projects. Students will utilize editing to enhance standard videos and develop a catalogue of marketing videos designed to highlight and emphasize features of a product (commercial style of video production).

Requirements for placement: Have completed Basic Video Production 101 and is taking or completed Entrepreneurship

  • Video Production
#V32B Video Production: Sports 301

0.5 Credit Level 2

In this advanced course, students will design and construct a portfolio of their sports broadcasting assignments.  Students will direct and produce multiple online sporting events as well as broadcast live over the course of the sport’s seasons.  Students will be responsible for attending Notre Dame sporting events at various locations and times throughout the school year.

Requirements for placement: Have completed Video Sports Production 201 

  • Video Production
#V32A Video Production: Sports 201

0.5 Credit Level 2

This course is designed to give students hands-on experience with all aspects of producing a sporting event.  From play-by-play commentary, technical camera and production elements, editing both in-game and post-game content, students will utilize the school’s equipment to produce a high level sports broadcast.  Students will produce “teaser” videos designed to promote upcoming events as well as compilation pieces containing highlights, etc.

Requirements for placement: Have completed Basic Video Production 101 and is taking or completed Marketing

  • Video Production
#V22B Video Production: News 301

0.5 Credit Level 2

In this advanced course, students will take an active part in the administration process of the news program.  Students will assign, critique, and review news stories.  This course will implement the concepts covered in Speech class.  

Requirements for placement: Have completed Video Production News 201 and Public Speaking 

  • Video Production
#V22A Video Production: News 201

0.5 Credit Level 2

This course is designed to give students a hands-on experience with producing a school news show for broadcast on a weekly/bi-weekly basis.  Students are responsible for visual and technical aspects of news broadcasting and journalism. Students will produce, edit, manage, and plan all aspects of the broadcast. The students will also critique on-air delivery of content and emphasize the mechanics of delivery. 

Requirements for placement: Have completed Basic Video Production 101 

  • Video Production
#V12A Basic Video Production 101

0.5 Credit Level 2

This introductory course will provide the students with an entree into all aspects of Video Production.  This course will introduce students to basic video production with a strong emphasis placed on developing critical viewing skills, both technical and conceptual. Students will work on a series of “hands-on” exercises designed to help them develop strong production skills including camera operation, audio mixing, and graphics system operation. Students will apply these new skills in team exercises designed to provide experiences working with directors in a “live to tape” setting. Using basic field production equipment, students will shoot and edit simple exercises emphasizing the development of strong pre-production planning and research skills. Students will be introduced to video editing theory and techniques. This course will introduce the concepts from Video Production: News, Video Production: Sports, Video Production: Business.

This course meets Fine Art 0.5 credit requirement.

  • Video Production
#T42A Business Computer Applications

0.5 Credit Level 2

This course is designed to introduce students to the various tools in the Google Application platform.  Topics within the course include manipulation and design of Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Presentation, website and blog construction, organization and collaboration with Groups and Google+, as well as the integration of mobile devices and Microsoft Office products.  Digital citizenship will be an underlying theme of the course.

Requirements for placement: sophomore, junior or senior status

  • Marketing
#U52A   Marketing

0.5 Credit Level 2

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes common to the fields of marketing, merchandising, distribution, and retailing.  Instruction will emphasize applications directly involved with marketing areas such as advertising, sales, research, promotions, fashion merchandising, and sports and entertainment marketing. E-Commerce and the Internet’s involvement in marketing will also be explored.  Students will receive “hands on” experiences through Virtual Business ™ simulation software. Also, all marketing students will be encouraged to join DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) an association of marketing students.

Requirement for placement: junior or senior status

  • Entrepreneurship
#U42A   Entrepreneurship

0.5 Credit Level 2

This course gives each student an in-depth look at what it takes to plan, start, and maintain his own business.  The course is organized into various levels. The first exposes the student to the basics of entrepreneurship; the second teaches the fundamentals of business planning and the competitive free market environment; the third level gives each student a comprehensive look at what is needed to manage a small enterprise using Virtual Business simulation software.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), which is an association for marketing students.

Requirements for placement:  sophomore, junior, or senior status

  • Life Skills
#P20B Life Skills

0.5 Credit Level*

This course deals with personal and health issues in the life of an adolescent.  Topics discussed will be building self-esteem, decision-making, relationship skills, public speaking, financial literacy and more.  Students’ grades will be based primarily on presentations completed during the term.

Requirements for placement:  sophomore status.