• Intro to Business

    • Intro to Business Introduction to Business (BUS6812/BUS6813)  
    • Length/Credit: 2 semesters/1.0 unit 
    • Grade: 9, 10 (API approval for 11, 12)
    • Other Info: Meets the Global Economics Graduation Requirement.

    Description: In this course, students will survey an array of topics and concepts related to the field of business. Students will become acquainted with an overview of the American economic system, forms of business organization, small business ownership, human resources, marketing, and management. Topics also include banking, finance, the role of government in business, consumerism, credit/investment, and management. The course will also expose students to the varied opportunities in business, accounting, management, and related career fields. Lastly, get the information you need to buy and insure a car, obtain credit, save and invest your money, and manage a checking account.

    Sales and Advertising

    • District 300 Internship Program (BUS6817) 
    • Length/Credit: 1 semester/.05 units
    • Grade: 10, 11, 12
    • Other Info: Articulated with ECC MKT 105 (Sales)

    Description: Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the general principles of advertising and sales. The student will be prepared, as realistically as possible, for the business world. Students will discuss communication skills, advertising, publicity, sales promotion, and advertising layout. The student will complete an oral sales presentation as the culminating activity for the class.


    • Marketing (BUS6816) 
    • Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 units  
    • Grade: 10, 11, 12 
    • Other Info: Articulated with ECC MKT 103 (Marketing)

    Description: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scope and importance of the field of marketing and distribution. Students will develop a basic knowledge, attitude and skills needed for entering the field of marketing and management. Students will be introduced to marketing research, product design, pricing, packaging, publicity, international marketing, and entrepreneurship.


    • District 300 Internship Program (BUS6869/BUS6870) 
    • Length/Credit: May be taken for 1 semester/1.0 unit or 2 semesters/2.0 units (each semester is scheduled as a double period, may also be combined with early release in order to provide robust internship experience). 
    • Grade: 11, 12 Prerequisite: 2.5 unweighted GPA (cumulative) 
    • Other Info: An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.

    Description: The District 300 Internship Program is a partnership between the high schools and the industrial, business, professional, and service communities of the Fox Valley area. The program provides students with an opportunity for hands-on career exploration allowing them to observe daily operations, dialogue with personnel, and gain an understanding about how a particular job/career functions within a total system. Interns receive credit per semester per district guidelines. Interns are not paid and devote a total of 55 to 65 hours over a semester to their internship (ten hours are spent doing career related course work with the program coordinator). An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.