8452 Business Management and Computer Application
The computer tools and business skills of the 21st century can be yours. You'll learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher. You will have the opportunity to earn a "MOS" Certificate (Microsoft Outlook Specialist). You'll learn how to launch, operate and manage your own company. And you can test the waters of the stock market in an investing game that offers cash prizes.
Credits: 10 Elective; 5 English (must be prearranged, one semester only)
Grades: 10 -- 12
Number of Semesters: 1 -- 4
Articulation Agreement: Community College of Denver (CCD)
From junior year on, CEC Middle College of Denver students can take up to four courses a year at Community College of Denver (CCD) in lieu of academic courses at C E C. Upon graduation, students can complete their associates degree at CCD in one year, rather than two. The degree can then be transferred to a bachelors or other advanced degree program. C E C also has an affiliate agreement with Emily Griffith Opportunity School to provide industry certification for specific course work.
Any high school student who wants to take full advantage of his or her career and academic options can apply on a space available basis. C E C Middle College of Denver enrolls both full-time and half-day students. Enrollment as a full-time student is by application and interview only. Students accepted to the full-time program take all of their career and academic courses through C E C. Half-day students take pre-professional courses on C E Cs Northwest Denver campus while enrolled in their home high schools.
Nationwide, middle college-style high schools have been very successful in serving the needs of urban students. They've improved school attendance and academic performance, increased graduation rates and the number of students who pursue higher education, and improved job placements. At C E C Middle College of Denver, not only do students have the advantage of a real-life learning experience offered by numerous career-oriented courses many of which provide internships they get a jump-start on a college degree or industry certification. Students who successfully complete the Middle College program can receive an associate's degree in one rather than two years after completing their senior year.
Industry-experienced professionals teach these career-oriented courses:
• Architectural Technology
• Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
• Audio Engineering
• Auto Body Repair and Painting
• Automotive Technology
• Business Management
• Citywide Jazz Combo (by Spring Audition)
• Commercial Art/Computer Graphics
• Commercial Photography
• Construction Trades
• Culinary Arts
• Digital Film Production
• Early Childhood/Elementary Education
• Executive Internship
• Fashion Design/Clothing Careers
• Fire Science
• Fitness Trainer
• Medical Careers
• Police Science/Criminal Justice
• Teacher Cadet