Business Education


Darren Yung
(ADST Dept. Head)
  • Palo Alto Cyber Security
  • Comp 10 – 12
Greg Campbell
  • Entrepreneurship/Marketing
  • E-Commerce 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
Steve Chercover
  • Business Ed 8
  • Accounting 11/12
  • Economics / AP Microeconomics / AP Macroeconomics
  • Comp Stud 10-12
  • Microsoft Office
Jerry Chen
  • DigiPen
Amy Lai
  • CLE
Jack Tran
  • CLE

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.

Applied Skills Design & Technology 8

Applied Skills Design & Technology (ADST) 8
The ADST 8 course is a grade 8 elective where you rotate through the three major subsections of the ADST department. These subsections are Technology Education, Home Economics and Business/Computers. By taking this elective you are given an opportunity to experience a little taste of each of the types of learning you will experience so that you can decide what you want to do in grades 9 through 12. In the Tech Ed section you will learn about using the tools, building and creating things in within Technology Education. In Home Economics you will learn practical skills such as cooking and sewing along with working collaboratively in a team. In Business/Computers you will learn about the computers at school in a networked environment which will help you in high school and beyond.

What image comes to mind when you hear the word business? Some people think of their jobs, others think of the merchants and 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.


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.


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.

Computer Studies 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, and PowerPoint),digital media and other skills to communicate in business situations. Students will also explore possible future occupations in information technology.

In Web Development 10 you will learn how to create websites by writing your own HTML code, the backbone behind all websites. Additionally, you will learn how to include & use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to streamline the development of your sites.

ICT Digital Communications 11 explores the theory and application of the digital tools used in computers today for communications. Students expand on their understanding of basic digital literacy and computer skills. We will also explore effective search techniques and tools, assess the relevance of online content, and digital media creation tools such as image, audio and video.

In computer programming 11/12, students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will use the Python programming language to explore concepts such as computer programming syntax and structure, data types, input and output, functions, branching, conditionals and looping, recursion and algorithms and algorithm analysis. Students will also work both individually and collaboratively on problem solving in relation to programming. It is encouraged that students have at a minimum Math 10 Foundations and Pre-Calc before taking this course. 

BCA 12 provides students with the opportunity to develop the information technology skills and knowledge required in business using the Microsoft Office suite. 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.

AP Computer Science A introduces students to computer science through programming. Fundamental topics in this course include the design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language.

PREREQUISITES: It is recommended that students have successfully completed Foundations and Pre-Calc Math 10. Students are expected to apply problem-solving strategies that require multiple approaches and collaborative efforts. In addition, students should be able to use a Cartesian (x, y) coordinate system to represent points on a plane. It is important that students and their advisers understand that any significant computer science course builds upon a foundation of mathematical reasoning that should be acquired before attempting such a course. Prior computer science experience is not required to take this course.

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!

The Microsoft Office Specialist program is a course where students can achieve an industry recognized certification which acknowledges their skills and ability in relation to the Microsoft Office Software suite. For more information, please see:



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.

E-Commerce 12 (Marketing)
E-Commerce 12 is designed to provide students with an overview and understanding of economic, business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and E-Commerce opportunities. The course includes the exploration of creating innovative business ideas and ventures, evaluating demographics and lifestyle trends, reviewing market segmentations, channels of distribution, marketing strategy, and learning about different technology tools and E-Commerce applications to help promote and advertise business ventures.  

ENTREPENEURSHIP 12 (Business Development)
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.