Business Education


Darren Yung
(ADST Dept. Head)
  • Palo Alto Cyber Security
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
Greg Campbell
  • Entrepreneurship/Marketing
  • E-Commerce 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
Steve Chercover
  • Digital Media Dev. 12
  • Accounting 
  • Computer Studies 10
  • Computer Programming 11/12
  • Business Computer Apps 12
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • Economics 12
  • Business Ed 8
Jerry Chen
  • DigiPen 
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
Julie Helps
  • CLE 10
Charmaine Jansen
  • CLE 10
Halley Nasu
  • CLE 10

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.

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, 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!

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 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.