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1300 David Avenue, Port Moody, BC, V3H 5K6| Phone: 604-461-8679| Contact Us
Heritage Woods Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Business Education
Ever dreamed of running your own company? Being the boss? Counting huge profits? Then Business Technology 9 is the course for you. Here you will learn basic business fundamentals like marketing, economics, communications, finance, and investing. In this computer-based course, students will learn to explore, promote and expand their business through a
series of individual and group projects. In the final project, students will be expected to run their own in-school company for a few days and then analyze the results.

Students need to gain financial, economic and consumer skills to survive in our complex society. This course is designed as an introduction to accounting concepts for those seeking skills for entry-level employment or personal use. Students gain insight into financial problems and solutions which have far-reaching benefits for entrepreneurial and professional careers.

A thorough introduction to business software programs used in the industry is taught in this course. Students will develop their skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, and telecommunications including e- mail and the internet. Activities focus on real- world uses of computer applications and relate to the world of work. Students may have the opportunity to become MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certified – an industry recognized certification.

This introductory course is intended to give students a framework of economic theory as a basis for future Economics or Business-related fields. Topics such as different economic systems, supply and demand, distribution of goods, money and banking, international trade and the role of government are covered. Economics 12 is a highly recommended course for
students wishing to pursue Business Studies at post-secondary.

(Formerly Keyboarding 11)
This course has been developed to meet the needs of students interested in working with computers in a business environment where strong keyboarding skills are required. The curriculum is designed to allow students to increase their keyboarding proficiency to an employable level and to provide a basic framework where students can learn the
fundamentals of word processing and all the basic word processing tasks that they may encounter upon entry into the workforce.

(Formerly Marketing 11) 
In today’s world, Marketing is everywhere. What brand names are you wearing? What is advertised on the side of the bus? What is the logo on your coffee cup? In Marketing & Promotion 11, students will develop an understanding of marketing strategies that are used to bring goods and services to consumers’ attention. Students will learn about the 4P’s of
Marketing: Product, Place, Promotion and Price. This course is a must for those who like to show off their creativeness, or for those who simply enjoy studying and developing advertising campaigns and ideas. So come on! Don’t wait! Sign up!

The KFC slogan “fingerlickin’ good” in Chinese meant “eat your fingers off” and the Chevrolet Nova had poor sales in Spanish speaking countries because “No va” means “doesn’t go”. These are a couple of examples why some products succeed in one market but not others. How do geography, culture and language affect a company’s marketing strategy? In E-Commerce 12, students will study and examine markets and advertising on a global scale. The course will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their business management and entrepreneurship skills from a global perspective. Recommendation: Marketing & Promotion 11

Heritage Woods Secondary School

1300 David Avenue, Port Moody BC
V3H 5K6
604-461-8679 604-937-8055
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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