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Business Education

Business Education Course Offerings

 

WHAT IS BUSINESS EDUCATION AT SOUTH SENECA HIGH SCHOOL?

Business education is a curriculum encompassing such diverse areas of study as Accounting, Law, Career Education, Commercial Art and Design, Communications and Technical Writing, Consumer Education, Entrepreneurship, Human Relations, Marketing, and Microcomputer Applications.

The primary goal of business education is to provide students with a strong foundation in employment skills. But beyond teaching occupational skills, the business program teaches students about business, about the expectations of the business environment, and about how businesses fit into our economy.
Incorporated throughout the total program are efforts to:

  • Refine communication skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Develop critical thinking, reasoning, and decision-making skills.
  • Improve and refine interpersonal skills.
  • Increase proficiency with a variety of computer hardware/software most commonly used in business including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, and others.
  • Make cross-curricular connections between core subject content and occupational applications.
 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES?

Business education courses can help students to

  1. Improve family life competencies in communication and finance (including saving, checking, investing, budgeting, and goal setting).
  2. Prepare to enter a career immediately after graduation in a diversity of occupations.
  3. Prepare for part-time employment while attending college.
  4. Acquire background knowledge for college programs in administration, management, accounting, law, or liberal arts.
  5. Understand the business aspects of many careers.
  6. Make intelligent decisions as consumers, workers, and citizens.
 

ABOUT BUSINESS EDUCATION STAFF

Robert Hermanet
 
email: rhermanet "at" southseneca.org

 

Graduated Fairport High School, 1988


Graduated University at Buffalo, 1994

      BS Management
      BFA Graphic Design

 

Graduated Nazareth College, 1997

MS Elementary Education


Third Grade Teacher, 1997-1998

Lansing Elementary School


Business Teacher, 1999-2003

Ithaca High School


Business Teacher, 2003-Present

South Seneca H.S.

Matthew T. Barkee

 

email: mbarkee "at" southseneca.org
 

Graduated from South Seneca High School, 1988

 

Graduated from SUNY Delhi, 1990

       AAS Hotel Restaurant Management

 

Graduated from Johnson & Wales University, Providence Rhode Island

AS Hotel Restaurant Management, 1991

BS Hotel Restaurant Management, 1992

 

General Manager, 1992-1997

      Quality Dining Inc. Chilis Restaurant Division, 

      Philadelphia, PA

 

Graduated from SUNY Oswego, 2001

      MS Education

 

Business Teacher, 2001-Present

      South Seneca High School

 


BUSINESS DEPARTMENT LINKS

Mr. Hermanet's Web Page
Mr. Barkee's Web Page

Report gallery

Business Teachers Association of New York State

International Society for Technical Communication
RGI Learning Inc. “Practical Communication Techniques”
Virtual Stock Exchange
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