Brenda Loney

Brenda Loney


Department Lead


Accounting I, ½ credit
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Description:    Accounting I is an introductory course designed to develop a basic understanding of accounting principles, concepts, terminology, and procedures.  Students will complete an accounting cycle for a service business organized as a proprietorship.  Students will also be introduced to automated accounting.  Any student headed into the business world or planning on a business degree in college should have substantial knowledge of accounting.


Accounting II, ½ credit
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Description:    Accounting II is a continuation of Accounting I and will provide students with more detailed accounting knowledge than Accounting I.  Students will complete an accounting cycle for a merchandise business organized as a corporation.  Students will also complete a manual business simulation for a merchandising business organized as a partnership.  Automated accounting is continued in the study of corporate accounting.  Prerequisites:  Accounting I

Banking & Finance, 1 credit
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Description:    This course emphasizes the basic study of personal finance to include areas of career, checking & savings accounts, budgeting, and decision making.  In addition, students run an actual bank at the high school, with a local bank assisting.  Services offered include loans, savings accounts, cashing checks, and making change.  Students will be involved in all aspects of banking, including loan officers, board of directors, accounting, tellers, marketing, and other bank positions. The students have a regular classroom setting plus required outside time to operate the bank.

Student Bank Hours:

  • 7:45 – 8:10
  • 12:00 – 12:25


  • Make Change
  • Cash Checks
  • Savings Accounts
  • Loans

Computer Applications I, ½ credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Description:    This course is a prerequisite for all other computer classes taught in the business department.  It will consist of the beginning elements of “touch” typing, using a software program called Micro-Type.  Progression will be made in word processing and the study of formatting for memorandums, letters/envelopes, outlines, tables, reports, proofreading marks, and focusing on building speed and accuracy.

Computer Applications I is a prerequisite for any other computer classes at DHS.

There will be 2-minute timings, based on speed and accuracy.  There is a 4 error limit (2 errors per minute)!

You can practice online!

Desktop Publishing,½ credit
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Description:    To introduce students to the process of creating a document that looks like a professionally designed and printed document.  Publisher, Corel Draw, as well as various internet sites, scanners and digital cameras will be used to assist students in sizing and inserting photos, graphics, and line drawing to the text copy.  Instruction will be provided to produce original layouts for newsletters, brochures, catalogs, business cards, letterheads, invitations, cards, logos, flyers, and other materials.  Prerequisites:  Computer Applications I

Web Page Design, ½ credit
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Description: This course introduces students to a variety of ways to create and maintain web pages.  The students will focus on the overall production processes with particular emphasis on design elements involving layout, navigation, and interactivity.  The basics of web design software will be taught using Dream Weaver.  Prerequisites:  Word Processing I