Computer and Business

The Computer and Business Department offers classes to prepare students to become effective users of technology. Students engage in "hands-on" activities to develop the technology skills needed for college and beyond. 

Course Offerings

List of 5 items.

  • Accounting I

    2 semesters, 1 credit  
    Open to 11, 12

    This course is recommended for any student intending to pursue a business career. It presents current accounting principles and terminology and develops an understanding of processing financial data. At the end of the year, the student will be able to complete an entire accounting cycle, using accounts payable and receivable, and complete financial statements. Projects are done on computers, incorporating accounting principles.

    This course is taught at Brother Rice.
  • Computer Applications I

    1 semester, 1/2 credit
    Open to 9, 10, 11
    Prerequisite: Due to the course requirements and the pace of the class, students must accurately type 35-40 wpm. In order to meet this prerequisite, students may practice at home using an on-line typing tutor, purchase software, or use the typing tutor available at Marian High School.
     
    In this course, students will experience Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and will explore the importance of Internet safety. Students will create documents formatted for term papers using proper MLA (Modern Language Association) style, produce web-based documents, investigate styles associated with business production, and assemble documents involving the integration of different formatted files. Students will learn the advanced features of MS Word and Google Suite, allowing them to efficiently and professionally prepare assignments for their Marian classes and future college courses.


  • Computers Applications II

    1 semester, 1/2 credit
    Open to 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Computer Applications I

    In this course, students will produce documents and presentation material using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and Internet safety. Using Excel, they will create and evaluate worksheets learning financial and math data display solutions. PowerPoint will be used to create and conduct business oriented material and presentations. Students will also learn how to create web pages, produce graphical representations of data and use advanced features in Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Introduction to Business

    1 semester, 1/2 credit  
    Open to 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Computer Applications I

    This course allows students to gain an understanding of the world of business, including global business, the role of accounting, human resources, financial operations, marketing and advertising of products and services, and the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. This class is taught through a variety of projects and assignments with a strong use of technology.
  • Computer Science

    1 semester, 1/2 credit,
    Open to 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Computer Applications I; B or better in Algebra I

    This introductory computer programming course is an option as an alternative to the required Computer Applications II course. Students may use this course toward their Computer requirement for graduation. Computer Science is ideal for students interested in STEM fields, but it is not limited as such. Students will learn how to solve programming problems by breaking them down into logical steps, writing programs in a logical, structured and organized manner, and illustrating major concepts by creating programming projects. By learning these skills, students will have the awareness of the reason for a particular computer language, the role a program plays in computer use, and the ability a programmer has to control the computer.

List of 2 members.

  • Tim Ellis 

    Director of Instructional Technology
    BS - Central Michigan University
    MA - Central Michigan University
  • Claudine Denha 

    BA - Wayne State University
    MA - Wayne State University

Marian High School

7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
PHONE: (248) 644-1750
Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.

An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.