This dual credit course is open to students in Grade 11 and Grade 12.
The dual credit course offers:
Three Selkirk College credits toward the Business Administration Diploma.
The option to transfer these credits to other post-secondary institutions.
Four high school credits toward graduation.
This dual credit course will be delivered exclusively to high schools throughout the West Kootenay-Boundary Region through an online asynchronous course beginning January 30, 2023, and continuing for 15 weeks.
The course is programmed for weekly readings and small assignments, and students will have access to virtual regular instructor hours in the early evening on a day to be scheduled.
Course Description: ADMN 170 Introduction to Business
Students will develop a business plan based on their own idea or an existing business.
Introduction to Business is a course that introduces students to the management and operation of business, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms. This course also introduces students to career exploration and preparation.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe foundational business terms, concepts and models of analysis.
- Conduct a situational analysis for a business to develop a strategic plan.
- Use evidence-based data to support planning and decision-making.
- Apply effective critical thinking for business decision-making.
- Apply a teamwork collaboration model.
- Conduct a career exploration through completion of Career Launch - Module 1.
- Understand the standards for academic integrity and core values of the Selkirk College School of Business.
Costs and Resources
There is no cost to this program for students or school districts during this 2023 pilot delivery.
College faculty instruction along with textbook and other material is covered by Selkirk College.
The college will not cover any transportation costs for students.
Students should have regular and reliable access to a computer and highspeed internet connection.
Students will continue to be supported by their high school counsellors and school-based team. This includes coordination with Selkirk College Accessibility Services to ensure students have access to learning supports as needed. Students must comply with both school district and Selkirk College policies.
Future Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarships
Having a post-secondary course (from any institution) prior to a student’s first year of post-secondary can impact opportunities to be eligible for certain scholarships available to high school students. If a student is concerned, it is important that they call and directly ask the institution they intend to enter at a later date.
Students must have completed and passed with a minimum 60% both Math 10 (any course) as well as English 10 or equivalent.
Interested? Apply to the Selkirk College Open Studies – Dual Credit program through your high school counsellor and complete the appropriate application forms.