BEST 

-BUSINESS-

 -ENGINEERING-

-SCIENCES-

-TECHNOLOGY-

ACADEMY

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MISSION

The Business, Engineering, Sciences & Technology (BEST) Academy will encourage the pursuit and perseverance in the careers of Business, Engineering, Sciences and Technology with work based knowledge and experience, and a strong academic foundation to become a contributing member of society.

 

OVERVIEW

Students in the BEST Academy will strive to meet industry standards and gain knowledge and skills necessary for success in the areas of business, engineering, sciences and technology. Students have the opportunity to apply these skills in establishing and managing a small business. The Cooperative Education or Directed Studies class is where students learn job skills and gain work experience in the various strands offered. Students have the opportunity to join the Technology Learning Center (TLC) or a Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO), such as DECA, FBLA, Skills USA, FFA or the WHS Robotics Program which will enrich their experiences through real-world application.

BUSINESS PATHWAYS

 

WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS STRANDS OF THE WAIAKEA HIGH BEST ACADEMY!

Have you ever wondered how companies decide to sell a product, or how to keeping track of your money, or the skills to open your own business?

 

If you answered any of the above questions with a yes, then the Business Strand is for you! These classes follow the CTE (Career Technical Education) strand and provide basic introductory topics  into the world of business.

Business Core

This course is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in business, management and technology and/or related occupations. Students will learn essential concepts that will provide a solid foundation for further study in preparation for careers in business. Problem based, real world applications of business concepts will be emphasized. Students will use technology for a variety of business applications and business communication, demonstrate effective customer service, and use accounting concepts to formulate, analyze, and evaluate financial decisions in business.

 

COURSE CODE:

  • TBU3010 (THIS IS THE BASIC REQUIRED COURSE FOR ALL BUSINESS STUDENTS!)

Marketing

RETAIL MERCHANDISING

Learn the basics of marketing and retail merchandising and develop the necessary attitudes and skills needed to enter into the world of work. The course will emphasize oral and written communication, development, and application of marketing/retail concepts, brand image, inventory management, store security, customer service, selling skills and hands-on activities to enhance application.

 

MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

This course is designed to immerse students in the development and application of essential marketing concept. Students will be expected to design, develop, and implement a marketing plan that meets a consumer need in the domestic or international community and that promotes a product, service, idea, or organization that is sensitive to societal and industry ethics. Apply marketing concepts previously learned and ENTER the “ANNUAL HAWAI‘I HIGH SCHOOL MARKETING PLAN COMPETITION.”

COURSE CODE: 

  • TGG3504 RETAIL MERCHANDISING (REQUIRED: COMPLETION OF BUSINESS CORE)

  • TBU3510 MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS (PERQUISITE OF COMPLETION OF RETAIL MERCHANDISING, SECOND YEAR ACADEMY STUDENTS MUST REGISTER WITH CO-OP)

Accounting

In this course the student learns and applies accounting principles and procedures using realistic problems, forms and practice sets.Accounting is one of the basic REQUIRED courses that most universities, colleges, and community colleges REQUIRE of any business major. Consider Beginning Accounting in the 11th grade followed by Advanced Accounting in the 12th to maximize your potential.

COURSE CODE: 

  • TBU3110 BEGINNING ACCOUNTING

  • TBN3116 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING (PERQUISITE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF BEG. ACCOUNTING; MUST BE ENROLLED IN TBK3910 (CO-OP) CONCURRENTLY.​

Office Admin. Tech.

For those students interested in clerical, administrative assistant, receptionist, and secretarial work. This course is an excellent opportunity for these students to get a head-start on what they would learn in a Business Technology Program at the community college. The course is designed to expose the students to classes that they will encounter if interested in this strand. Students will have a refresher on Keyboarding as well as via a simulation, learn to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access in Microsoft Office.
 

COURSE CODE:

  • TBU3610 (PERQUISITE OF COMPLETION OF BUSINESS CORE, REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS IN OFFICE ADMIN. TECH STRAND, SECOND YEAR ACADEMY STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN CO-OP)

Work Based Learning: Employment Training

Are you in need of emergency assistance when it comes to job search skills? Enroll in this course and develop the necessary attitudes and skills needed to enter into the world of work successfully. Topics such as professional business attire, resume writing, job applications, interviewing skills, follow-up calls and more will be introduced in this EXCITING class! Listen to guest speakers, network with community members and businesses....get a head start in one of life’s most important skills...obtaining and successfully maintaining employment. INTERNSHIPS ARE NOT PART OF THIS CLASS.

 

COURSE CODE:

  • TGG1500 (THIS CLASS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL BEST ACADEMY STUDENTS, AND OPEN TO ALL OTHER ACADEMIES, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

 

ENGINEERING

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PATHWAYS

 

WELCOME TO THE INDUSTRIAL, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY STRAND

     The Industrial and Engineering pathway consists of programs of study related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems. The technologies include design and engineering, electricity/electronics and computers, manufacturing, and transportation. These are the areas which assist businesses and industries in developing a skilled workforce.

     Technology courses help students understand and be comfortable with the concepts and workings of modern technology. Students will benefit from future career preparations for work and at home in making the best product choice for their purposes, operating products properly, and troubleshooting them when necessary.

     The goals of the industrial and engineering technology programs are to provide students with a conceptual understanding of technology, its place in society, and to help students use this understanding to evaluate and use new or emerging technologies.

IET Core

This comprehensive action-based course introduces students to technological processes to solve real-world problems and develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes to design, modify, use, and apply technology. Emphasis will be on safety, skill development, operation of shop machines and basic engineering concepts. This course is intended for those considering a career in engineering or industrial technology. TIC5010W introduces students to women who have made significant contributions in areas of the industrial and technological world.

COURSE CODE:

  • COURSE CODE: TIC5010 (THIS IS THE BASIC REQUIRED COURSE FOR ALL IET STUDENTS!)

Diversified Agriculture

NATURAL RESOURCES PATHWAY CORE

This course is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the Natural Resources Career Pathway. Students will be introduced to basic concepts in agriculture, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, and forestry. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the following concepts will be covered: 1) Scientific processes and systems, 2) Technology and Biotechnology, 3) Natural Resources Management, 4) Environmental Protection, and 5) Legal Responsibility and Ethics.

NATURAL RESOURCE PRODUCTION 1 (TERRESTRIAL OR AQUATIC)

An applied science course designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate terrestrial and/or aquatic plants and animals as they relate to natural resource careers. Emphasis will be on understanding systems and growing conditions necessary for a variety of plants and animals to survive and thrive.

NATURAL RESOURCE PRODUCTION 2 (TERRESTRIAL OR AQUATIC)

The course is designed to provide an in-depth program focusing on knowledge, terminology, and skills specific to selected diversified Natural Resource Production as they relate to Natural Resources careers.It emphasizes specific systems necessary for specific species to survive and thrive and decision-making on production based on markets and consumer preference.

DIRECTED STUDY IN NATURAL RESOURCES

This course is for the student who needs, desires, and can profit from an individual research and development project. The importance of research and development being conducted by the American industry is stressed. Learning experiences include gathering of technical and scientific information, creating, designing, constructing, testing and evaluating individual or group project.

COURSE CODE:  

  • TNC6010 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND REQUIRED TO ENTER BEST ACADEMY

  • NATURAL RESOURCE PRODUCTION 1 (TERRESTRIAL-TNU6133T) OR (AQUATIC-TNN6133A) RECOMMENDED COURSE(S)

  • NATURAL RESOURCE PRODUCTION 2 (TERRESTRIAL - TNN6210) OR (AQUATIC- TNN6133A)

  • TNK6930 DIRECTED STUDY IN NATURAL RESOURCES (RECOMMENDED FOR PUBLIC SERVICES-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES)

Automotive

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 1

The student will develop basic entry level skills in the power and automotive technology occupations. The student will acquire and apply technical math and science knowledge in the conversion, transmission, and utilization of power. This course is organized so that students will gain experience in the design and function of power systems employing various types of engines, mechanisms involved in the development, transmission and control of power. Emphasis is placed on basic entry-level job skills in automotive repair and service.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 2

This course is a continuation of Automotive Technology I in which students will receive more hands-on training in basic entry level jobs of automotive repair and service. Students will receive advanced training in the use of hand/power tools, and diagnostic equipment. Simulated class and on-the-job experiences are emphasized.

AUTOMOTIVE BODY REPAIR AND REFINISHING 1

This course is designed to provide organized experiences in the study and application of skills in welding, soldering, frame straightening, plastics, fiberglass, trim and glass for auto body repair. Painting equipment, spray guns, surface preparation, matching and mixing paints and recognizing and correcting paint problems are covered in the course.

AUTOMOTIVE BODY REPAIR AND REFINISHING 2

This course is designed to provide more in-depth experiences in the study and application of skills in painting, resurfacing, color matching, welding, soldering, frame straightening, plastics, fiberglass, trim, and glass for auto body repair and refinishing.

COURSE CODE:  

  • TIU5410 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 1

  • TIN5419 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 2

  • TIU5416 AUTOMOTIVE BODY REPAIR AND REFINISHING 1

  • TIN5422 AUTOMOTIVE BODY REPAIR AND REFINISHING 2
     

Building & Construction

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1

This course features classroom and laboratory experiences that deal with building and construction technology. Learning activities include site selection, use of various leveling instruments, blueprint reading, use of building materials, foundation and floor framing, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, and window, door, and interior wall finish.

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2

This Level 2 course features advanced study of building construction technology. Students will be required to purchase certain materials and supplies; cost is dependent on the project size and type of material used.

COURSE CODE:

  • TIU5800 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1

  • TIU5814 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2

Electricity/Electronics & Computer Technology

ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS

This class is an introductory course into the world of electricity/electronic principles and applications. Includes fundamental quantities and measurements, sources of electricity, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, semi-conductor (diode, transistor, LED) fundamentals and fabrication techniques in the use of printed and integrated circuits. Learning activities include demonstrations, laboratory experiments, designing, fabricating and testing of electrical/electronic circuits and devices.

COMPUTER ELECTRONICS

This level 1 class is an exploratory course in the principles of computers and their applications in our technological society. Instructional units include electrical/electronic hardware/circuit fundamentals, game scripting, digital and analog computer circuits, and related electronic functions and controls. Designing of a PC and development of apps for handheld devices will be used to reinforce classroom instruction.

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY 1

This class is an advanced course of study to electricity/electronic principles and their applications. Subject matter and laboratory experiences are concerned with the design, development, modification, and testing of electronic circuits, devices and systems. Emphasis is on analog and digital integrated circuits and other micro-miniaturization devices, with learning activities utilizing extensive use of electronic test equipment.

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY 2

This class is an advanced course of electronic technology. Subject matter and laboratory experiences incorporate sophisticated solid state and micro-miniaturization devices and representative systems such as microprocessor and control systems. Emphasis is on the design, development, modification, testing and repairing of electronic circuits, devices and systems.

COURSE CODE:  

  • TIU5710 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS

  • TIN5610 COMPUTER ELECTRONICS

  • TIU5620 ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY 1

  • TIN5623 ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY 2