Business & Management

Instructor

Debbi Cronin

National Board Certification, Career & Technology Education, 2014
University of South Carolina, Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Business Education, 2001
Indiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Education, 1994
Lexington Technology Center, Lexington, SC (2014-Present)
Gilbert High School, Gilbert, SC (2011-2014)
Gilbert Middle School, Gilbert, SC (1999-2003)
CA Johnson High School, Columbia, SC (1996-1999)
Assistant Cross Country/Track Coach, Univ. of South CarolinaColumbia, SC (1995-1996)
Adams Central Community Schools, Monroe, IN (1994-1995)

Brink Hinson

Education

  • Clemson University

Teaching Experience

  • 34 years

Courses

Accounting 1
Grades 10, 11, 12   1 unit
This course helps students develop the skills necessary for the highly technical interaction between accounting and business. Students focus on accounting concepts, principles and practices. They also study procedures used in an accounting cycle as applied to several different kinds of business operations. Use of the computer in simulated activities gives students an opportunity to see the advantages of technology in accounting procedures.

Accounting 2 (LTC, WKHS)
Grades 12, 11   1 unit
Prerequisite: Accounting 1
This course expands the student’s understanding of accounting subsystems and develops an understanding of various methods of internal control procedures. Students develop competence in using subsidiary ledgers, preparing financial statements and performing end-of-period procedures. Students demonstrate the use of accounting principles through the use of computer software and simulated activities. After completing this course, students may be eligible to exempt Accounting 101 at Midlands Technical College.

Entrepreneurship
Grades 12, 11, 10   1 unit
This course is suggested for students who are considering opening their own business or having a career in business or marketing. They learn how to setup and operate a profitable business, starting with a business plan. This course helps them understand business operations, and provides them with the techniques, skills, sources of data and detailed information needed to operate a profitable business.

Image Editing
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12   1 unit
Industry Credential Alignment: Adobe Certified Associate – Photoshop
Students are instructed in the fundamental features of using digital imaging software in editing and designing both photos and graphics. Students also learn the use of technologies related to digital imaging such as: basic computer operations; file sharing across networks; digital scanning; digital photography; preparing documents for output to various types of high resolution printers, and color calibration. Successful completion of Image Editing helps provide a foundation for continued training as well as complementary training for related coursework.

Integrated Business Applications 1
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12   1 unit
Industry Credential Offered: Microsoft Office Specialist – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Be college ready! Achieve nationally recognized certifications! This course provides in-depth instruction in Microsoft Office applications, the industry and college preferred software, and leads to national certifications. Students who want to learn about file management and how to effectively and efficiently use computer software should enroll in this course. Students in a variety of career paths will benefit from understanding and using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Students will have the opportunity to finish the course with up to three Microsoft Office Specialist certifications that will enhance their college applications and resumes. In Word, students will learn how to create and format documents, including flyers, letters, resumes, proposals, tables, and reports. In Excel, students will learn how to write simple and logical formulas, analyze spreadsheet data, and turn data into easy to read charts. In PowerPoint, students will use advanced features to enhance presentations, such as adding media. All of these skills will help students successfully complete class work at both the high school and college levels and be technologically prepared with necessary workplace skills.

Digital Publication Design (WKHS, PHS, RBHS)
PREVIOUSLY Digital Desktop Publishing
Grades 10, 11, 12   1 unit
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1
Industry Credential Alignment: Adobe Certified Associate – Illustrator
Students create professional level publications using various graphics and text software and techniques. Students create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications while emphasizing productivity of digitally produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications. Proofreading, composition, and communication skills are included. Students use the following software programs: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop as well as Microsoft Word and Publisher.6

Accounting 1
Grades 10, 11, 12   1 unit
This course helps students develop the skills necessary for the highly technical interaction between accounting and business. Students focus on accounting concepts, principles and practices. They also study procedures used in an accounting cycle as applied to several different kinds of business operations. Use of the computer in simulated activities gives students an opportunity to see the advantages of technology in accounting procedures.

Accounting 2 (LTC, WKHS)
Grades 12, 11   1 unit
Prerequisite: Accounting 1
This course expands the student’s understanding of accounting subsystems and develops an understanding of various methods of internal control procedures. Students develop competence in using subsidiary ledgers, preparing financial statements and performing end-of-period procedures. Students demonstrate the use of accounting principles through the use of computer software and simulated activities. After completing this course, students may be eligible to exempt Accounting 101 at Midlands Technical College.