2017 - 2018 MCPS High School Course Bulletin


Accounting POS (4 credits required)

The Accounting program provides students with a comprehensive study of rigorous pathways in accounting or business management. The program provides students with accounting principles and their application to a wide range of business situations while helping them to develop a strong foundation in business operations.  Students learn how to organize, finance, establish, operate, and manage a small business. Students are prepared for the College-level Examination Program, Financial Accounting exam.

4111 /4112Accounting A/B
4113 /4114Accounting, Advanced A/B, Honors
5450 /5451Entrepreneurship and Business Management 1 A/B
5471 /0 Internship, Business Management and Finance

Business Management POS (4 credits required)

2903 /2904Software Applications by Design A/B
2905 /2906Software Applications by Design, Advanced A/B
4046 /4047Business Administration Guided Research A/B
4131 /4132Economics and Business Law A/B
4135 /0 Entrepreneurship and Business Management 2
4136 /0 International Business
4158 /0 Personal Finance
5450 /5451Entrepreneurship and Business Management 1 A/B
5471 /0 Internship, Business Management and Finance

Marketing POS (4 credits required)

The Marketing program focuses on a creative, dynamic, and competitive field that requires a skilled professional understanding of consumer behavior and economic trends.  Students learn the basics of economics and the total marketing process - from producer to consumer.  Business organizations, marketing services, and the managerial resonsibilities of marketing executives are studied. Students are prepared for the College-Level Examination Program, Principles of Marketing exam.

5431 /5432Marketing A/B
5433 /5434Advanced Marketing A/B
5450 /5451Entrepreneurship and Business Management 1 A/B
5471 /0 Internship, Business Management and Finance

Cosmetology POS (9 credits required)

Cosmetology, the science of personal beauty care, is a three-year program that requires 1,500 hours of instruction and allows the student entrance to the Maryland State Board Examination for an operator's license.  Students receive practical instruction in hair care, hair coloring, hair shaping, hair styling, and chemical hair relaxing.  Related theory instruction emphasizes hygiene and sanitation, professional ethics, salon management, chemistry, bacteriology, and anatomy and physiology.  Students will be required to take the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists Examination at the end of the program.  Course fees may apply.

5583 /5647Cosmetology 1 A/B (TP)
5587 /5648Cosmetology 3 A/B (TP)
5645 /5646Cosmetology 2 A/B (TP)

Hospitality Management POS (4 credits required)

The Hospitality Management program offers students opportunities to pursue interests and gain proficiency in all aspects of the food industry, preparing them for a variety of career options.  The need for dietary consultants, food scientists, nutritionists, chefs, food service managers, and educators continues to expand.  Nutrition, food safety, and sanitation are emphasized as students practice all aspects of meal planning and preparation.  ProStart outcomes have been infused into the curriculum, providing students with authentic work-based skills.  Students have opportunities to take the ServSafe and ProStart examinations for certification.  Course fees may apply.

4630 /4640International Cultures and Cuisines A/B
4816 /0 Internship, Human and Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism
4825 /4826Culinary Essentials A/B

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) POS (4 credits required)

The National Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, a member of the National Academy Foundation, addresses the needs of the hospitality industry by providing high school students with the education required for a successful career. The Academy provides a curriculum that gives an in-depth look at all aspects of hospitality and tourism, including coursework in business, geography, hospitality, and economics.

2938 /2939Guided Research - NAF A/B
5394 /5395Guided Research for Human and Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism A/B
5398 /5399Hospitality and Tourism A/B
5400 /0 Economics for AOHT
5401 /0 Hospitality for AOHT
5402 /0 Systems for AOHT
5403 /5407Travel Geography for AOHT A/B
5720 /0 Internship, NAF

Professional Restaurant Management POS (4 credits required)

The Professional Restaurant Management program provides students with the opportunity to explore the many career opportunities available in the food service industry.  Students develop skills for employment based on industry standards.  Students learn safety and sanitation principles, professional food-handling techniques, and quantity preparation through the use of commercial equipment and systems technology.  Nutrition, menu planning, food cost control, and workplace skills are emphasized throughout the program.  The American Culinary Federation (ACF) has certified this program and ACF outcomes have been infused into the curriculum, providing industry-based experiences.  Students have opportunities to take the ServSafe exam and the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute examinations for certification.  Course fees may apply.

4816 /0 Internship, Human and Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism
4821 /4822Professional Restaurant Management 1 A/B
4823 /4824Professional Restaurant Management Double Period 1 A/B
4831 /4832Professional Restaurant Management 2 A/B
4834 /4835Professional Restaurant Management 1 A/B Triple Period
4837 /4838Professional Restaurant Management 2 A/B Triple Period
4841 /4842Professional Restaurant Management Double Period 2 A/B
5394 /5395Guided Research for Human and Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism A/B

Additional Courses

4204 /4205Food Trends and Technology A/B
4872 /4873Child and Adolescent Development A/B (without lab)