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The Corporate Center for Business & Technology

The Corporate Center for Business & Technology

The Corporate Center for Business & Technology (Corporate) is designed to prepare students with the skills needed for success in college and the workplace through coursework combining, technology, business, and academics. At Corporate, students will have the option of choosing one of two programs:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP or SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Students are provided with three full years of content specific to Entrepreneurship or Software Engineering. Although, the programs are aligned in two separate tracks, many curriculum elements can be found in both programs. 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Entrepreneurship track utilizes the Virtual Enterprises International program, "an in-school, live, global business simulation that offers students a competitive edge through project-based, collaborative learning and the development of 21st-century skills in entrepreneurship, global business, problem solving, communication, personal finance and technology." It is one of two programs at New Dorp High School that has been accredited by the NYS Education Department to offer a Career and Technical Education [CTE] endorsement on the Regents Diploma. To receive this prestigious endorsement, students must complete several demanding components, including the approved three year course of study in Entrepreneurship and the comprehensive technical assessment.

For the CTE approved three-year business sequence, students learn how to use business software, such as Microsoft Office in real-world situations. They study business concepts, such as accounting, marketing, and finance, and participate in annual annual local, city and national competitions.

In our nationally-ranked Virtual Enterprise (VE) Program, students work in a simulated business environment that provides real-world training for business careers. Students may participate in various competitions and events, including representing New Dorp HS at trade fairs in California, Tennessee, and Germany. Internships, scholarships, and college level courses are also available to VE students. (https://veinternational.org/).

FOUR-YEAR ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDENT PROGRAM (Students entering 2017)

Entrepreneurship Student Program

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

The Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program "is a comprehensive standards-aligned computer science and software engineering education program for grades 6 to 12." The goals of the program are: (1) to address the shortage of high school graduates ready to enter new and emerging interdisciplinary high-tech fields, and (2) to ensure that NYC students can access career opportunities at the “middle skill” level (positions that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree) as well as pursue additional academic opportunities in computer science, software engineering, and STEM. (http://sepnyc.org/)

 

Our goal is to develop skills necessary for success in business and college including leadership, communication and humanitarian awareness.Students learn how to use various software tools such as Scratch, Arduino, Lego Robotics, Swift Playgrounds (Fall 2017), HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Processing, SketchUp, Python and MIT App Inventor (Fall 2017).

FOUR-YEAR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING STUDENT PROGRAM (Students entering 2017)

Software Engineering Student Program