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        2015-16

        SECONDARY/POST-SECONDARY EVENTS

        (100) Fundamental Accounting (S) - Assess entry-level basic accounting principles utilizing manual procedures.

        Students analyze, journalize, and post transactions; develop general and subsidiary ledgers; and prepare

        payroll and financial reports.

        (105) College Accounting (PS) - Assess entry-level basic accounting principles utilizing manual procedures.

        Students analyze, journalize, and post transactions; develop general and subsidiary ledgers; and prepare

        payroll and financial reports.

        (110) Advanced Accounting (S) - Interpret and analyze partnerships, corporate, and/or

        manufacturing accounting data using manual methods. Students evaluate financial data and budgets, audit

        inventory and cost accounts, and perform payroll

        (115) Advanced College Accounting (PS) - Interpret and analyze partnerships, corporate, and/or manufacturing

        accounting data using manual methods. Students evaluate financial data and budgets, audit inventory and cost

        accounts, and perform payroll procedures.

        (125) Payroll Accounting (S) - Process payroll data using manual payroll procedures. Students calculate gross

        earnings, complete payroll register, post employee records, and prepare payroll income tax forms.

        (130) College Payroll Accounting (PS) - Process payroll data using manual payroll procedures.

        Students calculate gross earnings, complete payroll register, post employee records, and prepare payroll

        income tax

        (135) Managerial Accounting (PS) - Focus on strategic decision-making related to cost analysis and

        cost management.

        (140) Federal Income Tax Accounting (PS) - Demonstrate knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code presented

        by the Department of the Treasury.

        (145) Banking & Finance - Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of the banking industry. This entry-

        level event tests the student's knowledge of bank operations, bank services, loans, credit administration, and

        customer service.

        (150) Financial Analyst Team - Use analytical and problem solving skills to make decisions

        and recommendations using financial reports, both internal and external. The team analyzes and

        interprets computer reports from a business case study.

        (155) Economic Research Individual (S) - Create report and presentation given a specific topic.

        (160) Economic Research Team (S) - Create report and presentation given a specific topic.

        (165) Personal Financial Management- In this contest contestants will answer objective questions

        dealing with concepts and perform calculations related to the financial topics of credit, saving, investing,

        personal income tax, risk management and insurance, and retirement planning. Contestants will analyze

        financial scenarios to predict outcomes, advise use of financial instruments and determine the proper financial

        planning.

        (190) Financial Math & Analysis Concepts-Open - Assess knowledge of basic math concepts. Students solve

        practical math problems related to work and consumer issues.

        (200) Fundamental Word Processing - Evaluate entry-level skills in keyboarding and document production.

        (205) Intermediate Word Processing - Evaluate fundamental skills in word processing and document

        production.

        (210) Advanced Word Processing - Evaluate advanced level skills in words processing and document

        production.

        (215) Integrated Office Applications - Evaluate advance level skills in information technologies and

        the integration of software applications.

        (220) Basic Office Systems & Procedures - Evaluate fundamental skills in office procedures, records and file

        management, and document production.

        (225) Advanced Office Systems & Procedures - Evaluate advanced skills in office procedures, records and file

        management, and document production.

        (230) Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications - Create, design, and test templates for spreadsheet applications

        that include variables, reports, and formats. Students enter and format data, enter and copy formulas, and print

        full documents or cell contents.

        (235) Advanced Spreadsheet Applications - Create, design, and test templates for spreadsheet applications

        that include variables, reports, and formats. Students enter and format data, enter and copy formulas, and print

        full documents or cell contents.

        (240) Database Applications - Create, design, and test templates for database applications that

        include variables, reports, and formats.

        (245) Legal Office Procedures - Evaluate knowledge of legal terminology and skills needed to prepare legal

        documents and function effectively in a law office.

        (250) Medical Office Procedures - Evaluate knowledge of medical terminology and skills needed to prepare

        medical documents and function effectively in a medical office.

        (255) Administrative Support Team - The team will function as an office staff to produce a variety of business

        documents.

        (260) Administrative Support Research Project (S) - Students will conduct research on the topic and present

        findings in a research paper, an oral presentation, and respond to questions from a panel of judges.

        (290) Administrative Support Concepts – Open - Evaluate knowledge of basic administrative support concepts.

        (300) Computer Network Technology - Demonstrate knowledge in fundamental networking concepts including

        network architecture, standards, topologies, protocols, and security.

        (305) PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - Demonstrate knowledge of PC configuration, maintenance,

        and management as a computer technician.

        (310) Network Administration Using Microsoft® - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental network management

        and maintenance tasks in a Windows® network.

        (315) Systems Administration Using Cisco® - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental network management

        tasks in a CISCO® environment.

        (320) Computer Security - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental security management tasks in Windows and

        Linux networking environments.

        (325) Network Design Team - Analyze existing and planned business environments and develop a strategy for

        the implementation of a network infrastructure that addresses the need(s) of the defined business environment

        based on the scenario provided.

        (330) Visual Basic/C# Programming - Evaluate knowledge of working with Visual Basic syntax, programming

        logic, program development, system design concepts, database, Visual Basic IDE Report Writers, designers

        and objects.

        (335) C++ Programming - Evaluate knowledge of working with structured designs, algorithms, and/or pseudo

        code. Use C++ computer language to create, test, and maintain computer programs.

        (340) Java Programming - Utilize structured designs to develop software using the JAVA

        programming language.

        (345) SQL Database Fundamentals– Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental database development and

        administrative concepts.

        (390) Computer Programming Concepts – Open - Demonstrate general knowledge of the

        computer programming industry.

        (391) Information Technology Concepts – Open - Demonstrate general knowledge of the info

        technology industry.

        (400) Fundamental Desktop Publishing - Evaluate knowledge and skills in using desktop publishing software to

        create a variety of business documents.

        (405) Fundamentals of Web Design - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental web design coding and syntax.

        (410) Graphic Design Promotion - Develop a flyer and logo promoting the Business Professionals of America

        National Leadership Conference for next year.

        (415) Digital Publishing - Evaluate knowledge and skills in using industry standard desktop publishing software

        to create a variety of interactive documents.

        (420) Digital Media Production - Create a one to two minute digital media production based upon the assigned

        topic.

        (425) Computer Modeling (S) - Create a profile, concept design(s), prototype(s), and final model and/or scene

        based upon the assigned topic provided.

        (430) Video Production Team - Create a (3-5) minute video production on a specific topic provided.

        (435) Web Site Design Team - Team works together to create a Web site based on the topic.

        (440) Computer Animation Team (S) - Create a visualization animations (not to exceed two minutes)

        based upon the assigned

        (445) Broadcast News Production Team (S) - The team will develop a 3-5 minute broadcast news production.

        (500) Global Marketing Team (S) - Create report and presentation given a specific topic.

        (505) Entrepreneurship - Develop an operating plan and organizational structure to initiate a small business.

        Competitors are to assume they are presenting their business plan to potential investors at a bank with the

        objective of securing financing for their business venture.

        (510) Small Business Management Team - Create report and presentation given a specific topic.

        (515) Interview Skills - Assess proficiency in job search and interview situations.

        (520) Advanced Interview Skills - Assess advanced proficiency in job search, interview situations, and portfolio

        development.

        (525) Extemporaneous Speech (S) - Demonstrate communications skills in arranging, organizing,

        and effectively presenting information orally without prior knowledge of the topic.

        (530) Contemporary Issues (PS) - Demonstrate communications skills in arranging, organizing, and effectively

        presenting information orally without prior knowledge of the topic.

        (535) Human Resource Management - Assess interpretation of personnel policies and knowledge of human

        resource management.

        (540) Ethics & Professionalism (PS) - Assess interpretation of ethics and knowledge of professionalism.

        (545) Prepared Speech - Demonstrate communication skills in securing, arranging, organizing, and presenting

        information orally.

        (550) Parliamentary Procedure Team (S) - Demonstrate the use of the correct parliamentary procedure through

        a chairperson's ability to conduct a business meeting in a democratic manner that allows the members of the

        team to effectively participate.

        (555) Presentation Management Individual - Create a multi-media presentation based on the assigned topic.

        (560) Presentation Management Team - Create a multi-media presentation based on the assigned topic.

        (590) Business Meeting Management Concepts – Open - Incorporates fundamental concepts accepted as

        good practices in any business unit including business planning and strategy, organization and execution, trust

        and transparency.

        (591) Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts – Open - Assess knowledge of management,

        marketing, and human resources concepts.

        (592) Parliamentary Procedure Concepts – Open - Demonstrate the use of correct parliamentary procedure

        and concepts through this objective test.

        (593) Project Management Concepts – Open (PS) - Addressing student's knowledge of basic

        project management practices and terminology that is used independent of a specific methodology.

        MIDDLE LEVEL EVENTS

        (900) Financial Literacy - To develop a basic understanding of finance and accounting skills. Topics include an

        understanding of checking and savings accounts, debits and credits, credit cards, budgets, etc.

        (905) Business Math Concepts – Open - To develop a basic understanding of personal and business-related

        math skills.

        (910) Keyboarding Production - Evaluate entry-level skills in keyboarding and document production.

        (915) Spreadsheet Applications - Contestants will enter and format data, enter and copy formulas, and print full

        documents or cell contents.

        (920) Business Communication Skills Concepts – Open - To develop skills in business communications skills,

        including spelling rules, correct spelling of often used business words and correct use of grammar.

        (930) Computer Literacy Concepts – Open - To develop a basic understanding of computer terminology related

        to operating system, hardware components, and software applications.

        (940) Web Site Design Team - The team will work together to create a Web site based on the provided topic.

        (945) Introduction to Video Production Team - Create a one-minute video production based upon the assigned

        topic.

        (950) Graphic Design Promotion - Develop a theme, illustrate the theme in a logo design, and then utilize the

        logo in a promotional flyer.

        (960) Presentation Management Team - Assess use of current desktop technologies and software to prepare

        an effective multimedia presentation...

        (965) Prepared Speech - To provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate communication skills

        in securing, arranging, organizing, and orally presenting information.

        (970) Extemporaneous Speech - Demonstrate communication skills in arranging, organizing, and presenting

        information orally and effectively without prior knowledge of the topic.

        (975) Entrepreneurship Exploration - To encourage students to have a better understanding of the American

        free enterprise system, contestants will conduct research on a local and chain restaurant. Contestants will

        meet with restaurant management from one local and one chain restaurant to gather research in preparation

        for their research paper, oral presentation, and response to questions from a panel of judges.

        (980) Business Fundamentals Concepts – Open - To develop an overall familiarity to basic

        business knowledge skills.

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