Career Exploration (1st & 2nd Semester) 7th Grade
Career Exploration introduces students to the business world and other business courses, such as Accounting, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Intro to Business, Personal Finance, and Sales & Marketing. This course enables students to create a budget, understand savings accounts, develop a business idea, examine marketing and management functions, and recognize how business impacts their daily lives. Students also explore career possibilities and select career opportunities.
Entrepreneurship (1st Semester)
Entrepreneurship enables students to develop an understanding of business operations and the skills necessary to become entrepreneurs. Students explore career, marketing, management, financial, and legal requirements to own and operate a small business. Students create their own businesses by choosing a business idea that is developed into a business plan throughout the semester. Students also complete online management simulations throughout Entrepreneurship. (Articulated course with Gateway Tech College)
Future Connections (1st Semester)
Students learn the keyboarding touch method, language skills, basic Microsoft Office features, and document formatting. Students also explore career planning and begin the development of an electronic portfolio.
Personal Finance (1st & 2nd Semester)
Personal Finance focuses on using financial procedures to plan, organize, and allocate resources. Students explore and understand financial opportunities affecting their daily lives, such as exploring career opportunities, filing tax returns, using money management strategies, setting financial goals, selecting bank services, evaluating risk management, protecting credit, trading investments, and planning for retirement. (Articulated course with Gateway Tech College)
Sales and Marketing (2nd Semester)
Sales & Marketing enables students to learn techniques businesses use to meet and exceed consumer needs. Students explore economic benefits, domestic and global markets, and the sales process. Students also analyze and apply marketing research, product management, promotion, financial, entrepreneurial, and career planning strategies. (Articulated course with Gateway Tech College)