Whether your child is looking at a career in accounting, sharpening design skills for marketing, or embarking on their own journey as an entrepreneur—our career and college prep program has a path to suit them. Students learn the core foundations of business operations and functions while building a variety of leadership and management skills in this pathway as they go.
All organizations, not just businesses, require administrative support, making this a versatile career. In this pathway, students learn how to manage tasks and communications efficiently so organizations can thrive.
Explore career opportunities through administrative skills,
Develop the computer skills needed for administrative tasks,
Your child could help a business reach new heights with a career in business finance. This pathway guides students through the fundamentals of finance, accounting, and useful computer programs. They discover what it means to manage finances for businesses and how to play an important part in their financial success. This pathway is a great way to get a head start on becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) or start a career in basic accounting.
Explore financial best practices for successful businesses
Learn accounting skills and see how they relate to running a business
Develop the computer skills needed to complete finance projects
As entrepreneurs, high school students are dreaming big and doing side-jobs to earn income and gain experience. They’re using skills and passions to help other businesses and learning how to launch new organizations to solve problems. The Entrepreneurships Pathway supports students no matter where they’re at in their journey.
Explore what makes a business successful
Learn how to promote a business and get noticed
Discover what it takes to launch and grow a business
Develop communication, networking, negotiation, and technology skills.
Students in this pathway discover how to manage a team and how to help a business become more profitable and efficient. Courses include project-based learning to give a hands-on experience in developing skills for the 21st century—leadership, communication, teamwork, creative problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
Discover how teamwork contributes to the success of businesses
Develop leadership skills to build and manage productive teams
Learn the computer skills necessary to complete business goals.
Just about every company needs a human resources department, even if they’re relatively small. Students in this pathway learn about the strategic role HR plays as a liaison between the administration and the employees. Courses prepare students for staffing activities that involve planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and safety of employees.
*The career and college prep program is offered to eligible high school students. Some schools also offer career exploration in middle school. **Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing. ***Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.