Which pathways are offered?
Accounting—This pathway prepares students to use generally accepted accounting principles, to verify and enter transactions to accounts, to balance records and produce various financial statements, prepare tax reports, and more.
Entrepreneurship—This pathway prepares students to perform the development, marketing, and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.
Marketing—This pathway prepares students to work in marketing roles through learning the general processes and techniques of direct wholesale and retail buying and selling operations.
Stocks and Investments/Finance—This pathway prepares students for careers in financial services through learning about different types of investment instruments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Administrative Services or Office Manager
Bill and Account Collector
Human Resources Manager
Public Relations Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
Administrative Services or Office Manager—$98,890/year
Bill and Account Collector—$38,100/year
Public Relations Manager—$118,430/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
ESB (Entrepreneurship and Small Business)
Microsoft Office certifications (up to four, each attainable in one semester)**
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.
** 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.