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Which pathways are offered?
Accounting—This pathway prepares students to work in a business setting with charts, data, and numbers and to manage money and finances.
Administrative Support—This pathway prepares students to facilitate business operations through a variety of administrative and clerical duties including information and communication management, data processing and collection, and project tracking.
Business Finance—This pathway prepares students to work in a business setting to manage and implement policy and strategy for an organization's capital structure, budgeting, acquisition and investment, financial modeling and planning, funding, dividends, and taxation.
Entrepreneurship—This pathway prepares students to work in a business setting to direct advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, and public relations policies for businesses and corporations, nonprofits, and other organizations.
General Management—This pathway prepares students to lead and manage others, improve processes and policies, and manage a range of personnel issues and concerns while focusing on the bottom line.
Marketing Communication—This pathway prepares students to work in business settings to plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies, advertising promotions, and public relations activities.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Administrative Services Manager
Bill and Account Collector
Customer Service Representative
Human Resources Manager
Public Relations Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Administrative Services Manager—$94,940/year
Bill and Account Collector—$37,000/year
Public Relations Manager—$116,180/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Business Information Processing Exam
The NOCTI General Management Exam
The NOCTI Advertising and Design Job Ready Assessments
The NOCTI Financial and Managerial Accounting Exam
A*S*K Business Institute Fundamental Business Concepts Exam
A*S*K Business Institute Entrepreneurship/Management Exam
A*S*K Business Institute Finance Exam
A*S*K Fundamental Marketing Concepts Exam
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.