Career & Technical Education
Endeavor Academy - CTE - Business Administration Pathway
Tier 1 General/ All students:
- I. Business and Marketing Essentials
- II. Personal Finance
- III. Ethical Leadership
Tier 2 General / All Students
- II. Work Based Learning/ Work Study
Tier 3 Capstone / Completed Tier 1 or Tier 2 classes
- I. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
*Students have the opportunity to: Participate in FBLA and gain Office Suite Certification
Career Technical Education
(CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context The CCSD CTE vision is to empower students to master instructional and workforce excellence as they pursue academic and career success.
Business and Marketing Essentials - Semester .5
Business and Marketing Essentials (Standard), an introductory business and marketing course, enables students to acquire a realistic understanding of business processes and activities. Students examine fundamental economic concepts, the business environment, and primary business activities. They develop an understanding of and skills in such areas as customer relations, economics, emotional intelligence, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, professional development, and strategic management. Throughout the course, students are presented ethical dilemmas and problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Computer literacy skills and leadership skills tied to FBLA will be embedded into the curriculum.
Personal Finance - Semester .5
Surveys the basic personal finance needs of most individuals and introduces the personal finance tools useful in planning and instituting a successful personal financial philosophy. The course emphasizes the basics of budgeting, buying, saving, borrowing, career planning, investing, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, and income taxes.
Ethical Leadership - Semester .5
Ethical Leadership is a principles-based ethics course introducing students to key leadership and ethical knowledge and skills, including integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, and viability. Throughout the course, students apply ethical principles to contemporary, real-world situations that teens and young adults often encounter in school, at home, with friends, and in entry-level job positions. They examine the concept of ethical leadership and strengthen their leadership and ethical decision-making skills through the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a class service-learning project.
Work Based Learning - Semester .5
Students build on prior knowledge and skills in the program of study to further develop and apply employability and technical skills that prepare them for success in future career and postsecondary education. Students apply those skills through real- world work experiences.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Semester .5
Explores the business skills, personality traits, and commitment necessary to successfully plan, launch, and grow an entrepreneurial venture. This course will cover the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. This course will cover the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the world and their impact on our national and global economy. Students will complete a project which will demonstrate their understanding of fundamental business concepts including Accounting, Business Law, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Operations, Project Management, Risk Management, and Strategic Planning. The course covers the major aspects of small business management to enable the entrepreneur to successfully start a business. Leadership skills tied to FBLA will be embedded into the curriculum.
This course is a Career and Technical Education class for Practical Fine Art credit. Students will be given the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills through student led activities throughout the school year. Curriculum will be project based. Other topics covered will include: leadership style, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, and group/teamwork. Students enrolling in this class should be motivated and self-directed.
ACE Career Development Foundations
This class is designed to help students understand and explore the personal and employability skills that are foundational to successfully transitioning into the workplace. Students will be able to define” who am I?”; they will articulate their personal strengths, barriers, interests, and career cluster choices. Students will engage in personal development, self discipline skills, interpersonal communication, leadership, critical thinking, and ethical decision making for the tools necessary to pursue a career path. Students will demonstrate successful job search strategies, employability skills, complete job applications, write a resume, and engage in mock interviews. Teachers will facilitate career exploration, and professional communication through CTSO (SC2) activities and involvement. Technical skill attainment will be demonstrated through real-world work based learning experiences such as professional guest speakers, career tours and events, mentoring, and part time employment or volunteering in school, the community or internship.