Welcome to the Business Department of Career and Technical Education

Buck Nelson (Department Chair)
Linda Holsapple 
Rebecca McGinnis

The following is a list of business courses available:

Business Fundamentals (Grades 9-12)
Marketing: (Grades 10-12)
Advanced Marketing: (Grade 12) 
Accounting (Grades 9-11)
Advanced Accounting (Grades 11-12)
Cooperative Education/Business Internship: (Grade 12)

Business Technology experience handling a checking account, applying for credit, buying insurance, finding and applying for a job, computer technology, understanding investments, communication skills, and understanding the variety of ways businesses are organized.

Marketing involves determining customer needs and deciding how best to satisfy those needs.  This is a challenging class for those students interested in selling, pricing, distribution, advertising, computer technology, owning a business, business management, employability skills, and market research.  Marketing prepares the students for retail careers. Supplies Required: Pencil, Pen, Paper, 2 Pocket Folder Click here to download the Marketing Class Brochure

Advanced Marketing (DECA) must qualify for part-time employment and work a minimum of 10 hours a week in a marketing or distributing business. Supplies Required: Pencil, Pen, Paper, 2 Pocket Folder

Accounting is an excellent opportunity for students to gain real-world experience learning accounting principles by analyzing and recording business transactions.  In addition to managing the records of a business using automated accounting software, students will learn skills to prepare them for employment. 

Advanced Accounting students increase their employability and accounting background.

Cooperative Education class (Business Internship COE, DECA, or FACS Internship) must have taken a minimum of one Career and Technical Education course in their chosen department. The process also requires an application and coordinator approval before a student can sign up for this class.  Senior students attend classes part of the day and are employed part time working a minimum of 15 hours per week (this is referred to as Career Internship Field).  Through classroom instruction and on-the-job training, students develop work skills and work ethic, learn how to work with people, develop self-confidence, and earn money while gaining experience and exploring careers.