• MISSION
    The mission of NC secondary Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.

    Business Education
    Debbie Guenther (dguenther@wsfcs.k12.nc.us)
    Kaye Patterson (kpatterson@wsfcs.k12.nc.us)
    Adam Doss (cadoss@wsfcs.k12.nc.us)

    Family & Consumer Science
    Miriam Medina (mmedina@wsfcs.k12.nc.us)

    Technology Education 
    David Kidd (dckidd@wsfcs.k12.nc.us)
     
    Business Education Standard Course of Study and Curriculum
    http://www.ncpublicschools.org/cte/program-areas/curriculum-status?subjectTitle=Business,%20Finance%20and%20Information%20Technology&&folderName=business&&email=BusinessAndITEducation@dpi.nc.gov

     

     

    CTE Courses

    Computer Skills & Applications I


    Grade: 6, 7 or 8

    Description: This middle school course is composed of instructional modules designed to provide hands-on instruction in basic keyboarding skills, computer concepts, and software applications. The software applications include word processing, desktop publishing, presentation software, spreadsheets, and databases. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.  Focus is on keyboarding skills (alphabetic, numerical, symbols, building skill and accuracy, posture and technique), word processing basics, and some advanced word processing features.

    Computer Skills & Applications II

    Grade: 7 or 8

    Description: This middle school course is composed of instructional modules designed to provide hands-on instruction in basic keyboarding skills, computer concepts, and software applications. The software applications include word processing, desktop publishing, presentation software, spreadsheets, and databases. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.  Focus is on presentation basics and techniques, spreadsheet basics and formulas, desktop publishing, database basics, digital literacy (computer concepts, Internet, etc.).

    Exploring Life Skills

    Description: This course explores life skills essential for the adolescent now and in the future. Units include resource management, relationships, nutrition and wellness, child care, and career pathways. Resource management includes decision-making, interior design, and managing a sewing project. Relationships focus on personal and social responsibilities with emphasis on the family across the life span. The focus is on developing a foundation for the application of life management skills. Skills in applying basic academics, problem solving, decision making, and creative and critical thinking are reinforced in this course. This course also contributes to the development of the career development plan. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips, job shadowing, and service learning. Life skill development and FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.

    Exploring Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship

     

    Grade: 8

    Description: This middle school course is designed to explore the nature of business in an international economy and to study related careers in fields such as entrepreneurship, financial services, information technology, marketing, office systems technology, public relations and promotion, and travel and tourism. Emphasis is on using the computer while studying applications in these careers along with problem solving and thinking skills. This course contributes to the development of a career development plan. English language arts, mathematics, and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Exploring Career Decisions

     

    Grade: 6

    Description: This middle school course provides an orientation to the world of work. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, understanding the world of work, and the career planning process. Based on the National Career Development Guidelines, skills learned in this course include, but are not limited to, communication, personal management, and teamwork. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include business/industry field trips and job shadowing. Student participation in Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

     

Last Modified on August 19, 2019