Career And College Prep

Business

Get Ahead of the Curve

Everyone is looking for ways to ensure they stand out in a crowd of applicants. By exploring your business options now, you can get a leg up on the competition.

Which pathways are offered?

Business Management—This pathway prepares students to formulate policies and direct the operations of a business, corporation, nonprofit, or other organization. In small firms, this may involve assuming advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, and public relations responsibilities.


Digital Communications—This pathway prepares students to successfully design and produce interactive multimedia productions and services, including developing digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Administrative support representative 
  • Customer service representative 
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Human resources specialist 
  • Management analyst 
  • Independent distributor 
  • Small business owner
  • Online creator
  • Special Effects Artist / Animator 
  • Graphic Designer

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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What could my future look like in this career field?**

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**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • General Management – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint***
  • Intuit QuickBooks Certified User
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Business Management TSA
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Interactive Media (NOCTI)
  • Business Communications TSA

***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.