Course Overview

North Carolina
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
ESSENTIAL STANDARDS
  
CAREER AND COLLEGE READY
The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and problem-solving process. 
Career and Technical Education fulfills an increasingly significant role in school reform efforts. Students who concentrate in a CTE area, earning at least four related technical credits and meeting other criteria, are better prepared for the further education and advanced training required to be successful in 21st century careers. Career and Technical Educators at the state and local levels partner with business and industry and with community colleges and other postsecondary institutions to ensure Career and Technical Education serves the needs of individual students and of the state.


Personal Finance
Course# BF05
Prerequisite: None
Open Grades: 9-12

Do you ever think about the type of life you want for yourself today and in the future?
Do you consider the impact that your money management skills can have on
your present and future lifestyles? If you created a list of everything you did
today most items on that list would involve money. Money is an important
part of daily life, and when managed responsibly, can contribute to your sense
of well‐being.
Your financial well‐ being depends in large part on the choices you make. Wise
decisions about earning, saving, borrowing and investing will enable you to
again your personal goals while enjoying a comfortable lifestyle. This course is
designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge, and resources to
effectively manage your money.
Earning, Receiving, Saving, Investing, Spending and Giving 
All require money management skills. Managing money requires basic
math skills, critical thinking, problem solving, decision‐making,
creativity and communication. This course is designed to help you
develop your money management skills in all of these areas, which in
turn will help you reach your financial goals. 
Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education
students) and 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.




Principles of Business and Finance
Course # BF10
Prerequisite: None 
Open Grades 9-12

This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and
marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and
management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.
English language arts, social studies, and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning
strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service
learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course.
Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education
students) and 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.
 
 
Business Law
Course Number: BB30
Prerequisite: BF10 Principles of Business and Finance

This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic legal principles common to all aspects of business and personal law. Business topics include contract law, business ownership including intellectual property, financial law, and national and international laws. Personal topics include marriage and divorce law, purchasing appropriate insurance, renting and owning real estate, employment law, and consumer protection laws. Social studies and English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship 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.



Entrepreneurship I
Course# ME11
Prerequisite:
MM51 Marketing OR 
BF05 Personal Finance OR 
BF10 Principles of Business and  Finance

In this course, students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements. English language arts and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students) and 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. 
The Entrepreneurship I and II courses can help prepare students for the Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (A*S*K), http://www.askinstitute.org/, credential.
Last Modified on March 20, 2016