Program Area: Business, Finance, & Information Technology

Program Overview:

Business, Finance and Information Technology Education is a broad, comprehensive curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business. Instruction in Business, Finance and Information Technology Education encompasses business skills and techniques, an understanding of basic economics, and business attitudes essential to participate in the multinational marketplace as productive workers and consumers.

Business, Finance and Information Technology Education plays a major role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. This program area is designed to integrate business and information technology skills into the middle and high school curriculum. Therefore, a Business, Finance and Information Technology Education course should be part of the curriculum for every student. Business, Finance and Information Technology Education has relevance and helps young adults manage their own financial affairs and make intelligent consumer and business-related choices.

Business & Finance

Course Code
Course NameSchools OfferingPrerequisiteNotes
BA10 (6311)
Accounting IBunker Hill, St. StephensNoneThis course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions, preparation, and interpretation of financial statements, accounting systems, banking and payroll activities, basic types of business ownership, and an accounting career orientation. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is 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.
BA20(6312)Accounting IIBunker Hill, St. StephensAccounting IThis course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge
of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making
financial decisions. Emphasis includes departmental accounting, corporate accounting, cost
accounting, and inventory control systems, managerial accounting and budgeting, and further
enhancement of accounting skills. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies
appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship,
mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is
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.
BP40 (6460)
AP Computer Science PrinciplesAll High SchoolsMath II, English IIAP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career.
BM20 (6419)
Microsoft Excel and AccessAll High SchoolsNoneStudents in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is designed to help you use the newest version of Microsoft Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data. Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data. In the second part of the class, students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in newest version of Microsoft Access. Students will learn how to create, modify, and locate information as well as how to create programmable elements and share and distribute database information. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is 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.
BD10 (6414)Multimedia and Webpage DesignAll High SchoolsMicrosoft Word & PowerpointThis course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through software applications. English language arts and arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is 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.
BF05 (8726)Personal FinanceAll High SchoolsNoneThis course prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
BF10 (8721)Principles of Business and FinanceAll High SchoolsNoneThis 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.
BM10 (6417)Microsoft Word and PowerPointAll High SchoolsNoneStudents in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. In the first part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations. In the last part, students will learn to use the basic features of the newest version of Publisher to create, customize, and publish a publication. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is 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.
CS95 (8595)CTE Advanced StudiesAll High SchoolsTwo technical credits in one Career ClusterThis culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
CS97CTE InternshipAll High SchoolsNoneA CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within
a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations,
develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform
certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience
in a number of related activities. The teacher, student, and the business community jointly plan
the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship.
CS96CTE ApprenticeshipAll High SchoolsNoneStudents who participate in apprenticeships or pre-apprenticeships through the North Carolina
Department of Labor, Apprenticeship and Training Bureau can also earn CTE credit while they
earn hours and experience toward an adult apprenticeship leading to a completed journeyman
certificate. This course is appropriate for occupations that do not require a college degree but
require a high level of skill and knowledge.