Business and Technology

Business and Technology Pathway

    Career opportunities in every sector of the economy include technical and business skills learned within this pathway. A strong foundation of business concepts integrated with technology skills used in business will prepare workers for every occupation. Specific relevant careers include the support service industry, which is one of the largest job providers in the US economy. Support service positions include tasks such as managing projects, scheduling, planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. As technology continues to advance, support service workers will increasingly assume the role of information and communication managers. 

     Education and training for jobs in this pathway range from high school career and technical career programs to one- and two-year programs. Written, oral and verbal communication skills, flexibility, personal presentation, leadership, time management and teamwork are all skills vital to this career area.


Business and Technology Pathway

Introduction to Business & Technology 07.44130 

Business and Technology 07.44100

Business Communication 07.45100

Introduction to Business & Technology 07.44130

Introduction to Business & Technology is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways above, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today’s business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.

Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the business world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. Introduction to Business & Technology is a course that is appropriate for all high school students. After mastery of the standards in this course, students should be prepared to earn an industry recognized credential: Microsoft Office Specialist for Powerpoint 2010 Certification.
Business and Technology 07.44100

Business and Technology is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be an asset to the collaborative, global, and innovative business world of today and tomorrow. Mastery use of spreadsheets and the ability to apply leadership skills to make informed business decisions will be a highlight of this course for students. Publishing industry appropriate documents to model effective communication and leadership will be demonstrated through project based learning. Students will use spreadsheet and database software to manage data while analyzing, organizing and sharing data through visually appealing presentation.
Business Communication 07.45100

What messages are you sending when you speak, write, and listen? As one of the most important skills for employers, students will explore the value of communication in their personal and professional life. The digital presence and impact of written and visual communication in a technological society will be addressed. Students will create, edit, and publish professional-appearing business documents with clear and concise communication. Creative design, persuasive personal and professional communications will be applied through research, evaluation, validation, written, and oral communication. Leadership development and teamwork skills will be stressed as students work independently and collaboratively. Presentation skills will be developed and modeled for students master presentation software in this course.


Related Pathway Occupations

Administrative Services Managers

Computer Operators

Database Administrators

Word Processor & Typists

Management Analysts

Stock Clerks

Legal Secretaries

Medical Secretaries


Other Related Business Management & 
Administration Occupations:

Shipping & Receiving Clerks

Budget Analysts

Office Machine Operators

Computer & Information Systems Managers



Average Annual Salary Range

$23,000-

$60,000