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Careers Courses

Careers I & II

.5 credit

This two-marking period course focuses on life skills and business ownership. During the first six weeks of class, students will cover, but are not limited to, budgeting, finding an apartment, using a bank and credit cards, writing checks and balancing a checkbook, and learning how to become a wise consumer. Students will also learn how to build their credit and are made aware of identity theft and credit card fraud. In the second six weeks students focus their efforts toward entrepreneurship. Students will study the qualities needed for building their own business, the effects of economy on a business owner, and developing a business plan. The final business plan includes the building of their business in a scale form, developing an advertisement for their business, and learning all costs incurred to establish their own business.

Careers III & IV

.5 credit

This is a combined traditional classroom and online course. In Careers III, students use the WIN for WorkKeys program that certifies their level of knowledge in nine key areas. Students will earn completion certificates in the following areas: Applied Math, Applied Technology, Listening, Locating Information, Observation, Reading for Information, Teamwork, Writing, Business Writing, and Work Habits. These certificates can replace some placement tests at different job sites. Career Clusters and Career Trends are also covered.

In Careers IV, we evaluate student's skills, interests and abilities. Students will complete the Myers-Briggs personality test and learn about careers that are in their interest fields. Students will practice applications, and learn how to present themselves during the application process. We also will develop a cover letter and resume while studying work relationships. Students learn how to use action words, develop and critique r sum s, learn the do's and don'ts of interviewing, and perform mock interviews. The class will also give time for students to research and apply to different colleges and trade schools, and fill out student financial aid paperwork. Students will exit the course with valuable resource information that they will be able to use throughout their life.

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