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Business
Management

Program Description

Business Management prepares students for a variety of career paths, including accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, bookkeeping, customer service, and retail sales. Students gain skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, online accounting, and bookkeeping software, such as QuickBooks, and web design.

Business Management students are prepared to seek employment after graduation or continue on to college as business majors. The program provides dual enrollment college credits.

Level I

Business Management I introduces students to all aspects of business related pathways, including bookkeeping accounting, marketing, sales, professional communications, and related computer and web-based technologies. Students will begin to explore a variety of office settings and work environments that they are preparing for.

Prerequisites: Students will need to have completed the equivalent credits to place them at the 11th-grade level upon the time they enter the program. This means students need to have successfully completed a minimum of two years of high school English; two years of high school math including Algebra, two years of Social Studies, one year of science, physical education, and health requirements or the permission from the WRCC director to apply.
Students must have completed at least one core general education high school English course related to the pathway with a grade of 70 or better before they are eligible to apply for a program/pathway.

Recommended reading level: Grade 9

Level II

Open to Grade 12 Year Long, 120 Minutes Daily

Business Management II students gain proficiency in QuickBook accounting and bookkeeping software. Additionally, they develop their skills in online marketing and publishing, as well as their own entrepreneurial interests. Students will have the opportunity to job shadow and work in local businesses.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Business Management I with a grade of 75% or higher. Instructor recommendation.

NOTE:
Students in Business Management II are encouraged to enroll in either Professional English II (CE000218) or Essential Math for College and Careers (CM00007826). These courses are year-long and run for a single period daily. Please refer to the English and Mathematics sections below for course descriptions.

Clubs and Activities

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Stukent-Social Media
Mktg. Simulation
Quickbooks Online
Certification-
Quickbooks Online
Accounting
Google for Education
Applied Digital Skill
Link & Learn Taxes-
Basic-IRS
Microsoft Office
Specialist-Word-
Microsoft Certiport
Microsoft Office
Specialist-Microsoft
Certiport
Microsoft Office
Specialist-Excel-
Microsoft Certiport
Customer Service
Certificate-
National Retail
Foundation

Your Instructor

Linda Alvarez

I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in history. Most recently I have started the MBA in Marketing and Communications at Fitchburg State University. I also have owned, operated, and sold two successful restaurants. I won the best cafe in Florida by Florida Trend Magazine in 2000. I was a founding member of the Windham Grows, Vermont Farm and Food Small Business Accelerator, and I worked with the Restaurant Apprenticeship program. I have also taught high school and middle school for sixteen years. I am starting this year as a Business Instructor at the Windham Regional Career Center. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my professional career.