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Business & Marketing Pathway

Since the exchange of goods and services happens everywhere, business and marketing related subjects are among the most popular fields of study worldwide and include careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
 

NATIONAL CAREER CLUSTERS

Career Clusters are groupings of careers that have similar characteristics and employment requirements.

Business Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Administrative and information support
  • Business analysis
  • Business, financial management and accounting
  • Human resources
  • Management

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Finance Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Banking and related services
  • Business financial management
  • Financial and investment planning
  • Insurance services

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Info Tech Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Information support and services
  • Interactive media
  • Network systems
  • Programming and software development

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Marketing Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Buying and merchandising
  • E-Marketing
  • Marketing communications and promotion
  • Marketing information management and research
  • Professional sales and marketing

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

RELATED COURSES

CTE Courses 

Arts & Communications

  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio
  • Multimedia
  • Yearbook

Business & Management

  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • High School Success
  • IB Business Management HL
  • Microsoft Academy 

Finance

  • AP Economics
    • AP Macro Economics
    • AP Micro Economics
  • Financial Algebra
  • International Economics

Information Technology

  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio
  • Computer Programming - Introduction
  • Cyber Security
  • Game Programming
  • IB Computer Science SL
  • Student Technology Support
  • Web Design - HTML & CSS & WordPress

Marketing & Sales

  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio
  • Marketing Exploration & Marketing Mix
  • Marketing Practicum
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Marketing - Store Operations
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Social Media Marketing

*General Education Courses

AP Statistics

*General Education courses are possible courses in this career cluster, however, they do not satisfy the CTE graduation pathway.

 

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RESOURCES

Program of Study document

Personal Program of Study sample:
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Dual College Credits are available for the following courses:

  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Economics
    • AP Macro Economics
    • AP Micro Economics
  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio
  • Computer Programming - Introduction
  • Cyber Security
  • Financial Algebra
  • IB Business Management HL
  • IB Computer Science SL
  • Marketing Exploration & Marketing Mix
  • Multimedia
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Web Design - HTML & CSS & WordPress

Industry Certification(s) are available in the following courses:

  • AP Computer Science
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Marketing - Store Operations
  • Microsoft Office Certification
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Student Tech Support Specialist
  • Web Design


CTE Student Organizations:

  • DECA
  • FBLA

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The following courses highlight knowledge and skills important for students in all Pathways

  • Career & College Prep
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Algebra
  • Health
  • High School Success Seminar
  • JAG-WA
  • Worksite Learning