• Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.

    Programs of Study: Accounting, Business Finance

    Renton School District courses in this Career Cluster include:

    .5 credit each semester
    (Accounting 3-4 is eligible for Third Credit Math option* or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Accounting 1-4 is a sequence of courses in which students learn principles, terminology, procedures and applications that will give them the basic skills necessary to perform bookkeeping and accounting functions.  The second year study includes procedures and automated accounting on computers, simulations, and analysis of budget financial statements. *To count as third credit in math, this course must be taken after earning 1.0 credit in Algebra 1,2.

    .5 credit
    (Social Studies or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Macroeconomics is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of national income and price determination, and also developing familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.

    .5 credit
    (Social Studies or Career and Technical Education credit)
    The Microeconomics course provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

    1.0 credit
    Prerequisites: 1.0 credit earned in Algebra 1-2
    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Financial Algebra is a full-year course that focuses on problem solving as related to: the stock market, modeling a business, banking, consumer credit, automobile ownership, employment basics, income taxes, planning for retirement, and preparing a budget. This course qualifies as a third math credit.


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