Career Exploratory

Mrs. Katie Ward

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This class is a two-credit course in which 9th and 10th-grade students can earn one credit for Career Exploratory and one credit for Advanced Personal Finance.  The Advanced Personal Finance credit counts for the new state-mandated personal finance credit required for graduation.  This is the only Enoree class available to 9th-grade students. Key items to know about this course:

Please take a look below for more details on each credit.

Career Exploratory

(1 Credit)

The Career Exploratory program is a one-semester program for rising 9th and 10th-grade students.  The focus of this course is to ensure we place the right students in the right programs for the right reasons upon their application for future programs. In Career Exploratory, students will be introduced to various career fields by exploring each of the programs Enoree offers.  Students will also learn professional skills to help them acquire and keep the job of their dreams.  Interview skills, resume writing, teamwork, communication, and time management skills are all taught in the class.  Upon completing this course, students can earn certification in Microburst employability skills.  Students will rotate through each program at Enoree to see which area fits their skillset and passion. Based on individual interests and goals, students will shadow up to seven different programs for one week each.  Students can take this class and apply to one of our one or two-year programs for the following year. 

Career Rotation

Students will have the opportunity to rotate through seven of the eleven programs that we have to offer, including:

  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Firefighting
  • Graphic Communications
  • Law Enforcement
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Welding


Advanced Personal Finance

(1 Credit)



Course Description:

The Advanced Personal Finance course is an in-depth study of the principles
of personal finance. Using experiential activities, students will learn tools and techniques to become
financially literate living and working within a global marketplace. Tools and techniques include budgeting,
managing credit and debt, banking, developing investments, reducing financial risk, computing earnings and
taxes, renting or purchasing housing, and evaluating post-secondary education and training funding. Also,
students will learn to use consumer protection laws, internet safety, and cyber security to safeguard their
finances. Upon successful completion of this course, students may have the opportunity to demonstrate
career readiness with the attainment of an industry-recognized certification.



NOTE:  The Advanced Personal Finance unit earned will satisfy the SC .5 Personal Finance graduation requirement and .5 elective. The Career Exploratory unit earned may fulfill the CATE/Foreign Language requirement for SC high school graduation. Most 4-year colleges will NOT accept career center courses as a substitute for the foreign language college admissions requirement.