Career Exploratory

Mrs. Katie Ward

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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 Adv. 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.