About Business & Technology


Business Education is a subject area in which students acquire the competencies and knowledge necessary to become productive and intelligent citizens. This subject is a broad, comprehensive area which appeals to the college preparatory student as well as the vocational student. It includes a variety of courses and other learning experiences that will give students the skills, knowledge, and attitudes basic to successful participation in society and the work place.

In all business courses and programs, communication skills are stressed with special emphasis on oral and written business communications. Computational skills are reinforced and further developed using realistic business applications. Students concentrate on developing skills required for full-time or part-time employment through specialized courses in the areas of clerical, stenography, accounting, merchandising, and information processing. Business education courses and programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop employable skills while simultaneously preparing them for entry into post-secondary institutions to pursue associate of arts or baccalaureate degrees in business or academic subject fields.

Because Business Education possesses a relevant and effective curriculum, it provides students with alternatives for meeting many of SB 813 requirements. SB 813 states that each district will offer “a course of study which provides an opportunity for pupils to attain entry-level employment skills in business and industry upon graduation from high school” (Section 97, Subsection 51228, Part B). An additional section of SB 813 (Section 2a) states that schools should “Provide a variety of instructional styles and classroom settings which accommodate the differing ways that research has shown children learn.”


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