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					Connecting High School to                             Top 5 reasons to participate in CTE                                  Business Education
                                                      Career Pathways:
College and Career                                         1. To acquire technical skills training.
                                                                                                                           Accounting and Finance
                                                           2. To participate in hands-on learning.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides              3. To jump-start your future career.
critical learning and hands-on skills through              4. To earn college credit while in high school
Career Pathways within eight Areas of Study.                  through concurrent enrollment classes.
Students who focus on a Pathway acquire the
skills necessary for entry into well-paid careers
                                                           5. To save time and money!                                      High School to
with high potential for rapid financial growth,       Ask yourself:
increased levels of responsibility, and a high
degree of personal satisfaction.
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                                                                What do I want to be doing in 5 years?
                                                                What do I want to be doing in 10 years?
                                                                                                                           College and Career
CTE Pathways:
                                                      Ask yourself:
                                                           •    What classes should I take to get ready
                                                                                                                                      PATHWAYS
    •   Will jump-start your future career.                     for life after high school—college and
    •   Will give you unlimited opportunities.                  career?
    •   Will help you plan for life after high             •    What does it cost to go to college?
        school—before graduation.
    •   Will save you time and money.                 Ask yourself:
                                                           •    Why should I take this class?
What is a Pathway?                                         •    Why should I plan?
    •   A Pathway is a sequence of courses                 •    Why should I study?
        within your area of interest.
                                                           •    Why should I graduate from high school?
    •   A Pathway will connect your career
        interests from high school to college and     Ask yourself:
        career.                                            •    How can Pathways help me?
    •   A Pathway will help you acquire the depth          •    How do I find the options that are right
        of knowledge and skill linked with specific             for me?
        postsecondary programs that will lead to a         •    How do I find a satisfying career?
        certificate or degree and a career.
CTE: Keeping it REAL                                  Acquiring critical learning and hands-on skills
                                                      through education and training will open doors of
    •   Classroom instruction connects to the
                                                      opportunity for obtaining employment within your
        REAL world of work and future career
                                                      area of interest. Stay in school and finish your
        opportunities.
                                                      education. Your future depends on it.
    •   Statistics indicate that CTE graduates are
        worth higher wages because they
        are more productive than other workers.                  For more information log onto
Did you know?                                                           UtahCTE.org.                                         CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION:
Ninety percent of jobs require training beyond                                                                             Preparing Students for College and Career
high school.
                                                      Utah State Office of Education
                                                      250 East 500 South P.O. Box 144200
                                                      Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
                                                      Martell Menlove, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Public Instruction
                                                      Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education
                                                High School to College and Career Pathway: Secondary
                                                   Career and Technical Education: Preparing Students for College and Career!
Area of Study: Business Education
                                                                          Pathway: Accounting and Finance
                                                                                       CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
 Get the Facts                                                                           Recommended Pathway Courses                                                                                           Accounting and
 In Utah, a Certified Public                                                   (Students may select individual courses for exploration, or                                                                     Finance is:
 Accountant (CPA) must have                                                           a complete Pathway for an in-depth focus.)                                                                               > High demand
 a master’s degree in                                                    CLASS AVAILABILITY MAY VARY AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL
 accounting and be licensed.                          Course #          Foundation Courses: (required)                                                        Credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sample Career
 The license must be                                                    Choose two of the following courses:                                                                                                   Occupations
 renewed every two years.                             52.0312           Accounting I                                                                             .50                                           > Accountant
                                                      52.0322           Accounting II                                                                            .50                   1.00 credit             > Accounting Clerk
 Workforce Trends                                     52.0332           Accounting III (Honors)                                                                  .50                                           > Auditor
 Accountants, those with a                            52.0342           Accounting IV (Honors)                                                                   .50                                           > Bookkeeper
 CPA, continue to be in                               52.0813           Banking and Finance                                                                      .50                                           > Business Education
 demand in both public and                                              Elective Courses:                                                                                                                        Teacher
 private industry audit and tax                       52.0332           Accounting III                                                                           .50
                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Chief Financial Officer
 specialties. Demand is                               52.0342           Accounting IV                                                                            .50
                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Loan Officer
 especially high in the tax and                       52.0511           Business Communication I                                                                 .50
                                                      52.0521           Business Communication II                                                                .50                                           > Tax Examiner
 health care areas.                                                                                                                                                                                            > Tax Preparer
                                                      52.0621           Business Entrepreneurship                                                                .50
 Accountants who have a lot                           52.0441           Business Law                                                                             .50
 of special skills, such as                           52.0211           Business Management                                                                      .50
 certified public accountants                         52.0311           Business Math and Personal Finance                                                      1.00
 (CPAs) and certified                                 52.0419           Computer Technology II                                                                   .50                   2.00 credits
 management accountants,                              52.0451           Digital Business Applications                                                            .50
 should have the easiest time                         52.0611           Economics                                                                                .50
 finding a job.                                       08.0211           Leadership Principles                                                                    .50
                                                      08.0711           Marketing 1                                                                              .50                                           Foundation courses taken
                                                      08.0301           Marketing Entrepreneurship                                                               .50                                           beyond the required credits
                                                      52.0471           Word Processing                                                                          .50                                           can be used as elective
                                                      52.0461           Word Processing Basics                                                                   .50                                           credit.
                                                      32.0199           Student Internship (Critical Workplace Skills)                                           .50             3.00 credits for completion

          Middle School                            State Requirements                                             High School Suggested Education Plan                                                          College and Career
 7th                  8th                   Middle School               High School        9th Grade                      10th Grade                  11th Grade                    12th Grade                 Beyond High School
 Grade                Grade                                                                Suggested                      Suggested                   Suggested                     Suggested                  There are a number of options
 Language Arts 7      Language Arts 8       2.00           Language             4.00       Language Arts 9                Language Arts 10            Language Arts 11              Business                   for education and training
 1.00                 1.00                                   Arts                          1.00                           1.00                        1.00                          Communication 1.00         beyond high school,
 Math * 1.00          Math * 1.00           2.00              Math              3.00       Math * 1.00                    Math * 1.00                 Math * 1.00                   Accounting 1.00            depending on your career
                                                                                                                                                                                                               goals.
 Science .50          Science 1.00          1.50            Science             3.00       Earth Systems                  Biological Science          Additional Credit
                                                                                           1.00                           1.00                        1.00                                                     > Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Associate degree
 Utah Studies         U.S. History I        1.50         Social Studies         3.00       Geography for Life             World Civilizations         U.S. History II               U.S. Government and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Bachelor’s degree
 .50                  1.00                                                                 .50                            .50                         1.00                          Citizenship .50
                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Professional degree
                                                                                                                                                                        Financial Literacy .50                 > On-the-job training
 P.E.                 Health                1.50          P.E./Health           2.00       Participation Skills and                          Fitness for Life .50 / Health Education .50                       > Apprenticeship
 1.00                 .50                                                                  Techniques .50                                          Lifetime Activities or Sport .50                            > Military training
 The Arts .50         The Arts .50          1.00           Fine Arts            1.50                                                    Fine Arts Courses 1.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                               For more information on salary
 Keyboarding .50                                        Computer Tech.          .50                      Computer Technology .50                                                                               projections, labor market
 CTE Intro 1.00                             1.00              CTE               1.00                                     Refer to Career and Technical Education box above.                                    demand, and training options,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               visit www.utahfutures.org.
 * Talk to your school counselor about math requirements in the core curriculum.                                           Concurrent enrollment course offerings vary by school and district.
 Core curriculum and elective requirements may vary district to district.                                                  Many Utah postsecondary programs accept high school courses toward a two- or four-year degree through
                                                                                                                           concurrent enrollment. Check regional postsecondary Pathways for details.
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