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Business and Administration Career Corner
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
From left to right Keela Long and Blain Rouse.
From left to right Keela Long and Blain Rouse.

March 21, 2019

 The article below was first published by The Standard Banner.

Career Corner Is a monthly article that highlights the Career and Technical education programs offered at Jefferson County High School. A different course is presented each month to help people in our community learn more about the different opportunities the CTE department has to offer. This month the focus is on the business and administration programs of study.

CTE gives students the opportunity to obtain knowledge and skills to succeed in future careers. There are many business and administration classes offered to be taken at Jefferson County High School. These classes are recommended for students who wish to excel in business and finance. Students have the option to take: Accounting I & II, Introduction to Business and Marketing, Business & Marketing, Business Economics, Human Resource Management, Human Resources Management Practicum, American Business and Legal Systems, Business Management, Business Communications, Computer Applications, Personal Finance, and Business & Entrepreneurship. Some of the more advanced courses that can be taken are Dual Credit Computer Applications, Dual Credit Business Management, Financial Planning, and in the future Dual Credit Health Information Technology. Students taking these advanced courses can earn certifications and credits for college. Keela Long’s Computer Applications class provides the opportunity to earn a computer credit through Walters State, as well as a Microsoft Office Specialist certification (MOS).

Future Business Leaders of America is a club open to any student who has taken a business course. Ms. Long, one of the eight business teachers at JCHS, is the faculty advisor for the club. Through FBLA, students can participate in competitions on a regional and state level. The club had 10 students participate at regionals this year and 6 of those students went to state. Blain Rouse, a senior at JCHS, is one of these students. Rouse explains, “FBLA has helped me make a decision on what I want to do in college. My competitive event at state is exactly what I've learned in class. I’m excited and confident.” Ms. Long encourages all her students to join FBLA and expresses, “it doesn't matter what you major in, you need to know about business.” In 2017, JCHS had five students go to nationals. Mrs. Helton, another business teacher, went with those students to Disney in California. In 2018, there was one student who made it to nationals. This year the business teachers expect around five students to go. Thanks to all the exposure to FBLA and other business courses, the students who went to nationals in 2017 are all currently pursuing business careers today. Their overall experiences through these courses have contributed to them having a more successful future with a higher level of confidence.

Rayshell Olebe, Service-Learning Student

Photo by: Sarah Tollefson, Service-Learning Student