Career And College Prep
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Which pathways are offered?
Administrative Support—In this pathway, students learn how to efficiently manage tasks and communications so organizations can thrive. All organizations, not just businesses, require administrative support, making this a versatile career.
Entrepreneurship—This pathway prepares students to formulate policies and direct the operations of a business, corporation, nonprofit, or other organization. In small firms, this may involve assuming advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, and public relations responsibilities.
General Management—This pathway prepares students to lead and manage others, improve processes and policies, and manage a range of personnel issues and concerns while focusing on the bottom line.
Human Resources Management—Students in this pathway learn about the strategic role HR plays as a liaison between the administration and the employees. Courses prepare students for staffing activities that involve planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and safety of employees.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Administrative assistant
- Benefits specialist
- Retail manager
- General manager
- Facilities manager
- Small business owner
- Startup owner
- Online creator
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- A*S*K Concepts of Entrepreneurship/Management
- A*S*K Fundamental Business Concepts
- ASAP Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE)
- Brainbench Legal Secretarial Skills
- Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ESB)
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
- MOS Expert
- NOCTI Administrative Assisting (Job Ready Assessment)
- NOCTI Business Information Processing (Job Ready Assessment)
- NOCTI General Management