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Career Technical Education

Business Technology

Careers in business can involve many different areas of expertise—including finance, investing, marketing, sales, human resources, customer service, operations and entrepreneurship.

Business Technology programs are designed to help students understand the wide range of career possibilities in the field of business while training students in the essential software, technologies, and strategies used in an office environment. Areas of study include principles of business, marketing, economics, financial and consumer literacy, sales, entrepreneurship, investing, event planning, website design, and workplace health and safety. Courses may also provide an overview of the qualifications and career paths for working in exciting fields such as sports, fashion, and entertainment.

Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Business Technology. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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