THE BUSINESS PROGRAM prepares students to be financially literate and able to continue their business training at a post-secondary level. Students are provided with hands-on opportunities to learn and demonstrate career readiness in the business field.

STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM will be instructed in business technologies and software and will participate in managing the school store as well as internship and job shadowing opportunities for authentic work experiences. Students have the opportunity to receive Precision credentials for Accounting, earn Quickbooks certification, and earn college credits from CCRI for achieving the Quickbooks certification as well as from the University of Iowa in Entrepreneurship.

Students in the program have access to cutting-edge equipment such as:

  • To create t-shirt designs: Hotronics Heat Press, Silhouette Cameo

  • Quickbooks, live Dow Jones Ticker showing Stock Pricing

Required & Recommended Courses


  • Principles of Business & Finance

  • Systems of Accounting

  • Marketing & Management


  • Entrepreneurship*

  • Economics

  • Personal Finance I and II

  • Sports Marketing & Management

  • Chinese

*College credit available

Credentials & Certifications

  • EverFi

  • Quickbooks*

  • Precision Exam

*College credit available

Work-Based Learning Requirements

In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service learning project, or an internship.

WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration and communication, that are applicable in all work environments.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.

Business Program Eligibility Criteria:

  • Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater

  • Enrolled in a CTE Program

  • Successfully completes three CTE courses (2.5 - 3 credits) in the Business Program and is currently enrolled in the fourth level course.

  • A score of Proficient on the Accounting Precision Exam

  • Obtain Quickbooks certification

  • Complete eighty cumulative hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL)


  • Special recognition at Graduation

  • NTHS scholarships

  • Other unique member privileges

  • Resume builder

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RI Pathway Endorsement

Seniors enrolled in a CTE Program are encouraged to base their Senior Passion Project on their CTE Program.

Senior Passion Projects based on the student’s CTE Program are required to qualify for the RI Pathway Endorsement Council Designation.


For more information about this program contact the Career Programs Supervisor at or 401-710-7579.

Click here to view the Business Program Flyer.