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Business Leadership / Project Management

Program Overview:

This program focuses on business leadership, entrepreneurship and project management. CTEC collaborates with local businesses and community leaders to provide students with a unique, immersive experience resulting in highly skilled, adaptable innovators and leaders.  Students will work on understanding business roles and the attributes of a business leader. Students will also be coached in project management taking on actual business issues and helping businesses reach innovative solutions and answers. Students will gain valuable team working experience, professional growth and real-world opportunities.

Course Descriptions:

For Concurrent Enrollment Classes see Appendix. 

Business-Marketing Capstone:  The purpose of this course is to research and solve real-world business needs. This course is designed for advanced business students to further their business knowledge and skills. It encourages students to think analytically, logically and creatively to integrate experience and knowledge in real-world situations. In this program, students work in collaboration with local businesses with real projects and outcomes measured by our business partners.

Entrepreneurship:  Students will gain an understanding of the marketing and management principles necessary to start and operate their own business. They will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business. Students will gain awareness of knowledge needed in research, planning and regulations affects on the small business and the means of financing a small business.

Leadership Principles: Work with industry partners in a professional business environment, complete professional business seminars, gain management experience, learn to start your own business or to work as a corporate manager, build a portfolio of state certifications. 

CTEL 1010: Earn college credit while discovering and developing strengths in leadership and team building. Career-building strategies will be explored. Develop human relations skills. Gain leadership and teambuilding experience while working with industry partners. 

BUS 1010 Introduction to Business: Earn college credit in a business course which will expose students in the diverse world of business, revealing how each of us is connected to business personally, professionally, and how business connects us culturally and socially. Students will learn how individuals function within a specific field and how various disciplines work together in cross functional teams. Students will work as an employee in a professional business environment; gain management experience; build a portfolio of state and national certifications. 

MKTG 1030 Introduction to Marketing: Earn college credit while covering a wide range of basic marketing concepts. The major objective of this class is to establish a foundation of the marketing process. Course materials are designed to develop knowledge of both general and specialized marketing terms; SWOT, market research, etc. 

ECON 1010 Economics for Social Sciences: Earn college credit while studying the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services; and how society uses limited resources. Students will gain an awareness of the role of economics in social problems and business interactions and decisions. This class is designed as a general information course for all individuals despite major and satisfies the social science component of general education. 

FIN 1050 Personal Finance (optional): Satisfies the High School General Financial Literacy requirement while earning college credit. Study of financial skills essential for personal economic success. Subjects include but are not limited to: Financial planning, financial services, income taxes, consumer buying, insurance, retirement and estate planning, FAFSA, student financing and loans, credit, and debt.

Career Possibilities:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Management Department
  • Manager
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Analyst
  • Corporate Manager
  • Convention and Event Planner
  • Certified Public Speaker
  • TV/Radio Broadcasting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Specialist

Additional Details:

High School Credit:
CTE credit or elective credit: Up to 4 credits total 

Concurrent Credit:
College credits up to 15 college credits possible. Student is responsible to register and pay for concurrent enrollment classes at SLCC. 

Industry Certifications:
ESB (Entrepreneurship Small Business) industry certification 

Skills Certifications:
Utah State Skills Certificate Tests 

Marketing classes

Costs/Fees for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Pending school board approval.

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