ACCOUNTING & FINANCE PATHWAY
The program of study in accounting and finance will introduce students to concepts and skills used in professional accounting environments. Students who complete the accounting class series will learn basic and advanced accounting concepts utilizing computer technology and will be able to apply their knowledge to entry-level positions in bookkeeping and/or accounting. College-bound accounting students will find themselves better prepared for college coursework. The program of study in accounting is part of the National Career Cluster called Finance. To learn more about this, or any of the 16 National Career Clusters, visit: www.careertech.org/career-clusters
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1481/1482 ACCOUNTING 1A/1B (1 hr) Gr 10-12 0.5/0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
Whether you are planning on taking business courses in college, starting your own business or working as a business professional, accounting is the course for you. This class covers accounting basics, including analyzing transactions, financial statements, payroll records and more. Students will learn the basic accounting principles for service and merchandising businesses as they apply to sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Both manual and computerized accounting will be incorporated in this course. This is one of two courses that complete a program of study in the Accounting & Finance Pathway. Students who choose to do so may be eligible for articulated college credit. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
1501/1502 ACCOUNTING 2A/2B (1 hr) * Gr 11-12 0.5/0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Accounting 1A/1B.
This course is a continuation of accounting concepts mastered in Accounting 1A/1B. Loans, interest, inventory, receivables, payables, stock, dividends are just some of the topics covered. Both manual and computerized accounting will be incorporated. This is one of two courses that complete a program of study in the Accounting & Finance Pathway. Students who choose to do so may be eligible for articulated college credit. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement. 
World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit.
* Articulation Agreement: Eligible students could qualify for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Macomb Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College and Baker College.
 For more information, visit the following website: http://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/downloads/career-articulation/articulation_information_website_9.3.2015.pdf
9081/9082 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 1 / 2 (2 hr)
9083/9084 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 1A / 1B (1 hr
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Gr 12 1.0/1.0 (2 hr) or 0.5/0.5 (1 hr) credit

Prerequisite/Recommendation: Two semesters of business courses, teacher recommendation and must be concurrently enrolled in one related business course each semester.
This course provides the opportunity for senior-level students to gain a paid "on-the-job" work experience in the career area of their choice. An Individual Educational Training Plan and Training Agreement are developed for each student-trainee detailing his/her specific learning activities. This course may be taken for one or two hours. Student wages are equivalent to those earned by other trainees in those particular occupations. Note: A student who chooses the Internship course for either one or two hours is expected to meet 200 hours of work per semester.

* Articulation Agreement: Eligible students could qualify for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Macomb Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College and Baker College.

For more information, visit the following website: http://chippewavalleyschools.org/downloads/careerarticulation/articulation_information_website_9.3.2015.pdf
 
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Accounting & Finance Pathway
 
Dakota High School Teacher
Ms. K. Gordon (kgordon@cvs.k12.mi.us)
Chippewa Valley HS Teacher
Mrs. K. Walker (Website)