In the Finance cluster, students choose one of four pathways - Accounting, Corporate Finance, Banking Services, or Insurance. Courses include specific content standards that tell what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course. A foundation course, Business Technology Applications or Business Essentials, is recommended before students enter a pathway. Students who are likely to be successful in careers in the Finance cluster are those who tend to be focused, analytical, and methodical, and who can be trusted with confidential information.
Course work focuses on technical skills, basic and specialized business concepts, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and effective communication. Information is also provided regarding possible credentialing or certification. All courses in the cluster are business and industry certified with equipment and curriculum meeting industry standards.
The Career Tech Student Organization for this cluster is Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) whose activities help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Click the following link for FBLA. http://www.alabamafbla.org/
This cluster is offered at the following school: Theodore High School. Students should talk to their high school counselor for specific information on enrolling in the Finance cluster.