The Marketing, Sales and Service cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. The rigorous and challenging content of this cluster lends itself to a variety of instructional strategies, including contextual applications, virtual classrooms, and the use of multimedia. Competency-based, learner-centered instruction enables students to participate in both classroom and on-site practice of skills necessary for a career path in Marketing, Sales, and Service cluster.
The foundation courses, Business Essentials or Business Technology Applications, may be offered to all students in grades nine through twelve. Although not required, students are encouraged to take one of these courses before entering a pathway.
The Career Tech Student Organization for this cluster is DECA whose activities help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Click the following link for DECA. http://alabamadeca.org/
This cluster is offered at the following schools: Baker High School, Blount High School, Bryant High School, Davidson High School, Montgomery High School, and Theodore High School. Students should talk to their high school counselor for specific information on enrolling in the Marketing, Sales, and Service cluster.