This course is designed to give a real-world emphasis on real-world situations and applications. It focuses on the student's role as a citizen, a consumer and an active member in the business community. The course is designed to introduce students to the many facets of business and personal decision making they will encounter in their lifetime as well as prepare them for the business world.
This course introduces the student to exploring careers and helping students prepare a resume and cover letter as well as prepare for the interview process. The course further examines career decisions including work laws and responsibilities. The money management section is designed to introduce students to pay, benefits, working conditions, federal income tax, budgeting, financial records and checking accounts. Students will explore financial security by examining savings, exploring investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate. Students will further investigate the world of credit; records, laws, responsibilities and costs. The decision-making process will be studied along with the decision to rent/buy a home and/or a car. Finally, students will develop an understanding of consumer rights and responsibilities including consumer protection and dispute resolution.