Finance and Accounting
Maryland CTE Programs include a focus on financial services, accounting and finance, marketing, business management and business administrative support services. These programs include options for students to earn industry certifications and college credit toward advanced study in a business related career field. Students have the opportunity to take the College Board College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in the areas of Financial Accounting, Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing. Successful completion of these exams allows students to earn college credit for knowledge gained in their high school program. Students may also participate in career technology student organizations such as Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).
In the Finance and Accounting Program, students learn decision making techniques, financial management, basic accounting principles, business communication skills, problem solving, teamwork and networking skills. The final two courses in the program focus on advanced accounting and finance knowledge to prepare them for college level courses and entry level positions in the work force and a capstone course project.