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Business Management Pathway

Business Software Applications I

is a one-credit course that emphasizes the skills required to create, edit, and publish industry-appropriate documents. Areas of instruction include the integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software as well as the use of emerging technologies. Students will have the opportunity to gain industry-recognized credentials to document basic computer skills needed for future education or employment. This course satisfies the Career Prep A requirement and counts as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) credit. This is the foundation class for all of the Business Pathways.

Credential: Microsoft Office Specialist 2019/Office 365 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


Event Planning & Management

is a one-credit course where students will learn to organize and plan all aspects of business and social events including the food, location, and décor associated with hiring an event planner. Concepts taught in the course to meet the needs of clients include planning for the event with activities, establishing a budget, determining the theme, planning the guest list, determining the location, developing an event plan schedule, planning transportation needs, training of staff, staging the event, calculating room and space requirements, providing necessary technology and equipment, planning food and beverage services, securing entertainment, understanding legal issues in event planning, and conducting post-evaluations of event. Students demonstrate leadership characteristics and make decisions based on integrating knowledge of financial, human resources, promotion, and event management principals. Students are prepared for various career opportunities in event planning




Hospitality Management & Marketing

is a one-credit course that emphasizes skills needed for ownership, management, or employment in the growing hospitality and tourism industry. Standards are designed to develop a leadership perspective about social, environmental, economic, legal, human resource, customer relations, and consumer factors impacting the hospitality industry. The course also focuses on the marketing aspect of hospitality and tourism, including sales, promotions, advertising, and public relations.


Prerequisite: Event Planning & Management or Business Software Applications


Entrepreneurship / INCubatoredu@VHHS

is a one-credit course designed to get students excited about becoming true entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real-world entrepreneurs and business experts serve as coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development. Over the course of the year, student teams learn about marketing, accounting, as well as the legal aspects of starting a business. They have access to a network of professionals to further develop their skills (teamwork, problem solving, presentation, communication) for college and career readiness. This course can count towards induction into the National Technical Honor Society. Please contact Justin Davenport at with any questions.  More information about this curriculum can be found at This course will receive an Honor point.



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