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Business Technology Support Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students are introduced to computer application software that encompasses document processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. An understanding of ethics and use of operating systems, information resources, and electronic mail is included.

You Will Learn
  • Computer Technology:
    Enhanced keyboarding skills.
  • Computers in Business:
    Budgeting and basic stock market concepts.
  • Desktop Publishing:
    Desktop publishing design principles.
  • Electronic Spreadsheets and Database:
    How to organize data, complete calculations, and interpret data to make business decisions.
  • Word Processing Basics:
    How to create business documents, customize reports, and edit documents.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Business Technology Support - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) is the student leadership organization for Business Education. FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job interview to Parliamentary Procedures.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Business Education Teacher
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Secretary
  • Web Page Manager

Workforce Trends
Business management and administrative services is projected to be one of the faster growing industries through the year 2014. In Utah, the annual employment growth is estimated to be 4.3 percent.

The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and consume information. Millions of Web pages already exist, with more in the works. However, most people donít possess the technical know- how to launch and eye-catching Web site. For those individuals with Web page design skills, job opportunities should be plentiful.

Utah Wage
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