Training tomorrow's professionals
Today’s employers are seeking well-rounded business professionals who are equipped with specialized skills and who can succeed in the global marketplace. PCTI’s School of Business Careers prepares students to meet these requirements and more with a comprehensive curriculum that trains students to develop the qualifications necessary to thrive in the business industry. Those entering this program gain proficiency in the following studies: Accounting, Computerized Accounting/Quick-Books, Logistics, Management, Marketing, and Office Administration.
School of Business students have the opportunity to select a concentration after their freshman year and choose to focus on either: Global Management, Global Logistics, or Marketing. Qualified students have the opportunity to work in their field of study during their senior year through the district’s ambitious School to Careers Program.
The School of Business has specific tracks, or major areas of study, that students and parents will select in the future of the program. Each track has limited enrollment and does not allow for all first-choice requests to be guaranteed. Additional criteria may be taken into account to determine a student’s placement in a track.
Global Management students experience personal and career development training that prepares them for college and the workplace. They study general business management, principles of accounting, principles of marketing, personal & business finance, operations management, e-business, retail management, and more.
Global Logistics students learn how to apply their knowledge in the functional areas of logistics, inventory/supply chain management, contingency planning, insourcing & outsourcing, product transportation, and other areas.
Marketing students study the foundation of marketing and how it functions in society. Courses explore the topics of promotion, distribution, pricing, branding, marketing management, and more. Those who select this program gain marketing experience in the areas of fashion, retail, and sports & entertainment.
Education within this program is pursued through the use of technologically advanced systems and exciting learning environments. This includes comprehensive lab settings and software such as Windows, QuickBooks, Automated Accounting, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, etc.). PCTI shares a partnership with the IBPF (International Business Practice Firm), a virtual Business enterprise that allows members of this program to interact with students all over the world via Skype.
Students are encouraged to become active participants in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), an organization that continually challenges its members through competitive events at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
The student majoring in business must specialize in one of three areas after their freshman year. Business concentrations are Marketing, Global Management, and Global Logistics. The students will be taught by teachers who have business world experience in the field that they teach.
Students specializing in marketing will study the foundation of marketing, marketing in society, promotion, distribution, pricing, branding, marketing management, e-marketing, business to business marketing, fashion marketing, retail marketing, sports & entertainment marketing, advertising & promotion, digital and social media strategies, hospitality and tourism marketing, and business communication in addition to accounting principles and business finance by the time they graduate. In addition to the course work, qualified seniors will have an opportunity to work in the marketing field during their senior year based on recommendation and availability of positions.
Students specializing in global management will study general business management, principles of accounting, principles of marketing, personal & business finance, operations management, e-business retail management, organizational behavior, College Accounting I (PCCC), College Accounting II (PCCC), business law, fundamentals of Insurance, virtual business, and global management theory. In addition to all the units studied, the students will go through personal and career development training that will prepare them for the college and for the work place. Furthermore, qualified seniors will have an opportunity to work in the management field during their senior year based on recommendation and availability of positions.
Students specializing in global logistics will study functional areas of logistics, influence of technology on logistics, inventory management,Supply chain management, contingency planning, insourcing and outsourcing, risk management, product transportation, information systems in logistics, product procurement, and facility management in addition to business management, accounting, and personal finance. In addition to the course work, qualified seniors will have an opportunity to work in the logistics field during their senior year based on recommendation and availability of positions.
“College Connection Program” Earning College Credits in High School
Want to earn college credits before you graduate high school? At PCTI you have the opportunity to do just that. Almost 2 dozen college courses—some specific to career majors and
others open to all PCTI students—are offered in affiliations with area
colleges and universities!
Business and industry related certifications available to students include Microsoft Office Certification and are offered for students to pursue in collaboration with various businesses and agencies. These educational relationships offer students more options to further their education either full or part-time.
School of Business Careers Curriculum
Global Management • Global Logistics • Marketing
Students select one of the above as a career path major
Personal Finance / Entrepreneurship
Computer Applications/ MOS
Intro to Accounting
World Language II
International Business Practice Firm
U.S. History I
*College Accounting I
Integrated Business Projects
U.S. History II
College Accounting II
NOTE: The academic component is taught by highly qualified and dedicated professionals.
School to Careers Experience
PCTI maintains a very strong and supportive School to Careers program, offering 9th, 10th, and 11th graders the opportunity to “job shadow,” and 11th & 12th graders the chance to put their skills to work at a paid position in the workplace. Hundreds of students participate and hundreds of business leaders support our efforts by employing our students.
Working with the Most Advanced Technological Systems within Exciting Learning Environments
Students are taught the appropriate skills by using the most advanced educational equipment, comprehensive labs and cutting-edge business software. The PCTI School of Business Careers program is equipped with state-of-the art computers, utilizing the latest most powerful and popular business computer software including:
- Automated Accounting
- Microsoft Office 10 (Excel, Word, & Access)
Students are active participants in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) where they are continually challenged via competitive events at the local, regional, state and national level. Numerous awards have been won by students over the years.
We are also part of the International Business Practice Firm (IBPF), a virtual Business enterprise that allows PCTI to interact with students in other countries using Skype.